could this game not be fun? The commercials for the
movie look great.
be told my huddling mass of followers, marketing geniuses
know that the marketing is where all the effort, talent
and money must go. Put it all into the commercial,
the preview, the poster and the box art and an audience
you will have regardless of the quality of your product.
have no doubt that Robots, the movie, will be great.
But the game is certainly not. It's not surprising
to find another poor, movie-inspired game but considering
all of the powerful corporations behind this project,
not to mention the fact that this premise lends itself
perfectly to a GBA game, it's disappointing to see
these results. It's not that my expectations are too
high, this game is a real drag.
Copperbottom is an inventor that finds himself working
for a poplar company in the big city. He stumbles
across a plot by some evil bots to take control of
the city. With the help of a few friends, Rodney embarks
on quest to vanquish the foes and make the world a
better place for robots everywhere. What an incredibly
unique storyline. Was it perhaps inspired by an article
in Readers Digest?
game boasts upgradeable parts and weapons. Unfortunately
the accuracy of the weapons is low. The controls are
loose and sometime they don't even register a command.
Very sloppy. The game is presented in a slightly angled
isometric perspective which allows for some convincing,
faux 3D environments. It's just too bad that most
of these environments are empty. Some of these maps
are huge but they are almost all devoid of robotic
life and enemy encounters.
of the gadgets and weapons could have really made
this game fun to play if they weren't so annoying
to use. Stuffed with some side scrolling platforming
and other elements such as the transport system in
which robots race down a metallic half pipe on their
balls (you figure it out), the gameplay is a mix and
match compilation of mini-games that are neither original
animation of the sprites is excellent. The characters
look great and move around very smoothly. It's just
too bad there isn't much for them to do. The music
is good but it doesn't sound as though there are any
samples from the movie. Perhaps the producers of the
movie saw this game in development and wanted to distance
themselves from it as much as possible - which is
what I would advise you to do. Robots definitely has
got a few screws loose.