Atari Age announces the porting of iconic game Rocket Ranger, originally by Cinemaware, to the Atari Jaguar, 35 years after its first release.

Cinemaware's Rocket Ranger Returns to Atari Jaguar

Take to the skies with Cinemaware's iconic Rocket Ranger - it's returning to the Atari Jaguar console, 35 years after it was first released. The announcement by Atari Age reveals that the action-adventure title will be coming to its store, fully adapted to run on the Atari Jaguar, transforming fans back in time to a retro gaming era.

Rocket Ranger was initially unveiled in 1988 for the Commodore Amiga console. It later made its way to other platforms including Atari ST, MS-DOS, Commodore 64, Apple IIGS, and NES. As its name suggests, the game features Rocket Ranger, a superhero with a special rocket pack who tries to save the world from the Nazis, hence setting history right and saving mankind.

The game's intriguing story unfolds with players receiving a mysterious message from the future. This message indicates the alarming probability of an alternate timeline that sees the Nazis emerging victorious from World War II. The Nazis have a nefarious scheme to exploit a mineral called lunarium to enslave humanity, and it's up to the Rocket Ranger to thwart their plans.

Gameplay involves Rocket Ranger engaging in aerial combat, decimating enemy forces from the skies. On the ground, players engage in fistfights against Nazi soldiers. As part of the player's strategy, they must delegate agents to plot resistance, and strive to win over a captured scientist and his daughter.

The classic Cinemaware game, Rocket Ranger, is set to be available on the Atari Jaguar once again. Gamers can anticipate its availability in the Atari Age store at the end of November. We'll keep you updated with more details as they become available.

In related news, the Atari Jaguar is also receiving new versions of Doom, Doom II and Heretic, bringing more life to this classic console. Meanwhile, the Atari Jaguar Emulator 'BigPEmu' has now added support for Jaguar CD, while R-Type's fan-made Mega Drive/Genesis port's first demo is now available to eager fans.

Retro gaming continues to make a comeback with these releases and updates, delivering a sense of nostalgia and a reminder of the simpler times of gaming. The return of Rocket Ranger offers old-school gamers an opportunity to relive fond memories while providing a fresh generation of gamers an insight into the classic gaming era. Rocket Ranger's revival on the Atari Jaguar underscores the timeless appeal of such games, their enduring relevance, and their capacity to bridge generations.

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