Prepare yourself for terrible news. Your WifeBot and BabyBots have been kidnapped by evil Robo Forces and only you can save them! I know, it’s horrible!
In this platform side-scroller by Artificial Life, you run, jump, and swing, gathering weapons and shields to aide you in your battle against evil – and anyone who gets in your way should probably get out, lest they be destroyed.
There are two options here: Story and Arcade. Both modes are very similar in that the goal is to reach the end of the level by collecting weapons and subsequently using them to annihilate your enemies. However, the main goal of Story Mode is to, you guessed it, complete the story and save your family. While both modes play exactly the same, Arcade Mode offers a slightly more simple task of collecting your BabyBots whom are scattered throughout the level. Each is equally as enjoyable as the other.
This game reminded me a lot of the original platform games for Nintendo (TMNT, Megaman, etc.) Throughout the game, you collect various weapons. Those weapons range from lightening to bombs to a plastic shell that protects you from everything. If those aren’t enough for you, then there is a huge beam of fire (a rare find) that just destroys anyone in your path – very convenient for taking on those improperly programmed robo fiends who stole your family away from you. With good graphics, a decent soundtrack, and awesome cut scenes, this game has just about everything to satiate a platform gamers needs.
Aside from the knowledge that Robots will one day learn to procreate, the only part of iDroids that wasn’t great for me (in the beginning) were the controls. They are a little touchy and definitely take a little getting used to, however, that comes fairly quickly. I suppose, if I get down to the nitty gritty of the situation, the soundtrack could use a little variety as each level has the same music. But, that’s just being picky…
$1.99 is an amazing price for this game. Well worth it. There is, as per usual, a lite version, but I say skip that completely. If this is your kind of game, then you will have no qualms whatsoever. Plus, what more satisfaction can be had than saving your family from the clutches of pure evil? Riddle me that…