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Protobotic is a puzzle-shooter with unique geometric level designs. Advance your weaponized robot through a series of challenges to escape from a science facility. Each of the 18 levels offer new and exciting obstacles to overcome using your cognitive processor (and lots of explosions!).

Your first weapon is a Laser (Left-Click) that you can use to shoot through glass or bounce off of mirrors and activate laser switches.

Your second weapon is a Missile (Spacebar) that will follow your mouse cursor. Use it to destroy obstacles or activate missile switches.

Your final weapon is a Bomb (E-key) that can be dropped and remotely activated. Use it to destroy obstacles or activate pressure switches.

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I get so jazzed over these "run around and flip different types of switches with different types of weapons to escape" games, mostly because it was a huge genre for the NES. I was a little tyke when I first started playing these, and they give me the warm fuzzies.

This one was especially clever. Having the missile follow the curser added a dimension of gameplay that I've not seen in a puzzle-shooter, and actually having to move while in mid-flight was a challenging yet "eureka" moment.

The goal when developing these games is to ratchet the difficulty so that it grants the player a sense of accomplishment, but without making it tedious. Out of the genre here on NG, your game manages to very precisely achieve this equilibrium.

Also, nice touch on the ending, especially after what was mentioned in the Bomb note.

5/5, way to go.

It was fun and challenging until I had a glitch were it wouldn't recognize I was pressing the spacebar to fire a missile. I was completely still, I replayed, retryed, refreshed, etc. and I still couldn't finish.

x70x responds:

This might be a glitch that at least one other person has found. I will need to address it in the next update. Sorry for the inconvenience. [EDIT: This should be fixed now. Thanks.]

Cool, I played until level 9

Stuck with the bomb, but good game overall.

I love puzzle games like this. Reminds me a lot of Portal actually. I'm stuck on one of the last levels... might have to come back to it later :)

Credits & Info

4.66 / 5.00

Oct 21, 2012
12:36 PM EDT
  • Daily 5th Place October 22, 2012