• Publisher: Hitcents
  • Release Date: Apr 26, 2018
  • Also On: PC
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  • Summary: - Gameplay -
    A Robot Named Fight is a Metroidvania roguelike focused on exploration and item collection. Take on the role of a lone robot tasked with stopping a the entity known as Megabeast. Explore procedurally-generated labyrinths, uncover randomized power-ups and artifacts, find secrets,
    - Gameplay -
    A Robot Named Fight is a Metroidvania roguelike focused on exploration and item collection. Take on the role of a lone robot tasked with stopping a the entity known as Megabeast. Explore procedurally-generated labyrinths, uncover randomized power-ups and artifacts, find secrets, and blast meaty creatures in this deliciously gory Metroidvania.

    - Story -
    Millennia of peace have passed since the mechanical gods ascended and left the lower order robots to cultivate the world. Unfortunately for those left behind, something forgotten and terrible stirs amidst the stars: the Megabeast, a pulsating moon-sized orb of flesh, eyes, mouths and reproductive organs unleashing its children onto the world like an unstoppable plague.

    - Key Features -
    - Explore a procedurally-generated labyrinth with more than 4 billion unique runs.
    - Prove your worth with true permadeath.
    - Take on over 60 menacing enemies solo or with a friend via local co-op.
    - Adapt to a different item set every run with more than 80 unique items
    - Complete achievements to unlock new content.
    - Play using your favorite controller.
    - Enjoy an unreasonable amount of meat!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Apr 26, 2018
    90
    If you have been itching for a Metroidvania game with a good sense of humor and a new level of challenge, A Robot Named Fight is worth the investment of time and $12.99 USD. Your metal will be tested as you throw a lot of robots at a ton of meat, but the Megabeast must be vanquished and its secrets must be revealed - in at least one of its multiple endings.
  2. Aug 20, 2018
    75
    A Robot Named Fight is a fun experience that can either be played for short bursts or huge multiple hour gaming sessions, either way this game is very fun is highly replayable.
  3. Sep 3, 2018
    73
    It has its flaws in some concepts, but it knows how to compensate them by shining brilliantly in other aspects. Of course, the idea is not genuine, but does that matter when it’s the best current option to live again what we felt when we tried the game in the 94 for the first time?
  4. Apr 27, 2018
    70
    A Robot Named Fight! is a great game, BUT… kind of deal, that won't appeal to just anyone. It's actually highly recommended, but only as long as you can deal with a metroidvania with a perma-death mechanic - and one that won't exactly win any awards for its variety and replay value.
  5. 70
    A Robot Named Fight is an interesting roguelike, combining that genre’s pros and cons with what’s essentially a Super Metroid framework. While I suspect your mileage may vary, I can’t deny that it’s a fun, if imperfect, experience.
  6. Apr 30, 2018
    70
    It even blends two genres that theoretically shouldn’t fit together, yet somehow in this context and with the clever implementation of its gadgets, a far more enjoyable experience. It’s by no means perfect, but with great ideas it deserves at least a look for yourself.
  7. Apr 29, 2018
    53
    A Robot Named Fight is clearly a modern interpretation of Super Metroid but with a roguelike structure. Considering Super Metroid is a far better experience in every way and is readily available at a much better price, playing this instead would be a silly mistake.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Mar 19, 2020
    10
    Unexpected great time eating game! Bought it on sale with thoughts that this game at least might be fun. Oh boy this game IS fun! If you likeUnexpected great time eating game! Bought it on sale with thoughts that this game at least might be fun. Oh boy this game IS fun! If you like Metroid and roguelike games like The Binding of Isaac-look no further. A Robot Named Fight will give great Metroid-like experience. Expand
  2. Jul 1, 2021
    10
    ARNF is definitely worth the money that's for sure. If you're considering picking it up here's the pros and cons:

    Pros: The randomized
    ARNF is definitely worth the money that's for sure. If you're considering picking it up here's the pros and cons:

