Uber challenging R-TYPE inspired Action Tower Defense with OP monsters, OP weapons ... and 60s Rock. NOW featuring Michael Jackson.
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Very Positive (85 reviews) - 84% of the 85 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 5, 2014

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March 4

3-2-1 take off! McDROID is now on PS4 and XBOX 1


Hello everyone.

A big news for us: our first game was just launched on PS4 and XBOX 1.
The port was done by Grip Digital and they made it run at a smooth 60fps @1080p, you'll recognize the store front artwork by the excellent Greener.

If you own these consoles you can get it there:

XBOX1: https://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-One/Games/McDROID/abd1216e-4763-478e-bc4d-ab7b63435bf0
PS4: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/mcdroid-ps4/

Wish us luck that the console is a success.

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February 4

235 with new achievement, gummy bear hat and fixies



Quick patch for some long forgotten achievements:
- uzumaki now works
- new gummy bear achievement that you can do in the gummy bear (gelatinous cub) arena
- also a gummy bear head as prize for this achievement.
- level 2 has less boring pause between waves
- small shell loot is much easier to destroy

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Reviews

“McDroid is the most boisterous and unique tower-defense title to ever miss your video game radar.”
The Australia Time

“McDROID is one of the two most imaginative tower defense games I’ve played in a long time”
The Videogame Backlog

“It’s a FSM damned time vampire.”
Linux Game Cast

About This Game

Imagine the hectic big boss fights of RTYPE combined with the addictive harvesting and defensing of PvZ... with robots

That's McDROID, an old school hard-as-nail Action TD where you play a little robots who heals its planet, protects shuttle, plants trees, zaps mutants, loots and does science.


Story: McDROID returns home to Planet M and finds this message from SOMANTO corp...



Welcome back to your home planet. In your farming and survival pack you get:
  • One (1) Modular Combine Droid (McDROID)
  • A story campaign where each level uncovers a new game mechanic and research blueprint, and where you heal a planet.
  • Trees to heal the planet (and buff your weapons and crops)
  • A variety of researchable giant talking weapons that you can carry and shoot around like a 3rd person shooter.
  • A multi weapon rail to turn into a very powerful machine of peace.
  • One unicorn skin and one skull skin (find them scattered about)
  • Deployable base mount
  • Tesla turrets that you can chain together a-la CnC Red Alert
  • Economy based on McDiamonds and giant strawberries because it's the future.
  • Factories that builds robots (that buid miniatures of factories?)
  • Mutators that will turn your crop into Bomb Trees (not good for harvest).
  • Cute cartoony Borderland gfx
  • Hand Crafted levels that change with how many trees your plant.
  • Drop in/Drop out Co-Op: because that Mutatosaurus is just too much for you. Cloud save. Persistent base and other technologies from the 21st century.
  • Hard as nail Survival Levels with persistence: your towers and economy stay with you from death to death, but also bomb trees, unfortunately.
  • Persistent Research. Do you focus on improving your lasers first or branch out into bliss engine as you climb through the research trees?
  • Drop in/Drop out Co-Op: if you're overwhelmed in single campaign, have some robot-buddies join you.
  • Persistent base building: Complete a level on Normal and you can play on in Challenge and Nightmare modes. Your base and economy will carry over but will have to withstand much deadlier attacks!
  • Not 40s, not 50s, not 80s but 60 rock!
  • Achievements awarded for tasks ranging from silly to tricky.
  • Supports Xbox 360 controller

