| 14th October, 2004
Game of the Week Winner
Edited By Jerry on 10/16/2004
Before we get on with the facy stuff let me say this first:
There are TWO control schemes, one is complex one is not. If you feel intimidated by the inadequency to handle the controls, DON'T DOWNLOAD it and don't BITCH about controls if you do decide to download. Secondly, yes it IS a big file for a robotron game but I have already aknowledged this, and I don't need a whole bunch of whiny comments for 56k users. No one is putting a gun to your head to download the game, so if its too big for you, DON'T DOWNLOAD. I would rather have 0 downloads than 10 complaints. However, constructive criticism on faithfulness to the original and technical details are more than welcome.
With that out of the way, Robotron Blitz is a game made for the Retro Remakes competition. Its basically Robotron with update graphics and hyped up gameplay. It is VERY difficult as many other web communities has pointed out especially if your not familiar with the control scheme. I may release an easy version later if theres any demand for it.
Arrow keys - control movement. You can move in eight directions
W,S,A,D - acts as another 'directional cross' for shooting. Think of this control scheme as similar to the one seen in the original robotron arcade or smash tv.
Ctrl - this key will shoot in the same direction you are facing.
Shift - will make you strafe. In other words, you can still move in 8 directions but your direction will stay the same.
Space - Just to seperate the remake from the original slightly, I added a dive or dodge function. By pressing Space and holding another arrow key, you will dive in the direction indicated by the arrow. You can only dive in 4 directions. You cannot get hit while your diving but watch out WHERE you dive. You don't wanna come out of your dive in the middle of a crowd of angry robots.
You can either opt to use the Arrow keys, WSAD and Space or the Arrow keys Ctrl Shift and Space. I personally recommend the former even though it takes a while to get used to.
At the main menu you can press + and - on your keypad to increase or decrease a small, barely visible counter in the top right hand corner of your screen which corresponds with the wave you will jump to once you select to star a new game. Max wave is 20 and minimum wave is 1 since the game just loops once you hit wave 20 and increases difficulty.
I'll admit the game is a little hard to get into but once you get past the control difficulties, the game is a blast to play. So please give it a while before passing judgement. The game was also whipped up in two weeks so its not as polished as it could have been.
The game, as many have pointed out, is not entirely faithful to the original Robotron. This is mainly because I have never playd Robotron before. The next version will be much more faithful since I have been provided with many means which to access the original game.
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http://www.remakes.org/website/comp2004/download.php?id=119 (about 7mb )
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