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ROBOTRIOT [IOS] – REVIEW (79%)

08 Oct

RobotRiot is a retro style platform game and released by Glowing Eye Games Ltd.

“Bigger than a nanite! Smaller than a trash can! Feistier than a vengeful princess! Jump, puzzle and shoot thru spaceships and their systems as vanguard robot ‘SLUG’. Raid vessels for your galactic debt collecting master in pristine pixel perfection.”

The game is basically a mission based platform game. You hare given a bounty by the General to stop and take a number of space ships. 

You teleport in the enterance of deck 1 of selected ship and then and you need to find your way through the level collecting gems, avoiding traps, killing enemies and finding your way to the generator on that deck which you need to shot out. Then you can more onto the next deck.

The decks are a reasonable size and traps, switches and keycard locked doors slow your progress from completing them too quickly.

Once all the decks are complete the General will come and drag the ship away giving you a bounty.

The main issue with the game the lack of levels. At present there are only three ships for a total of 12 levels to the game (which to the developers credit they do put in the description for the app.) It means that that you can complete the game within about 90 minutes.

You control your robot with virtual buttons for left, right, jump and fire.

The graphics and sounds are very retro in style, but a well done.

On the upside:

  • Fun platform game action.
  • Fair large decks of ships to explore.
  • Universal.

On the downside:

  • Jump button does not alway seem to work as expected.
  • Do not heal between decks.
  • Not enough levels.

Overall, this is good platform game, the game is enjoyable to play, but most levels are not a huge challenge. Jumping is not always accurate, but the game does not punish you to badly on health etc (There is little sudden death). If you are a fan of retro platform games, this is well worth checking out. 

Rating: 79%

Size: 12.3 MB

Price (at time of review): £0.69

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Posted by on October 8, 2011 in Game - Arcade, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Reviews

 

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