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Rodland

Average Rating: 7.14/10
Video Game Rank: 4105
Amiga Rank: N/A
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Primary Name
Rodland
Alternate Names
Fairy Tale Rod Land
Yousei Monogatari Rod Land
妖精物語ロッドランド
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1
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2
Release Date
1989-00-00
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Japanese PS release (Jaleco Collection vol 1)
Rel Date: 2003-00-00
Publisher: Jaleco Ltd
PlayStation
Developer: Jaleco Ltd
Media: CD-ROM
Region: Asia (Except China)
Rating: 
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Japanese Game Boy release
Rel Date: 1993-05-21
Publisher: Jaleco Ltd
Game Boy
Developer: Jaleco Ltd
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Japanese Famicon release
Rel Date: 1992-12-11
Publisher: Jaleco Ltd
NES
Developer: Jaleco Ltd
Media: Cartridge
Region: Asia (Except China)
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Amiga release
Rel Date: 1991-00-00
Publisher: Sales Curve Interactive
Amiga
Developer: Jaleco Ltd
Media: 3.5" Disk
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Amstrad release
Rel Date: 1991-00-00
Publisher: Ocean Software
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Developer: Jaleco Ltd
Media: 3" Floppy Disk
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Atari ST release
Rel Date: 1991-00-00
Publisher: Sales Curve Interactive
Atari ST
Developer: Jaleco Ltd
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
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Commodore 64 release
Rel Date: 1991-00-00
Publisher: Sales Curve Interactive
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Developer: Jaleco Ltd
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
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Spectrum release
Rel Date: 1991-00-00
Publisher: Sales Curve Interactive
ZX Spectrum
Developer: Jaleco Ltd
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Arcade version
Rel Date: 1989-00-00
Publisher: Jaleco Ltd
Arcade
Developer: Jaleco Ltd
Media: 
Region: 
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User Summary (details from Japanese Wikipedia):

In Japan called "Fairy Tale Rod Land": 妖精物語ロッドランド (yousei monogatari roddorando)

A "defeat all enemies on screen" platform arcade game from Jaleco. The players controls small fairy girls with a magic rod each. When fired on close distance, the rods will capture enemies in a force field, and pressing the button again will have the fairy girl heave the enemy over her head and smash it into the floor. Doing so repeatedly defeats the enemy.

The fairy girls can not jump but can create ladders in order to reach higher platforms. Creating a new ladder causes the earlier one to disappear. The game consisted of 40 stages, with a boss fight at some intervals.

The arcade game saw a number of ports. In Japan the game was ported merely to Famicon (NES) and Game Boy. The Famicon port, which was a graphically pretty stripped down version, was in turn ported to Playstation (Jaleco Collection vol. 1). But there were also ports to European home computer systems: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST and Amiga. Of these, the Atari/Amiga ports are by far the most arcade faithful both graphically and game-play wise.

There were a number of differences between the ports. In the Famicon port, there were options to turn on or off the ability to jump, and the ability to throw away the other player using the wand. In many of the ports to european home computer systems, neither jumps or throws were possible, but smashing an enemy into the head of the partner would cause the partner to die. Whether this was possible in the arcade is unsure. The arcade version also featured extra stages, that could be accessed from the title screen using a specific trick.

(Release date information is fetched from various sites. The Wiki entry claims 1990 as the arcade release year, yet the home system boxes claim 1989.)

Source: Wikipedia, "ロッドランド," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Average Rating: 7.14
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