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Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition Review

Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition

Release: 23/02/2018
Publisher: Thinice
Developer: Thinice
Genre: Adventure, Indie, Platformer, Puzzle, Switch Reviews
PEGI: E
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Two robots walk into a bar…ok, no bar, but two robots do walk into a sticky situation. One robot is trapped under glass, with a crusher headed his way, and the other is on the otherside and has to get to a big red button to stop the crusher. After the robot under glass is free, the two robots must make it to the end of the level. The game I’m describing is called Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition and its for the Nintendo Switch. The player controls both robots, switching between the two and sharing power while leaving enough to open the levels exit. This puzzle platformer has an interesting setup, but is it a good game?

Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition has no story. Instead, the player is thrown into a series of puzzle platformer levels with two robots. The plugging in element and only having so much energy will remind you of Chibi Robo but otherwise, Twin Robots is its own game.

The puzzles in Twin Robots start off pretty easy and then get harder and harder as you go. Some of the levels can be pretty frustrating. Also, some of the levels are long and it would’ve been nice to have a check point during the longer levels. In this game, one hit and you die. The player can make a lot of progress with one robot and then get the second robot killed and then have to do everything all over again.

Twin Robots only saves once you’ve completed a level. I think this game, with how portable it is (its a good game for portable mode), should’ve had a quick save or at least check points. I believe Twin Robots is going for a more old school sort of gameplay, but I don’t think that matches up too well with the gameplay and graphics.

This game does have good controls though. The jumping in Twin Robots is very good for the most part, with only occasional stiffness. The walking, switching between characters, and puzzle solving all work well. Twin Robots menus look like they should have touch sceen controls, however they don’t.

Twin Robots can be a fun game and I think puzzle platformers and possibly speed runners will have the most fun with this game. You shouldn’t expect a lot from the game’s graphics, but they are good enough for what the game sets out to do.

Twin Robots has good graphics but I think that the graphics were not the main priority with this game. A lot of the levels in Twin Robots look alike, with various degress of different trap placements. The robots in the game are simple, though not bad looking.

The game’s music, meanwhile, is alright. I mostly had the music turned off because it did become slightly annoying at times. The sound effects in this game are not bad.

Twin Robots is a good game overall and puzzle platformer fans should check it out!

Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition is a good puzzle platformer. The levels start out easy and then ramp up in difficulty. This may not be the best puzzle platformer on the Nintendo Switch, but if you like this genre, then you will want to check out Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition.

Thank you to Ratalaika Games for providing a a review copy of this game. Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition is currently available on the Nintendo Switch eShop!

 

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