Robots (2005 video game)
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North American PS2 cover art
Griptonite Games (GBA and NDS)
|Distributor(s)||Vivendi Universal Games
Robots is a platform video game released in 2005 by Eurocom to coincide with film of the same name. A few voice actors reprise their roles from the movie, such as Stanley Tucci. However, Ewan McGregor, the voice of Rodney Copperbottom, was replaced by Jess Harnell in the game.
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A robot named Rodney Copperbottom decides to leave his home at Rivet Town and head to Robot City to realize his dream of working for his childhood hero, Bigweld. He makes a flying robot called Wonderbot out of scrap before he leaves. At the city, he goes to Bigweld's factory, but realizes that Bigweld is mysteriously absent, and finds out that the factory is currently being run by a robot by the name of Phineas T. Ratchet, who hatches an evil plan to create more futuristic robots like himself and destroying old robots made out of scrap. Rodney also meets a gang of colorful outmodes called the Rusties, who are also affected from the change Ratchet has made. A robot named Jack Hammer tells Rodney that there are many scrap parts in the sewers of Robot City and that Rodney can go collect the scrap in order to keep the Rusties alive. After doing so, Rodney and the Rusties go to Bigweld's Mansion to find Bigweld. Bigweld agrees to help Rodney and the Rusties, and sets off with Rodney to stop Ratchet and save all robot-kind.
- Jess Harnell - Rodney Copperbottom
- Jansen Panettiere - (Young) Rodney Copperbottom, additional voices
- Stanley Tucci - Herb Copperbottom
- Dee Bradley Baker - Tim, Electroblast Inventor, ChopShop Guard, additional voices
- Alan Rosenberg - Jack Hammer
- Michael Gough - Bigweld, additional voices
- Jim Meskimen - Phineas T. Ratchet
- Grey DeLisle - Cappy
- Harland Williams - Lugnut
- Kath Soucie - Piper Pinwheeler
- Jennifer Coolidge - Aunt Fanny
- Frank Welker - Wonderbot
Like the film, the game received generally mixed reviews, with a score of 53 on Metacritic.
This game features Rodney Copperbottom as the playable main character. The player can also play as the Wonderbot and Bigweld in the chase scene. Rodney can invent different devices by collecting a certain amount of blueprints scattered throughout the environment.