Robot Unicorn Attack Heavy Metal Edition

Common Sense Media says

Simple, repetitive run-and-jump game with dark imagery.

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What parents need to know

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

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.

Sex
Not applicable
Language
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Consumerism

This is a spin-off, with exactly the same gameplay -- but different graphics, of the app, Robot Unicorn Attack.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

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QUALITY
 

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.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$2.99
Release date:October 22, 2010
Category:Action Games
Publisher:[adult swim]
Version:1.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.1 or later

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Kid, 11 years old March 12, 2011
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6
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Fun, addictive, harmless game, 6+

I like this app a lot. My brother had it and I played it and really liked it. Nothing bad at all in it. Fun, addictive, harmless game. If you like run and jump games then you'll like this one.
Teen, 15 years old Written byNathanderdethdealer November 11, 2010
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An amazingly fun app that is easy to play, but insanely tough to master

Robot Unicorn Attack is an amazing game, both in app form and as a flash game. I am hooked to this game. The controls are simple, but, the progressive acceleration of the unicorn's speed makes for a great challenge. I suggest this version specifically for the fact it is more masculine when compared to the original, which was made feminine on purpose, including shades of pink purple white and rainbows on top of dolphins.

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