[Beyond PlayStation] Robonauts Review
Robonauts is a cute and fun platformer/arcade game on Nintendo Switch. Learn more about this release in our Robonauts and see why we recommend it!
The game combines gravity-based physics with a sidescrolling shooter, which is a good combo that will appeal to fans of puzzle games and side scrollers. The theme, as you can see from the trailer, is space, and the main protagonist is a cute little robot that will charm its way into your gaming sessions.
Your goal is to go planet hopping, and I mean that very literally. You will hop from planet to planet, kinda like in, say, Super Mario Galaxy, but from a 2D point of view. You will need to defeat enough enemies to be able to progress to the next level as you learn the basics of the game. The concept is very simple, and it does take a couple of levels before the action picks up the pace. This is not a deal-breaker since the first few levels act as a tutorial, but do keep that in mind and be sure to give this one a chance!
Once you are past the first few easy levels, you will realize that there will now be a larger quantity of enemies out to get you. And on top of that, there will also be a nice variety of traps and hazards on your path. You’ll slowly realize this is a very addictive and colorful release that will keep you coming back for more!
Something I want to mention is that things never get too hectic, making this the perfect game to be played by people of all skill levels. Those of you with younger kids will be able to spend some quality time with them as you help them along the way… and if you want to spice things up you can play on a harder difficulty setting to see if you’re really as good as you think you are.
But as with most games, there are a few minor things to complain about. First, the aiming to me feels a bit off, and you do have to get used to the weapons being mapped to the ZL and ZR buttons – that is for your main and secondary weapons. Why does the gaming feel a bit off? Because it is automatic. Since the game auto-locks onto an enemy, you won’t be able to switch that until you defeat that enemy.
There are 12 systems to hop to and from, and a nice variety of weapons for you to experiment with. There are several enemy types as well that you’ll need to defeat – the centipede-like enemies are by far my favorite. I’m sure you’ll find some of the colorful enemies to your liking!
You can play the game in either solo mode or local multiplayer. As the game is more of an arcade-style release, there is no real story per se, as to not get in the way of the action – there’s nothing wrong with playing a solid arcade release every now and then!
All in all, Robonauts is a good looking game with catchy electronic tunes and a nice variety of weapons and enemies. Once you get the hang of the controllers, you’ll be quickly moving around each spherical mass as you defeat any enemies on your path. Be sure to give this one a try!
This Robonauts review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by QubicGames.