By Crystal Colwell / May 13th, 2013
Bad Bots is a retro style platform shooter from indiePub that instantly made me think of the old Batman and TMNT games that I used to enjoy playing. Something about those games spoke to me then, and I often wonder if that style of game play still would. Either way, I was happy to see this game pop onto my radar and even happier yet when I was given the opportunity to review the game. The review will be available for everyone very soon.
Upon first inspection of the game through its official channel we learn that the game stars Sam McRae, a grease mechanic who is on the “Titan Hauler,” which is a space cargo ship that is sure to host a variety of ill goings-on. When Sam awakens from his cryogenic hypersleep he soon finds out that the ship’s robotic crew has been up to no good! The robots have seemingly decided that they hate humans for whatever reason. It seems they have been reprogrammed and their sole mission is to destroy humans! Not good given that ole Sam is, in fact, human. Having robots out to destroy you is apparently not bad enough for poor Sam, and now the ship’s route has also been altered. The ship is now on a collision course with Earth. Yep, you are going to have to save yourself and your planet. Good luck to you!
In better news – you have lots of awesome weaponry at your disposal to deal with these whacked out robots.
Key Features of Bad Bots (taken from the awesome folks at indiePub)
- More than 170 rooms across a rich story-based Campaign Mode.
- Several unique robot types including seven intense bosses.
- Eight robot bustin’ weapons including a rifle, explosive grenade launcher, pulsar gun and more.
- A Challenge Mode where you try to survive 60 seconds against an endless onslaught of especially persistent and cranky gun-toting robots.
- Fourteen challenging Achievements.
- The full frackin’ game! No ads, no upsells and nothing else to pay for.
The game features a Challenge mode and a Campaign Mode that all offer up some bot-killing goodness. In Challenge Mode the key is to survive sixty seconds in a room that has an endless supply of robots. Nice, eh? Campaign Mode will take you through the full the coarse of actions explained above in the story details.
Now that the details are out of the way, ya’ll, this is going to be a review that you will want to read! The ups and downs of my experience with the game should provide for some funny commentary as well as give you everything you need to know about the game to better decide for yourself if this will be a purchase you want to make or not. Check back at oprainfall for the review and find out if Bad Bots lives up to its name with some truly bad bots!