Play Droid Assault and experience running blaster battles with hordes of rampaging killer robots! Discover a unique tactical arcade shooter, with the fun addictive gameplay of 8-bit classics. You'll need your wits and the help of your acquired droid squad to stay alive in this fast-paced retro actionfest.
User reviews: Very Positive (179 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 9, 2013

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Includes 6 items: Revenge of the Titans, Titan Attacks!, Ultratron, Droid Assault, Revenge of the Titans: Sandbox Mode, Revenge of the Titans: Soundtrack


About This Game

Play Droid Assault and experience running blaster battles with hordes of rampaging killer robots!

Discover a unique tactical arcade shooter, with the fun addictive gameplay of 8-bit classics. You'll need your wits and the help of your acquired droid squad to stay alive in this fast-paced retro actionfest. Wreak havok through 50 atmospheric levels of destructible scenery, avoid mines and turrets, and battle 48 different robot types from lowly Guardbots to the latest in Assassins, Special Ops and Battledroids.

With the aid of your trusty transfer beam capture your own squad of droids, armed with the latest hi-tech weaponry including lasers, rockets, grenades, flamethrowers and disruptors, boost their abilities with 17 kinds of powerup, and take on the formidable giant boss 'bots!

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 1.5 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive:430 MB HD space
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.1 capable graphics card
    • OS:OSX 10.7
    • Processor:1GHz Intel
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 1.5 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive:460 MB HD space
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.1 capable graphics card
    • OS:Linux (32 or 64 bit)
    • Processor:1GHz Intel
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 1.5 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive:470 MB HD space
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.1 capable graphics card
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
A great mini game with retrocute graphics from Puppygames. Your task is to start out with a small robot and clear enemy ship's levels one by one at same time upgrading yourself by capturing and taking over enemy robots.

The robots vary with speed, armor and armaments and once you have captured an enemy unit, it then follows you assisting you with clearing the rest of the level. You can then easily switch between your robots while AI controls the rest of your group.

Game is very entertaining, easy to hop in and out, while the difficulty level between levels slowly increases. It gives me nice flashbacks from the old Paradroid game in C64, though Droid Assault is much more action oriented and doesn't require careful planning.

It's made by Puppygames - of course I recommend it to everyone.
Posted: September 25
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
I have a lot of games in my collection but few essentials and this one is by far one of my favorites. One of the most brilliant minds in music once said, "keep it simple stupid" -J.B. (it’s also origin of K.I.S.S.) and the simplicity of Droid Assault is brilliantly done on so many different levels, from its game play, to graphics, to sound. With this title Puppygames does "K.I.S.S." proud.

The gameplay is too damn fun and it's simple, you're a droid (no, not a phone, a robot) who can take control over other enemy droids to make them friendly or you can just blast them away, friendly or not. Once the level is cleared of all enemies, repeat in the next level. You can literally create your own army of droids, that is, if you do not shoot them. There are a lot of different droids all with different attributes, abilities and weapons to make this game even more fun and interesting, along the way picking up a multitude of different power-ups.

The graphics are always very well done with Puppygames games and Droid Assault is no exception, as the contemporized old school graphics are very well designed with that Puppygames genuine style that give this game its beautiful unique flare.

Though there is no sound track to this game, which to me is the games only downfall, the atmospheric backgrounds and sound effects are immersive and well done, though you may wanna get an appropriate playlist together before you jump into this game. I do sincerely wish that Puppygames did a little more with the sound track like they did with Ultratron.

Controls are a simple WASD and mouse aim combo, or recently added by Puppygames, twin stick controller enabled. Though you do lose some aiming control using a controller. This would be my only other complaint about this game as it implores a lock on system that tends to make shooting distant or faster enemies hard to hit. This also cannot be disabled unless you are using the mouse and keyboard combo.

Also recently added by Puppygames is local co-op which gives this game additional value and replyability. Though there is no online co-op, local co-op sometimes makes fighting go beyond the computer player but with your co-op player for screen space.

