Robot Unicorn (iPhone) Game Review: Everything a Unicorn Can Be!

I think the oft-heard iPhone game related question I heard last week was “Why is there a unicorn game in your iPhone?!” (Lots of people like to play with my 3GS, especially my colleagues, since it has plenty of games). As incredulous as it sounds, it’s true that I have a unicorn game on the iPhone but it’s not any unicorn game, it’s Adult Swim’s Robot Unicorn. A world of difference compared to err..Milk My Unicorn.

Anyways, it’s a 2D platformer in the same vein as Chop Chop Ninja, but instead of a Ninja, you get to control a Robot Unicorn. The game comes with two basic controls, a jump button that is used to trigger the Robot Unicorn to jump  (or double jump) across gaps from one ledge to another, and a dash button, used to destroy obstacles en-route, such as Stars.

You can tell from the level loading screen that the game is somewhat sadistic. Players are granted three wishes (three lives) basically, but with a rather depressing “You’ll Fail” line at the bottom. Lol. And let’s not be mistaken, the game is undoubtedly hard. Jump too high and you can’t see the obstacle just in front of where you are about to land, hit the dash button too late before an obstacle and you’ll be greeted with the severed head of the Robot Unicorn, and one less wish (and a mocking message like “You’ve become a star..”)

If there’s any consolation, the game is functionally pretty, with a pink/purple colour scheme, rainbows and clouds in the background, stardust…what more can you ask from a unicorn game. More importantly, the controls are tight. It’s addictive too as you’ll want to beat your previous high score (you accumulate points the more distance you cover and get bonuses destroying stars); you’ll face a randomly generated level each time you start afresh and that keeps things interesting.

I know that this is an oft-used single sentence used in my posts to describe online capabilities in an iPhone game, but hey: Online leaderboards and trophies are provided for by OpenFeint.

I bought Robot Unicorn at a time when it was being sold at a discounted price of USD 0.99, it’s now priced at USD 2.99, but it’s still worth a look at: https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/robot-unicorn-attack/id374791544?mt=8# Recommended!

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  1. IMCurtain.com October 3, 2010

    Nine Over Ten 9/10 » Robot Unicorn (iPhone) Game Review: Everything a Unicorn Can Be!…

    I think the oft-heard iPhone game related question I heard last week was “Why is there a unicorn game in your iPhone?!” (Lots of people like to play with my 3GS, especially my colleagues, since it has plenty of games)…