A week ago we reported that not only is Adult Swim's Robot Unicorn Attack coming to the iPhone, but they also planned to have it on the App Store by the 1st of June for $2.99. Well, thanks to the magic that is Apple's approval process, their launch date has slipped to simply "June," but after having played a development build of the game, I can say with some amount of authority that it will be worth the wait.

Robot Unicorn Attack is one of the many Flash games available on the Adult Swim games portal. Since its release, it has been remarkably popular, and for a good reason: Robot Unicorn Attack strikes a perfect balance between Canabalt [$2.99] style survival platforming, unicorns, rainbows, and most importantly, Erasure. As of this writing, the Robot Unicorn Attack flash game has been played over 21 million times.

Gameplay is identical to that of the flash version, but some of the graphical detail has been lost in compressing the original 640x480 flash game down to the 480x320 screen of the iPhone. Regardless, it's just as much fun as the original and I can't wait for the final version of the game to hit the App Store.

  • Synergistic Ideologue

    This game is one thing that's bugged me for years in game design: that the character you're playing could (in reality) see more than you the player can see. The Unicorn would be able to see the layout before him while you can't see the ground when you jump.

    The original Resident Evil had this same issue. You would open a door and enter a room only to walk straight into a zombie because you couldn't see it, while the character you're playing would be able to see it.

    • http://twitter.com/mattrix Matt Rix

      If you want that kind of realism, then you probably shouldn't play a game with a magical flying unicorn anyway.

      • Threewishes


      • Kendo

        What? unicorns aren't real??????

  • iphoneprogrammer

    the music kicks ass

    • cricketfan

      erasure - always

    • Fruho

      Open your eyes, I see, your eyes are open

    • Fruho

      Always I want to be with you and make believe with you and live in harmony harmony

      • http://www.jindofox.com jindofox

        This will be instabuy for me. I love retro campy crap like this.

      • http://soiled.com Gload

        It's not crap.

  • sammysin

    Playing this game will never get old with that epic song in the background.

  • http://Twitter.com/elimcfly88 Eli mcfly

    This game is awesome and needs to bring harmony harmony to the AppStore. Apple should open their eyes, and release this asap! We need to make the three dreams come true. But anyone else think this game has a million bucks written all over it?

  • Abisco

    This game is gold 😐

  • Johnny

    I want this in HD for my iPad as well!

    • cranker

      Yes Please !!!

  • http://www.grokion.com Jclef

    My Wish has come true - and now I will Follow my Heart and buy it!

  • http://Twitter.com/elimcfly88 Eli mcfly

    I really want this game!!!!!

  • The Theory

    holy crap. epic.

  • Cookies

    This game looks freakin' sweet.

  • James

    W... T... F... ?! now i've seen everything

  • http://www.youtube.com/appchat Elle

    This game is trippin balls. haha

  • Rolf Reimer

    I'm ready to chase my dreams again..

  • http://jasonvertucio.info Javy


    • AnnynN

      That was also my first thought!

  • http://twitter.com/hyucillo Hugo

    This game gives a whole new meaning to the term "awesome"

  • sydneyroo77

    I think it's a great game for iPhone OS. Supercool they kept the original track as it's 99% of game experience.

  • http://forums.toucharcade.com/member.php?u=1830 Liam (aka TGR)

    …This is the surprise?

  • donkeyhigh

    Aaaawhaha yeah 😀

  • Threewishes

    I was introduced to this game by a friend a few days ago, and the first thing I did was to check the AppStore. This makes me so excited!!!!!
    Always I wanna be with you.

  • Openyoureyes

    Hope they remember to fix both the sound and speed of the unicorns running animation to match that of its ever increasing speed like in the original version. The build shown in the video looks as though the unicorn is ice skating towards the end.

  • TKO

    Realism should never take precedence over game-play. This is a game of reactions. The lack of viewing distance is key to the challenge. ..Matt's reply nails it too. 😀

    This is one of the most beautifully designed campy games I've seen. Bought it right now.