17 Aug

Robot Rampage HD is a game of total destruction released by Origin8.

The invasion has arrived and YOU are the robot invader on a mission to tear the city apart! Stomp, burn and nuke your way through randomly generated city levels! How far can YOU rampage?

The idea behind this game is simple, you attack block after block of the city flattening building, trees and stop lights to the ground. Don’t forget fighting off human troops that are trying to defend their city.

There are four game modes included, these are:

  • Air Assault – Use your eye beam to shot down missiles, jets and helicopters.
  • Countdown – Destroy the city block before time runs out and more to the next.
  • Rampage – Destory the city blocks one after the other, moving though the city.
  • Classic – Leave a trail of destruction through the city until your health runs out. 

Gameplay wise, there is little difference between the game modes. Air Assault is the only one that changes the basic gameplay, being more of a dodge and shot game, but is let down by the controls for the dodge side. The other modes are walking from block to block, blasting and flattening and moving on. Countdown has a very short time limit (12 second, no extra added for a fast time on the previous block) so you have to use the eye beam only as stomping and punching take up too much time to use.

There are not enough real power ups or extras in the game to keep things interesting for long. You are more likely to die from a fuel tank falling off a building onto your head (as the controls make avoiding difficult), then be killed by the tanks and soldiers who attack.

The game is controlled by tapping to walk to an area, holding your finger on the screen to fire your eye laser in that direction, and tapping near the robot to punch or stomp.

The graphics and sound are both good, the robot and music all point back to the 1950/1960 sci-fi movies.

On the upside:

  • Fun destroying the city
  • Four game modes to play.

On the downside:

  • Repetitive gameplay. Move, shot / stomp / punch and repeat
  • Longevity, there are four game modes to play, but once played a few times then interest wanes.
  • If in-app purchase content had been included for free the game would have been improved.
  • Let down by controls.

Overall, I liked this game, but not as much as I would have hoped. It is let down a little by the controls and the lack of variety. That said, the game is generally fun to play and there is a lot of satisfaction to be had destroying a city. One for the more casual gamer with some aggression to work off. With an update to tweak controls (adding the option a virtual joystick?) and maybe adding more free content/power up this game can only improved with time.

Rating: 73%

Size: 18.5 MB

Price (at time of review): £1.49 (In-app purchases for more content)

Link: Robot Rampage HD – Origin8

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Posted by on August 17, 2011 in Game - Arcade, iPad, Reviews


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