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[Beyond PlayStation] Robbotto Review

[Beyond PlayStation] Robbotto Review
  • On September 5, 2018

Robbotto on Nintendo Switch is a 2D single screen platformer that pays homage to the classic Bubble Bobble formula. Learn more about it in our Robbotto review!


Your task in Robbotto is simple: you must run left and right as you use the Y button to electrocute the hostile robots on each stage so that you can then use the X button to shoot water at them to short-circuit the unit. While one shot is all it takes to electrocute a robot, you will need to spray water on said robot for a couple of seconds before you can stop it on its tracks. This does mean that if you’re not careful, you will end up losing a life since if an enemy touches you, or one of it’s projectiles does, you’ll be destroyed.

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You can play the game on your own or bring a friend along for the ride as each takes control of a robot, making it a great game to play at home or on the go with a buddy or with your significant other. Playing on your own is doable since the difficulty curve allows you to easily adapt to the slowly but surely increasing challenge as you face against faster enemies with new movement and attack patterns.

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Every ten stages you will run into a boss fight, so you will need to learn its movement and attack patterns, as well as those of any enemies or hazards in the boss battle, so that you can find a way to deal damage before it can deplete all of your lives. Some of them are easy to defeat, but a couple of them will require a bit of trial and error before you can find out what works best.

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But even if you die in a boss fight, or during your time in any of the game’s stages, you should not worry much since, depending on the difficulty setting you select, you can have unlimited continues, five continues in total or, if you’re up for a good challenge, no continues at all. This means that players of all skill levels have a shot at reaching the final stage and beating the game, which is a good choice by the developer. Something else to mention is that you can save your progress and come back and continue playing on the stage you left off, in case you want to play another game for a bit before diving back into Robbotto.

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If you’re looking for a fun arcade-style 2D platforming game and are a fan of the classic Bubble Bobble, then you should certainly give Robbotto a try. The minimalist but charming look, its chiptune soundtrack, enemy and boss variety and the dozens of levels to offer, not to mention a challenging Boss Rush Mode, and its local co-op option, make this a fun game to play on Nintendo Switch.

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This Robbotto review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by JMJ Interactive.


Review Overview

Fun minimalist homage to Bubble Bobble