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How would you rate Robo Army?
Classic! One of the best on the system! Classic! One of the best on the system! 17%[2 Votes]
Its great! But certainly not the best Its great! But certainly not the best 33%[4 Votes]
Its ok, but needs some more work Its ok, but needs some more work 33%[4 Votes]
Bleh, not worth listing... Bleh, not worth listing... 0%[0 Votes]
Haven't tried it yet, but I'll be sure to Haven't tried it yet, but I'll be sure to 17%[2 Votes]
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Robo Army discussion
The eccentric cat
Welcome to this Game of the Week!

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...

Robo Army

Genre: Beat 'em up
Players: 2
Size: 45 megs
Released on: AES, MVS, Neo CD

Brief Description:

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.



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Edited by The eccentric cat on 04. April 2010 22:43
Without love, the truth cannot be seen.
The eccentric cat wrote:Its also usually believed that Maxima from King of Fighters made an appearance here! :3

Well that's an interesting piece of trivia I didn't know! This was one of the first games I played and beat when discovering emulation a few years ago. It's a run-of-the-mill beat 'em up IMO.
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?)
Edited by NeoStrayCat on 29. March 2010 21:42
The eccentric cat
Ah, I forgot! Sorry, I'm pretty derp today @_@
Without love, the truth cannot be seen.
I've never actually played this, though I've been thinking about it for a long time now.
The eccentric cat wrote:
Ah, I forgot! Sorry, I'm pretty derp today @_@

Yeah, would have done it myself, but you did good our little Kitty Cat! (=^_^=)

Too much "Derp" can go a long way.

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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.
"We will use (the humans' ) brains to clone ourselves!"

Most epic VG villain line ever?

The main characters look like the inspiration behind Jax from MKII. The robots blowing up remind me of X-Men. It adds an authentic arcade experience.
Edited by Wonderboy on 29. March 2010 23:59
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.
Yeah, such as "Power Metal" and "Cyber Ball".
Only played through this once. I vaguely remember reading about it in a gaming magazine when I was a kid. Not the greatest, but I've played much worse.
The Stray wrote:...I think the JP AES Insert looks better than that US/EU one (Not unlike the Fatal Fury US Insert).

I'm actually fond of the Western art. It takes me back to when our animation was worthy of exhibition.
1st Super Tobalman wrote:

I'm actually fond of the Western art. It takes me back to when our animation was worthy of exhibition.

Yeah, that and the shoddy Mega Man 1 US Art, but we all have our tastes do we.
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 Wonderboy 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).
I've never played this, but it looks like tons of cheesey fun. I'll play it tonight.

shot in the eye
shot in the brain
shot in the ass...
So I tried playing this last noche, but got bored playing with 1p.

If anybody likes this game and you wanna play on Kawaks, online, PM me coz it's kinda dull to play a beat'em up with 1P.

shot in the eye
shot in the brain
shot in the ass...
Will do sometime 2D.
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