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Robotrek (SNES)

74
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.8
Overall MobyScore (6 votes) 2.9


The Press Says

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89
Super Power
Les jeux d'aventures de ce style sont assez peu nombreux. Lorsqu'ils possèdent un bon scénario, cela ne fait qu'augmenter l'intérêt général de la quête...
85
RPGFan
Robotrek was meant for children, but it has a decent replay value, a large variety of enemies, a peculiar battle system, and countless secret areas to explore. You can't get tired of the music without a struggle and the story was surprisingly well done. I think this game deserved a lot more attention than it got. Overall, Robotrek gets an 85%.
83
Game Players
The constant construction and invention of new items add an interesting twist to what would already be a solid RPG. The game takes you along a fairly linear path and since there are plenty of hints along the way. Robotrek presents itself as a fun choice for players without much RPG experience.
80
Jeuxvideo.com
On connaissait Quintet pour son brillant travail sur ActRaiser ou Soul Blazer, mais le studio montre avec Robotrek qu'il sait également manier des registres beaucoup plus légers. Malgré de très gros soucis de gameplay, on ne retiendra finalement qu'une seule chose. Robotrek est une bonne grosse parodie du jeu de rôle, avec ses grands méchants totalement idiots, ses monstres attachants et ses situations parfois sans queue ni tête.
80
SUPER-NES.COM
Robotrek isn't going to set any new standards in the audio and visual departments, but what it brings to the table is a nice twist on the rpg genre that honestly surprised me when I first began playing it. The "robotics" theme of the game makes for a different type of storyline and being able to create your own robots also makes you feel more like your taking part in the game instead of just following along in the story.
74
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
A Zelda-type RPG that is geared more toward younger players. Building your robot is a very cool idea and there are several areas to explore and people to talk to. I just wish there was a little harsher tone to the whole thing.
70
GamePro (US)
Robotrek is trying to be different, though perhaps it tries a bit too hard. For a cart, undoubtedly meant to make a big splash in the fantasy gaming world, the water doesn't seem to travel all that far with this one.
65
Total! (Germany)
Bis zu drei Blechgesellen können mitgenommen werden, zum Einsatz kann allerdings immer nur einer kommen. Dies ist aber nicht weiter schlimm, da sich für jeden Roboter Spezialattacken programmieren lassen. Diese herauszufinden und mit den Kombinationen bei der Waffenentwicklung zu experimentieren macht den Hauptreiz aus, der Rest ist eher Mittelmaß. Wer nach einem etwas „anderen“ Rollenspiel sucht, der sollte einen Blick riskieren.
55
GameCola.net
I think the point was this: It’s a cute game, but it doesn’t have any particular strong points outside of being a little forward thinking. It can be somewhat addictive early on, but only in the same way that most MMO games are. It gets old pretty fast. I don’t think that anyone really checks out any of the games I review anyway, though, so I won’t bother saying whether you should play it or not. How about you go outside, instead?