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Botics is a Pong variant set in the future. It is disguised as futuristic sports event in which the player fights against five opponents. The basic idea is that each playfield has a large opening on two sides which are guarded by remote-controlled robots. Each of the opponents controls a robot with the goal to reflect a bouncing ball so it enters the opposite opening. If that happens, the screen switches to the next of five areas, e.g. if the players were in the second chamber, they either switch to area one or three depending on who scored. A player needs to score a certain amount of times to win a match.

Variations to the areas (which are the same for each opponent) consist of obstacles covering the middle of the room. There is also the possibility to charge up the robot which results in a more powerful and fast returning of the ball, but when overdone it causes the robot to explode.


Botics Amiga A screen from the introduction.
Botics Amiga Bouncing the ball back and forth.
Botics Atari ST The opponents
Botics Amiga Loading screen

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Botics Magazine Advertisement Page 93

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The One Atari ST Nov, 1990 79 out of 100 79
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Feb, 1991 596 out of 1000 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Oct, 1990 4.6 out of 12 38
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1991 31 out of 100 31
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1991 31 out of 100 31
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17


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