Gameplay: Top Down Arena Shooter (could also be considered Twin Stick)
Graphics: Great Contemporary Old School.
Sound: Great sounds effects and atmosphere though missing the music making it overall okay.
Controls: Great with mouse and keyboard. Okay with twin sticks (the aiming is more difficult than necessary).
Replayability: OMG YES!
Overall: 9/10 (-1 for disappointing controller aiming and lack of sound track)

It's an awesome and solid game and its old school arcade-ish simplicity has me coming back time and time again. It's a great buy for any collection!
Posted: October 2
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Puppygames Is A Great Company that makes a point of reusing its intellectual property in every game they make. Obviously, they have a thing for robots and industrial environments. Mind you, I'm not knocking this in any way. Some of their games could be considered clones of others, while others feel highly original. For Droid Assault, in particular, I'm leaning toward original.

What they manage to do is take time tested and common game types and add their own Robo-flavor to them, coating them in simple, high stylized, and easily recognizable graphics. My favorite indie game companies are the ones in which they've made a brand for themselves and exploit that brand in a beautiful way. PuppyGames seems particularly adept at doing that.

I have no problem playing their games, but they do feel somewhat repetitive after a short while, and sticking with one until the end isn't something I've had the followthrough to do yet. It's not that I don't find them fun, it's just that they're best suited to short bursts of game play.

A few other small details that some might consider useful - listen to the music, it's not that bad! Also, follow the tutorials and build your little army of bots. How something so cute can end up being so badass will make your head spin. There's nothing unfriendly or uninviting about any of their [PuppyGames] software, and this is the type of thing that kids who can grasp gameplay concepts and adults will enjoy.

Good job guys, but why not drop the price of the game buy a couple bucks? The price is a little steep considering. Get the Ultrabundle, where the games are priced around the level that they should be and a few of the items could be considered little bonuses.

6.5/10 For fun factor, a lack of bugs, cute branding that's instantly recognizable, and the ease on system resources. Points lost for not being very engrossing or addictive, and for the price. Dropping the price by two bucks would easily bump this up to a 7, but without significant improvements otherwise, it wouldn't go any higher for me.
Posted: October 3
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
dos not open
Posted: October 10
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6.9 hrs on record
Old skool paradroid clone thingy. (Google it!)
Posted: September 27
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6.5 hrs on record
really fun and challanging! you cant ♥♥♥♥ up :D
Posted: October 12
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32.1 hrs on record
I highly recommend this game if you like old school arcade paste action. Audio experience with this game is great. The visual contrasts are incredible. This is one of those games you can play for hours, or just sit for a quick session to blow of some steam after a long day.

I only have one wish for this game. It was multiplayer cross-platform co-op.
Posted: October 1
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1.7 hrs on record
its a funny game
Posted: October 24
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18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
A fun , addictive shoot'em up. Easy trophies . The only thing , the later levels are about as difficult as kicking a lion in the face and surviving. Recommended .
Posted: June 7
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Droid Assault is the perfect "coffee break" for the videogamer, a tasty indie game to drink and sip between an online multiplayer match and an intense session of your favourite MMO.With its retro-themed visuals and sound effects, Droid Assault looks sharp and plays like a dream. The deliberately simple designs of the droids and levels are heavily accentuated with stylish, mood-enhancing glowing light effects, lush explosion and fragmentation emitters, and sleek, pulsing damage animations.Droid Assault is smart, nerve-wracking, and intense.
Posted: July 6
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Great fun to play.
One of my favorate puppy games.
Posted: August 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
This is actually a really cute game. There are a TON of different droids, varying from: movement type, weapons, power output, battery size (for weapons), hull, armor types, and on and on. You start with one simple droid, and gain the ability to hijack others for your cause, assuming you have enough points to do so. Droids often drop permanant upgrades on death, sometimes armor and health boosts for your droids. Each level is all about domination, whether you do that by turncoating the enemies or simply killing them outright, you win. Droids you hack to your team stay on your team from level to level until they are killed. You can also swap between any droid in your little army.

Very, very fun.
Posted: June 21
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
29.6 hrs on record
You must own this game! It's the best of the Puppygames, and a great "taking quick break" game. Definitely revitalizes me when I'm coding or writing late at night.
Posted: July 20
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
23.2 hrs on record
This is a game from the creators of Revenge Of The Titans, a top-down shooter at it's core and so much more once you get into the depths. Each bot you can control has a generally unique description and use, some are good at tanking, others good at firing missles from a distance. This game encourages exploration and essentially is a score attacker's wet dream.

Breaking down the mechanics, you can control up to 8 different units at a time, although doing so is risky. Once you release control of a certain droid, you've handed it over to the AI which isn't entirely tantamount to suicide for the bot, but damn near close. Either way, you'll be doing most of the work unless you simply don't want to. There's a variety of playstyles that Droid Assault caters to, from the sniper to the tank, and better yet.

