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Robot Reaction

rated 3.75 / 5 stars
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Jul 11, 2009 | 10:57 PM EDT

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Try to blow up as many robots as you can.

There are 10 fast paced rounds. 6 different robot types which explode in different ways.

Goal was robot-themed chain reaction genre meets wario-ware-like frenzied 5-second game play.

I'm aware that it seems largely luck based but I enjoy it and there is a bit of strategy involved to getting consistent B ratings and above. I am paying attention though and thinking about the luck vs strategy balance so please keep that constructive feedback coming, I'm listening!

*UPDATE* Thank you everyone for the Daily Second Place award! It is always encouraging to get positive motivation like this.

*UPDATE 2* Thanks again everyone for getting this onto the frontpage featured games area! I'm very appreciative of you all playing my game.

VERSION HISTORY: (your feedback is improving this game, thanks!)

v1.0 - July 11th, 2009: Released.

v1.0.1 - July 12, 2009: Added ratings (A - F) and ratings text based on feedback.

v1.0.2 - July 13, 2009: Added local highscore tracking with progress messages.

v1.0.3 - July 14, 2009: Added slight delay w/ fadeout and round robots killed display between rounds, added sound and music mute buttons, fixed 1 off error in highscore message (thanks deadpenguins!)



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


i liked it. good idea. could've been a bit longer. good song.
looks good sounds good and different idea==7/10

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HybridMind responds:

Thank you for the review! I'm glad you liked the song and my take on the chain reaction genre. Your comment regarding game length is duly noted.


Rated 3 / 5 stars

i like it ...but

good idea and all but its just way to short

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HybridMind responds:

Thanks for taking the time to play my game and leave your review. Yeah, this game is pretty short it is true. I wanted to get some valuable feedback before attempting a larger scope game with this concept.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


The game was very cool, I just didn't like the lack of more levels and the repetitive gameplay.

HybridMind responds:

Thanks a bunch for playing and leaving your review. I definitely want to expand the concept in a followup game so your comments regarding game and level length are quite helpful.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


It was cool. I had a little trouble the first time through, learning the robot types, but subsequent times it was really fun. Good job on everything and I look forward to future submissions. Maybe a sequel? :)

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HybridMind responds:

Thank you. I'm hoping to learn enough from seeing how the game does 'in the wild' and from people's thoughts on it so that I will be able to take that knowledge and apply it to a sequel that is even more fun. At least learning the robot types is explosive and quick right? ;)


Rated 4 / 5 stars

pretty good game

when i saw how this was a chain reaction explosion game, i thought it would be a cheap imitation of the game boomshine. but this has its own differences and it is pretty fun. i just think you should make more levels or an endless or a time attack mode for more variety but overall, it is a good game.

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HybridMind responds:

Thanks for the feedback! I definitely wanted to do my own take on the chain reaction genre and spent a few weeks playing various games in the genre and pondering what I wanted to do differently with my first attempt.

I am pretty happy with my initial results on this project and will be applying the feedback I'm receiving to future projects for sure. I'm debating whether to go multi-mode with this game or not because it is already released. I may have to save that for a follow up.