Chuck Rock II

Description

This is a typical bit of late shovelware onto the SMS, it’s a port from the Amiga/Mega Drive/etc sequel to Chuck Rock. The first game wasn’t brilliant - the only thing going for it was the “humorous” Flintstones-esque setting - but the sequel was worse, and it suffered from being ported to the SMS.

Nevertheless, it’s an interestingly detailed game, with a lot of graphical variation and levels that aren’t too “square”, which makes it nicer to look at than to play. It’s not appalling to play, just not in any way outstanding.

Brief game guide

Chuck Rock, your father, has been kidnapped by Brick Jagger, so now you have to go and rescue him.

Controls:

  • L/R = walk
  • D = stand on your club (which serves no purpose)
  • 1 = swing club
  • 2 = jump

Stoneage Suburbs

Stoneage Suburbs 1 (48KB, 3664×368)
Stoneage Suburbs 2 (105KB, 4096×512)
Stoneage Suburbs 3 (93KB, 3824×432)
Stoneage Suburbs 4 (38KB, 2288×400)

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The Sewers

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Look Out Its Brick

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Ending

Ending and credits (22KB, 248×2000)

Congratulations

You have rescued your daddy from the evil Brick Jagger

You have scored 00000000

Press Start

Well done

Father and son reunited again

Homeward bound for a good slap up meal

Mum is happy the lads are home to stay

Meanwhile Mr Jagger gets his own rock

Chuck Rock 2 Staff

Producer
Jeremy Smith

Programmer
Ian Sabine

Game Design
Bob Churchill

Graphics
Richard Morton
Lee Pullen

Original Music and SFX
Martin Iveson

Music and SFX Converted By
Krisalis Software

Playtesters
Barry Irvine
Tim Swann

Special Thanks
Chris Long
Dan Scott
and everyone else at Core Design

The End