Teamwork. Cooperation. Partnership. Whatever buzzword for working together you prefer, you're going to need it in Droid Team, a unique puzzle platform game by Mike Romero. The goal is to direct the cute cubic droids to collect the glowing orb on each level. Use the [arrow] keys, or [WASD] to move your robot, and the mouse to select which robot to control. If you'd like, you can control the whole game with the keyboard by holding down the [spacebar] and using the arrow keys to select a robot. Hit [R] to restart a level, and [M] to mute the music. Step on a switch to activate the gate of the same color, and bust out your brain power. You're going to need it.
Each of the four robot colors has a different ability. Green has a good jump height, blue can move and lift other robots, orange gets a jetpack, and purple can withstand damage. While the jumping may at first feel a little stiff, any awkwardness is soon forgotten as you get immersed in the puzzles. And since the puzzles mostly require logical thinking and not precise jumping, it's even less of an issue. There's no story line as to why the little droids are collecting magical looking orbs, but nonetheless you'll feel compelled to keep playing to see what clever puzzle comes up next. Plus the way the bots waddle across the screen is pretty endearing. Though there's only 20 levels, don't expect to blow through them in a few minutes as you'll have to slow down and really use your brain to solve each level. Droid Team is an enjoyable game with well thought out inventive puzzles that will leave you feeling intelligent when you finally figure out each solution.