[Review] Rooftop Renegade Action Indie & Racing Game by Melonhead Games Pty Ltd

(Last Updated On: May 23, 2023)

In this speedrunning platformer, power up your hoverblades! Weave through futuristic communities using split-second decision-making. Boost through incessant assaults and hazardous obstacles. Solo or with up to three pals in local multiplayer mayhem.

Rooftop renegade
Rooftop renegade

Power up your hoverblades in this speedrunning platformer! Utilize split-second decision-making to navigate futuristic communities. Power through relentless attacks and perilous obstacles. Local multiplayer mayhem, solo or with up to three friends.

Honestly, Rooftop Renegade’s plot is quite feeble, and while it’s serviceable, that’s about all that can be said for it. We are a renegade who has discovered that Globacorp, a malevolent corporation (is there any other kind? ), has been using crystals to manipulate portals in a negative manner. What choice do we have but to race across rooftops, seizing crystals before Globacorp can collect them? There is no explanation for why crystals only appear on rooftops or why the most efficient way to collect them is to whirl around at high speed while stuffing them into our pockets, but we must play the hand we’ve been dealt, so we must run, jump, slide, and boost through the levels. This is not an in-depth narrative, but it establishes the scene.

Rooftop renegade gallery 2
Rooftop renegade gallery 2

The presentation adheres to the tried-and-true (and very familiar as of late) vintage side-scrolling platform style. Each level begins on the left and must be completed on the right, with a variety of platforms, grind rails, and other obstacles separating the two. Our protagonist has a collection of stylish headwear, a pair of hover boots, and the ability to leap and slide, and while the visuals aren’t anything to write home about, the action is incredibly fast and fluid. Sound is also satisfactory, with all expected effects present. The music is also very pleasant. Due to the speed at which everything travels, it is an impressive game to play and observe.

Rooftop Renegade has three fundamental game modes: single player, local multiplayer, and a challenge mode based on level “seeds.” outset at the outset, the single player draws you in gradually and explains the fundamentals of the game in a gentle manner, making this the ideal place to start your journey.

Rooftop renegade gallery 3
Rooftop renegade gallery 3

Beginning on the traditional left side of the map, we must slide, leap, and boost our way through the levels, which become increasingly complex as we progress, with multiple paths to take depending on your speed and Globacorp’s interference. Once Globacorp appears on the screen, they take potshots at you and usually wind up destroying portions of the path you had hoped to take, necessitating immediate course adjustments. Fortunately, the controls are precise and responsive, instilling a sense of confidence as you navigate the various levels and obstacles. Boosting to move faster, utilizing the slide function to descend faster in open air, bouncing on bounce pads, and passing through portal machines will all become second nature in short order. Rooftop Renegade reminded me the most of a side-on version of Mirror’s Edge, with a distinct parkour-inspired vibe.

Multiplayer is a parallel narrative with a wrinkle. You and up to three pals take turns being the runner and setting your best time on a level, while the rest of the players take on the role of Globacorp gunners and attempt to impede the runner’s progress. Once the level is completed, the positions change and the entire process is repeated; the level’s victor is the player with the fastest time. This mode works exceptionally well, but anticipate your fellow players to mock you as they send you crashing through a rail hole. Overall, it is a great deal of joy and extremely difficult.

Rooftop renegade gallery 4
Rooftop renegade gallery 4

Finally, the challenge mode requires you to input a seed for a level, from which a random layout is generated. Apparently, the seed can be a word or a number, or anything else you desire; however, I typically press the randomize icon to see what is generated. Some of these levels are incredibly difficult, with intricate layouts and a multitude of enemies attempting to stop you. This is the location to visit after completing the campaign, as no two journeys are identical.

Overall, you should find Rooftop Renegade to be a lot of joy. It does not set the gaming world on fire, but it is quick and challenging, and the multiplayer mode adds a touch of originality to the game. This is the game you’ve been searching for if you’re looking for a quick and entertaining little platformer.

Rooftop Renegade: In this speedrunning platformer, power up your hoverblades! Weave through futuristic communities using split-second decision-making. Boost through incessant assaults and hazardous obstacles. Solo or with up to three pals in local multiplayer mayhem. kendajaya

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2023-05-25T14:13:34+0000

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