Shoot Many Robots is something really special. I grew up in the arcade playing many games. But one that I spended a lot of money on was Metal Slug, it was such an awesome game. And Shoot Many Robots, to me, delivers the same emotions.
Machines have gone mad. They attack everything that moves. Your mission, it’s in the title. Blasting your way through a mission is a lot of fun. The missions are two types, the one were you blast your way to the end where you fight a boss and survival. The levels are varied from villages to factories. Also they have different paths you can take, where you can find secret crates with different weapons and items inside. This game has an insane level of customization. You can change your main weapon, your special weapon which is very powerful but also has limited ammo, you can change your hat, torso and pants. Everyone of them has a different effect on your character. Playing with the customisation to get the perfect combination is very cool. There are a lot of this items that you unlock by leveling up and finding secret crates.
The are different types of enemies. The enemy changes with the change of difficulty. Let me tell you even at normal, this game is very difficult. I don’t even dare to play solo on insane difficulty. But I may have a chance if I tackle them with a friend, or three of them. Yes this game supports four player co-op. It is a lot of fun, but it can get very chaotic.
Also I loved the humor the game offers. The entire game is steeped in redneck culture and imagery: guns, beer, trucks and that ultimate truck-house hybrid, the RV where you change your equipment and select the mission. Also I found that the expressions of the characters are quite like the memes that are very popular right now.
The game looks fantastic. You may say this is Borderland but as a 2.5D side-scroller. The levels are very detailed. The sound effects and music are really great especially the explosions.
The only problem I had with the game were the controls. I don’t know why Demiurge decided not to use the right analog stick to fire, but rely on the left for both movement and firing. Playing at first is really strange, but once you get the hang of it, it’s really easy.
Demiurge Studios really delivers with this game. A fun experience for £7.99, hell yeah! You should definitely buy this game.