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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] RoboBlitz is a humorous, physics-driven action game full of inventive gizmos, weapons, and environments. Players take on the role of Blitz, a multi-talented robot who must activate an aging Space Cannon to save his world from a band of maladjusted space pirates. Set in seven distinct environments, RoboBlitz features 19 levels of puzzle-solving and high-intensity action. [Naked Sky Entertainment] Expand
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. RoboBlitz is one of the very best, if not the best Xbox Live Arcade release so far - and one of the few titles from the Arcade that's great enough to have stood on its own as a full commercial release.
  2. No disrespect to "Frogger" and "Bejeweled", but Xbox Live Arcade needs more games like Roboblitz. Score one for the next-generation, Tin Man. [Jan. 2007, p.73]
  3. RoboBlitz is a quaint and easy puzzle game with some very nice visuals, and a very cheap price tag.
  4. 80
    Now if there were only an online multiplayer component to RoboBlitz, it would be almost perfect. Instead we’ll just play it over and over to get all the achievements.
  5. Roboblitz is definitely not for the masses and the price tag will keep most of them at bay, but if you are a puzzle fan, you may want to dig into your points account as this original title brings plenty of brain for your buck.
  6. 70
    At its core, the game is founded on a terrific physics engine that makes for an enjoyable sci-fi puzzle-solving romp.
  7. Part action game and part puzzle game. While it isn’t the best at either genre, it is a rather entertaining but short and expensive game. If the multiplayer and other content is released at no cost, I reserve the right to revise my feelings accordingly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. RichardLevin
    Dec 6, 2006
    I'm very impressed by the physical simulation! This game is also fun, but moreover extremely impressive.
  2. Mar 9, 2012
    Wow, this game can be strange, but is amazing, the gameplay is addictive, the music, controls, graphics, all be interesting in this game of Microsoft Game Studios. RoboBlitz is a new classic. Expand
  3. CooliooG.
    Dec 18, 2006
    This game is soooo much fun!! I haven't seen a game this original in a long time! Check it out for yourself.
  4. JoeyKohn
    Jun 30, 2007
    I was a little disappointed when I finally bought this game.

    The camera was fine, I don't know what Andyman was talking about. The
    main problem was the control. Not the controls; the button layout made sense and everything, that was fine. But the overall tactile experience of controlling Blitz was sluggish and imprecise enough to be extremely frustrating, especially in situations where maneuvering was key, like the boss fights.

    That's the other thing that bothered me. I was expecting a puzzle game, but was fine with some fights and simple combat. But they made combat too hard. Enemies in general are placed poorly for a puzzle/platformer, and some of them have way too much health for the level of combat this game should have. More than 1/3 of the levels were straight boss fights, with some strategy, but not puzzle solving. And those levels together took just as long as the rest of the game, only were far more frustrating.

    I haven't mentioned the pros, though, and there are plenty. Cool style, nice puzzles, cool upgrades, great graphics (hard to believe it's less than 50 megs). It's a really fun puzzle game. But the baffling overemphasis on combat, combined with the frustratingly sluggish controls really spoil a game that could have been just great fun.
  5. Andyman
    Dec 6, 2006
    It's got an appealing visual style, and the gameplay shows potential... but if they'd spent even a minute refining the camera so it's not always right where you DON'T want it to be, they'd have a game worth buying (although probably not for 1200 points). As it is now, the camera makes the game virtually unplayable, and that's a shame because this could have been great fun. Expand