Who could resist a game with a name like Robot Unicorn? This game is an iteration from its original version and it improves upon the original with a more cohesive overall scope and better game play to match the amusing theme that was integral in getting all the attention in the first round.
The game employs a continuous runner where the robot unicorn must leap over that platforms and break through barriers made of stars. There are very precise jumping capacities so that adds to the game’s likeability. The star barriers will fire at you on approach so there’s a bit more action than in the first version where these remained static.
The graphics in this version are vastly improves with the background textures employing depth and texture. You’ll love the characters, including the flying whales. The colors are vivid and bright and it’s a great game to see.
When you earn upgrades, you’ll be able to customize the robot unicorn to with items that will benefit you through game play such as wings to speed up the movement which will change the dynamic of the game. You might have to adjust to the speed as it will prevent you from being as accurate as when the unicorn moves more slowly.
Because the game is free to play, you’ll find that there are some monetization based changes that have also been made. There are now popup ads promoting other games that tend to be slightly annoying. There is a music based site selling songs at a buck apiece. Previously, the tune Always used to play in the soundtrack of the game but that has now been replaced by something more generic and the music site now tries to sell you the song instead. Paying the dollar for it is no big deal, but it’s always disappointing to see games move in an exploitative direction. The game is improved, however, and that generally comes with a price tag in some form.
The new version also now offers challenges and that really ups the entertainment quotient. You may have to jump through some hoops, literally not figuratively. Each of these will provide rewards for participating in a collective challenge and will motivate players to return for the fun. There are little bonus games as well that positions one team against another to win game based currency. The level of play in these additional challenges didn’t seem to progress in sequence, however, and you could complete one challenge with a greater degree of difficulty than the one that follows it, rather than vice versa.
On the whole, Robot Unicorn Attack 2 does its very best to improve upon the original version and it does succeed. It looks much better than the first, it has new challenges that add another dimension of play and it has more complexity than the first iteration. It is definitely a better game but like any sequel it has lost the cache of originality.