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Rise of the Robots (SNES)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Rise of the Robots SNES Cyborg vs the crusher
Rise of the Robots SNES When you are beaten you see the cyborg shut down
Rise of the Robots SNES Crusher data bank
Rise of the Robots SNES The Sentry Droid

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A perfect example of "All flash, and no substance". JohnLennon224 (16) 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars
Looks can be decieving ThE oNe (178) unrated

The Press Says

Video Games & Computer Entertainment Feb, 1995 6 out of 10 60
Game Players Feb, 1995 46 out of 100 46
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1995 4.4 out of 10 44
All Game Guide 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Total! (Germany) Jan, 1995 4.25 out of 6 35
GamePro (US) Jul, 1995 1.5 out of 5 30
neXGam 2002 2.8 out of 10 28
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Oct 31, 2004 2 out of 10 20

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Trivia

As if the PC port wasn't bad enough, Mirage insisted on porting this waste to nearly every system on the planet! Here's a (nearly) complete list of all known ports of Rise of the Robots:

IBM-PC compatables, Commodore Amiga, Commodore CD32, CD-i, 3DO, Super NES, Genesis, Sega Master System, Game Gear, and Gameboy...that's thus far 10 (yes, TEN!) different ports! That's probably the most ports for any game yet. And yes, they all suck.

And if Mirage didn't stop there, we might even find ports for the Intellivision, Atari 2600, Pong hardware....
Satoshi Kunsai (1816) added Rise of the Robots (SNES) on Jun 06, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Zhentarim7 (182), Corn Popper (69575), NGC 5194 (17256), Kabushi (121658), Satoshi Kunsai (1816) and Terok Nor (18401)