As Sam McRae, last surviving member of the “Titan Hauler” crew, you must hack and blast your way through an onslaught of truly bad 'bots to find a way to prevent a potential planet-destroying catastrophe. The mystery of what happened to everyone while you were in cryostasis unfolds around you as you wade through the bodies of your fallen shipmates, unloading round after round into your relentless automaton attackers.
From the mind of Vanni del Moral, creator of indie gem The Hive, comes Bad Bots, a game about saving the world from, well, bad robots. Bad Bots is a 2D platformer/shooter that some are comparing to Contra, though that might not be entirely fair. After all, Contra was always about unforgiving precision gameplay, whereas Bad Bots is about running and gunning. But I think I’m getting a little ahead of myself here. You play as Sam McRae, a man tasked with saving the world. In true video game fashion, saving the world pretty much involves shooting tons and tons of stuff. While that’s all fine and good, it drastically lowers the impact of the title, as it doesn’t offer a whole lot of complexity or challenge the long-established tropes of the medium, and it never... Read Review