Gamers who whiled away hours on classic Amiga titles are in for a treat as one of the best-loved sci-fi action games from the era is set for a re-launch on Apple® and Android® mobile phones and tablets this month.
Rocket Ranger was first released by Cinemaware® on the Commodore® Amiga in 1988. It became one of the most beloved and iconic Cinemaware games of all time and was released on several other platforms, including the Japanese FM-Towns computer and Nintendo’s NES.
Taking its inspiration from 1950s TV sci-fi serials, the game sets the player in a world where the Nazis won World War II. Using rocket pack technology sent from the future, the player must travel the world and rid it of the escalating threat, combining strategic planning, infiltration by spies and lots of action scenes.
Through dogfights, shootouts, fist fights, a nefarious plot involving a kidnapped scientist’s daughter and dialogue with various characters, the player must pursue the goal of building a rocket ship to reach the moon in order to rid the world of the Nazis once and for all – with a twist in the story at the end!
Oberst Leermeister, spokesperson at Cinemaware, says “Cinemaware lässt den Rocket Ranger wieder starten und kehrt mit der original Amiga-Fassung auf iOS- und Android-Geräte zurück. Mit einer faszinierenden Geschichte und spannenden Action-Sequenzen. Die App beinhaltet eine für mobile Geräte optimierte Steuerung und die original Anleitung. Dieser Rocket Ranger ist wie eine Seuche, aber er wird uns nicht von dem Plan abhalten die Weltherrschaft an uns zu reißen! HAHAHA!!!”
Rocket Ranger is expected to land in app stores in early November. Stay tuned to Cinemaware’s website, Facebook page or Twitter feed for more information.
*Oberst (Colonel) Leermeister actually meant “Cinemaware is bringing the emulated Amiga version of Rocket Ranger to the Apple iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, and Android mobile phones and tablets, complete with all of the original missions, story, and cinematic sequences. The app also features a customized control interface and the original game manual. This Rocket Ranger fellow is a like a pebble in my boots, but this will not prevent our plans to take over the world! HAHAHA!”
Find out more about Rocket Ranger and Cinemaware at:
Web: http://www.cinemaware.com/ Twitter: @Cinemaware Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cinemaware YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/cinemaware.com