Something's gone horribly wrong in the robot factory and the robots have lost their heads! How will they ever put on their dance show now? Yep, that's the premise of Rbots, a one-button action game from Meetreen Games.
It's your job to navigate the heads through the underground workings of the robot factory, which is filled with perils you must avoid. It's unclear why a factory would have the need of so many saw blades, but that's beside the point. Touch and hold the screen (or hold the [spacebar] or mouse button) to propel yourself using directional gravity wells that pull or push you along. Let go to deactivate the wells, which will cause the head to fall whichever way is down at the moment. Complete all the levels in normal mode and the robot will be reunited with its body!
Rbots is a simple mechanic executed well. Beyond the normal mode, there is an energy mode where you have limited energy, and speed mode where you can only activate one gravity well at a time. They add variety to the gameplay, though they do reuse the same maps. The one touch play makes it easy for anyone to pick up and play, and the robot heads have enough personality to make you actually want to save them. There is a free browser demo to check out, or you can purchase the full game for your iOS device. Rescue the heads and you'll be rewarded with a dance you won't soon forget. The show must go on!
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on an iPad 2. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.