An odd little game that could have been an excellent co-op experience!
Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition – Nintendo Switch – Released: 2/23/18 – $7.99
Short Review (Review copy provided by Ratalaika Games)
I would check out the full review since there isn’t a ton to really talk about. I would give this game a 5 out of 10!
Wish the icon was slightly closer since you can’t really tell what is going on:
Many robots are being disposed but two robots try to save each other from getting destroyed. That is about it, there really isn’t much of a story besides the opening which sees one robot stuck on a giant magnet while the other robot goes after him.
You are able to swap between the two robots and it is a standard platformer. Each level has you control one robot until you are able to unlock the door then you can swap between the two. Puzzles are pretty simple though so you will never be required to do a ton of things at once. For the bulk of levels you will just be controlling one robot then use the other robot to get back together and exit the stage. At the end of each level you will power up a door to leave to the next level.
For the most part I thought the game was pretty boring. I only died a few times while searching for the lighted panels due to doing leaps of faith. I would have around 70 out of 86 and would have to jump into a pit and one side may have spikes. It was a pain since there is no indication if something is there. I was able to unlock all the achievements in my first play through as well so there is no replaying the game. There is a two player mode but since the robots will quickly meet up with each other it makes the two player mode boring. One person will be sitting in a locked room until the other place frees them.
While the game is just an average platformer it doesn’t offer much in terms of being unique. Nothing stands out, there is barely any story, and could have just been a single player game completely. I would have to give this game a 5 out of 10, it doesn’t provide much to keep players wanting to continue playing and very easy for almost anyone. I wish the game offered some real puzzles and wish the two player mode offered multiple paths that have button presses that change things.
My Gameplay Footage:
Ratalaika Games is a company I really like but lately it has been a bit of a painful experience watching some great little games come out from them then things like this come out. While it isn’t terrible by any means it is just back tracking and overall a boring game that doesn’t do anything unique with the gameplay. They could of had completely seperate areas for the robots to explore but decide to keep them together the entire time. Surprisingly this review should have came out a while ago but the mobile version of WordPress took it down and put it back as a draft. Which was a bit odd and I replaced it so this is kind of a repost but not many people saw it to begin with. As always let me know how you enjoyed the review, what games are you looking forward to, and what are your plans for the summer vacation!
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