The Bots are Back in Town! – Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots for the iPhone
This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.
Many classic board games have all made the transition to the iOS, and most all of them have been very successful. And now another favorite living room game has made its way onto the touch screen, Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots! Yes, the original fighting game, and a long time favorite of people young and old now has its own game for the iPhone and iPad.
Just like the old game you can choose to play either as the Red Rocker or the Blue Bomber, and using a flurry of button crunching punches, you try to knock off your opponents head, but that's where the similarities end. In the original living room game, the robots just stand there and they can only do left and right uppercuts, but in the digital reincarnation the robots are given a lot of new moves. Now the red and blue robots can do left and right hooks, jabs, and of course uppercuts, there is even a career mode where you can also train your robot so it can deliver more powerful punches and more stamina so its head will stay on its shoulders even after getting clobbered so many times.
This new version of Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots may look and feel strange to those people who grew up playing the game more than 3 decades ago, especially since the robots are now moving across the ring, but other than that I think fans, both old and new, will find the game quite enjoyable. Mattel did a great job in making a game based on one of their best-selling games of all time, they put in a bit more features in the game but still kept the essence of the original game, which is to punch the head off of your opponent!