spybot05IUGO announced that they have a new game coming for the iPhone called Spy Bot Chronicles. Based on the Toy Bot universe, Spy Bot appears to be a more traditional platformer with the ability to jump and shoot:

Toy Bot has been kidnapped! Thief Bot, the greedy kleptomaniac, has taken him to be used as a shiny, golden trophy and Spy Bot is the only one who can rescue him! Take control of Spy Bot as he jumps, shoots, and hacks his way through a varied 2D world of fun and adventure. Find Thief Bot’s hideout, save Toy Bot, and recover all the other stolen goods Thief Bot has swindled throughout the galaxy!

The game has already been submitted to Apple for review. IUGO lists the following features of the game, and estimates the game content to be equal to the entire 3 episodes of the Toy Bot series:

  • Innovative hack ability allows Spy Bot to change the world around him
  • 4 different zones containing hours of gameplay (we figure it's about the size of TBD 1,2,3 COMBINED for content)
  • Hidden levels to find
  • 35 unique collectibles
  • Over half a dozen characterful enemies
  • Distinct music for each zone and major challenges
  • Interactive animation and art

The game seems to include left/right and jump buttons making it a bit of a departure from the original Toy Bot series which relied on tilt controls for movement.

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  • http://mobiltelefon.ru/ Frant

    Nice looking game, I'll probably buy it

  • http://mobiltelefon.ru/ Frant

    Nice looking game, I'll probably buy it

  • Jim

    I don't like the look of those controls. I hope that is only an option. I grew so fond of tilting and tapping.

  • Jim

    I don't like the look of those controls. I hope that is only an option. I grew so fond of tilting and tapping.

  • PeterM11

    looks kinda cool... but where is the full version of A.D.D.!?!? I'm still waiting on that one!!

  • PeterM11

    looks kinda cool... but where is the full version of A.D.D.!?!? I'm still waiting on that one!!

  • DukeofAnkh

    It doesn't look as nice graphically as Toy Bot, but that could just be those particular screens.

    I also really hope the controls are optional. I hate on screen buttons for platformers.

  • DukeofAnkh

    It doesn't look as nice graphically as Toy Bot, but that could just be those particular screens.

    I also really hope the controls are optional. I hate on screen buttons for platformers.

  • NagaRoyalGuard

    I loved toybot and am glad to see a new version of it! toy bot was one of the first games I ever got on my iPhone and I keep playing it from time to time, despite finishing it long ago.

    Even tough I'll buy Spy Bot as soon as it arrives on App Store, I hope we get some of the old unique Toy Bot gameplay and not that old boring arrow gameplay. Hopefully we will be able to change the controls from arrows to accelerometer and viceversa in the options.

  • NagaRoyalGuard

    I loved toybot and am glad to see a new version of it! toy bot was one of the first games I ever got on my iPhone and I keep playing it from time to time, despite finishing it long ago.

    Even tough I'll buy Spy Bot as soon as it arrives on App Store, I hope we get some of the old unique Toy Bot gameplay and not that old boring arrow gameplay. Hopefully we will be able to change the controls from arrows to accelerometer and viceversa in the options.

  • spiffyone

    Here's another vote for tilt and tap controls as an option.

    That aside, I'm looking forward to this one. The Toy Bot series still, IMHO, ranks among the "must haves" on this platform. All three games, while too short for some (honestly, I thought that they weren't that short at all), were absolutely stellar in terms of gameplay, and in particular level design. And on that last point, I suggest NagaRoyalGuard doesn't fret. It may be traditional, but if the level design is as imaginative as the Toy Bot games then it won't be boring at all.

  • spiffyone

    Here's another vote for tilt and tap controls as an option.

    That aside, I'm looking forward to this one. The Toy Bot series still, IMHO, ranks among the "must haves" on this platform. All three games, while too short for some (honestly, I thought that they weren't that short at all), were absolutely stellar in terms of gameplay, and in particular level design. And on that last point, I suggest NagaRoyalGuard doesn't fret. It may be traditional, but if the level design is as imaginative as the Toy Bot games then it won't be boring at all.

  • Adams Immersive

    A male being rescued in a platformer? Who would have thought?

    (Can you believe I STILL haven't bought Toy Bot even though I like the demo? It's on my list though...)

  • Adams Immersive

    A male being rescued in a platformer? Who would have thought?

    (Can you believe I STILL haven't bought Toy Bot even though I like the demo? It's on my list though...)

  • arta

    So basically it's Toy Bot with better controls...

  • arta

    So basically it's Toy Bot with better controls...

  • samthelion

    How many games is iugo making???

    However I was not convinced by toybot's game mechanics in the lite and I didn't buy it - if this one is different I'll give it a try.

  • samthelion

    How many games is iugo making???

    However I was not convinced by toybot's game mechanics in the lite and I didn't buy it - if this one is different I'll give it a try.

  • http://jessewonderclark.com Lankershim

    Looks like a mountain of bad design decisions to me.

    "Hey, I know! Let's make a game that capitalizes on a previous game while removing all of its unique features!"

    Plus that bot with the sunglasses looks like Poochy.

  • http://jessewonderclark.com Lankershim

    Looks like a mountain of bad design decisions to me.

    "Hey, I know! Let's make a game that capitalizes on a previous game while removing all of its unique features!"

    Plus that bot with the sunglasses looks like Poochy.