A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
There are only two actions -- jump and dash -- so picking up the game is easy. It all moves at a very fast speed, though, which is where the challenge comes in.
Violence & Scariness
The unicorn dashes through giant pentagrams, shattering them as it does. When you lose, the robot unicorn's head is shown, severed from its body, on the scoring screen.
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Products & Purchases
This is a spin-off, with exactly the same gameplay -- but different graphics, of the app, Robot Unicorn Attack.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Robot Unicorn Attack Heavy Metal Edition is exactly the same game as Robot Unicorn Attack, but with darker, scarier imagery, as opposed to the colorful, rainbow-filled imagery of the first game (although in both, when you lose, the unicorn's ripped-off head is shown). This Heavy Metal Edition plays loud, metal music and features satanic pentagrams and floating demons. Still, all you do is jump over ledges and dash through large obstacles.
Is It Any Good?
ROBOT UNICORN ATTACK HEAVY METAL EDITION, just like its brighter and more colorful predecessor, is essentially a "runner" game. These are games in which your characters runs continuously at high speed, and you must make him jump over obstacles and across gaps as he comes to them. In the Robot Unicorn games, you also have a "dash" power that will let you smash through large obstacles. The tongue-in-cheek settings and imagery of both games is what gives them their ironic appeal. If you like "runner" games, these are some of the better ones available -- but if you find the concept of those games boring or too repetitive, some kitschy visuals aren't going to win you over.
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