Frobot

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Frobot
Developer(s) Fugazo
Publisher(s) Fugazo
Platform(s) Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, WiiWare
Release date(s) WiiWare PC
  • NA January 13, 2011
Mac
Genre(s) Puzzle/Shooter
Mode(s) 1-4 Players
Distribution Download

Frobot is a puzzle/shooting video game developed and published by Fugazo for WiiWare as well as Windows and Mac OS X. The word "Frobot" is a portmanteau of "'fro" and "robot." The WiiWare version was released in North America on December 20, 2010[2] and the PC version was released on January 13, 2011.[3] The Mac version has not yet seen a release.

Overview[edit]

Players control the titular Frobot, a masculine robot who sports an afro and is equipped for combat. Frobot must rescue his five robot girlfriends from their demise upon their kidnapping. Gameplay involves solving puzzles and battling robots to navigate Frobot through levels set in a top-down perspective. In multiplayer mode, up to four players may fight one another as armed robots.[4]

Single player mode[edit]

The player needs to control Frobot through different kinds of scenarios confronting enemies and solving different kinds of puzzles. The game feature 5 different types of environments, different kinds of weapons (such as energy blasts, missiles, etc) and boss fights.[4]

Special powers[edit]

As Frobot rescues his girlfriends he regains all of his funky powers

  • Dynomine: A remote mine that can be used to destroy enemies and obstacles.
  • Robo Hustle: A quick dash move.
  • Stud Missile: Destroys most enemies and obstacles.
  • Heartstopper: A shield that deflects all energy blasts. Useful for attacking, defending, and activating generators.
  • Jive Stalker: The disco ball is controlled by the mouse cursor or Wii pointer. Useful for attacking enemies and activating syncopation stations.[4]

Multiplayer mode[edit]

Frobot has one competitive mode which allows four players to battle each other using an assortment of weapons such as energy blasts, mines, missiles, and grenades. The game has 10 different maps with present special features such as destructible walls, moving platforms, and teleporters.[4]

Development[edit]

According to the developer, the gameplay could perhaps be summarized if one "imagine[s] if Wii Tanks and The Legend of Zelda had a baby. The baby's name would be Frobot."[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frobot Arrives on WiiWare". IGN. 2010-12-20. Retrieved 2011-03-08. 
  2. ^ Dillard, Corbie (2010-12-20). "Frobot (WiiWare) Review". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2011-03-08. 
  3. ^ "Frobot now on the PC!". 2011-01-13. Retrieved 2011-03-08. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Frobot coming to Wii, PC, and Mac!".