Twin Robots is a really cute 2D platformer from Ratalaika Games, where you can control two robots by switching between them.The poor little guys have been imprisoned, and their goal is to escape each level and reach for the exit. Twin Robots has 28 levels of pure fun. Read our Twin Robots review to learn more about this Wii U release!
You have a choice of playing the levels solo or play in local co-op multiplayer. Your primary objective is to get one of the robots onto a switch to open the door to release the second imprisoned robot, to then you switch to the newly freed robot. The level will then light up blue energy, which is needed as the newly released robot’s battery is nearly completely depleted and every move requires some battery juice. Moving along the lit up level will slowly refill its battery meter and give the guy a fighting chance to reach the exit.
Upon reaching the exit, whichever robot has the most energy left should power up the door to open it so that you can leave your current location and continue to the next level. Rinse and repeat until you’ve completed all areas. The levels will increase in difficulty as you progress, so you will need to be careful with your battery consumption because one false move will keep you.
The Puzzles start pretty easy, but the difficulty ramps up at a slow and steady space and the puzzle solving elements will become fiendishly difficult, but not in a frustrating way. You will certainly need to think a bit out of the box for this one!
There is an element of resource management with the consumption of battery life. As well as the lit up platforms, you will also find battery power up collectibles scattered around the levels, and these will recharge your battery meter. The battery power up can also be shared between the two robots, and this mechanic will become important as you enter the final set of levels.
Each level is full of deadly hazards that could keep you from succeeding in your mission. You will come across crushers, spike pits, moving platforms, lasers, guillotines and much more. If you’re not careful, you’ll be gone in a blink!
Twin Robots can be played in two-player co-op using the gamepad, and the Wiimote controller. So if you have the required controllers, you’ll absolutely be able to play with a buddy. If you don’t have a Wiimote controller you can buy them for as little as $15-20 these days, and since other Wi U games use them, it is a good investment.
The graphics are pretty good, and I was impressed by the quality of the game since the team behind the game is quite small. They have clearly put a lot of time and effort into creating a game that is visually beautiful. The gameplay mechanics are very well thought out, and the level design is very tight.
Twin Robots is a very fun game that I had an absolute blast play. While it is a short release, every minute is very entertaining. Playing the game for my Twin Robots review allowed me to have a lot of fun for a few hours, so I can definitely recommend that you buy it on Wii U today!
|Excellent level design.|
This review is based on a Wii U copy of Twin Robots provided by Ratalaika.
Written by: Tracey
- Contributing Editor