Origin8 already has a library of good games on the App Store, including both Sentinel and Sentinel 2, two of my favorite tower defense games. They're heading in a new direction with their latest title, Robot Rampage, a seemingly endless survival game where you play as a gigantic robot armed with a super laser.

Your massive robot is controlled with a variety of touch gestures. Tapping on the side of the screen causes the robot to move in that direction, holding a finger down on the screen fires the laster in that direction. The robot can also punch and stomp by tapping on either side of the robot's torso to punch, and tapping its legs to stomp. As you destroy your surroundings, a gauge in the top left corner fills up. Once full, you can tap and hold the robot to charge up a massive attack that clears the screen.

The following trailer released by Origin8 goes over the controls and other features:

Gameplay is fairly simple, and involves little more than destroying everything in your path and continually moving right. The difficulty ramps up nicely as the forces of Earth increasingly their efforts to stop you by deploying more soldiers, tanks and other defenses. Every ten blocks you clear restores your health, and when you finally die your score is submitted to OpenFeint.

Robot Rampage is set to launch for $1.99 as soon as its approved by Apple. The graphics are just as high quality as the rest of the Origin8 games and the whole thing is dripping in awesome cheesy B-movie Sci-Fi charm. Keep an eye out for Robot Rampage in the not too distant future if you're a fan of giant robot destruction.

  • Phoenixfury

    Big honkin' robot with a friggin' laser... How can you go wrong with that? I can't wait to get it!

  • Phoenixfury

    Big honkin' robot with a friggin' laser... How can you go wrong with that? I can't wait to get it!

  • Adam

    Ditto at what Phoenixfury said

    friggin laser+Big honkin robot=awesome!

  • Adam

    Ditto at what Phoenixfury said

    friggin laser+Big honkin robot=awesome!

  • fallqvist

    I would rather have a rampage port.

    • Yog Shoggoth

      Hell yeah!

  • fallqvist

    I would rather have a rampage port.

    • Yog Shoggoth

      Hell yeah!

  • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

    For just 2 bucks, this is a charme winner!
    Could have a lot of flaws, and I still would buy it :)

  • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

    For just 2 bucks, this is a charme winner!
    Could have a lot of flaws, and I still would buy it :)

  • araczynski

    looks good, will wait for 99 though.

  • araczynski

    looks good, will wait for 99 though.

  • thebleeptruth

    Would have bought this in a heartbeat had there been more than one robot, with each robot having unique characteristics, and a different kind of special attack or animation.

    Might pass on this until by chance, I find out that my wishes will be included in a future update. :-)

  • thebleeptruth

    Would have bought this in a heartbeat had there been more than one robot, with each robot having unique characteristics, and a different kind of special attack or animation.

    Might pass on this until by chance, I find out that my wishes will be included in a future update. :-)

  • http://www.callboxlive.com Stan Winstone

    Loved the original Rampage too when it was the Wolfman, King Kong and Lizard thingy!

  • http://www.callboxlive.com Stan Winstone

    Loved the original Rampage too when it was the Wolfman, King Kong and Lizard thingy!

  • INTENSE

    looks awesome!

  • INTENSE

    looks awesome!

  • Dude

    Holy Crap.

  • Dude

    Holy Crap.

  • owl

    WIN, but ditto on wanting more than one Robot

  • owl

    WIN, but ditto on wanting more than one Robot

  • Jas

    Robot does nto appear to convey a sense of huge mass & weight when moving. That needs fixing.

  • Jas

    Robot does nto appear to convey a sense of huge mass & weight when moving. That needs fixing.