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Robocalypse


Koei Tecmo Games
Compatible with Nintendo DS™ (NDS™)
Works on all systems sold worldwide.
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features

  • Choose from over 10 distinct robot units with specialized skills and weapons all with their own distinct attitudes and personalities
  • Over 20 groundbreaking weapon types with spectacular visual effects, including, Converter Cannons, Falling Anvils, Head-Crack’n Gauntlet and Digitizers
  • Simplified controls and innovative Action Flag system reduces the complexity of commanding units. No buttons – just point and tap
  • 2 to 4 multiplayer Wireless DS Multi-card Play – Play head to head or co-op with unique maps, multiple play modes and Hall of Fame
  • Courageous Heroes embody powerful abilities and can be controlled directly in combat. Rampage Mode, Conversion (turn enemies into refrigerators) and Leadership (unite soldiers into a single fighting unit) are just a few of their supreme capabilities

description

Robocalypse™ is an innovative real-time strategy developed specifically for the Nintendo DS™. Featuring robotic armies equipped with unique weaponry, Robocalypse offers deep strategic warfare and a twist of humor. Up to 4 players can compete head to head in wireless multiplayer matches or you can lead an army to victory in the comical single player storymode campaign penned by Jay Lender (SpongeBob Squarepants™) and Micah Wright. Take on the world of Robocalypse...only on the Nintendo DS.

further info

Official Release Date Nov 11, 2008
Genre Action
Version  US
  ESRB Everyone 10
Titles rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) have content that may be suitable for ages 10 and older. Titles in this category may contain more cartoon, fantasy or mild violence, mild language and/or minimal suggestive themes.
PAX-Code PAX0002456160
Catalog No.  NTR-P-CYSE
Item Code  0018946010588
Players  1-4

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Turm (1) on 22, Jul. 2010 16:38 (HKT)
Fun and Innovative robo pixel strategy thing!
Robocalypse is a totally fun, nifty little RTS that I would easily recommend to anyone with a DS,

The game mechanics are pretty unique, there is a simplified version of classic RTS base building, upgrade reseach and unit prodouction, you only have four kinds of base unit: the builders who work autonomously unless you give the specific tasks, the cheap and mostly reliable soldiers robots, twitchy and fragile medics that can heal any other unit and the heavies, which are ponderously slow but deal out a ton of damage and are more sturdy.

To mix things up a bit you don't directly control these units, you set down 'action flags' and the units who aren't preoccupied head in that direction and defend/attack etc...it sounds a bit weird but it works surpisinly well. You have direct control the hero characters, you can have three at a time deployed during mission and there is a total of six of them to unlock that are all different in terms of fighting style, toughness and special abilities, these characters can be upgraded in-between levels ( and more so if you collect the 'secret' barrels that are littered throughout the missions ) and depending on what heroes you use changes the style of play per mission giving it a lite rpg element.

The story is fairly simple but has some genuinely funny moments despite a odd mix of cartoony style writing with the more 'mature' themes. The game has a very 'indie' feel and the cut scenes which are vertically static, feel a little cheap ( although there are some cute fourth wall busting jokes about those in the game,) however the core game is totally buzzing with style and awesome pixel action and animation and general robotic destruction.
So if you are a fan of old school rts'...'Z' in particular, give this one a shot. Just a note, I found it a little on the easy side, so if you are a more experienced player try cranking up the difficulty to hard for more of a challenge : D
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