Atomic Robo-Kid (Amiga)

Game

Atomic Robo-Kid is an action shooter developed and published by UPL Co.

Year1990
GenreShooter
Rating4 (4)10
PublisherActivision
Developer Software Studios
Updated3 July 2017
TAGSarcade sci-fi/futuristic shooter

Game Review

Atomic Robo-Kid is an action shooter developed and published by UPL Co. in 1988 originally as an arcade. In 1990 it was ported for several other platforms including the Amiga, Commodore 64, and others. The Amiga port was made by Software Studios (Activision).

As I’m sure you’ve already been able to deduce, the main character is a little cyborg dude. His goal is to kill lots and lots of aliens. Playing as a side-scroller you can use your gun (default plus 4 others) to mow down any aliens in your way. I should note that any additional weapons gathered are lost if you die. You can also drop bombs on any enemies beneath the character. Robo-kid can walk and jump, but will spend a majority of the time using his thrusters to fly.

There are several power-ups that do everything from increase your speed to give you a shield. The levels get increasingly harder as you play and bosses are massive, taking up the majority of the screen in some cases. There is also a little duel level where Robo-kid takes on a robot about the same size as him in one-on-one combat.

Atomic Robo-Kid got pretty good reviews when it was released. This fast paced shoot-em-up keeps the action going. Make no mistake, he may seem kind of cute with his little elephant trunk, but the game gets pretty difficult. Fans of arcade shooters will definitely want to check this one out. If you think you’re up to the challenge.



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