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As part of the Golden Age of Arcade Games, Robotron: 2084 certainly had an impact on the arcade industry. Commonly referred to as just Robotron, this game paved the way for the entire industry and innovation for technology and game play.
For those who never had the opportunity to play Robotron: 2084, this description will help you envision how much fun you could have had with this game!
Robotron: 2084 is a 2D arcade legend classified by many as a multi-directional shooter game. Players used two joysticks to have finite control over their character that was constantly surrounded by multiple enemies. The creators of the game, Eugene Jarvis and Larry DeMar, decided that two joysticks would help players have a higher level of control over the game. For those who have played the game, they know just how beneficial those two controllers were!
This unique classic arcade game is set in the year 2084 (who would have guessed?), where robots have completely taken over the human race, as we know it. As the protagonist, a superhuman trying to defend his species, you are tasked with the responsibility of eliminating these robots in order to save the last human family alive!
What makes this game so special is the level of complexity involved in gameplay. In fact, the developers made the game so stressful on purpose! With enemies and enemy projectiles coming at you from all angles, it’s impossible not to have your heart rate accelerate while playing Robotron: 2084. If you are hit by an enemy projectile or run into an enemy, you die and unless you have lives left, the game is over.
Did we mention that each enemy has its own unique moves, behaviors and characteristics? This makes it even more difficult for players trying to win the game!