What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Robot Unicorn Attack is a tongue-in-cheek action arcade game. It features lots of dreamy, colorful imagery that is usually associated with peace and joy -- rainbows, flowers, unicorns, etc. -- but does so in a kitschy parody style. The feel-good imagery is turned on its head (literally) when the game ends and your unicorn's head is apparently broken off.
Is it any good?
ROBOT UNICORN ATTACK is a "jumper" game, meaning your character races along a series of cliffs and ledges and you must make him jump at the right times. Here, your unicorn also gets to "dash," breaking through large obstacles (usually shiny stars). It's fine as jumper games go, but is elevated by its intentionally cheesy imagery. The game takes unicorns, rainbows, and other imagery that is, frankly, associated with little girls, and juxtaposes it with an action game format. The result is humorous, as intended.