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Mr. Robot (Windows)

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Description

A starship called 'The Eidolon' is transporting colonists to a new planet when the ship's computer starts to go a little crazy. The player takes on the role of Asimov, a lowly service mechanoid, who must save his robot friends and the sleeping human crew.

Mr. Robot is primarily a puzzle game. The first part of the game takes place on board the space ship, and contains environmental puzzle-solving similar to isometric games like Head over Heels and Cadaver, but with less emphasis on action, and recreated in 3D. The player often needs to hack into computer terminals or other robots. This part takes place inside a Matrix-style computer world, that involves the 'ghosts' of the robots fighting abstract enemy defence programs in turn-based combat reminiscent of Japanese-style RPGs.

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Mr. Robot Windows There are other robots in the rooms.
Mr. Robot Windows Do not forget to open lockers, there are useful things inside.
Mr. Robot Windows The starship Eidolon
Mr. Robot Windows Use a small box to jump on higher boxes.

Alternate Titles

  • "Он - робот" -- Russian spelling

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The Press Says

VGcore Feb 09, 2007 9.6 out of 10 96
Game Tunnel Feb 24, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Bytten May 11, 2007 88 out of 100 88
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Apr, 2007 87 out of 100 87
GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven Aug 01, 2007 85 out of 100 85
PC Gamer UK Feb 12, 2007 8.2 out of 10 82
GameLemon Jan 08, 2009 8.2 out of 10 82
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Nov 06, 2007 80 out of 99 81
Out Of Eight Jan 30, 2007 5 out of 8 62

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Trivia

The game hides many references to science-fiction icons. Here are some examples:

The main protagonist of Mr. Robot is named after Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), world-famous science-fiction literature author. Asimov is considered one of the "science-fiction's Big Three" along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, which defined much of the genre's modern form. In his works, all robots had to obey the "Three Laws of Robotics":

1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2. A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

These laws are clearly parodied on the back cover of the game's box (as seen here on MobyGames).

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The robot Asimov's code number is 1138 - it is a reference to George Lucas' movie "THX 1138". Inserting this number is common in Lucas Arts' products and in science-fiction themed games (System Shock 2 and Deus Ex being examples), movies, etc.

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The A.I. that controls most of the The Eidolon's functions is named HEL. It's a word play on the name HAL 9000, a sentient supercomputer gone mad from Arthur C. Clarke's "Space Odyssey" saga, to make it sound like "hell".
Aney Nystrom (27) added Mr. Robot (Windows) on Jan 11, 2007