Ready, Set, Build! (3 out of 5)
In this free online PC game, you can spend hours building different robots - and none of them will look the same. This is a great game for kids of all ages, as there is no violence, no blood, nothing too scary - but it is still fun. Here is what you can expect from this free online PC game:
Game Basics - You start off with a head and body. There are six different shelves filled with parts; from eyes to legs to different items, that you can add to your robot - such as a name tag, rockets, and a weird, blue, swirly thing.
You start off by choosing a head shape by clicking on the word “head” at the bottom left of the screen. There are only a few different head shapes, but you can pick one that looks the best to you. Then, you select the body shape that you like the best by clicking on “body” at the bottom left of the screen. There are three different bodies to choose from but they are all pretty cool to add pieces to.
From there, you can add pieces to your bot. There are so many different eyes to choose from, and there are even some single eyes if you feel the need to add a few more here and there (our robot ended up with 5 eyes). You can also change the color of the eyes with the “eyes” button at the bottom left of the screen from yellow with a red dot, to purple, blue, green, red, white, and orange.
Once you have those basics down, it is entirely up to you where you go from here. There are several sets of arms that range from funny to tough, and several set of legs that range from wheels to chainsaws. You can also customize your robot with bullet holes, scratches, and even a hatchet. There are thousands of ways that you can make your robot and I doubt that you will ever make two that are the same. You can even customize your experience while building your robot - from music to backgrounds, there are tons of different ways that you can play this fun built-it game.
Graphics - The graphics are pretty good on this free online PC game. The lines are all very clear, even on the smaller pieces, and you can easily make out the bullet holes and scratches. They are cartoonish though - think the Simpsons or Futurama. But, overall, they are pretty good for a build-a-robot game that is on a site for people of all ages.
Overall, I give Build-A-Robot a solid 3 out of 5, because my kids had so much fun messing around with this free PC game. They are already bugging me to play it again, and I’m sure that we will be playing this one a lot.