Shoot Many Robots Reviews

  • dudecrazy108dudecrazy108367,075
    18 Apr 2012 18 Apr 2012
    21 3 6
    Shoot Many Robots XBLA Game Review

    Released : March 14th , 2012

    Reviewed : April 17th, 2012

    Genre : Side Scrolling Shooter


    Shoot Many Robots is a XBLA game at the price of 800 MSP ($10.00) and it is a nonstop fest in which you ironically “Shoot Many Robots”. You go stage from stage moving to the right killing everything that steps in your way. Now you have two various types of levels : one being a standerd level that’s completed by reaching the end with the other mode being a survival one that you complete by killing everything and making it to the end of the round.

    The story for the game is nonexistent with your character really just killing all robots to take revenge on them for destroying his house and car. In between missions though you do stay in his RV where he keeps all his guns in his shower and that is where you are able to customize your character. Now that is where the game shines best. Your guy can hold two weapons. Your normal type (handgun, machine gun, shotgun) and a special one (rocket launcher, gnome launcher, mines, etc). Then you can buy various clothes that give you a wide range of stats and upgrades. Also the names and descriptions of the items always provide a good laugh. Your character also levels up during gameplay by killing robots with a max level of 50.

    Now onto the gameplay. It really is fun without many flaws but the environments are all pretty much the same and after a while you notice you play them all in a pattern. There are also 3 different difficulties which are Normal, Hard, and Insane but each unlock after earning enough stars which are acquired by getting a specific score and each mission. Playing single player is fun though and you can enjoy it but it does get repetitive and old quite quickly. There is however online 4 player coop which will give you many hours of enjoyment with some friends. None of the enemies are that intelligent and I noticed that really the only thing that changes in the hard difficulties is usually the amount of damage you take.

    The graphics are bright and cel-shaded to look like a comic almost. They work fine with the other problem being sometimes you have a hard time telling which ledges you can jump on / shoot through. Other than that they do their job fine. The sound however is just bullets, explosions, etc with the occasion sound telling you that you have picked up a new item.

    Now gamerscore wise you can easily have this done is around 10 hours. The hardest one is going to be get to level 50 and that will just require a grind but other than that by doing a little online coop, you should have no problem completing this.

    Overall the game is fun but if you plan on just playing it by yourself you might want to watch for a deal or the price to drop since you will get tired of it rather quickly. For all that is wrong with it the coop easily evens it out and the game will give you some good fun.

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    Pure Vapour 420@DyingAtheist- hurry up and die!!! (Some people just wanna moan) good review dudecrazy108 nice1 :-)
    Posted by Pure Vapour 420 on 28 Jun 12 at 08:53
    dudecrazy108Thanks Vapour! Greatly appreciated.
    Posted by dudecrazy108 on 28 Jun 12 at 15:13
    FUBAR8888Great review
    Posted by FUBAR8888 on 23 Dec 13 at 13:57
  • Skeptical MarioSkeptical Mario1,144,618
    18 Dec 2013 18 Dec 2013
    11 4 2
    [originally posted at Games and Also Games]

    Shoot Many Robots is pure running and gunning in the vein of Contra or Metal Slug. You shoot many robots as you double-jump over minor obstacles in a series of 2-D levels. There’s no real platforming and no story to speak of, mostly just shooting many robots. Robots drop nuts when shot, which are used in between levels to buy new weapons and outfits. Shooting many robots in quick succession raises your nut multiplier, which allows you to get nuts scores.

    There are hundreds of items ranging from “exactly what you’d expect” to “Amazeballs McHilarious”. The first upgrade over the starting rocket launcher I bought was a grenade launcher that shoots lawn gnomes. Even the stats are suffused with this sense of humor; the accuracy rating on weapons I’ve seen goes from Meh to Awesome, and the All-American rifle adds +10% Patriotism, whatever that does. Most items have some bonuses and/or grant abilities, such as the power to smash the ground or hover like Princess Peach. This deep customization, coupled with an out-of-five-stars rating for each level, give the game plenty of replay value. It also supports 2-player local and 4-player online multiplayer, if you and some friends want to shoot many robots together.

    Shoot Many Robots has an appealing art style that reminds me of Borderlands, both in the cell shading of the environments and the enemy/player design. There aren’t a huge number of enemy types, but the bosses I saw were just right–huge badass robots that just need to be shot.

    All in all, SMR is a better-than-average shooter with plenty of challenge and style to spare. If you have an Xbox Live Gold account, you can pick it up free until the end of the month, and you should definitely give it a try. At its normal price of $10, I’d still recommend it, but only if you’re a fan of the genre.

    Rating: 4/5 stars (0.5 stars for the hilarious items, 0.5 stars for massive replayability)