As an update to the retro title, Climax decided to take the Bionic Commando: ReArmed approach to the presentation. The art style consists of bright and cheery 3-D models on equally colorful and vibrant backgrounds. The cel-shaded art style looks great in motion and the little visual flourishes like the billowing smoke trails shooting out the rocketpack really make the entire package pop. The great presentation really makes Rocket Knight stand above being just another platformer.
Another nice touch that adds to the feel of the world is the soundtrack. Climax went well beyond what was expected of a game of this scope. Great orchestral pieces and soft melodies are reminiscent of some of the best work by Konami. When Konami wants to make good music, they get the right people for the job and it is no different here.