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Rise of the Robots (DOS)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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You are a cyborg handyman in the far away future sent to a huge megacorporation where an evil AI has taken control of the companies robots. You are charged with facing these robots in combat and eliminating them one by one to reach the core and deactivate the AI.

Gameplay wise this is a standard beat-em-up with gorgeous graphics. It has some annoying limitations like not being able to jump over your enemy and only one fire button.


Rise of the Robots DOS Prime-8 defeated
Rise of the Robots DOS Select opponent
Rise of the Robots DOS Loader defeated
Rise of the Robots DOS ...then transported to Metropolis 4...

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User Reviews

The worst fighting game ever on the PC. Avoid at all costs. Spartan_234 (422) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars
Urgh Ashley Pomeroy (233) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars
And all this time I kept thinking there was worse! Satoshi Kunsai (1816) 0.25 Stars0.25 Stars0.25 Stars0.25 Stars0.25 Stars
Probably the worst fighting game EVER in the history of gaming. Tomer Gabel (4388) 1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars
I wanted to like it... but It was just too bad... Yeah No (22) unrated

The Press Says

MikroBitti Jan, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Coming Soon Magazine Feb, 1995 90 out of 100 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Power Unlimited Feb, 1995 7.6 out of 10 76
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1995 50 out of 100 50
Power Play Jan, 1995 44 out of 100 44
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 1995 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
High Score Apr, 1995 2 out of 5 40
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1994 32 out of 100 32


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Rise of the Robots on PC was released on floppy disks and CD-ROM. The CD-ROM version had an animated intro instead of the stills as seen in the floppy disk version.
Zhentarim7 (182) added Rise of the Robots (DOS) on May 30, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69569), NGC 5194 (17258), Kabushi (120985), Satoshi Kunsai (1816) and Terok Nor (18323)