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: core 2 duo
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: nvidia 660 Ti
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1024 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: QWERTY only
    Recommended:
    • OS: 7
    • Processor: i7
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: nvidia 9800 GTX
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1024 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: QWERTY only
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7
    • Processor: core 2 duo
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: nvidia 6800 GT
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1024 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: QWERTY only
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.8
    • Processor: i7
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: nvidia 9800 GTX
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1024 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: QWERTY only
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: core 2 duo
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: nvidia 6800 GT
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1024 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: QWERTY only and Gamepad not supported
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: i7
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: nvidia 9800 GTX
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1024 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: QWERTY only and Gamepad not supported
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Very Positive (85 reviews)
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foxfire5210
( 25.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I loved this game and found it much more enjoyable than Orcs Must Die 2. This was my intro to tower defense and I'm hooked! PLEASE PLEASE MAKE LEVELS!!!
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Losk Osmanthus 路渐秋凉
( 19.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Really good experience.
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SalixGalaxy
( 17.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
I've just recently started playing this game again, having not played since beta. It's a really great strategy game and I find it's good for destressing after a long day at work or school! The graphics are really cute (and the voice acting is amazing). Overall I highly recommend this game.
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doofer20
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Can't say it was good or bad but I had a lot of fun with it. Wouldn't pay more then a few bucks for it tho
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Snares
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Fun game to play while high
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supernet2
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Played this back when it was in beta in 2013, im a bit disappointed as i see missing features, or things taken out which deeply saddens me, otherwise, its a very fun mobile RTS tower defence. Dont get me wrong its incredibly hard but thats the fun of it, in my opinion it was balanced before, it just seems to be getting a bit more watered down now due to lack of features, and disabled extras that were once available in beta builds
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RainbowCam
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 3
I have no idea what this even is, its so crazy
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Makoo
( 33.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 17
A quite fun co-op Tower Defence game.
You run around as a robot building stuff, carrying stuff and firing and stuff using towers you carry.
You need to move towers, build towers, upgrade them and figure out what combos work the best and so on.
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Bobble
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 5
It's weird.
Very, very weird.
You wont know what the hell is happening, but the gameplay is fun, exciting and unique among TD games I've played/
If you've gotten a little bored of LSD then this will probably overdose you.
Play it.
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Captain Ultramangirl
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 1
This title needs a lot of polish, especially on the mechanic side and UI wise.
The idea is great, so hopefully they put the effort in to make it good.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
I loved this game and found it much more enjoyable than Orcs Must Die 2. This was my intro to tower defense and I'm hooked! PLEASE PLEASE MAKE LEVELS!!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
47 of 50 people (94%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2015
Solid TD-fun with a twist!

McDroid is an awesome little pearl, obviously overseen.
It's an immersive tower-defence game with some really neat, fresh ideas.

You're some adorable little droid with the mission to collect as many strawberries, seeds and diamonds as you can while fighting off hordes of different enemies that try to kill you and your base. And your towers. And your strawberries. And everything else.
With diamonds you'll research/buy new towers or upgrades in a special "shop-map" and said red berries are the per-map-currency with which you can buy weapons which you can either plant into the ground (fixed positions) as stationary defences or plant into yourself for additional firepower or utility.
You plant seeds in fixed spots that grow more strawberries regularly. But the more you build, the more you have to maintain/repair which will get very demanding in later waves.
You can also plant repair-arms, factories which gather berries themselves, small droids to help you fight, etc.
And what you have planted, you can pickup again and plant elsewhere. Or keep it on yourself. Whatever floats your boat here.
At some point in a level the strawberry-production will be stopped and you'll have to do with what you gathered so far, so you better hurry up in the first place, which is easier said than done :-)

The level selector is a map by itself, which is a neat idea. There are "only" 12 maps, but each with additional challenges and more to keep you going. There's even a nice "zoo" where you can see all creatures you've encountered so far.
You can then compare your results with your friends. The Dev plays the game himself and has awesomely high scores. I bet he cheats :-)

The good (what to love):
  • Unique and one-of-a-kind!
  • It's adorable and got a cute art-style
  • Walk around as heavy armed artillery? Or a repair-god? Or as a berry-gathering maniac? Or as a weakling in a heavily defended base? Rely on YOU or your towers? Your choice.
  • Each weapon (if you attach them onto yourself) can be charged for an additional punch. And separately if you wish to do so. E.g. Left arm makes PEW PEW PEW!-lasers while the right arm charges a big missile. Awesome!
  • You don't just place a tower and leave it be. No, they will get destroyed too. Did someone say micromanagement? Hell yeah!
  • Berries, seeds and diamonds vanish over time. So you need to grab them ASAP. Oh and of course you only can carry a limited amount of each, so you need to deliver them to your base all the time. OR you can attach a factory onto yourself and...
  • Cool music
  • It has COOP-features, which i have not tested yet
  • There's a story. But I really don't care about a story in a TD. But it does not hurt either :-)
  • Even with a totally overcrowded with hundreds of enemies and explosions and whatever else it remains playable. Performance is very good.

