Kick Bot is a pixelated platform game you play with just two buttons. An evil computer is out for revenge. You must stop its giant robot from kicking Earth into oblivion. As Kick Bot, you jump, dash and collect your way through each level to infiltrate the robot and defeat the computer.
Play involves jumping, clinging to walls, sliding, butt stomping, and dashing through seven unique worlds. It would be a tough challenge for a game you controlled with lots of sticks and buttons, but here you do it with just two buttons.
However, this simplicity of controls actually makes the game flow. You need to learn when to press and when to hold off. If you do die you respawn quickly and try again. Get through the basic game and you unlock secret extra-challenging levels.
The experience is all wrapped up in crisp pixel-art inspired visuals like the old Commodore 64, Spectrum and Amstrad days. There's also a great heart-pounding electronic soundtrack by Jake Mercer.
Our examiner, Andy Robertson
, first checked Kick Bot 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson
and updated 20 months ago.