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smackBOTS Free for iPhone

Editors' Review

by   / January 13, 2010

SmackBots is a button-mashing robot-fighting game that's more than a little reminiscent of the classic childrens' game "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots."

The interface makes great use of the iPhone and iPod Touch: you tap on the right side of the screen to swing your right fist, the left for your left, and both sides to block, and you tilt your device to move left or right. You fight against one other robot at a time, in two-minute rounds (best two out of three), and you choose your difficulty, either "Just Smacking Around" or "I've Got Crazy Thumb Speed." When you drop to half your health in a match, you can hit the "Berserk" button. You start the game with one simple combo move, but after you win a fight, you get "tax dollars for your defense budget," which you can spend to change your paint job, get a new head, or buy new combos and "oil lubricant" to increase your swing speed.

Given its bare-bones gameplay, SmackBots is most fun for children (even toddlers can pick it up) or with multiplayer mode over the Internet, which lets you bookmark opponents and see relative "power index." Even in single-player mode, though, SmackBots' goofy retro aesthetic and fun gear progression can keep you coming back for more arm-flailing match-ups.

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Editors' Review

by   / January 13, 2010

SmackBots is a button-mashing robot-fighting game that's more than a little reminiscent of the classic childrens' game "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots."

The interface makes great use of the iPhone and iPod Touch: you tap on the right side of the screen to swing your right fist, the left for your left, and both sides to block, and you tilt your device to move left or right. You fight against one other robot at a time, in two-minute rounds (best two out of three), and you choose your difficulty, either "Just Smacking Around" or "I've Got Crazy Thumb Speed." When you drop to half your health in a match, you can hit the "Berserk" button. You start the game with one simple combo move, but after you win a fight, you get "tax dollars for your defense budget," which you can spend to change your paint job, get a new head, or buy new combos and "oil lubricant" to increase your swing speed.

Given its bare-bones gameplay, SmackBots is most fun for children (even toddlers can pick it up) or with multiplayer mode over the Internet, which lets you bookmark opponents and see relative "power index." Even in single-player mode, though, SmackBots' goofy retro aesthetic and fun gear progression can keep you coming back for more arm-flailing match-ups.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.4.4

Add 2 new single player levels.

Fixed multiplayer bugs, improve multiplayer lobby system.

General

Publisher LeftRight Studios
Publisher web site http://leftrightstudios.net/
Release Date December 18, 2009
Date Added January 13, 2010
Version 1.4.4

Category

Category Games
Subcategory Other Games

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch., Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later., iTunes account required

Download Information

File Size 6.39MB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 104
Downloads Last Week 0

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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