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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.
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

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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!

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 1.5 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive:430 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.1 capable graphics card

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:OSX 10.7
    • Processor:1GHz Intel
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 1.5 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive:460 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.1 capable graphics card

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.1 capable graphics card
Helpful customer reviews
29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
213 products in account
57 reviews
4.4 hrs on record
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
Posted: December 14th, 2013
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
52 products in account
5 reviews
2.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: December 23rd, 2013
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
426 products in account
4 reviews
9.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: December 23rd, 2013
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
191 products in account
9 reviews
1.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: December 28th, 2013
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
74 products in account
8 reviews
18.3 hrs on record
Great retro game, but with modern game elements.
Tactical approach is needed if you want to survive at the later levels.

For the youngsters, this is a modern version of PARADROID from the good ol Commodore 64.
Hard and unforgiving as the original, but also with the same addiction that 8-bit games gave us.
The graphics are nice and shout out "OLD SCHOOL!!!" very loud.
Posted: January 30th, 2014
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