Crashbots crash landed its way onto my desk this week for reviewing and I must say, it’s the latest robot craze available on Steam, PSN and Nintendo. In Crashbots, you take control of the latest line of robots and test their fighting capabilities, agility, and endurance in various arenas filled with dangerous obstacles, booby traps and enemies.
So, first things first, the controls to this game are very simplistic but also easy to get your head around. This makes the courses easy to deal with and seem like a sprint as opposed to a marathon. The first game mode, Endless mode, which is a game mode where you have to run as far as you can before your energy runs out and you’re basically a poor looking piece of art.
The second mode is world mode where you have to reach the finish line of each level before your battery runs out. World Mode takes you through 5 different worlds that each have their own contraptions and enemies that will try to destroy you. They include the factory, the old western, a dark forest type setting, a futuristic spaceship and an old mansion setting. The final level of each world is a big boss fight. I mean who doesn’t love a small robot, fighting an even bigger robot, anyone thinking that this sounds really familiar?
As much as this game seems to be aimed at the single player market, It wouldn’t have hurt to include a multiplayer option. I personally would have liked to see a robot hurdle race as this just sounds completely barbaric but somewhat amazing. The reason I mention this is that there are 5 different robots in Crashbots. Each robot has its own stats and a unique heavy attack. The robots can be upgraded to improve their durability and fighting power. You can unlock new robots by finding all of their parts, that are hidden in the various worlds and game modes.
Now, I do think that where this game only has two game modes, gamers may find it boring and very repetitive. I know that the levels change in the obstacles they include but its always you on your own against AI controlled turrets and just lots of jumping and diving around which wouldn’t be a bad thing, if your battery isn’t depleting at the speed of lighting. You must keep an eye out for this when you decide to move or blast your obstacles out of the way. You obviously want to complete these levels as quick as possible, whilst ticking off the list of musts, but making sure your not on the verge of breaking into a million robotic pieces.
It’s safe to say that this game is easy to pick up and play, not to mention that the levels are very quick to complete so it’s easy to progress your way through the main story missions. Like I said earlier, there are massive areas that the developers missed out on and I would have included either an online or split screen element of multiplayer to this game.
- Easy to pick up and play
- Levels aren’t overcomplicated
- Music fits the background of this game perfectly
- Can be slightly dull, and repetitive gameplay
- Non existent multiplayer
- Main character is very quick to be defeated