Excerpt: It’s hard not to like Shoot Many Robots. This is exactly the kind of game that I was hoping would come back into vogue with the popularization of downloadable content, which revisits side-scrolling shooters and polishes them up with a few modern mechanics.
Excerpt: You're on some frontier somewhere, playing as Walter and, if you've got up to three friends, a few buddies of his. The local robot labor force has turned against humanity, and you're out to kill them with whatever guns you can scrounge up the cash to buy.
Excerpt: It’s not too often you see a game inspired by the likes of Metal Slug or Contra that really brings something new to the table. That’s because developers usually try to channel in the “classic” feeling of the game without implementing any ideas of their own, worried that it’ll change the nature of...
Excerpt: Shoot Many Robots is as straightforward a game as its moniker suggests. Grab a crazy gun, choose a pair of stat-boosting pants, and side-scroll through hordes of nut-dropping mechanical monsters. Play the game with a similarly superficial mindset, and you’ll have a great time.
Pros: A hard-to-resist buy, Brilliant co-op, The depth of equipment and scoring
Cons: Low-res graphics, No 4-player local, Recycled music, bosses, and environments
Excerpt: P. Walter Tugnut is an uncomplicated man. All he wants is to be left alone to enjoy his life, his RV and, most importantly, his beer. So when homicidal robots take over the world, he takes an uncomplicated approach to rectifying the situation and gets out the guns.
Conclusion: The Shoot has the makings of a great Playstation Move blast-em-up, but requires plenty of fine-tuning before we can even consider recommending it. With more variation and a more concentrated shooting experience, this would easily be one of our Move party games of choice.
Excerpt: Call me a cynic, but when a game decides to call itself "The Shoot," my expectations plummet. Short of labelling the thing "Bang Bang", I'm not sure I can think of a more obvious, uninspired name for an on-rails shooter.