There's upgrades. Not all upgrades apply to all bots, but the vast majority do. Speed, defense, attack damage, armor. Powerups litter the field and the game pushes you do pop open every single crate for that either special overleveled bot, or a weaker variant that might just drop that piece of salvation you've been looking for. Crates themselves serve as holding containers for random bots geared towards the level you're playing on. So you won't be getting a massive boss-esque bot out of one in your first level or two.

Moving onto Bosses, there are a slew of them in the game that all follow the same archetype. Two to four guns on each side which are destroyable for further powerups, and a primary weapon. Tactics mean everything or nothing depending on how well you've progressed. There's a defenite rougelite element to the game and it's worth replaying over and over if only to get that final ending.

Basically, buy it. It's good, fun, and a new update just included local co-op which supports the gamepad wonderfully. You wont regret it unless you've forgotten there's a demo out as well:
Posted: May 21
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Pretty dang fun just wish it had online multiplayer.
Posted: June 27
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10 of 20 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Droid Assault is a charming and addictive "tactical arcade shooter". With a little luck and help from your droid army you will move from stage to stage taking down other droids or assimilating them and using their unique abilities to help you progress.

From the tight controls, music, and 8 bit graphics. Droid Assault was a game I thoroughly enjoyed. But why do I not recommend droid assault?

It seems the only thing that puppygames has been developing over the last couple months has been a victim complex rather than another uninspired robot game. Seems a series of poor decisions is leading them to close their doors

"But we’re not allowed to say it, because it makes customers feel bad. Customers all think they’re worth everything in the entire world to us. The funny thing is, you are. Without customers, we’re dead in the water, homeless and living in a cardboard box outside Berko sewage plant. But individually, you’re like ants. And all of developers secretly know it and don’t talk about it. You’re not worth supporting. It’s far, far better to completely, totally ignore support, if you want to make a living."

I use to support puppygames they made some really clever games in the past. But I can't support you anymore and I won't. Perhaps while you are looking for work in the next couple months you'll learn how to be a little more humble. People have enough respect to support you and you should do the same.
Posted: August 20
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7 of 15 people (47%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
I would like to say this was good, but It crashes all the time.

Support have been very rude to me, including swearing, and won't reply to my email.
Posted: July 25
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
In theory I would love the idea of a hybrid of Paradroid and Robotron. I am a sucker for both of those ancient games and their descendants. In practice I can't even play this thing; it doesn't map my controller properly, and attempting to remap it involves quitting the game, editing a text file without any idea of what it actually thinks the buttons on my controller are named, and relaunching the game. After about ten minutes of this I gave up.

If you like Paradroid and Robotron and think controlling twin-stick shooters with keyboard and mouse is a good idea, then you might enjoy it. But for if you prefer to play these things with two sticks like Eugene intended, stay way the hell away unless it's on sale for a buck.
Posted: August 28
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
I would like to recommend this game as it seems extremely fun, but I cant get past 4 levels without it completely crashing, so its a no for me. If you can find a stable version of this game and get it for a god price, its worth it.
Posted: August 7
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Joystick support for Linux is broken.
I have my doubts about the devs allowing this negative review to remain, but I'll post it just in case they get off their high horse and develop the courage to face criticism.

A developer flat-out told me that they've given up on working on Linux controller support. He then said it was supported, but not when it doesn't work.
He also said that steam was 32-bit only, and couldn't launch 32-bit games. Neither of those things is true.
Their response to me pointing that out was basically "well, I guess maybe _now_, but we don't have time, so it doesn't matter". If you don't have time, that's fine, but why are you selling abandonware at any price?
It's a Java program. It doesn't even need to care about bit depth. For some reason they're shipping the entire Java runtime with their games. WHY?

Basically, they're lazy and incompetant. If you call them out on their BS, they patronise you, insult you and ban you.

I can't criticise the game itself, because I can't play it. No joystick support. No QWERTY keyboard. No remapping. The joystick config file ("doesn't work? you fix it!") is virtually undocumented, and doesn't behave in a way that makes sense. Can't map a joystick axis to movement? o_O

It _looks_ nice, I guess... Wriggling pixel art doesn't really mean much to me on its own, though...
Posted: June 30
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