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[Nintendo Switch] Mechanic 8230: Escape From Ilgrot Review

[Nintendo Switch] Mechanic 8230: Escape From Ilgrot Review
EdEN
  • On June 2, 2023

Mechanic 8230: Escape From Ilgrot from RedDeerGames and Nudiventra is a sci-fi point and click adventure game in which you must find a missing robot. Check our Mechanic 8230: Escape From Ilgrot review!

 

Mechanic 8230: Escape From Ilgrot from RedDeerGames and Nudiventra is a sci-fi point and click adventure game in which you must find a missing robot. You’ll be exploring the titular city of Ilgrot as a mechanic named Vigo as you use any item that you can find to try and solve the mystery. It’s a small red robot that you find during the first handful of minutes after booting up and starting the game. It seems to be a weird type of robot since, unlike the cyborgs the mechanic is used to seeing, this one has no organic nervous system.

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For Mechanic 8230: Escape From Ilgrot, you’ll move a cursor around the screen with the left analog stick as you interact with the A button. This can be so that your character moves around an area or collects an item that can be used later to solve a puzzle. The items you collect are added to your inventory – which you can see in the upper left corner of the screen – and you should grab everything you run into since you’ll never know what could end up being useful! You might even need to combine some of them to get the job done.

 

You’re shown the basics during the intro segment for the game. After finding the small red robot and taking it back to your place, you realize that it’s a bit busted and needs to be fixed. You’ll have to take out the old battery and remove the plugs from the burnt wires. After that, grab the nearby new battery and grab a new set of wires. Place the new battery in the corresponding slot. Now combine the old plugs with the new cables in your inventory. Place the plugs with the cables into the new battery inside the robot’s compartment, and you’re set! After fixing it, you’ll learn its name: RO2.

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It’s then that a group of androids arrive to take RO2 and arrest Vigo for having an illegal entity in the apartment. RO2 manages to escape through a ventilation pipe, but Vigo is thrown into a cell. Unfortunately, you’ve been given a big punishment for what seems to be a minor offense. Your personality has been wiped, and you were submitted to a surgical procedure to augment your eyes. You will then need to find a way to escape from your cell so that you can find RO2 and find out what is really going on.

 

It’s a bit odd to have a point and click adventure game make the jump from PC to the Nintendo Switch and not have touchscreen support that would allow you to, you know, point with your finger and click on something or someone, but it’s not a deal-breaker. What might get in the way of your enjoyment is that the loading between areas and scenes felt a bit longer than expected for this one, so do keep that in mind.

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Mechanic 8230: Escape From Ilgrot is a fun point and click adventure game that will be easy to get the hang of on Nintendo Switch. The game does a good job of teaching you the basics right away, and there are no puzzles that feel a bit too convoluted for their own good. It’s a short journey that, if you have experience with the genre, shouldn’t take you more than an hour and change to complete – two hours tops. Other than a bit of slow down here and there – which is not a deal-breaker since this is a slowly-paced point and click experience – and not having touchscreen support, there’s not much to complain about. Mechanic 8230: Escape From Ilgrot is out on Nintendo Switch with a $14.99 price tag.

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Disclaimer
This Mechanic 8230: Escape From Ilgrot review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by RedDeerGames.

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Can you save RO2 and find out what is really going on?
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