'Wavey the Rocket' is a throwback to arcade games of the ‘80s and ‘90s

  • Fight against The Evil2 as they try to steal the fizz from soda pop
  • The game is available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
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‘Wavey the Rocket’ might look like an old arcade classic, but this is no easy game.

The friendly, sunglasses-wearing rocket Wavey lives with his friends on the moon.

Everything would be beautiful and peaceful if it wasn’t for The Evil2 corporation’s plan to steal the fizz from soda pop. To frustrate this cruel plan, Wavey sets out to fight back.

As Wavey blasts his way through cities, industrial plants or space and tries to avoid obstacles and traps, you’ll notice that ‘Wavey the Rocket’ takes its inspiration from the side-scrolling arcade games of the ‘80s and ‘90s.

The controls are challenging and tricky to master. That’s because the player can only control Wavey indirectly by setting a wave curve that the rocket will follow. This route has to be adjusted to get Wavey around tight curves and not crash into obstacles.

It’s tricky and requires lots of patience and skill, but in over 80 levels you get plenty of opportunities to practise.

‘Wavey the Rocket’ is available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as PCs and Macs.

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