Released: 1991 | Genre: Platformer | Publisher: Core Design, Virgin Games, Sony Imagesoft & Krisalis Software | Designer: Robert Churchill | Programmer: Chris Long | Artist: Lee Pullen
Platforms: Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, C64, Amiga CD32, Acorn Archimedes, SEGA Mega Drive (Genesis), SEGA Master System, SEGA Game Gear, SNES, Game Boy & SEGA Mega-CD
Chuck Rock is a side-scrolling platformer, designed by Robert Churchill and first released in 1991 for the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST by the brilliant Core Design. The game features our belly bouncing and rock chucking hero called Chuck Rock and is set in the prehistoric stone-age era from a time when neandrathals, saber-tooth tigers, dinosaurs and woolly mammoths walked our earth.
In the game, Chuck Rock begins each level with his catchphrase ‘Unga Bunga’, he even has his own rock band with his fellow cavemen and his wife Ophella Rock. And in the usual storyline of 80’s and 90’s platformers, Ophella is captured by the local bully, Gary Gritter…. oh dear, for our friends outside of the UK, that name is a play on the shamed ex popstar Gary Glitter, and I won’t be talking anymore about that!
Chuck Rock was next released on the Commodore 64 in 1992 and was also release for the Acorn Archimedes, SEGA Game Gear, SEGA Mega Drive (Genesis), SEGA Master System, SNES, Game Boy, SEGA Mega-CD and finally, the CD32. You can check out below the different version comparisons of Chuck Rock on each of these ports.