Robotory is all about not dying (App Review)

While we may not all be fans of platform games, they certainly provide some entertainment for those who do. Me being one of them, Robotory provided me with addictive gameplay, although I do ponder if it’s actually worth playing on a regular basis.

Setup

You’re greeted by the main menu, and upon tapping the big green start button, you advance to the tutorial after viewing a clip on the story behind the game. Nothing complicated, the tutorial consists of two instructions: Swipe to change running direction and tap to jump. While it’s all you need, I did get confused to what the different collectibles do. I still don’t know what some of them are for. Thankfully, the game is rather easy to use and you don’t need a bulging brain to understand it.

Gameplay

As you might’ve gathered, the game is based on the platform style. You have to jump up to the next level by finding the gap in the floor. It’s not as easy as it may sound, the rising water beneath you seems to scare you and you stand the risk of falling back through the gap you came up through. There are collectibles along the way, such as bolts and other things that I can’t find a name for. The use of these remains a mystery, the only possible use for them is to perhaps unlock more robots, which, by the way, is your character. But clicking on them only offers in-app purchases, so I presume that there is simply no use for them. The graphics are nothing fancy, but they’re better than most apps would offer. Everything was smooth and overall there was a positive atmosphere when playing. Yes, that means no adverts.

Is it for me?

If you require games that don’t require data or that you want to play while doing your business on the loo, I’d say Robotory is the ideal candidate. Coupled with addictive gameplay, it’s really suitable for anyone.

What we liked:

  • Fun gameplay
  • Good graphics
  • Smooth playing

And not so much…

  • Lack of challenges
  • Repetitive gameplay

The big question still remains, and quite frankly I’m not sure if I can answer it. Is it worth a download? While I’ll say ‘yes’, it’s ultimately up to you. But yes, it is a rather entertaining game. Go try it.

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