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Robots

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
47
5.0
Xbox
52
5.0
PlayStation 2
...
5.0

Advertising Blurbs

uk.playstation.com:
    A whir of well-oiled gears heralds the Robots' arrival on PS2.

    20th Century Fox's CG animated feature film gets the full nuts and bolts treatment thanks to
    Vivendi Universal Games. Capturing the feel of Academy Award-winner Chris Wedge's
    Robots, this 3D action-adventure puts you in the starring role of Rodney Copperbottom, an
    erstwhile robotic misfit turned hero.

    Featuring character, graphic and animations taken straight from the film, Robots is a visual
    treat of spinning gears and chrome. The CG animation-inspired backdrops draw you into a
    vibrant world, a world about to be taken over by an evil tyrant - unless you and your robot
    pals can prevail.

    Combing the best elements of the film with all-new scenes and over 40 original characters,
    Robots keeps the action both fresh and challenging. From the moment you hop on the train
    to the mechanical metropolis of moving gears and winding parts, you will encounter an
    unforgettable cast of characters and adversaries.

    Expansive free-roaming environments, featuring new areas not seen in the film, wait to be
    explored through a balance of both puzzles and combat. Upgrading your character with
    bonus skills, new robot parts and awesome mechanical gadgets expands the gameplay,
    giving you the edge needed to complete the puzzles and defeat your foes.

    • 3D action-adventure inspired by and capturing the look and feel of the film


    • Meet the film's heroes, plus 40 original characters


    • Solve puzzles and battle evil machines across free-roaming environments


    • Upgrade Rodney with a range of cool skills, parts and gadgets

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on Mar 27, 2008.

Press Release:
    ROBOTS’, THE VIDEO GAME BASED ON TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX’S UPCOMING ANIMATED FEATURE FILM EVENT, SHIPS TO RETAIL

    An exhilarating interactive experience from Vivendi Universal Games incorporates the best elements from the movie with quality gameplay, exploration, puzzle-solving and combat

    LOS ANGELES - March 7, 2005 – Vivendi Universal Games today announced Robots’ has shipped to retail stores nationwide – several days ahead of the March 11th animated feature film release from Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios, creators of the hit feature Ice Age. The Robots game puts players in the role of the film’s hero Rodney Copperbottom, as he embarks on thrilling adventures through the living mechanical world of the Robots movie. The game is available on six platforms including Sony PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube’, Game Boy® Advance and DS video game system and PC.

    “We have captured all of the fun, excitement, playful humor and visually engaging qualities of Robots in a video game that will appeal to kids and fans of the animated feature everywhere,” said Philip W. O’Neil, President of North America, Vivendi Universal Games. “Our multi-platform game will continue the excitement of what is sure to be the movie event of the Winter/Spring 2005.”

    The Robots game was developed in conjunction with Blue Sky Studios, creators of the Robots movie, to give gamers the distinct experience of playing in the film’s universe through the incorporation of unique movie assets. The action commences as players hop on a train to a mechanical metropolis of moving gears and winding parts. Along the way, they encounter an unforgettable cast of characters and battle evil bots, as they discover the many ways a robot can invent cool and unique gadgets. The world of the Robots’ is about to be taken over by an evil tyrant, and it is up to the player to save his fellow robots from a tragic destiny!

    Robots is available on the Sony PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube’, Game Boy® Advance and DS video game system and PC with an ESRB “Everyone” rating. The game was developed by Eurocom Entertainment Software (PlayStation®2, Xbox®, GameCube’ and PC) and Griptonite Games (Game Boy® Advance and Nintendo® DualScreen). For more information, log on to http://www.robotsgame.com.

    About The ROBOTS Film
    Twentieth Century Fox and Academy Award® winning director Chris Wedge, who last joined forces on the blockbuster animated hit ICE AGE, now team to create another visually spectacular, three-dimensional world, with an all-star, award-winning cast, in ROBOTS. Beyond the scope, freshness and vibrancy of a whimsical world populated solely by mechanical beings, Wedge and his team are creating memorable robots, each with “his” / “her” own distinct personality. The result is a timeless tale that pushes the boundaries of animation, while introducing characters rich with comedy and heart. ROBOTS stars the voice talent of Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Mel Brooks, Greg Kinnear, Drew Carey, Jim Broadbent and Amanda Bynes, among others.

    About Fox Interactive
    A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising licenses video and computer game software under the Fox Interactive banner for a variety of Fox entertainment properties worldwide, on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company.

    About Vivendi Universal Games
    Vivendi Universal Games (www.vugames.com) is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is a leader in the subscription-based massively multi-player online (MMO) games category, and also holds leading positions in the PC, console and handheld games markets. Its development studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment, Sierra Entertainment and Massive Entertainment. VU Games’ library of over 700 titles features owned intellectual properties including Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo and World of Warcraft from Blizzard; Crash Bandicoot, Spyro The Dragon, Empire Earth, Leisure Suit Larry, Ground Control and Tribes. VU Games also maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including NBC Universal and Twentieth Century Fox.