The bad (not good, but not gamebreakingly awful):
  • In some maps, at some points it can get horribly overcrowded up to the point where it's easier to oversee snowflakes in a snowstorm than enemies and towers :-)
  • There apparently WAS an in-game-shop or something like that. That thing's still there in the map-selector with only a "closed" sign. That's annoying. Wanna see it all!

The ugly (what to hate, may kill the fun):
  • Nothing!


Recommended?

You like Tower Defence games and maybe action shooters and some RTS too? Definitely worth a try!
You hate one of the said genres? You MAY still like it anyway.
There's no game I could say that is quite similar, so a comparison is out of question here.
I really enjoyed it, although it's no "classic" TD.

Too sad it didn't had the commercial success it deserved. Maybe the Dev should have named it "Fingered" or "NotGTAV" :-(
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61 of 74 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2014
McDroid is simply delightful!

Blending old rock music, cell shaded graphics, kwerky humour and fresh take on old tower defence mechanics; it's a gem a game many can enjoy. Rest of review below.

http://youtu.be/LOHDHqzm0yI

In it you're a little rover returning home with your rather silly shuttle, only to find your once beautiful planet has been ruined and its spirit silent. As the two of you set out on a quest to not only find out what's happened, but to restore the planet to its once beautiful self.

This is done planting trees, and of course lasers, along with varied other weapons.
The planet has been fracked, and its resources drained. Leaving it barren and its fauna and flare horribly mutated. The game might be rather linear in its story, but it lends itself to it very well and never having a boring spot.

The shuttle is the voice of reason; to some extent. Telling what to do, how to do it and why. It's you're job to save the world, and protect not only the shuttle but yourself. As a little rover you can mount any item you can make, whether that's a little bonsai tree, a robotic repair arm, or a set of lasers!

During the missions, aliens, and mutants are hell bent on stopping you. They've become rather accustomed to the horrible lava filled and corrupted world. This is where the tower defence mechanics come in, although you simply do not drop a turret and leave. Oh no, the creatures will happily destroy them on their path towards the shuttle, and you have a lot of micro managing to do. Running around repairing turrets, upgrading them, planting trees, and harvesting strawberries and diamonds.

The two things that you depends on your fuel, and research. During the hectic battles you still need to try and harvest as many strawberries as possible. They are they currency with which you buy much needed items, and weapons. Take to long and they either disappear, get eaten, or the dreaded Strawberry DRM kicks in. Each mission has an undisclosed countdown, to when the DRM kicks in. Effectively turning the strawberry plants into crystals and halting your supplies.

This makes the game quite hectic as you have do all this, your objectives, and fend of hordes of mutants.
Adding to this is the collection of diamonds, which are used to research newer weapons, and items, along with upgrades for current ones. Not only this but they're also used to buy special items that can only be used during missions. These are vitally important. Especially for the later missions that feel almost impossibly difficult.

My biggest complaint is the severe upgrade cost for items. Some need 1000 diamonds, and they're already hard to get and keep. As once you've used them for a mission item you need to earn new ones. This is done through the various arenas and challenge missions, although they can be even more difficult than the last missions.
This forces you to have a nasty grind in the quest to get diamonds, especially since the early challenge missions only reward you with around 25-30 if you do very well.

Also you can only pick up and carry a set amount of diamonds and strawberries, and they all go into the same pouch. Meaning that in a rather difficult fight you need to try and pick up the correct ones, while managing your defences.


Overall the game blends all these things extremely well, and it's a very addictive game. I simply could not stop playing, even despite the bit of a diamond grind. I would easily recommend this game to people that just want a good fun game, with some weird humour, and lots of lasers.
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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2014
This is a wonderful little game. Played this co-op in beta with my son and nephew, then 10 and 8 years old. It was a joy to play then, and it has only improved since. It combines Tower Defence with strategic action. You can place towers in pre-determined slots on the map, and additionally carry one tower on your back.

