Babes Vs. Robots review (iPod/iPhone)September 13, 2011
♫ “This time I’ve got to win,
You can call me anything but….
Don’t call me babe”
10 word description: Kill the Robots! Help the Babes! Save the World! (Taken from the app store description and, yes, I know it’s only 9 words.)
10 word review: Decent, challenging Worms/Fragger combat; plenty of levels and weapons.
You will like this if you enjoy: Worms, Fragger, Angry Birds. Blowing up robots from a 50s sci-fi movie.
The good news: Theme and style are pretty good, graphics are ok (zoom function is fun but of limited usefulness), levels are varied and well designed, different weapons encourage thoughtful strategic deployment rather than just random blasting. Difficulty level seems about right, at least for me.
The bad news: The Babe quotient is too low and there are no unlockable outfits. Some people may dismiss this criticism as utterly pathetic, however I disagree. I would, seeing as how I said it, but in a game called Babes vs Robots I’d expect to see at least as many different Babes as different Robots. There also needs to be a separate screen where the main babe can be viewed in 3D and rotated, maybe with clothing that is affected by physics and gravity and a directional wind-tunnel effect that blows loose-fitting clothing about.
Arcadelife verdict: As with many iOS titles, a game that would struggle to get beyond the initial-idea stage on any other platform appears quite normal and unsurprising as an iPhone release. The title “Babes Vs. Robots” is just as likely to repel as it is to attract, depending on your personal preferences, and the blatantly derivative combat style is also treading a thin line between “instabuy” and “Oh no, not again”. Dispensing with any attempt at common sense, I’d recommend forcefully violating your iTunes credit one more time in order to help these scantily clad saviours defend our planet from the Robot menace.
Arcadelife rating: 74/100
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0
BabesvsRobots.com website link