Rigonauts is the fantastical building battle game from Engient. Snap together the ultimate vessel and send your crew of Hobs into battle. With a well designed ship and a clever plan, your crew will smash and blast past an assortment of strange and dangerous foes.
User reviews: Mixed (31 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 7, 2012
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Rigonauts is the fantastical building battle game from Engient. Snap together the ultimate vessel and send your crew of Hobs into battle. With a well designed ship and a clever plan, your crew will smash and blast past an assortment of strange and dangerous foes. Of course no single plan survives the enemy and each tactical tweak will bring you closer to victory.

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP with SP2 / Vista / 7
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium™ 4 2.4 GHz or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 250 MB
    • Video Card: Any OpenGL 2.0 graphics card with 256MB+ video RAM
    • Direct X®: DirectX® 9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Interesting. but kind of meh. And slow.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Became repetitive quickly.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Rigonauts is a puzzle game where you build your own warmachine to fight the computers warmachine on that level. On each level you need to find the weakspots of the enemy and take advantage of it. Your warmachine is controlled by the computer when fighting. You can only select an order of target to focus fire on before the fight. It's a cool concept but it's executed poorly. Also it is a concept is better suited for mobile gaming.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Atrocious game, every level outcome will be different each time with the same setup, which is precisely NOT what you want in a star-graded iOS-port puzzler. Enemies seem to choose their targets at random between tries and the targeting mechanisms are very frustrating. Not even the walkthrough designs will help you 3-star levels in this random mess of a game. Avoid.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
As with a lot of things i've played over the years, what a waste of a good idea. Build your own battle bot kind of games like this seem to be a lot of fun until you find out how limited, frustrating, or poorly they realized the ideal. This one highlights the lack of multiplayer as soon as you get bored with the puzzle aspect. I have nothing in general against puzzle games, but i hate to see great ideas like this being relegated to -just- another puzzle game.

Buy it on a good sale if you really want it, otherwise don't bother.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
A fun little game for what it is. There are some flaws though, and in my opinion the good outweighs the bad here. Wanting to just play though the game, I built ships how I would like to. But the games restrictions are just too much. Add too much and you get a bad grade, which in turn will hault your game upon any boss because you need better ranks on stages. To get better ranks requires boring and tetidious rearranging and picture perfect accuracy. Upon reaching the last boss, the game wanted me to go back and get 15 more stars before I could beat the game, and that really ruined it for me.

Most of the time the game just left me stressed and frustrated. There was only one time where I really felt enjoyment in the game and it's upsetting to say so, because this game looks promising, but it fails to deliever the joy and fun I've had with other indy games of this style.

If I could play the game how I want to, this game would be worth it. But with the restrictions and constant remindering to go back and get better ranks at stages you've done before, I'd have to recommend a pass on this one.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2013
The idea is good, but the game gets borign fast.
You build your vehicle with the intent of destroying the ai controlled rig. You pick parts/build it, and set it to battle...thats all. You can not control the unit afterweards...just sit and wait to see if it won or not, if it did you go to the next round vs another "harder" AI oponent...it gets tiresome quite quickly...I would say its a pass unless its on sale for less than a buck.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Mildly entertaining puzzle game. The tiny bit of novelty in making your own designs wears off early and is quickly replaced with a sense of agonizing boredom as you rebuild your ship from the same base over and over and over for every level. Enemy AI seems target at a random. This is a good game in small doses, maybe 20 - 25 minutes at a time. Wait for a sale though, $9.99 is too much for what you get here. If you see it for 75% off, go for it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2012
fun game , needs some improvments like multiplayer or workshop to be worth 10 bucks but if you can find it on sale its worth checking out.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 1, 2013
This a nice game of constructing your own hob-powered destruction engine, but bear in mind that it is essentially a physics trial&error puzzle game. There are 37 levels in total, and the ships you build are only to specifically fight the enemy(s) of each particular level. Nothing is carried over besides unlockable (over various) parts for your ship.

For me, it was interesting at first, but grew tedious as I had to reinvent my ship for every stage, and was left in severe want of a free-form/sandbox stage to build an all-purpose mega-ship or an inpractical behemoth of my own.

Once you finish the stage, there is little left to do except to replay old stages to get a higher rating (done by using less materials and guns). It took me 7 hours to finish this game, and while it was an initially fun experiment/distraction, I wouldn't recommend that you pay full price for this.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
ENG:

Pretty fun & simple build game. Testimonial! :3

FIN:

Melkoisen hauska ja yksinkertainen peli, suositteluni! :3
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2013
Its a great building machine of death game. You build up and add to a basic wood ship and put your death machine against other ships. Its great fun and a real challenge to think where you need to reinforce your machine and what kind of weapons you need to equip to defeat your enemy. The game doesn't have a really great story but the gameplay if fun. The game lets you build machine like ships that can get outrages if you really put your mind to it. I really enjoyed this game and if you have a building and constructing kind of mind then you would enjoy this game too. I would wait for a sale though before getting it as the game is short if you are good at building things up.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
All in all quite bad.
This game is awesome until you get stuck on a level. When you ineviably get stuck you will go on youtube to see how to do it, right? Not really because there are different outcomes even if you use exactly the same setup over and over you will constantly face more and more problems. Then you will get annoyed and never play the game again.

Overly 'Fairly awful'
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
good story but thats were the good ends you have to fight tough battles that hardly give you any stars and you have to have so much stars just to finish the chapter dont buy it it is not worth the money
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
This game can be difficult to get past however i like it because of the ability to build your own attack vessal.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
This game is not optimized at all.
Lags very bad.
For a 2D game, I should not have a frame rate of 5FPS while playing.
The game has problems ajusting for my monitor.

Over all, this game us litterally unplayable for me.
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
Pretty fun cheap game.
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8 of 26 people (31%) found this review helpful
394.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Rigonauts is the fantastical building battle game from Engient. Snap together the ultimate vessel and send your crew of Hobs into battle. With a well designed ship and a clever plan, your crew will smash and blast past an assortment of strange and dangerous foes. Of course no single plan survives the enemy and each tactical tweak will bring you closer to victory.
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3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2012
Muito bom jogo, estratégico, exige criatividade e tática.
A unica coisa ruim, é ter um pouco mais de 30 niveis =/
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0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2012
Not bad but not as much fun as it seems like it should be.. Chance of ever bothering to play it again: about 1%.
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