Transformers: Robots in Disguise

Blast Decepticons in kid-friendly, head-to-head combat

(8/10)

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Date: 26.04.2018 Author: Jay

Transformers: Robots in Disguise for iOS is a simplistic combat game, pitting Autobot against Decepticons. Engage in head-to-head combat against numerous enemies. Blast, transform, and save the day. This one is suitable for gamers of all ages and skill levels.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise presents in landscape mode from an aerial point of view, looking down on the action below; far, far below. Right off the top, I can say the game suffers from distant views and a nonexistent zoom function that effectively perches you atop an imaginary mountaintop, looking way, way down at the action below. As you can tell, I'm not the least bit happy about that. This game has a lot going for it, so the shoddy views are a solid disappointment. But, as the story goes, you start off playing as Bumble Bee, and the locale is an earthly junkyard. Mr. Bee is just strolling along, minding his own business in what must feel like a cemetery to him; a junkyard littered with destroyed and inoperable cars. As Mr. Bee presumably mourns the death of his people, along come some Decepticons, and your mission, is to make short work of them while powering ahead through to the end of this junkyard maze. The play is cool, but a tad rudimentary. You can transform into a car and run over the enemy, blast them with effective targeting weaponry, or just go at it mano-a-mano style.

The controls are simple, yet effective; just screen taps and slides to bring on the thunder. The graphics are decent, but far too pedestrian to truly be effective. The animation is decent but camouflaged by distant views, so it's hard to appreciate the details. The sounds are effective and added some nice punctuation to the play.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise has a lot going for it but feels a little rushed and unfinished. However, Transformer fans are sure to be entertained.

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