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Puzzle Bots Review: A Lighthearted Adventure Game

by: Elton Gahr ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 5/25/2012 • Leave a comment

A point and click adventure and puzzle game by Jadjet Eye Games. Puzzle Bots lets you control a group of tiny robots as they work their way through the laboratory of a world that they do not understand. There is a lot of humor and fun to be had in this game.

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    Puzzle Bots

    Puzzle Bots is a side scrolling point and click adventure game made by Wadjet Eye. A simple game this doesn’t focus on trying to be epic or even coming up with the most difficult and mind twisting puzzles, instead it simply focuses on being fun. And it does that very well with almost every aspect of the game.

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    Game Play

    The game play of Puzzle Bots is very basic point and click style gaming. You have up to five tiny robots each with a different ability, such as picking up things, pushing things, burning them, swinging and even blowing up things. What makes this fun is that the objects you are dealing with are everyday object and the way that you interact and the reactions is really what makes this so much fun.

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    Graphics

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    Puzzle Bots has very basic two dimensional graphics with a feeling of a cartoon filled with bright colors and rounded edges that makes it feel more like a Saturday morning cartoon than a traditional video game. The robots themselves look like the classic robot toys far more than a real robot. You could almost see them with wind up keys in their back.

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    Story

    The story of Puzzle Bots makes no real attempt to be epic or even all that important. Instead it sticks with the lighthearted fun of the rest of the game. You escape from your robot habitat and begin to explore by doing things like making coffee, popping popcorn and solving lots of puzzles. As you do so the human characters begin to interact more. This leads to some of the most entertaining parts of the game such as the creator of the main robot being completely oblivious to the romantic interest of the woman that he works with.

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    Voice Acting

    This is one of the places where this game is able to match up with games that have far bigger budgets. The sound quality is not only good, but the acting itself is excellent. As humor is one of the hardest things to do this is very impressive and had it failed it would have made the entire game flop because it relies more on the humor than anything.

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    Puzzles

    For a game named Puzzle Bots this is one of the weakest points of the game. The puzzles are generally very easy to solve. This is mostly because of the very limited number of elements that can be interacted with. This means that if you can interact with anything it is probably the solution to a puzzle.

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    Conclusion

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    This game reminds me of other point and click adventures such as Sam and Max and Monkey Island and while it is not of the same quality as these games it is well worth the five dollars that this game costs, and if you are not certain there is a free demo that can give you a good idea of what the game is like.