Robo Army is one of those classic SNK Beat 'em Ups. Its also usually believed that Maxima from King of Fighters made an appearance here! :3
I've never played this myself, so let's hear what you guys have to say...
Genre: Beat 'em up Players: 2 Size: 45 megs Released on: AES, MVS, Neo CD
Robo Army is a beat-em-up game released in December 20, 1991 by SNK for the Neo Geo.The game uses three of the four default buttons of the Neo-Geo; A is used for attacking, B is used for jumping and C is used for specials. The player can transform his/her character into a futuristic car and run through the enemies as well.
Robo Army is kinda like Final Fight, of course its not balanced though as you lose too quick and the bosses are easy to beat, oh and Cat, you forgot Rocky (the Robot) is in KoF (as a Striker), and I think the JP AES Insert looks better than that US/EU one (Not unlike the Fatal Fury US Insert). And that Maxima in that game may or may not be related to the KoF one, looks more like Heidern in the game anyway. (Plus compare him and the KOF XI ending with the Ikari and K' team, he's wearing red, Coincidence?)
I really like this game despite it being old I still reckon the graphics are good and it plays good. Lots of nice looking levels and cool bosses I would say its my fave scrolling fighter on the NG its a shame I have only ever played the game alone as its probably a hoot in 2 player mode.
On a different but still related note this title appears to be very scarce on MVS and NGCD, fortunately I have it on my multicart but would really like a genuine copy on any of the above. Its a OBG that means an oldie but a goodie.
The rich coloured graphics certainly brought my attention to this game. Its beat 'em up features are not too very different from Final Fight, but its got more sub bosses than the average beat 'em up game. Many of those robots remind of the reploids from the Mega Man X series. The crushing power car feature is a promising weapon. This game overall seems to be outdo Cyber Lip, except it doesn't have a voiced dialogue.
I believe much American game art of the 80s, whether action or not, was heavily influenced by the influx of action movies in Hollywood at the time. Japanese game art was more abstract.
Edited by Tobalman on 01. April 2010 17:56
i just played this game and i think that its amazing a true snk and neo-geo classic by the way the first guy you play with kinda looks like heidern from kof you know just without those mechanic(robotic) hands
Edited by bojan4o on 03. April 2010 15:02
My 2nd favorite Neo beat,em up behind Mutation Nation. Fun game with good graphics that get way too much hate.
I don't get the comment saying it's like Final Fight, because if anything, it's one of the b-mup the most different from Final Fight (no punch combo, no throws or grab, enemies that die in 2 or 3 hits, no life-draining special... ect).
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