Guest Author - Lisa Shea
Robots was a popular animated kid's movie, and Robots GBA lets you play in that same world on your GameBoy Advance. It's a good game for casual gamers.
This is a traditional side-scrolling platformer game, but in this case you're a robot moving through an industrialized world. You also have a little flying helicopter sidekick. So much in the tradition of several other buddy-games, you do your primary work with the main character, while solving certain puzzles by sending in the flying friend.
Along the way you find pieces and parts. Some of these get returned to people as quest items, in exchange for parts you need or simple thanks. Other items you get are useful in your inventions. You get a general "shape" indicator, and as you find parts, you try to figure out if they fit into that shape. Once you complete a given item, you can use it in your travels.
The game is designed to be easy to play and straightforward fun, and it certainly is that. You turn levers to get elevators to move. You fight your way through enemies, figuring out which weapon will take them down. You explore the corners of the cities, tracking down items that will come in useful.
There's no blood, no swearing, and no mature themes. It's all very straightforward and fun play.
Well recommended for platformer gamers, especially those who are younger or who are new to the genre.
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