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Review: ROBO OH
At a Glance
|ESRB Rating:||NR - Not Rated|
|My Rating:||Ages 6 and up|
|Review Published On:||November 27th, 2020|
There isn't one. You're supposed to play through the entire tournament in one go. This isn't a problem, as an entire game only takes 15 minutes or so.
Remember Rock'em Sock'em robots? That's basically what you have here: giant robots punch, kick, and fling large sushi rolls at each other in a tournament setting.
Like most NES games, story is fairly simple, just enough to set the stage for the gameplay. In this case, it goes like this: a challenge was sent out throughout the universe, asking the strongest robots to compete in a grand tournament. The winner shall be known as the King of the Robots, and be awarded a lifetime of free upgrades, oil changes, and whatever else robots desire. Six robots answered the call, and now the battle has begun!
The gameplay itself is fairly standard for a fighting game. You select which of the six robots you wish to control, and then you battle each of the other five robots in one-on-one battles. Each robot has its own strengths and weaknesses, as well as a handful of special techniques and a powerful "overdrive" attack. Between rounds, you can also upgrade your robot's Speed, Energy, Power, or Armor to improve their abilties.
However, the gameplay does hit some limitations from the NES theme. Fighting games weren't very common on the NES, and the genre didn't really hit its stride until later on when your average game console* had six or more buttons on its controller. Thus, this two-button control scheme doesn't give you the option to grab, throw, or taunt an opponent, and you only have a choice between a "weak" or "strong" attack rather than the multiple types of punches and kicks you're probably used to.
Despite these limitations, this really turned out to be a fun game, and I'd strongly suggest taking a look at it if you like retro games, fighting games, or Super Robots in general. At a mere $2, this game's a steal. It literally just came out too, so the developers have been updating it almost every day with balance fixes and other tweaks based on player feedback.
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Basically they just smack each other until one of them falls down or they run out of time.