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 (229 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 9, 2013

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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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Really fun action/strategy hybrid. You start with a crap droid and capture others, which in turn act as allies that you can switch to, but act autonomously. Droids themselves can move around and shoot in any direction, with various speeds, weapons and properties. It's really easy to get in to, really hard to master. The checkpoint system is more than fair, though, so you can always head back to a previous checkpoint level to use the squad you had when you last made it to that level, so if you really screw up a run, or are aiming for an achievement ("Flush" is a nightmare), you can slowly push the odds in your favor, as sometimes your AI buddies can march to their deaths when they have multicore brains.

It plays very well, has local coop and offers gradual challenge jumps to ease you into the more chaotic battles that can occur. Just keep in mind how the checkpoint system works, and you won't end up with a fist through your monitor.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Reminds me of Paradroid. I love it.
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40 of 51 people (78%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2013
Another game from Puppy Games on Steam? Yes
Should I buy it? Yes!

A modern retro tactical stealth shooter where you can hack enemy droids into joining your squad.
50 Levels and a lot of different droid types like The Assassin and Guardbots.
Form a squad, collect upgrades and go through the floors, fighting bosses in an arcade style.

Great game, I give it 8/10
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
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.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
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!
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2013
Wreck enemy droids. Earn 'transfer' points. Use them to transfer droids under your command. Wreck more droids. Yes there's some tactical considerations but those are mainly important when you're injured or spot a healty droid you'd like to steal. Squad management is minimal, but don't let that fool you into thinking the game is mindless, chaotic and dumb. It's mindless, chaotic and fun!

The game is simple and short. Hectic to the point of overwhelming chaos, well designed and presented in a 'puppygames' style that is both charming and epileptic. Or 'just right' though your mileage may vary. I personally enjoyed the audio/visual aspect of the game, though it can be irritating or mind-breakingly confusing. I just like that stuff. Again, your mileage...

Recommended for fans of fast-paced, bullet hell shooters games.
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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2014
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 .
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 3, 2013
Buy? Maybe. Admitedly, this is my least favorite Puppygames title so far, which isn't to say it's bad at all, just mainly a bit less of my type. A top down action game where You control a droid with WASD and aim with the mouse - left to shoot, right to hack/transfer. The idea is to destroy all enemy droids while keeping your party alive, which is MUCH easier said than done. The game is a bit less about action skill and more about the managment of your droids, as some are faster than others, or have better defense, or have different weapons more suited for a situation. It's fairly easy for your droids to die, but it's also fairly easy to hack other droids if you have enough transfer points. The AI that commands friendly drones is fairly competent at killing enemies, but not so much at staying alive, so there is a constant need to keep them out of harm's way. Things get real challenging with boss battles and danger areas that throw tons of bots at you - I Think it's expected that you will loose some droids, which will unfortunately loose any upgrades they had. A very clever tactical, action game that use simple mechanics that just work. A challenging game, and I think I got to at least level 30 before I died, but I don't think I can improve much on my skill after my team nearly got wiped out the in the previous couple levels. If the idea of the game appeals to you, definitely get it, just realize there is a big challenge ahead of you in the later level (Ironically, the game seems too easy at the beginning).
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 6, 2014
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.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2013
This game is a great arcade style game like the old coin ops. You play as a robot and you have to eliminate all the enemy robots before you can exit a stage and move to the next one. As you play you get powerups that make your robot shoot faster, recharge faster, have more armor, do more damage per shot, and so on, but you can also capture other robots which allows you to switch into them. There's walls in the level that you use for cover while you try to destroy the enemy robots and there's a bit of a stealth component to the game too because robots won't come after you and attack you unless they can see you or a security camera can see you. You can capture other robots and use them so it acts almost as a class selection would in another game and lets you adjust your tactics to the particulars of the level. There's also occasionally boss robots at the end of the levels, around every 10 levels or so.

This is a blast for ten minutes to an hour here or there when you just want to do a little shoot em up and you can save at any time and come back for later so its a perfect game for casual play. This isn't a hardcore game so don't go into it expecting to play it for 20 hours. Its an arcade shoot-em up so you'll get a similar amount of play time to those kind of games, but you won't be dragged down by tedium just designed to slow down gameplay to make a ten minutes of action take 4 hours.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2013
IMO, the best of these Puppy Games retro style games. Clearly inspired by the 1985 classic Commodore 64 game Paradroid. Bit less about arcade twitch reflexes and more about tactics and squad management than the other Puppy games, just a bit. You roam around with your bot, destroying other bots or taking them over with your transfer beam. Cleaning the building floor by floor. Unlike in Paradroid, you get to keep the old bodies as allies and transfer control at will to them as well. You could still play this game much like Paradroid keeping the control on and getting all the powerups for your best chassis and using the others as cannon fodder.

