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Robot Squad Simulator – Nintendo Switch Review

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Robot Squad Simulator
Release 31/05/2019
Switch version tested
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Send in the drones. Land drones, air drones, bomb diffusers, et al. When man cannot do aught alone, in the heat of the suburban domestic crisis, they are called to do just that. As real as you can get it, Robot Squad Simulator for the Nintendo Switch seems to be a first this reviewer has laid eyes on, but do these special helpers require more? Or is the first of its’ kind of squad ready to be deployed multiple times?

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Robot Squad Simulator attempts to make itself as realistic as it could possibly muster. From terrorist distractors to submarine manoeuvres, each of the 4 bots are designed uniquely to execute those 16 missions which cannot be carried out by humans. The game does train in 6 missions prior to that, enabling those the wear-with-all to save the day in whatever territory needed. There isn’t any killing or Metal Gear helper type debauchery, but a different pace all together that we have yet to see in its’ own lane.

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Robot Squad Simulator does have its’ share of flaws. Aesthetics feel dated, with the menus being a bit less than stellar. The robots get their glimmer and paint, yet the surrounding areas and others do not. There are some game breaking glitches that pop up from time to time. The start music being played throughout all screens seems to be one. Even overlapping any other music. It was quite strange. Sometimes, the controls are not as clear as needed to be, but the HUD’s constant display is useful. I struggled a bit with some bomb disposals while trying to clip wires. This was clearly a design choice more times than complexity.

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Final Words:

Robot Squad Simulator is the first time I’ve seen this sort of tactical force outside of a game on its’ own and as a standalone, no doubt. While the port’s concept is awesome, Robot Squad suffers from several missteps including polish. For a PC export, there’s more to be expected from the title itself as it jumps to Switch speed.

 

star-5.5

TBG Score: 5.5/10

nintendospacerPlatform: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: 31/05/2019
No. of Players: 1
Category: Action, Simulation
Developer: Bit Golem
Publisher: Ultimate Games
Website: www.ultimate-games.com
Twitter: @theUFgame
Download link: eShop
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