Spy Bot Chronicles Review
- Publisher: IUGO Mobile Entertainment Inc.
- Genre: Entertainment
- Released: 6 Aug, 2009
- Size: 26.8 MB
- Price: $2.99
- Good looking visuals.
- The controls are simple and easy to use.
- A game that almost any age group can play and enjoy.
- The game might be a bit too easy for some players; aimed at younger players more.
- The gameplay can seem bit mundane at times.
- The movement animations aren’t the smoothest or prettiest.
Spy Bot Chronicles is a solid platforming game, but the more than forgiving game difficulty and sometimes mild levels might not make this game worth the current price.
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Spy Bot Chronicles is a spin off of Toy Bot, another platform game by developers IUGO. Toy Bot has been kidnapped and it’s now up to Spy Bot to travel through many different worlds in order to rescue him.
You control Spy Bot by using the onscreen buttons to move and jump. Players can also shoot a small laser to kill enemies or solve puzzles by tapping on the screen. A hacking system is also used in the game, where players tap on certain objects to interact with them and progress through the level.
The visuals consist of a vibrant 2D style, similar to the early style console platformers. The game’s sound design is quite detailed and the music varies in different environments. Players are free to use their iPod during gameplay. The game follows a single player story, and there are no other modes or leaderboard or highscore options. However, once levels are completed, players are free to repeat them to collect hidden objects and other goodies.
Spy Bot Chronicles is a well rounded platform game reminiscent of Super Mario World and other early console titles. The simple controls make for some fun play and the lengthy story mode will definitely keep players busy. And while this is an example of a solid platformer, it seems to be aimed at younger players by it’s somewhat easier difficulty. However, if you don’t mind a simpler game and aren’t perturbed by the moderate game price, then you’ll have some definite fun in Spy Bot Chronicles.
DescriptionFrom the makers of the Toy Bot Diaries Series comes Spy Bot Chronicles! Toy Bot has been kidnapped! Thief Bot, the greedy kleptomaniac, has taken him to be used as a shiny, golden trophy and Spy Bot is the only one who can rescue him! Take control of Spy Bot as he jumps, shoots, and hacks his way through a varied 2D world of fun and adventure. Find Thief Bot’s hideout, save Toy Bot, and recover all the other stolen goods Thief Bot has swindled throughout the galaxy!
✓ Innovative hack ability allows Spy Bot to change the world around him
✓ 4 different zones with hours of gameplay
✓ Hidden levels to find
✓ 35 unique collectibles
✓ Over half a dozen characterful enemies
✓ Distinct music for each zone and major challenges
✓ Interactive animation and art
✓ Automatic iPod music support (Just play your music and start the game)
✓ 3.0 USERS!! Additional iPod music playback option
✓ IUGO high-quality and polish
"Just go ahead and buy it now...we highly recommend it."
- Arnold, TouchArcade.com
"With large worlds containing depth that will keep you busy for days or even weeks, and controls that plain work wrapped up in a fun and entertaining visual presentation, Spy Bot will almost certainly rocket up the iTunes Top 100."
- Big Albie
"Platforming Perfection! Go check out the game, it's really that good!"
- Daniel, theappera.com
"...Spy Bot Chronicles has a high level of sheen. The music is great, the graphics sparkle..."
- Chris, Slidetoplay.com
Check out http://www.iugome.com/forum/ for the complete listing of all Spy Bot Chronicles in-game collectibles.
Grab the complete IUGO games collection on the App Store including: Toy Bot Diaries Entry 1, Toy Bot Diaries Entry 2, Toy Bot Diaries Entry 3, Shaky Summit, Zombie Attack!, Freeballin’, Spy Bot Chronicles, Star Hogs, Toy Bot Compilation, Toy Bot Mini Missions, Toy Bot Compilation, Zombie Attack! Second Wave, A.D.D., Cliffed and Implode!
What's New in Version 1.2.0- Numerous level bug fixes
- Reduced in-game Pause button size
- Description of collectibles. Tap collectibles in Cargo hull to see their description