Aug 6, 2013
For most of my life, I have been able to blissfully avoid creative trips to the wild side. I was unaware of things like My Little Pony, Care Bears, and any show that featured any colors outside the primary ones.
I have daughters now, so that has all changed. I can’t help but wonder how easier the transition would have been had I stumbled on a game like Robot Unicorn Attack 2 earlier.
Yes, there are unicorns. Yes, there are rainbows. But both elements have plenty of, uh, bass to them.
It’s a left to right runner with a protagonist robot unicorn that coincidentally looks like it moonlights in Old Spice commercials. In this fantasy land, there are plenty of cavernous runways, with plenty of seemingly insurmountable gaps, all lined up on different, irregular levels. Per controls, two fairly forgiving virtual buttons covert that; one for jumping, and one for “dashing.” Dashing is a useful tool that makes the unicorn jet forward at speed and go through objects that could otherwise be dangerous. Our animal runs, jumping across gullies or to collect the various goodies that line the running area.
The running area is no rainbow, either. It is fairly unpredictable; a mistimed jump can lead to dire consequences. Jumping too early can mean jumping down into the hole that is meant to be cleared. But the game is full of surprises, as a failed leap can get the unicorn on a lower running level rather than a run-ending collision with the ground.
There are also obstacles that can stop runs on the runways; using the “dash” buttons fires the unicorn much like a torpedo, blasting through the otherwise lethal obstructions.
This is a freemium game; the unicorn can be upgraded, but part of the charm of this game is that it does not need upgrades to be enjoyed. The music and graphics are great, as is the option for competitive online play (though specific levels have to be achieved to unlock the last feature).
All in all, it a VERY worthy sequel, and I now live for unicorns. Heck, even Ahhnold would approve.