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  • Summary: Robocalypse is an innovative real-time strategy developed specifically for the Nintendo DS. Featuring robotic armies equipped with unique weaponry, Robocalypse offers deep strategic warfare and a twist of humor. Up to 4 players can compete head to head in wireless multiplayer matches or you can lead an army to victory in the comical single player storymode campaign penned by Jay Lender and Micah Wright. Choose from over 10 distinct robot units with specialized skills and weapons all with their own distinct attitudes and personalities. Over 20 groundbreaking weapon types with spectacular visual effects, including, Converter Cannons, Falling Anvils, Head-Crack’n Gauntlet and Digitizers. Simplified controls and innovative Action Flag system reduces the complexity of commanding units. No buttons – just point and tap. [Vogster] Expand
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  1. Overall, Robocalypse is a solid and deep game with incredible presentation. It’s certainly one of the best RTS games on the system to date.
  2. Ultimately, what makes Robocalypse such a remarkable game is that no one expected it to be this good.
  3. 89
    Robocalypse offers fairly conventional RTS gameplay, but it is a well-oiled machine that plays very well. What is really unique here is the gleefully absurd humor and art style.
  4. It's a winning formula, so familiarity isn't necessarily a bad thing, but even a little gameplay innovation would have been welcome. [Dec 2008, p.98]
  5. Help save the human race from evil robots in this funny and satisfying strategy game for the DS.
  6. But everything here is still solidly done, funnier than almost any other game, and holds a unique place in the DS library. You really should start up your own Robocalypse.
  7. It's a really solid attempt at bringing an RTS over to the DS.

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  1. BryanFury
    Nov 18, 2008
    EXCELLENT... i dont review games a lot but this one compelled me to do so. never had so much fun playin any other game on DS. excellent graphics, music is good too. but the most important part for me is a gameplay and let me tell u >>> it blew me away. so BUY BUY BUY and u will get hours, days and weeks of fun time. u will not b disappointed. keep up the good work. i b waitin for the next game from these guyz. Expand
  2. AlysonS.
    Nov 18, 2008
    First off all, I got a chance to play this at a video game conference in CA. Walking by the Robocalypse booth immediately caught my attention. I think that it was the cartoonish/catchy artwork on display. This RARE RTS for Nintendo DS is a must for all DS owners, again, I must repeat RARE! The art in this game is beautiful and the characters suck the player into this robocalyptic world . Overall, the game does a excellent job carrying out your commands. For a handheld the graphics are great and it is easy to see all the smaller details necessary to make that quick military action. ***What's really cool about this game is that you can connect to your friends via Wi-Fi and engage in multi-player deathmatches as as well as an array of different domination modes Finally, the strategy behind the game as well as the overall story line synnergize into a great player experience. This is a great game for the holidays. Curl up on your coach to a nice fireplace, make yourself or your kids some hot coco and play this at your pace. Expand
  3. AmandaTanner
    Dec 10, 2008
    Don't be fooled by the graphics! Robocalypse is a very intelligent RTS game presented in a way that doesnt take itself too seriously. It can be played in 3 modes (easy, normal, hard) and does a damn good job of simplifying the usual RTS clutter into a streamlined interface for the DS. The single-player missions are engaging but the real value is in multi-player mode. Definately a must-buy game! Save yourself xmas hassle, it's the only new title you can get away with gifting to all your neices and nephews and they won't complain about getting the same thing. =) Expand