The Adventures of Rad Gravity
Series Grumpcade
Console NES
Episodes 6 (currently)
Playlist None
Run April 2nd, 2016-April 7th, 2016
Status Hiatus or Quit
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The Adventures of Rad Gravity is a NES game played by Arin and Brian on Grumpcade.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

  1. Beam Me Up!
  2. Rad Heads
  3. Truly Outrageous
  4. Topsy Turvy
  5. Popping Bubbles
  6. Riding the Slime

Game Information[edit | edit source]

The Adventures of Rad Gravity is a video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System developed by Interplay and published by Activision in 1990. The game is a platformer with a wacky storyline in which the eponymous main character explored multiple planets and fought enemies while jumping through levels.

The story is that in the far future, humans colonized many planets and established a form a biotechnology, which were sentient beings called Compuminds, which could communicate rapidly from world to world. The game's villain had shut down all the Compuminds and hid them. Eventually one of the Compuminds, named Kakos, was found. Rad Gravity is the name of the game's hero. Together, Rad and Kakos must find the eight missing Compuminds, each on eight different unique planets, such as the cyberpunk world of Cyberia, the green jungle world of Sauria, and the caustic trash world of Effluvia.

The game was notable for the planet Turvia, where gravity works in reverse. In that level the protagonist was drawn upside down, as were the enemies and the entire screen. The main character has a comically large head and strongly resembles actor Bruce Campbell. His early game attack consists of a sort of a lightsaber. A possible inspiration for Rad Gravity is 1989's Strider arcade game, whose protagonist uses a plasma sword and in two levels walks on the ceiling upside-down when local gravity is reversed.

The Adventures of Rad Gravity received overall generally positive reviews, and Simon Burns of VoxelArcade called it 'one of the most interesting and innovative of NES games' in a retro feature.

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