Conclusion: All the wonderful frosting in the world can't hide a bad tasting cake, and Spyborgs' positives can't overcome the stale combat and the bitter tedium that sets in through 37 levels of straightforward smack and whack. Save some money while satisfying your beat-'em-up urges with oldies but goodies like River City Ransom or Streets of Rage 2 on Virtual Console.
Excerpt: Spyborgs is a hack and slash done in the sci-fi fashion. Players get to take on the role of a cybernetic super soldier. There are three characters to choose from. That means either you play with a friend, or the computer takes on the role of the team mate. Bad robots are on the attack, and there are ton of them. How could anyone churn out that many robots? There were less terminators in that apocalyptic future.
Excerpt: Don't let the Cartoon Network graphics deceive you. Spyborgs, the two-player co-op brawler from Bionic Games, is hard. Bloody hard. It's odd, actually, having a game look and sound the way Spyborgs does pummel you into oblivion every 20 seconds. It feels a bit like Ben 10 smashing your face in with Pokemon cards. In reality the game's got more in common with God of War than a Saturday morning cartoon.
Summary: Parents need to know that Spyborgs is an action adventure game set in a futuristic world full of cyborgs and robots. There is one unlockable video about flatulence and bathroom humor. You control a cyborg who is fighting evil, laser-shooting robots.The violence is bloodless because you are fighting robots. There is some mild cussing.
Summary: While not the game initially previewed, Spyborgs has evolved into something else. A fun little old school brawler, with the difficulty that entails. Being aware of how difficult it is, and how reliant it is on having a second player, Spyborgs is a fun game. While it is not something you will want to put 100 hours into, there is fun to be had for the patient. A decent buy, but a great rental.
Excerpt: Spyborgs is an interesting game, not because it’s, well, an original IP being released on the Wii by Capcom that ISN’T a light gun shooter, but rather because I can’t quite work out what Capcom’s agenda is with the title. Being very reminiscent of a Saturday morning cartoon, Spyborgs feels like a title that’s been licensed from another cartoon, but instead, I get the feeling one of Capcom’s reasons for creating Spyborgs was to get the brand licensed itself.
Conclusion: While the gameplay doesn't do much to win you over, the game itself actually looks quite good. The members of the Spyborg Initiative all have a distinct look and their character models are fairly well detailed. The same can be said of the game's environments, although there isn't a ton of variety to be had. Sadly, that's the crux of most of this game's shortcomings; there is just too much repetition and not enough incentive to endure it.
Summary: Spyborgs is a team-based action-adventure game set in a stylish world where you take on the role of a diverse team of five bionic superspies in a fight to save the world from a group of dastardly villains.