Shoot Many Robots was the free game for the second half of December 2013 for anyone who had Xbox Gold (sorry for writing this too late to get it free!), and while I have a stack of free games from the promotion over the last few months (and a slew of games to review!), I really wanted a game to play with my fiancee together and we gave it a shot. Over the last few weeks we gave the game a good 20+ hours of play and beat it, although we still have lots of levels to five-star. While I probably wouldn't suggest the game as a single player game, I enjoyed the two of us playing it together!
|Like the game itself, the title is simple but awesome.|
Shoot Many Robots is a sidescrolling action game for one to four players (local or online), and it plays simply enough - you walk around shooting the nuts and bolts off of robots that attack you! Your garden variety bots are equipped with blades and either run or jump in your direction, trying to hit you while you fire your infinite bullets into their faces, but there are others that shoot, fly, are armored in the front, unleash hordes of other bots, airships that rain fury upon you and all sorts of others.
|THIS... IS... KENTUCKY! (or something)|
The tricky thing, and one of the things I'm not a big fan of, is actually getting the coupons to allow for purchase of items. Once the game is over, you'll still be missing LOTS of items, and you can play level after level without getting a new one. Even when you do, it's often something that's completely useless for you. There are some that you can buy with actual money, but I have yet to ever buy an in-game item and Shoot Many Robots isn't gonna be the first!
|Yeehaw, stuff and things! (Image from internetfreaks.org)|
Oh, and after a few hours, I'll admit, your hands feel like those crazy carnival games where your hands get "electrocuted" and you're challenged not to let go while it shakes like crazy. It's just part of the adrenaline rush though!
All in all, if you want an action-packed game to play with a friend or loved one, Shoot Many Robots is worth a buy (as long as they're okay with the humor).
Note: I did not play this game one player at all, and we also didn't use the online multiplayer options of the game, so there's a good bit that I can't properly review.
Available For: Xbox 360 ($9.99), PS3 ($9.99), Windows (via Steam - $9.99)
Developed By: Demiurge Studios