Robot Rescue 2 is a logic game in which you control a group of robots, as you lead them to the exit door(s) through 60 increasingly difficult levels. The twist here is that the robots share linked controls, so moving one moves them all, making your trek to the exit that much more difficult. The levels are overlaid with a grid to help you better visualize your moves ahead of time. To play the game, you must turn your DSi or 3DS on its side as the levels span both screens. To mix it up a bit and ramp up the challenge, the levels will have color machines which change the color of your robots, conveyor belts, mines, electrical traps, color coded teleporters, barriers, switches and more! You control your robots using either the circle pad or the d-pad. The touch screen is really only used on the menu and level select screen. The robots control really well however, make sure you don’t hold down in a certain direction for too long because your robot will respond in a continuous movement which could result in death. If you happen to kill off one of your robots the whole level will restart within a second or two. On the other hand, if you see that you’ve made one too many bad moves you can press Start and press A to restart the level.
The visuals and sounds are both pretty good. The animations are simple, yet satisfying. I mean how can you not appreciate seeing the mouth/lips wiggling about each time you move? Seriously, it looks as though your robot is traveling at breakneck speeds and his mouth and lips are blown open by the wind and you can see his teeth. It’s kind of comical if you stop to notice it. It’s difficult for me to describe the soundtrack – it has a techno vibe to it, is simple, but never gets old. You can easily pick it up as you play and you just might catch yourself humming along or even just making the sames noises. The sound effects are good as well, although nothing really stands out to me, good or bad.
Concluding Overall Impressions
If you are into cerebral puzzle games, Robot Rescue 2 is definitely one to add to your library. At the low, low price of $2 you’ll be getting a fairly lengthy game, full of fun and challenging gameplay.
Final Score: 4 out of 5
**Editors Note: I am not a professional reviewer. My reviews are a mixture of facts as well as opinions relating to my personal experience in playing the game. The number score I gave the game reflects how I feel about the game, not how you or other reviewers feel about the game. So please, take my review, as well as any others with a grain of salt. In the least, I hope my review is helpful in whatever decision you make in regards to purchasing the game. **
About the author:
Jeremy’s love of gaming, especially Nintendo started in the late 80’s when his parents bought him and his older brother an NES. Many hours were spent playing Mario and Duck Hunt. Eventually Jeremy graduated to bigger and better games and systems, like the SNES, GC, Wii, 3DS, and finally to the Wii U. Ask him what the defining moment of his childhood gaming was and he’ll answer, “the day I beat Zelda 2.” To this day that game holds a special place in his heart. His favorite types of games are platformers.
Jeremy started blogging for NintendoFuse in October 2010. He started off as a lurker on the forums who won a free copy of And Yet It Moves on WiiWare. From there he realized he liked the forums and the site and wanted to remain a part of it. He was brought on board shortly thereafter and has helped post news and reviews for the past couple of years. Currently Jeremy has taken a step back to focus on family and school. He assists in minor back-end site maintenance from time to time.