Robot Wants Fishy
Ah, there's nothing like the blush of first love, is there? Everything is fresh and new, and everything is perfect. But eventually, the bloom fades from the rose and you begin to notice the little irritating things that you overlooked before. Suddenly, your new partner is no longer happy about...well, a lot of things. So, being the good person you are, you try to make things right. Whatever they need, you try to provide. Thus is the life of that loving, action-packed protagonist of the classic retro platformer Robot Wants Kitty. Kitty is no longer happy, you see. Poor robot has tried everything he can think of. He found a puppy to be kitty's companion, but she's not happy about that either. Fortunately, Robot has a plan. Robot has found a companion that he thinks Kitty will really like. So off he goes to yet another dangerous planet, and this time Robot Wants Fishy.
Yes, it's time for another adventure in retro platforming from Hamumu (Mike Hommel). Robot Wants Fishy is the continuation of the saga begun with Robot Wants Kitty, wherein our metallic hero just wants some love and affection, even if it is from a picky pet who is rather finicky about the company she keeps. Robot sets off on his new adventure in an entirely new location, with new enemies and new powerups to be found. Thrill as our Robot hero dodges bats, swims rings around jellyfish and fights some tough bosses on his way to fetch what should be the perfect companion for his precious kitty.
How, you may ask, will Robot get Fishy? By navigating the topsy-turvy world with the left and right [arrow] keys, occasionally using the [X] key to throw bombs and other weapons at the multitude of nasties he will find along the way. Collect power ups, kill your enemies, and eventually Robot will get that precious Fishy. The object is to get fishy as quickly as possible. Easier said than done. Rather than being a series of screens getting progressively more difficult, Robot Wants Fishy is in fact one vast screen which you will have to explore from end to end in order to find a companion for your feline. Fortunately there are checkpoints to be found everywhere, allowing you to return to those rather than back to the beginning if you up and die. Which you probably will. Thankfully, the game now saves when you leave it, even if you rage quit, allowing you to pick up where you left off in the never ending search for a piscine companion.
What's not to love about this fantastic sequel? The kicking retro graphics, the astonishingly nostalgic music and sound effects, everything adds up to tons of fabulous casual gameplay. Enjoy the new challenge, the new enemies, and the same fantastic warm feeling as you help your lonely robot find yet another friend. And not to spoil the ending, but it turns out that Kitty really wants Fishy too. Maybe the honeymoon isn't over after all.
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Thanks to Raeden, Corey, Noah, Funlerz, Manveru, and Andrew for sending this one in!