Fun but difficult platform game -- with some violence.

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Ease of play

The app has some truly challenging levels and gets extremely hard by the end of the game. In addition, the control schemes are far from perfect, often proving less reactive than you'd like, resulting in your character's death. 


You'll blast your way through enemies using space-ray handguns and other weapons. Enemy robots are blown to pieces, but don't seem to suffer. 


Your robot hero is chasing across the universe to meet the robot girl of his dreams. 

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Privacy & safety

Some privacy concerns. Users can opt in to OpenFeint, an interactive network that allows users to upload real avatar photos, post on message boards, connect with Facebook friends or Twitter followers, and access live chat with strangers. Some safety concerns, also. If users opt in to OpenFeint they can choose to share their personal information with strangers.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Roboto is an action-themed platform game where a robot hero traverses the universe to meet the robot girl of his dreams. The game features some violence, in that you'll have to shoot or hop on enemy robots with a variety of weapons, each of which gets a bit more explosive. The game also has some control issues that could frustrate young users -- and difficult late levels that could frustrate anyone. 

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While ROBOTO has some control issues that might have you pulling out your hair from time to time, there's no denying this is a very well done platform game. Graphically gorgeous, this app offers some truly fun twists (like areas where gravity is reversed). The game's late ramp up in difficulty is a bit unexpected, though, and actually detracts from the pleasure of playing -- especially when coupled with less than responsive controls. Still, there's plenty to do in each level and the game certainly doesn't rush you through it, boasting 30 levels. It's not perfect, but it's darned good. 

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Release date:July 28, 2011
Category:Family Games
Size:69.60 MB
Publisher:Fenix Fire
Minimum software requirements:4.2

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