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Robotrek (SNES)

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Description

There exists a prosperous town named Rococo built on all the latest modern conveniences. Living in Rococo is a famous inventor, Dr. Akihabara and his son. All is peaceful until suddenly a group known as "Hackers" appear and begin causing trouble. The Hackers and their robotic monsters take part in robberies, vandalism and destruction around the world. Dr. Akihabara leaves on a voyage determined to thwart the Hackers plan, leaving his son behind in Rococo. As strange things begin to happen in and around Rococo, Akihabara's son decides to investigate. Idolizing his father and also wishing to grow up to be an inventor, he builds himself a robotic fighting machine and sets out on his Robotrek...

Robotrek is a fantasy RPG with sci-fi and steampunk elements. Players take the role of Akihabara's son, living in his lab at Rococo. The majority of the game is an overhead view, traveling through areas, talking to people and using items. Early on in the game, the player will learn how to create a robot in the laboratory and will use this this robot in a side-view battle mode to combat monsters and gain experience. The robots can be upgraded and equipped with different types of weapons, both found and invented. The player can have a total of three different robots to choose to send to battle, which allows customization strategies for certain situations and enemies.

Akihabara's son will also need to think up new inventions to thwart the challenges in front of him. He gets the ideas for these inventions from talking to people or witnessing events which cause a lightbulb to go off above his head. New items then become available for production in the lab. Also, many existing items including his own inventions can be combined properly in the lab to create new items and weapons. Items no longer wanted can often be turned into scrap which sometimes is also able to be combined.

Screenshots

Robotrek SNES Title screen
Robotrek SNES This game's translation is infamous
Robotrek SNES Cave
Robotrek SNES Each turn one has a range of movement

Alternate Titles

  • "Slapstick" -- Japanese title
  • "スラップスティック" -- Japanese spelling

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A silly but innovative RPG. Rob Anderson (113) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

The Press Says

Super Power Mar, 1995 89 out of 100 89
RPGFan Jul 07, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Game Players Dec, 1994 83 out of 100 83
SUPER-NES.COM 2008 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com May 16, 2012 16 out of 20 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1994 7.4 out of 10 74
GamePro (US) Dec, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Total! (Germany) Feb, 1995 2.75 out of 6 65
GameCola.net Dec, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55

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WildKard (12157) added Robotrek (SNES) on Apr 03, 2004