By Al Giovetti, 03/16/97
The robot construction is a race against the clock instead of a creative exploration of shapes and colors that could be used to customize the robot. The designers missed the boat on robot constructions. Kids like to build different types and colors of robots not race to see who can build one the fastest.
You can build the better and best robot but you must contend with three dimensions in getting the pieces in just the right place. Come on this is cardinal sin number two. Kids do not want to hassle with three dimensions in the virtual world, they want to build more powerful and more interesting robots. The Best Robot once constructed gets to play Doom on a one-quarter screen sized screen.
Much less satisfying than Doom, the three dimensional shoot em up, lets the kids deactivate bad guys and throw spells at the witch. The inventory and spell control system is awkward to use and you will die not because you are unskilled, but because of an awkward control system. I believe we are now up to strike three.
Kids use a robot construction set to build robots which they pilot into a haunted house with a scary witch to save other little kids imprisoned there.
Very chunky and outdated graphics in a one-quarter screen display.
Multi-player FeaturesInspite of its Doom like play there are no multi-player features for modem, network or internet.
Cheats, Hints, Walkthrough
ReferencesPhilips Media Kids Web Site
Colin Williamson, PC Gamer, volume 4, number 4, April, 1997, pg. 145, 12%.
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