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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 The loader is defeated
Rise of the Robots SNES Cyborg vs the ape droid
Rise of the Robots SNES Title Screen
Rise of the Robots SNES The ape droid smashed up

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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

Animation

Instinct Design, the developer for Rise of the Robots, claimed that the game would feature 100 frames of animation per robot, with a special key frame system to ensure fluidity of movement. In reality, the game utilized 3 frames of movement for the robot punching, kicking and whatever else.

Cancelled Sega CD version

There was actually a Sega CD version in development, which was going to be published by JVC, but it was never released. A preview video exists, but it doesn't show anything from that version, other than a box cover. The "Work in Progress" footage shown was in fact from the DOS version.

Cover art

Game covers mentioned that Rise of the Robots contained music by rock guitarist Brian May. While technically true, the only Brian May music you hear in the game is an approximately 5-seconds long guitar solo at the beginning. Brian May was penned in to produce the entire soundtrack, however completion was delayed and the soundtrack was not completed in time for the games release.

PC version differences

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.

Information also contributed by CaptainCanuck, M4R14N0, n-n, Roger Wilco, and Verm --
Satoshi Kunsai (1813) added Rise of the Robots (SNES) on Jun 06, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Zhentarim7 (182), Corn Popper (69643), NGC 5194 (17255), Kabushi (122207), Satoshi Kunsai (1813) and Terok Nor (18453)