In Robot Wants Kitty you play as a Robot who wants a kitty. Lucky for you, there is a kitty located somewhere in each level. Unlucky for you, the levels are large and filled with all sorts of weird enemies who have something against robots. Each round starts where you are only able to move left and right. Eventually the Robot can collect apps that gives him different powers including jump, double jump, laser and health. The game is customizable so you can put the apps anywhere on your screen that you want. You’ll also encounter locked doors that require key cards, and teleporters that require crystals to work. There are save points located all over the level so there’s no need to start the round over every time you die.
The thing that is really cool about Robot Wants Kitty is it combines the gameplay of a classic plattformer with a puzzle game. On the one hand you need to explore the round, defeat enemies, avoid obstacles and ultimately save the kitty. On the other hand you need to find different apps and develop a strategy in order to get to the kitty. For example, maybe you’ll notice the kitty is across a pool of lava. You’ll know that means you need a rocket to get across the lava, but the rocket app is located behind a green door. This means you need a green key card. The game is all about finding apps that will lead to other apps, key cards, or crystals that will eventually lead to some robot-kitty love.
There are only six levels, but most of them are quite lengthy, taking up to an hour to complete. One thing that I didn’t like is that you can play the rounds in any order and nothing happens after you complete a round. It was still rewarding to know I solved the puzzle, but some sort of visual representation of that would have been nice (even a simple check mark). Also, I found a glitch in one round where a teleporter located at the beginning of the round took me right to the Kitty, even without the crystal I needed. Even though I knew I could still challenge myself to find the crystal it wasn’t as rewarding to continue playing the round.
The game also comes with a level-creating tool so you can come up with your own mazes. The feature is not live yet but it also contains something called “Kitty Connect” which I suspect will allow users to play other people’s levels (although this is just speculation).
Final Rating: 7.8/10
CBR Break Down:
Console Played On: iPhone 4
Approximate Time to Completion: 4 – 5 Hours
Price Bought at: N/A Review copy provided by Rapitsoft
Recommend Purchase Price: Doesn’t really get cheaper than $.99 unless you win it (keep reading below)
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