[PS4 Double Review] Don’t Die, Mr. Robot!


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Don’t Die, Mr. Robot! is an arcade-style release from from Infinite State Games. In this game, you are a small fruit-eating robot who only wants to grab as much fruit as possible but, for some reason, there’s a ton of deadly enemies out to keep you from your juicy prize.

Read below to see what we thought of this game!

Don’t Die, Mr. Robot – Bullet hell fruit ’em up for PS4 and PSVita (Cross-Buy). Deep in the electro-abyss lives a little robot who loves to eat exploding fruit. He also quite likes staying alive. That’s where you come in… The hook to the game is the scoring system – each exploding fruit sets off adjacent fruits creating crazy-satisfying chains. As well as looking and sounding awesome, each explosion adds a multiplier to points scored with the chain. You’ll reach nail-biting levels of tension waiting until your fruit amasses on screen before you set one off triggering a massive chain explosion for maximum scoring!


Don’t Die, Mr. Robot – Trailer

This is a double review for Don’t Die, Mr. Robot by EdEN and Ceidz. This review presents what they both had to say.

I’m a big fan of arcade games, especially nowadays when I tend to turn to arcade games between playing larger games (such as, say, Dying Light). Don’t Die, Mr. Robot! is an arcade-style game with several short levels that will test your skills every step of the way. If you think you’re good at this type of game, you’ll probably be humbled by your time with this one.

Things kick-off with a short tutorial so that you can get the hang of things. The basic premise is that fruit is good, and anything else is bad for you. Also, you should never remain in the same spot for too long because once levels kick into high gear, you’ll need to avoid enemies and hazards from all over the place and if you’re not moving you’ll be an easy target to hit.

This is why we could call Don’t Die, Mr. Robot! a “dodge ’em up” since anything on the screen that isn’t juicy flavored will be very, very bad for you. The levels are short and always keep you doing something, so that makes it a very dynamic release.

As you defeat enemies, they will leave behind some coins. Collecting all coins is a must since they can be used to purchase new characters for the game to substitute Mr. Robot, as well as power-ups that can greatly change the way you play the game. For you trophy hunters out there I suggest saving up your coins until you can purchase special guest Dunjun Dude, Why? Because when you collect a piece of fruit Dunjun Dude will attack for a few seconds, and this greatly increases your odds of surviving longer as you rack up points and bigger combos.

I had a lot of fun with Don’t Die, Mr Robot!, and I’m currently working on getting all the trophies in the game so that I can add another 100% trophy count to my collection.

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Don’t Die, Mr. Robot! is a new arcade game from Infinite Games. Like it was already mentioned, you are a fruit-eating robot looking for a good snack, until enemy robots show up to ruin the fun.

There are a lot of different levels, and each one features a different objective. For instance, in some cases, you’ll have to rack points up by eating fruit, and said fruit will explode and can, in turn, make other fruit explode. Getting a chain reaction going raises the score multiplier. In other levels, your objective is simply to evade enemies for a set amount of time. I liked the diversity of the level objectives, and this is definitively a plus for the game. Completing each level’s objective awards you with a cup depending on how well you performed. If you manage to ace a level, you’ll get a Platinum cup, which in turn can award you with PSN trophies!

One of the other things I liked is that the game allows you to progress to the next level as long as you attained the lowest goal for an objective. You’re not blocked even if you did bad and those lowest objectives are usually easy and fast to reach. The difficulty of levels is fair, but does get harder as you progress, and each level also gets more difficult the longer you last.

Finally, I tried that game on Vita remote play, and it worked well. The only gripe I had with this game was that the gameplay – at least for me – became a bit redundant as I progressed. The game isn’t broken, but just isn’t all that fun if you’re not into arcade games.

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Final Thoughts

We definitely had fun with Don’t Die, Mr. Robot! Due to its arcade nature, it’s a game that some will love and some will like less due to what needs to be done and how to some of you out there it might feel like “more of the same” over and over again. But overall, this is a solid release that you’ll definitely enjoy either on PS4 or on Vita (where it was previously made available).

Review

ProsCons
Good price for the experience
Many games modes, changes the experience
Gameplay is a bit repetitive, as is the case with all arcade games
Rating
74%

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Cost: $3.99

PSN Game Size: 75MB

Disclaimer

This review is based on digital copies provided by Infinite State Games.


Written by: Ceidz - Owner / Website Manager / Contributing Editor


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