The Rocketeer

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a game by Bandai, and NovaLogic
Genres: Action, Platformer
Editor Rating: 5.4/10, based on 8 reviews
User Rating: 7.0/10 - 2 votes
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Strap on your Rocket Pack! As Cliff the Rocketeer, you'll have to battle through eight stages. You fly on your own or with a buddy in alternating two-player action. Your mission: reach the Zeppelin in time to save Jenny before she's harmed by the Nefarious Villain. You'll be sucked into this game's graphics, but not into its action.

Up, Up and Away

Before you get to the real battle, you'll have to win two airplane races in GeeBee. These air races get a bit the tedious -- but they're tough to beat. Watch out in the Hanger. The Villain's men blend into the background and they'll try to take you out with their shots.

ProTip: To win the air races, either in the GeeBee or with your Rocket Pack, stay CLOSE to the poles. You can't beat 'em if you stray too far.

After the last Hanger, you take to the air! Once airborne, you face several bouts of bombs, missiles, and parachuting bad guys before you reach the Zeppelin. On the Zeppelin and before you are reunited with Jenny, you'll have to slug it out with the evil bad guys and your most difficult opponent, the Nefarious Villain.

While in the air, keep your eyes peeled for 1-Ups and Power-ups.

Out of Gas

Although the Graphics and Sound pull you into this game, the disappointing action doesn't keep you. The shoot 'em and slug 'em fights are too easy to win and the ending “reward” sequence isn't worth the wait. Unfortunately, this Rocketeer just doesn't fly.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Pentium II (or equivalent) 266MHz (500MHz recommended), RAM: 64MB (128MB recommended), DirectX v8.0a or later must be installed


System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • P-200, 32 MB RAM

Game Reviews

  • Manufacturer: IGS
  • Machine: Super NES
  • Theme: Action
  • Available: May 1992
  • No. of Levels: 8

The Rocketeer is flying its way into your home for the Super NES! IGS has spared no expense in making The Rocketeer look and feel as exciting as the movie it is based on! You control Cliff on a mission to stop a terrorist organization from stealing the rocketpack! But to top it off, the terrorists have also kidnapped Jennifer! You must rescue Jennifer and put a stop to these terrorists! The Rocketeer will arrive in May!

People say:


This game looks great, but when you pull it apart to look at the game play alone, there just isn't much left! The first sections in particular are drawn well, but the action is really confined to a small segment of the play area. There is some nice graphics, but the action never really manages to hit big.


I have to give IGS credit for creating some innovative and exciting graphics. The game play on the other hand is only a bit better than average. I had problems in learning the controls and this lead to frustration later on in the game. Once learned though, the game was decent. It's better than average but not spectacular.


The Rocketeer is a game that will have to rely on the title to sell. While there are bunches of different in the game, there just is not that much in the way of game play. Despite the nice graphics, the cart is boring and way too short. I did like the stills in between the rounds, however


Let's face it. It's hard to translate a comic book to movie to video game and still come out with the same intensity and excitement as when you started. The Rocketeer lacks control, but the graphics are excellent; while the music is good, the fun factor quickly drops to boring. This is a good game, but the comic is better.

The most exciting movie of the summer rockets onto the Nintendo scene. Experience all the breathtaking action of the hit movie with the new Rocketeer game for your NES. As Cliff Secord, you must thwart Nazi Agents, battle ruthless mobsters and rescue the gorgeous Jenny Blake from the hands of her desperate kidnappers. No small feat! But you have one trick up your sleeve; the top-secret rocketpack. There's no time to lose so strap on the rocketpack and become the incredible Rocketeer.

At last, the video game version of the hit movie is going to come to us! The Rocketeer is coming to us from I.G.S. packed full of awesome cinema displays straight from the movie. The action begins with you as the character Cliff. In scenes one and two, Cliff is the pilot of the Gee-Bee, and you have to win both races in order to be able to use the rocket-pack. Then, the real fun begins! You are working in the airplane hangar when thieves try to take the belt. Shoot your way out of the hangar, and start to learn your abilities with the rocket. Be prepared to race head-to-head against airplanes with the high speed power of the rocket-belt under your control. Throughout the various remaining scenes, your high flying, rocketing and fighting abilities must be in top shape because you must rescue your girl. Defeat the enemy, save the nation and experience the thrill of flight!

From the silver screen to the small screen and to your Super NES, the Rocketeer is coming! Play the role of the Rocketeer in this game of action and suspense as you fly against airplanes, have a shooting match in a hangar, avoid men with parachutes, and much more. Your girlfriend is depending on you.

Chapter One.

Make your way out of the airplane hangar and collect as much ammo and Rocketeer fuel as possible. When fighting the first boss be sure to have enough ammo for a few shots or the rocket launcher as well as enough fuel to fight him. You should waste him quite easily.

Chapter Two.

The mob has tracked you down to your house. Use your rocket pack and take to the skies to rescue Jenny.

Chapter Three.

Cruise over the skyscrapers and collect ammo to help you defeat this mobster boss. Then learn more about the mysterious plot.

One of this summer's hottest movies locks to become one of this upcoming year's hottest SNES titles as The Rocketeer soars your way this spring. Using digitized graphics IGS has captured the look and feel of the movie in their first SNES title. This action/adventure game closely follows the plot of the movie and has some of the best looking SNES graphics we've seen to date. Check it out in this sneak preview.

Episode One: The Air Races

In this episode our hero, Cliff Secord, takes to the skies to race in one of four planes. If Cliff wins two races he gets to climb aboard the Cirrus X-3 and complete in the main event. Meanwhile, a Nazi Rocketman and an SS Officer get ready to snatch Peevy, Jenny, and the Rocketpack.

Episode Two: The Shoot Out

This episode screams into action as the Nazi Officer grabs Jenny, Peevy, and the Rocketpack. Cliff chases the Nazi Rocketman and the SS Officer aircraft, guns blazing in aerial combat action. It's up to Cliff to rescue his friend Peevy and his girl.

Episode Three: The Chase

Once Cliff has the Rocketpack in hand he jets after the Nazi aircraft. If he successfully battles his way to the plane, he can rescue Peevy, but Jenny is still captive in the giant Zeppelin.

Episode Four: Armada

Using the captured Locust aircrafr Cliff and Peevy fly through the skies in search of the Zeppelin. To reach it they battle Flying Tanks, Missiles, and Air Mines.

Episode Five: Rescue!

If Cliff manages to make it to the Zeppelin, he takes on the SS Officer in a jaw-busting fist-fight to the death of the tail of the Zeppelin. Win and Jenny's safe, and the Nazi threat is over...for now!

Ace pilot Cliff Second is blasting his way into theaters all across America this summer as the "Rocketeer", a 1930's hero devoted to the destruction of the enemy war movement (we're talking WWII here). Cliff was just a regular joe (actually a regular "Cliff") until he found a super rocket pack. With the pack and a rad costume and helmet, he becomes the Rocketeer, defender of justice and everything wholesome.

Cliff's girlfriend, Jenny (who qualifies as wholesome), has been kidnapped by the European movie star Neville Sinclair, an ally of the enemy war movement. Sinclair leads a gang of thugs and enemy military forces as they try to capture Cliff and his wonder pack. Sinclair wants to give the pack to enemy forces in Europe for use against U.S. allies there. What a maroon!

Armed with his fists, a pistol, a rifle, a spray gun, hand grenades, and a bazooka, the Rocketeer must traverse several enemy infested levels. Movie sequences run in between levels to keep you up-to-date on what's going down.

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NES/Famicom/Dendy Screenshots