If you have ever wondered what it would be like to control your own group of whimsical virtual robots, you’re in luck. In Puzzle Bots, a casual game for the Windows based PC by Wadjet Eye Games, players are given the opportunity to embark on a fun filled adventure, all while solving puzzles as a collective group of charismatic miniature robots. In a quest for truth that involves many levels of exploration, a mystery awaits to be unraveled.
The story begins as one of the five inventors that are employed at Dr. Hugo’s factory discovers a mysteriously sealed box outside the confines of the robot lab. As opening the strange box becomes an impossible feat for Dr. Hugo’s team; taking the task of revealing the box’s contents upon themselves, the robots begin and adventure filled with humor, puzzles, mayhem, mischief, and mystery.
The core gameplay behind Puzzle Bots can be found directly in the game’s title. The game is based upon solving various puzzles, some easier than the others, all while controlling one of the five robots. Each puzzle is devised around objects and visuals provided on screen, such as ladders, keys, tools, and more. Collecting and correctly using objects in combination with each other ultimately solves puzzles, and allows for progress in the game. Adding an additional layer of fun and strategy to the game is the fact that each robot comparably has its own unique strengths and skills. Players will also enjoy that bonus items can be unlocked to provide access to extra features in the game, and a hint system provides assistance for those moments when moving to the next level seems impossible.
Puzzle Bots is presented as a cartoon with an overlying humorous touch. The game differs from others with an original concept and story, offering a fresh break from the routine mill of casual games that usually offer similar game play. The artwork is attractive and engaging, and voice-over adds a unique character to the game. Throughout the game, players will experience many different and colorful environments with theme specific challenges within. Character commentary and cute robotic sounds add an enjoyable and silly touch all while pushing the story along.
Younger casual gamers will enjoy many hours of challenging gameplay while using thinking and logic skills, and highly experienced and adult casual gamers will find enjoyment as well.
Puzzle Bots is independently developed and published, and is available for the Windows based PC.