By Justin Guillou / July 1st, 2016
Last weekend at Too Many Games, I was walking around the indie booth until suddenly an arcade machine caught my eye. This was not a classic arcade game but rather a brand new cabinet made specifically for this new indie game. That game would be Robo Puzzle Smash by PXLPLZ. This is a competitive puzzle fighting game not too unlike Puzzle Fighter or Puyo Puyo. The goal is to match different colored blocks and use a color’s respective bomb block to clear the blocks. doing so will fill up your opponents playing field. Like Puzzle Fighter you will lose a round by having your playing field completely covered in blocks to the point where you can no longer place them.
While its clear that Robo Puzzle Smash draws inspiration from the aforementioned games, it does have a few tricks of its own. For starters you can rotate your playing field to make room for new blocks using the buttons. This feature alone allows for all sorts of strategies as now situations that can seem unwinnable are suddenly doable. Thanks to this, each player has a chance at victory. There are several characters for you to play as that are incredibly fun to watch in the middle of battle. Also should your playing field be filled up with blocks, you do not lose right away. In fact you are given a second chance if you can fill up your recovery guage by mashing the buttons rapidly. Do this before your opponent clears another set of blocks and you are back in the game!
Overall, I found Robo Puzzle Smash to be a lot of fun! I really can’t wait to see this actually get released and can see it being a fun time with a bunch of friends. Robo Puzzle Smash is still in development and is planned to release on PC, MAC and Wii U.
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