As you defend your spacecraft from attack, you have to consider repairing towers and your spacecraft, and defending and gathering of ressources. This is where co-op is particularly fun, as you can divide tasks between you, and devise a strategy together to beat a level.

The graphics are colorful and cel shaded. As with all cel shaded graphics, this can become tiresome for the eyes. On the other hand it creates a nice display of colours, and makes items and entities easy to identify.

The music is simple and excellent, fits the theme of the game well.

The story is a little generic, but is suitable and when everything combines, it makes for a great game for adults and kids.

Even in beta the game was well put together, something not always the case these days when it comes to Greenlit games on Steam. The price may be a bit too high, but the three years in the making shows, so maybe it's reasonable after all.
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,113.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2014
What if the Lorax was a robot, and his friends a shuttle and a sick planet?

That's the premiss of McDROID, where you multitask a lot - install turrets, plant trees, and seeds, farm strawberries, build factories, place a giant talking laser on your back, kite monsters, plant more trees.

Its main mission is made up of 12 levels, most can be replayed in challenge and nightmare mode with different waves and usually require vastly different strategies.

After level 5 it becomes more of an action game than a tower defense but really you can play it different ways.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
I like the cell-shading, the sound design and the look and feel remind me favorably of Rochard.

It's an odd tower defense, because you play in a confied space. The pace is on the slow sid. It is fun and can be occasionally challenging. It can also be slightly confusing. I am enjoying it, picked it up in a bundle a long time ago, and it just recently hit Steam. It's a unique tower defense and I give it a cautious thumbs-up for introducing some new ideas (and plenty of nods to other tower defense games, especially the strawberries of Defense Grid.)

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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
87.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
This is a game genre i generally dislike (for me, Tower Defence games usualy get boring very fast).

While with this little gem...
I can`t stop playing (and i played this game even before it got on Steam) :)

- Very nice graphic
- Well thought maps
- Single and coop
- Lots of replay time value
- Funny
- Developer whom speaks with the players and really cares for this game and the McDROID players
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2014
This game can be really fun even for people who don’t like tower defense game like me.
The game has a cartoony style which I like a lot. To me you can’t even compare this game to other tower defense I was hooked instantly. I know I only have a 100 minutes but I will complete it all :D. The research place is also interesting because most game tower defense games don’t do that you get better stuff by level. The characters I meet so far are cool I like the jokes the ship makes and your robot has already impressed me too me this game would make me look at other tower defense. If someone asked me what I would give it, I would give it a 9/10. The things that bother me are that you can get stuck easily on the monsters and other stuff and so can your robot dogs and die ;(. The story I have mixed feelings I don’t like it nor do I hate it, the reason why is because it seems a bit bland to me. But that wouldn’t stop me from playing I would recommend this to people I know even if they don’t like tower defense games, this game has me in its hands.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2014
Mcdroid is a great game, its really good. Everything is good, from gameplay, to progression, economy, enemies, ect.

Every match you plant seeds in pre-placed seed beds, which produce strawberries, which act as the games currency for buying and upgrading towers. This adds a additional element many tower defense games don't have, as you need to defend your strawberry patches. The other currency is diamonds. Diamonds are gained from certain enemy kills, and are used to buy tower upgrades and special abilities.

There is alot of variety with the towers and upgrades, and the game is fun both in single and multi player. There is a limited number of campaign levels, estimated about 5 hours playtime. However there are hardcore and survival versions of almost every level which can ramp up the game time considerably, and are very fun. Playing online is also considerably fun.

All in all a great game, worth the money and recommended to tower defense and arcade shooter fans.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
104.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 11, 2014
I remember playing this game when it first came out and i loved it then
and i've gotta say it's only gotten better with time!
A must have for lovers of tower defence :)
Lush environments and zany enemies with a mass of levels to play and a great sound track to boot
Go solo or co-op with your friends run around with a dentistry lazer on your back? :P
or soup it military style and wreck S*** ? slap it down as a stationary turret n buy another! :P it's all there :D hehe
(personally i prefer the missile launchers for that added sparkle :P )
great boss battles and the dialog's sure to get you a laugh
it also has a world ladder, be the top and stay there? :D
Get the game it is well worth it, you wont be disappointed!
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