[PS5] Thunder Kid: Hunt for the Robot Emperor Review
Thunder Kid: Hunt for the Robot Emperor from eastasiasoft and Renegade Sector Games is a low-poly action shooter. Check our Thunder Kid: Hunt for the Robot Emperor review!
Thunder Kid: Hunt for the Robot Emperor from eastasiasoft and Renegade Sector Games is a low-poly action shooter. It’s the year 201X. In the wake of the US/Canada War, a rogue AI led a robot rebellion that ended up taking control of North America. The rogue AI declared itself Robot Emperor and set out to lead a campaign of conquest in order to expand the reaches of the Robot Empire. Luckily, humanity has a secret weapon: the titular cybernetically enhanced Thunder Kid! Thunder Kid was trained from a young age to be the hero that the modern world would need, and it will set out on a mission to stop the Robot Emperor before it’s too late.
The controls are easy to understand since you’ll move your character with the left analog stick as you make it jump with the X button and shoot with the Square button. It must jump to avoid bottomless pits and other hazards or to avoid the attacks from the many robots it will battle. Shoot at all robots to destroy them so that you can have an easier time reaching the end of a stage. Touch the teleporting crystal, and you’ll be sent to the next level!
Trophy-wise, this is a Cross-Buy title with a full Platinum trophy list to work on. Since your purchase will give you the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game, and with each one having a separate trophy list, you can add two Platinum trophies to your collection if you have a PlayStation 5 console. You’ll work on a list with one Silver trophy and 11 Gold trophies, as you defeat 10, 50, and 100 enemies, collect 1, 2, and 4 energy medallions, collect 3, 6, and 8 health tokens, and defeat three bosses.
Thunder Kid: Hunt for the Robot Emperor presents us with a low-poly action shooter on PlayStation with simple gameplay mechanics, which wouldn’t be an issue if its level design and music weren’t as repetitive. Other than the bullet hell style boss fights, there’s not much to save this one. Trophy hunters will get a chance to add two Platinum trophies to their collection for a $7.99 price, so there’s that.
This Thunder Kid: Hunt for the Robot Emperor review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by eastasiasoft.