Robot Unicorn Attack

App review by
Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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Speed jumping game with tongue-in-cheek fantasy imagery.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 4 reviews

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Ease of Play

The controls are super easy, but the challenge level ramps up the longer you play.

Violence

There's a piece of farcically nasty imagery that occurs when you lose. On the score screen, you see the robot unicorn's severed metallic head lying on the ground under the words: "Your Dreams Did Not Come True."

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Consumerism

The game has had a couple of sequels which basically duplicate its gameplay exactly.

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What 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.

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Kid, 12 years old August 5, 2011

Surprisingly very child friendly.

Robot Unicorn Attack is a game by Adult Swim, a channel that produces stuff like Robot Chicken and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. So it's kind of hard to believe... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byMiloub May 2, 2011

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.

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