I keep feeling that the title of this game should be Rad Rodgers and the…something. I mean, if you are going to reference what would appear to be Buck Rodgers, you should end with some kind of joke like “and the 24th and a 1/2 century”. Anyway, Rad Rodgers is essentially an average game, and if it wasn’t for the modern-day graphics, it would have been pretty average if it was released in the time it was satirizing: the nineties.
Rad Rodgers starts out with a cutscene that describes the main character who lives in the nineties, and he is playing video games until his mother tells him to go to bed. Then he pretty much gets sucked into a video game like Captain N or something. Yeah, I don’t know how many will get that reference, but you have to be a nineties kid to get it.
Well I am not a nineties kid, but I will have to say that I can’t stand the intro to this, because the voice of the narrator. He just really cheers on the kid mouthing off to his mom and welcoming him into the video game world, conceivably forever. The narrator is this weird backpack while the main character runs, and the game is about platforms.
So you get to shoot things in the game, and the backpack can also smash things as well. You can also get yourself into new characters like Duke Nukem and others that you can see in the group photo above.
Yeah, there isn’t much to Rad Rodgers Radical Edition than a nostalgic plaforming feel, but honestly, it is still fun for that. I’ll go ahead and give it three out of five stars.