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    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Oct 30, 2005.

uk.vugames-europe.com - GC/PS2/Windows/Xbox:
    The game:
    Based upon Twentieth Century Fox's CG animated feature film...

    Based upon Twentieth Century Fox’s CG animated feature film releasing on March 18, 2005 -- created by Twentieth Century Fox and directed by Academy Award®-winner Chris Wedge (both of Ice Age fame)

    Play as the hero Rodney Copperbottom, as he sets off on thrilling adventures through the living, breathing worlds of the Robots movie. The Robots’ world is about to be taken over by an evil tyrant and it is up to the player to save his fellow robots from a tragic destiny. Players will hop on a train to a mechanical metropolis of moving gears and winding parts, meet an unforgettable cast of characters and battle evil machines -- discovering the many ways a robot can turn his parts into cool and unique gadgets.

    • Vastly interactive experience incorporates the best elements from the movie with quality gameplay, exploration, puzzle-solving and combat


    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Oct 23, 2005.

www.xbox.com (US):
    Experience the exciting world of Robots’ The Movie! Live the adventures of a genius inventor robot, Rodney Copperbottom, as he moves to the big city to work for the company founded by his childhood hero.

    When Rodney uncovers a villain's plot to take over the city, the brave young bot works with his new friends to overcome all obstacles and realize his dreams—making the world a better place for all robots.

    Take wild rides in fast-paced robot vehicles. Upgrade your gadgets with cooler, more useful parts. Team up with your trusty Wonderbot to solve challenging puzzles, battle evil bots, and explore a highly interactive 3D universe that brings the world of the film to life.

    Features

    • Experience the world of the Robots film: Battle evil bots in a colorful action-adventure game. Spectacular graphical effects enhance the 3D free-roaming environments from the film.


    • Enjoy unprecedented movie-game integration: Characters, graphics, and animations from the movie are combined with quality gameplay, exploration, puzzle-solving, and combat.


    • Upgrade your character: Incorporate additional skills, cool robot parts, and smart mechanical gadgets as you progress through the game.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Oct 22, 2005.

www.nintendo.com – GameCube:
    Here's a game with plenty of polish.

    With clever puzzles, lots of fun gizmos and first-rate cut scenes, Robots is a fine platformer that does right by the movie.

    Features

    • Follow Rodney Copperbottom on his heroic journey
    • Collect items and blueprints to build weapons
    • Classic platforming action


    Experience the adventures of a genius inventor robot named Rodney Copperbottom as he moves to the big city to work for the company founded by his childhood hero. Rodney, however, uncovers a villain's plot to take over the city and must foil it for the sake of robots everywhere. You play as both Rodney and Wonderbot, his diminutive hover-sidekick. Wonderbot's program includes cute tricks worthy of an Ewok, like the one where he shakes a pair of mariachis like a strolling musician on a cruise liner.

    Much of the game consists of getting a blueprint and then seeking out the requisite parts to create the item. Rodney's basic weapon, an oversized wrench, makes quick work of low-level enemies. Blueprints lead to more-powerful weapons, such as the gun-like Scrap Launcher. Collect nuts (the kind for bolts, not the kind that grow on a pecan tree) to purchase health and other upgrades.

    After a tutorial in Rodney's home burg of Rivet Town, it's time for mom and dad to cut the ol' apron strings and send their pride and joy off to the big city so he can show his inventions to Bigweld Industries. Once there, his dreams are dashed when he discovers a wicked plot that involves the disappearance of Mr. Bigweld.

    Robots glistens with bright, clean graphics, plenty of artfully composed cut-scenes and nice particle effects when bad robots fall apart. Even though these are robots roaming in a metallic world, the game feels all warm and fuzzy. Most of the adults sound like first-grade teachers. The lushly romantic score swells and swells, with plenty of happy turns from the woodwinds and brasses.

    Bottom Line

    Glossy production values and thoughtful design make Robots a fine character-based platformer. Ain't no junk in this bag o' bolts.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Oct 22, 2005.

Back of Case - Xbox/PS2/GC (US):
    Repair For Adventure!

    Save Robot-kind from being turned into scrap metal! Play as Rodney Copperbottom and join his outrageous mechanical pals, the Rusties, as they try to foil Ratchet's evil plan! All the humorous characters and non-stop action of Robots The Movie come to life in this immersive game.

    • Hang out with your favorite movie characters
    • Battle evil bots with cool upgradeable gadgets
    • Speed through the city in rapid transport pods

    Contributed by Sciere (251158) on Oct 22, 2005.