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POSTED 13/3/16


DON'T DIE, MR ROBOT!

Infinite State Games



Aww, these graphics are shit! That thing doesn’t look even a little bit like Christian Slater...

Which makes sense, for Don’t Die, Mr Robot! has absolutely nothing to do with the rather superb TV show Mr Robot. But it did serve as a good way for us to chuck something at the start of this here review-like thingy.

Instead, DDMR! Is a delightfully simple – yet fiendishly addictive - classically-styled arcade rompy-romp. Basically a dodge ’em up, you’re the titular Mr Robot, and your aim is to, well, not die. You may already have gathered as much from somewhere...

This not dying thing is accomplished by skilful dodging of an increasingly ARGH-inducing array of marauding foes in a field of play that isn’t a million miles removed from Robotron (maybe only a thousand or so). But you have one very important weapon up your sleeve (well, you would should robots have sleeves) – fruit. Yes good old bananas, apples, oranges and other such green grocer specialties pop up randomly, and for some reason serve to exterminate your rivals when run over by your good robotic self. This introduces all manner of opportunities for bonus scoring – and really cool chain reaction explosions. Bad robots go boom now!

That’s just the arcade mode, however this style of play and other such challenges as dodging and score accrual pop up in the remix mode, while chill out mode is pretty much self-explanatory, as is time attack.

You can spend collected coins on power-ups, snazzy robot fashions and even special guests. The latter are costly, but add extra abilities which come in handy if trying to beat down those remix challenges in golden (or beyond) style.

When we first saw this our thoughts could be summed up by a simple grunt of “meh.” Several hours later however, completely obsessed, we reckon DDMR! could well be a product of Evil Corp...

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