What I miss about Paradroid is minigame for taking over the bots. Bit more elaborate than the concept of "transfer points" used here. Maybe they felt, it'd break the flow or something. Still a good game, though.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 24, 2014
Droid Assault is a top down shooter whereby you're a virus capable of hacking and taking control of enemy robots, from this you can produce your very own team of interchangeable robots as you progress through stages and tackle even tougher enemy robots! Initially, it seems like a great idea but unfortunately, it's pretty poorly executed, mainly due to how loose the team management is but otherwise due to how poorly the allied AI perform.

There's many ways this game could be improved, giving the player more control over their team would be a given, making the stats of each robot a little clearer so it's possible to identify the advantages and disadvantages of having them as part of your team as opposed to just hopping system to system blindly hoping for the best would be another, it's also possible to upgrade robots via pickups however they're incredibly vague too, perhaps if it was possible to equip each system individually and change their upgrades?

I'd suggest giving this game a miss and checking out another of Puppygames works, they're definitely great developers and Droid Assault is simply not on par with their other three games.
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
I tried to like this game, I gave it so many chances (because I just love other Puppy-games), but I don't see anything fun here.
In a few words, Droid Assault is a game about dodging bullets. Of course, there are other gameplay elements which may seem interesting at a glance, but believe me, they are not relevant to success in the game.
The developers tried to make it look like there is a lot of strategic thinking involved in the game, but I will try to show why that's not the case.
You think that having an army of droids is cool? Trying to come up with different combinations, etc... Nope. You can control one droid at a time and the others do whatever they want (read: stupidly die all the time). Having one buffed droid is the only valid "strategy".
When you transfer to a droid, you don't know what you're going to get. Even when looking at a droid's information screen, the only thing you know for sure is how much health it has. Other pieces of information are either "ciphered" ("armour: kevlar", what does that tell you?) or just "lore" (affect nothing). At the same time, you have different ways for droids to interact: maybe some weapons work better against some armours... but we may never know, because there is a huge lack of information. Well, you could spend tons of time and compile a table with information on all the droids, deduce the meanings... but who wants to do that?
From what I remember, the bosses are just big droids with big guns, nothing too special.
But it's not all that bad. The game looks cool, I guess. Upgrading the droids can feel nice...
Droid Assault can be fun for a few hours, maybe for one playthrough, but it is not worth the full price.

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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2014
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:
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 8, 2014
Very good game, you should try it! The controls are easy to understand and the gameplay in itself is great. The fact that there is a lot of different droids leave the player with a lot of replayablility. Never tried the co-op yet, but I'm sure it's as great as singleplayer, if not better. But most of all, it has the perfect difficulty, not too hard, but not too easy at the same time.

I give it an easy 8/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 30, 2014
Great retro game, but with modern game elements.
Tactical approach is needed if you want to survive at the later levels.

You start with 1 droid, but can overtake other droids and let them fight at your side. You can switch between the model that fits best to the current combat situation. Most of the time you will have just 2-3 droids at your side, because its smart to overtake just the strongest models and destroy the weak ones...

If you are into classic arcade games with a retro touch I give you a strong recommendation!
And for veterans of the good old C64 game Paradroid this is a must buy!
Hard and unforgiving as the original, but also with the same addiction that 8-bit games gave us.
The old school graphics are great and very cute!

...did I mention it has a 2 player coop mode?!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2013
This game.... this game just needs a Multiplayer mod.
Its incredible fun, and if u like Realm Of The Mad God, u will love this.
Droid Assault has what a good (Arcade)game needs:
Challenging, but not to that way, that it becomes frustrating! Give it a try!!!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 12, 2013
This game is really fun.. As are all PuppyGames games. Pretty simple concept, with just enough depth to keep you interested. Upgrades are random drops, given to whichever droid picks them up.. With just a little planning and thought you can make a really badass team of different droids... OR you could just take control of as many as you possibly can and swarm the enemies. This and ALL of PuppyGames titles are some of my favorite indie games, very polished with smooth gameplay. With a feeling of old school arcade difficulty mixed with some newer gaming concepts to keep them fresh and replayable. Check out some videos first, but if it seems interesting to you, and you like the playstyle it surely is a must have arcade game. I recommend ALL of PuppyGames titles.. (bit of a fanboy yes :) )
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2013
Hands down probably the most addicting game I played all day. A lot of strategy involved for such a simple game. Aside from lvl 55 haha the game is a must play.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2013
Awesome game. If you like top down shooters this game is for you.
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