Pocky & Rocky

a game by Natsume

Platform: SNESSNES

Genre: Shooting Games

See also: Pocky & Rocky Games

Pocky & Rocky

At last, here's a fast-pace, two-player, arcade-style MF action/adventure game for the Super NES that hits you hard with a horde of evil beings and with no slowdown in sight. Pocky & Rocky by Natsume packs great blast-em-up action.

Goblins Gone Wild

Long ago, the Nopino Goblins went crazy and ransacked the countryside. Pocky, a young girl who specializes in the removal of spells and evil spirits, jumped on the case and exorcised the badness from the goblins.

Now, Rocky the Raccoon, leader of the Nopino Goblins, has come back to Pocky begging for help. An unknown someone has cast another evil spell on his goblins, and it's driving them crazy again. Pocky and Rocky must travel through treacherous terrain, curing the Nopino Goblins once and for all. On their way, they must also uncover the sinister spell caster.

Major Magic

Pocky & Rocky is an intense spell blaster, where you cast at your enemies Magic Cards or Magic Leaves (depending on the character you play). You can stop laughing now, because the Cards and Leaves actually represent major firepower. In fact, Pocky & Rocky put up an excellent fight that belies its cutesy title and graphic style. Both characters have the ability to grab power-ups that turn their magic into Wide Shots or Fire Shots. For a real blast, you can also find bombs. Pocky pulls an awesome spin attack, and Rocky can become an invincible stone statue.

ProTip: In the two-player mode, use the Slide (press X) when you touch another player. This causes them to slide around the screen for a few seconds, destroying mucho enemies as they go.

This game offers five stages of heart-pounding action. You fight a massive army of creatures as you trek through haunted forests, weird tea gardens, and spooky spiritual grounds. The game view is set at a 3/4 angle with 360-degree scrolling.

In this masterpiece, you can play as Pocky or Rocky. You can also recruit a friend and play both characters simultaneously. Both Pocky and Rocky are easy to control. They respond to your button presses instantly, which adds a solid arcade feel to the game play. Their Slide move is particularly cool.

You can also use your Slide to escape from fast-moving enemies and projectiles.

Easy on the Ears and Eyes

Pocky & Rocky has a leading-edge look and sound. The characters sport sharp- looking features and smooth animation. The backgrounds are highly detailed and very colorful. The storm effect with wind, rain, thunder, and lightning is particularly impressive. The game's sounds sing, too. The background music has a warm Japanese melody that sets an upbeat pace for each area you encounter.

Great treasures await you in the first stage when you attack the big frog sitting on the lily pad in the pond.

Cute, but Cunning

This game is definitely not easy. It features thumb-busting challenge with great game play. The cutesy story line and graphics might fool you, but be prepared to sweat. Don't get cocky with Pocky & Rocky.

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This cool trick will let you get a stage select for this game. Here is how to do it: On the Player Selection screen, take controller 1 and press and hold the X and Y buttons. With these held, press these buttons in this order: A, A, A, A, B, B, B, B, A, B, A, B, A, B, A, B. You will then hear a sound that indicates the trick worked. Choose your player and hit the START button. The Stage Select screen will then appear. Now, choose any stage you wish to play. You will even get to choose the last stage in which you must fight the Black Mantle. Defeat this last Boss and win the game!

reggie posted a review
  • 6 levels

Goblin got your tongue? Or rather your land? Never fear, Pocky & Rocky are here, courtesy of the brains at Natsume. Grimy goblins have consumed Pocky's homeland and she has teamed up with her trusty raccoon friend Rocky to rid the place of these meanies. Choose to play as either character or as both in the two-player mode. Pocky uses a Magic Stick and lethal playing cards to wipe out enemies. Precious leaves serve as Rocky's main weapon and he can turn to stone pre-attack. Utilize your protective shields and a dog to insure safety. Collect magic items to sustain you! Rebel rodent power!

People say:

9

Adorable! A true rarity! This awesome duo is the freshest thing to hit the Super NES in a long time! It's great to have characters that can actually defend themselves against attacking shots! The two-player mode is also a huge plus -especially in the way you can use your partner as a weapon! Great one Natsume!

9

This is a great looking, great playing game. The graphics are detailed and have an extremely Japanese look to them. The music is exceptional with plenty of sound effects. The game play is where this cart really shines. Two-player action and tons of techniques like defending yourself make this cart a must-have.

8

Pocky and Rocky is a great game. First of all, the ability to defend yourself from attacking enemies is a great feature that should be used in more games. The graphics are incredible to say the least with great attention to detail. The music has a nice Japanese flair to it, too. Definitely one of the best co-op games!

9

Pocky and Rocky is not only a catchy name, it's a great game. The ability to repel enemy fire with a push of a button adds to the strategy of the game. Unlike most other shooters, this cart has that feature, along with a vertical AND horizontally scrolling playfield! The bosses are huge, but it needs more firepower.

reggie posted a review

Years ago, young Pocky put down an attack by the Nopino Goblins. Now these Goblins are getting restless again, and Pocky, along with his friend Rocky, must slug it out through six lands to find out who the evil mastermind is behind this invasion! Play as either Pocky or Rocky, or both simultaneously if two people want to play! Each character is armed with their own weapon: Pocky has magic throwing cards for attack, and a magic broom for defense. Rocky has magic leaves, and relies on his tail for defense! This isn't just your regular shooter, though. Timing, strategy and quick reflexes are very important, and you will have a better chance of finishing the game with two players.

One hint: if you get real close to the enemies that shoot or throw things at you, you can use your stick to knock their weapons right back at them!

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