Rocketbirds is a platformer which, as a genre, admittedly conjures images of Mario and Sonic whom, while entertaining, wouldn’t be considered particularly “cool” by many people. But don’t be fooled; the platformer genre isn’t your dad’s Super Mario Bros. anymore. Gone are the days of simply jumping from block to block, trying to evade piranha plants and goombas; instead, the platformer has evolved to include such genre-bending titles like Shadow Complex, Outland and BloodRayne: Betrayal, all critical successes and all platformers that have taken the genre somewhere Mario never would have dreamt.
|As you can see from this screenshot alone,
this game is both gorgeous and hilarious.
|If this game has taught me anything it’s that penguins are
going to take over the world. We have been warned!
– Nick J