Sparkster

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This article is about the SNES video game. For the Sega Genesis game, see Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures 2.
Sparkster
Sparkster
North American SNES box art
Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Director(s) Hideo Ueda
Composer(s) Kazuhiko Uehara
Masahiro Ikariko
Minako Matsuhira
Michiru Yamane
Akira Yamaoka
Platform(s) Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Release date(s) NA 199410October 1994

EU 1994
JP 19940915September 15, 1994
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Genre(s) Platformer, scrolling shooter
Mode(s) Single-player

Sparkster (スパークスター Supākusutā?) is a 1994 side-scrolling platformer video game developed and published by Konami for the SNES. The game was directed by Hideo Ueda (Axelay) and was released in North America in October 1994, in Europe in 1994, and in Japan on September 15, 1994.

Sparkster is a different game from the Sega Genesis version despite having the same title in North America and Europe, which bore the full title of Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures 2, and has no plot continuity with the original Rocket Knight Adventures.

Gameplay[edit]

Sparkster

The eponymous main character is an opossum knight who fights an army of yellow wolves and robots. He is armed with a sword that can fire energy bolts and a rocket pack that allows him to fly short distances. The gameplay remains mostly the same as in Mega Drive games, with the most notable change being the addition of a short-distance rolling dash. One major difference is that the game's final level depends on the difficulty the player selected. On easy, the game culminates with battle against Axel Gear, but on normal, the story continues with Sparkster fighting the leader of the Wolves on the next level. On hard difficulty, the game continues beyond that, with the true final stage.


Plot[edit]

The kingdom of Eginasem, a land inhabited by opossums, is under attack by the Lioness's army of yellow dog soldiers, which also kidnapped Princess Flora. Sparkster, the Rocket Knight, is out to battle this threat, rescue the princess and save his kingdom from certain destruction. His nemesis, the rival Rocket Knight Axel Gear, is aiding the invading forces, making Sparkster's task even more dangerous. The player's goal is to battle through all of the enemy warriors and robots, defeat Axel Gear and infiltrate the enemy's battleship, where the yellow dogs leader, Generalissimo Lioness, is planning to launch a warhead to destroy planet Eginasem.

Development[edit]

Reception[edit]

Sparkster was awarded Best Sound Effects of 1994 by Electronic Gaming Monthly.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electronic Gaming Monthly's Buyer's Guide". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 1995. 

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