Rocketmen

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For the top down shooter, see Rocketmen: Axis Of Evil.

Rocketmen was a constructible strategy game produced by WizKids and released in 2005 and discontinued in 2006. Part of its marketing included animated adventures based on the character of Nick Sion, a rebel and adventurer facing the evil alliance of Terra and Mars.

Announced by Capcom, Rocketmen: Axis Of Evil, a downloadable arcade style video game based on the constructible strategy game, was slated to be released Fall 2007 for the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.

Rocketmen: Axis of Evil received a Vanguard Unique Game Award at the 2006 Origins Game Fair.[1]

Description[edit]

Similar to Wizkids's sailing-themed Pirates of the Spanish Main, Rocketmen is a game featuring spaceships constructed from polystyrene cards purchased in randomly assorted booster packs. Ships can be customized with various crew and equipment configurations, all of which are used to construct a single fleet. A single booster pack can contain enough for a basic game (two ships, a crew card, a resource card, an asteroid card, a die, and a rules booklet), but maximum customizability requires access to a wider collection.

Ship Types include:

Pod Types include:

In addition, there are asteroid cards used as a home base during most scenarios. There are also resource chips (called microids) used to construct ships held in reserve in certain games, or as victory points in others.

Factions[edit]

The setting for Rocketmen: Axis of Evil is heavily influenced by movie serial-era space operas.

  • Legion of Terra - ruled by a xenophobic totalitarian leader Lord Invictus, the Legion of Terra is a vastly powerful army of disciplined soldiers
  • Mars - allied with Terra in the Axis of Evil, the green-skinned Martians have a society entirely based on war
  • Venus - part of the Alliance of Free Planets, the blue-skinned Venusians are a people who believe in logic, science, and pacifism and follow a matriarchal society.
  • Mercury - part of the Alliance of Free Planets yet traditional enemies of the people of Venus, the golden-skinned Amazon warriors of Mercury are also a matriarchal society, ruled by the Empress Armada.
  • Rebels - part of the Alliance of Free Planets, the Terran Rebels fight against their own people in an effort to free Earth

Sets[edit]

Web Episodes[edit]

Seven episodes were produced based on the Rocketmen game featuring the protagonist Nick Sion, a member of the Alliance of Free Planets, as they take on the Axis of Evil.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Origins Award Winners (2005)". Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design. Archived from the original on 2007-11-05. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 

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