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Rad Rodgers

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: HandyGames (EU), 3D Realms (US)
Developer: Slipgate Studios
Release Date: Feb. 26, 2019

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'Rad Rodgers' (ALL) Comes To Nintendo Switch With Added Content - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2019 @ 4:28 p.m. PST

Rad Rodgers: Radical Edition is an action-packed 3D side-scroller inspired by the precision platformers of the '90s.

Bringing back the 90's-era platformer inspired by classics like Commander Keen, Conker, Ruff'n'Tumble & Jazz Jackrabbit, Rad Rodgers is an action-packed scrolling platformer with two characters: twelve year-old Rad Rodgers and his console-come-to-life ball busting buddy, Dusty.

Dusty is an overused last generation video game console who's likely just one restart away from a red-ring-of-death. He rides along in Rad's backpack, providing (sometimes questionable) verbal support, and lays waste with his punching power gloves.

Rad is a rambunctious but spirited young boy who maybe plays too many video games. After dozing off at the tail end of a long night of gaming, Rad awakens to find his dusty old console has turned itself back on. Suddenly a vortex emerges and he's sucked into his TV, where he finds himself the star in his very own video game adventure.

Dusty is Rad's good-hearted but foul-mouthed, now-sentient game console. His clock speed isn't what it used to be, but what he lacks for in megahertz he makes up for with experience and attitude!

Rad & Dusty's adventure begins in the First World, taking them through seven dangerous stages of action-packed, humor-filled, hardcore platforming fun. This decaying jungle world has been infected by a fierce corruption, and it's up to the unlikely buddy-duo Rad and Dusty to save the jungle's inhabitants and restore the Elder Tree as guardian of the land.


Rad Rodgers locks and loads on Nintendo Switch February 26 with all-new content including local co-op, versus mode, and the King himself, Duke Nukem.

Every new addition will come to the PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC via a free update.

Fight alongside or against buddies in Radical Edition’s new local co-op and versus modes. Plop down with a buddy to team up to take down the baddies and save the videogame world. Need to get out some aggression? Lay on the smack down in Battle Mode to show them who’s boss.

The Radical Edition adds ‘90s gaming icons Duke Nukem, Lo Wang from Shadow Warrior, Cosmo from Cosmo’s Cosmic Adventure and Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison from Bombshell and the upcoming Ion Maiden. Let Rad catch some Z’s and take one of these mondo classic characters for a spin. Oh, and, hail to the king baby, Jon St. John is back to reprise his role as Duke Nukem. Other totally tubular features include new levels, abilities, mini-games, a new overworld and tons of new secrets, collectables and unlockables.

“We love Rad, and we thought he deserved some awesome new friends to play with,” said Frederik Schreiber, co-owner of 3D Realms. “With new levels, weapons, couch co-op and a versus mode, I think our fans may have a hard time putting this game down.”

Rad Rodgers: Radical Edition debuts co-op, new characters on Nintendo Switch starting February 26, 2019, with a free update arriving simultaneously for PS4, Xbox One and PC at launch.

Key Features

  • Weapons: Dusty arms Rad with a variety of radical bad-ass weaponry. The Bolt Blaster has unlimited ammo, is easy to use, and more than enough firepower to get the job done. The Phoenix Cannon shoots out a fiery bird whose wingspan lights enemies ablaze as it flies by. There are 5+ weapons in this first chapter, with more to come.
  • Sounds & Music: Our composer Andrew Hulshult combined his years of musical experience (both performing and writing) with his passion for retro-style gaming to create an amazing and authentic soundtrack for the game complete with MIDI-inspired music... And synthesizers!
  • The Pixelverse: While Rad and Dusty are a great team, only Dusty can enter the electrified Pixelverse -- a dangerous spacetime-breaking region that exists behind the game world. Dusty enters the Pixelverse when necessary to repair glitches in the running game world, allowing both Rad & Dusty to continue their journey.
  • Classic Easter Eggs: The game features hard-to-find collectibles in sometimes even harder-to-find classic secret rooms. Use your precision platforming skills to collect 'em all.

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