    Pros:
    The randomized level design is spot on, and really gives you that feeling that you're playing Super Metroid for the first time as a child.
    It's super satisfying killing the gooey meat monsters.
    The powerups are endless and rarely disappoint.
    Every time you play the game, you are not only faced with a new randomized level/maze that can be completed in one sitting, but each time you play you're practically guaranteed to find a powerup you've never seen before.
    The more you play, the more powerups you unlock for future runs.
    The game as a whole is not so challenging that you're going to give up.
    The entire game was made by ONE GUY! Support this man, as he deserves all the prase!
    He's often looking through and responding to forums, so he seems to listen to feedback quite well.
    Did I mention infinite replayability? How many PvE games can make that claim? Zero that's how many.
    Cons: Sometimes randomness kills your run? I don't like the randomness of the upgrade stations. I wish their was an option to donate 99 scrap to see a list of potential upgrades or something. The dumb overlord robots give you "lil' whoever" too much. Also shield drones are lame. Feels bad to get lame upgrades. When you get something good that compliments your other upgrades it feels great though, just wish it was more common.

    TL;DR
    Game is very good, and was created by a single person. Scratches that Super Metroid Itch for eternity with a new experience each time you play. Roguelikes are not for everyone though, and some runs you'll waste hours before you see that luck has reduced your chances greatly.

    Edit: I had some cons in the past but those have been updated and removed. This game is now nearly perfect. The only thing I would add is more secret endings! :D
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  3. Jul 11, 2018
    10
    A Robot Named Fight! is a perfect fit for the Switch. The game feels like it was made for on-the-go play, and having it on this platform letsA Robot Named Fight! is a perfect fit for the Switch. The game feels like it was made for on-the-go play, and having it on this platform lets the user enjoy its full potential anywhere. The soundtrack is fun, the gameplay is challenging but not merciless, and it always leaves me wanting to play more. This is a roguelite, so be aware of the permadeath. Luckily, you'll unlock items along the way that appear in subsequent runs; this keeps things fresh! Expand
  4. Aug 10, 2019
    9
    Yeah nice one, great little game
  5. Mar 22, 2021
    7
    Do you love Metroidvanias, but hate how you don't lose all your progress when you run into a tough boss or get stuck n a spike pit? Than thisDo you love Metroidvanias, but hate how you don't lose all your progress when you run into a tough boss or get stuck n a spike pit? Than this is the game for you! Seriously though, I have a love/hate relationship with this game. It was rough at first, but thankfully I ended up more towards the former than the latter.
    It can be beyond frustrating to die and start again with nothing. I told myself I would give it up a number of times. I couldn't let go, and eventually got a play through with some serious fire power and completed it.
    On the plus side, you essentially get a new Super Metroid game every time you play. That's pretty darn cool.
    Time will tell if I come back and to it again. There are better endings and plenty of unfound upgrades to go for, but I'm satisfied for now.
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  6. Apr 29, 2019
    7
    It's a good game, mostly because it emulates Super Metroid quite well, if not too good that it will never be its own game. The flat colorsIt's a good game, mostly because it emulates Super Metroid quite well, if not too good that it will never be its own game. The flat colors hurt the environments and atmosphere. Other than that it's quite enjoyable. Expand
  7. May 14, 2021
    0
    Game frequently spawns 15 or more enemies per area that pass through walls, home in on your location, shoot lock-on projectiles, and instantlyGame frequently spawns 15 or more enemies per area that pass through walls, home in on your location, shoot lock-on projectiles, and instantly kill you. Sometimes starting the game causes your character to self destruct. Enemies frequently extend past the range of your current weapon or are blocked with barriers allowing them to OHKO you. On top of that, the rougelike element is extremely weak; the game is essentially an auto generating Metroid clone with garbage checkpoints. A real disappointment because it had so much potential but was squandered by bad coding.

    Edit: game locked me out of progression due to not giving me a weapon that can shoot through walls. Grade reduced from one point to zero. Game is unplayable.
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