We've gushed at length many times before about Adult Swim's Robot Unicorn Attack [$2.99] for the iPhone between our initial preview, release announcement, its subsequent updates such as when it gained OpenFeint and even the recent announcement that Robot Unicorn Attack Heavy Metal was in the works. If this is the first time you've heard of it, you really need to just stop whatever it is you're doing and get to a browser with Flash to play the free online flash version.

The gameplay of the recently released Robot Unicorn Attack HD [99¢] is identical to that of both the iPhone and flash versions of the game, except it runs at 1024x768 and the graphics are noticeably improved. The robot unicorn is much better looking, along with everything else. The terrain looks a little rough in screenshots, but it isn't apparent at all when you're actually playing the game.

If you own an iPad, you need to have Robot Unicorn Attack HD on it-- especially at its launch price of 99¢.

  • Tony

    And this is not universal because Adult Swim does not make enough money?

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      If you want to educate yourself on why many games (likely including this one) are individual sku's instead of universal, check out this thread: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=67511

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=551080582 Nick Papageorge

        Cheers Eli. Agreed

    • http://twitter.com/NoSuperMan ImNoSuperMan

      Its 99cents (currently). Consider this as a DLC to unlock iPad version in the iPhone app. Is the HD version not worth the extra dollar for you?

      Actually its even better than that. You dont even need to buy the iPhone app if ipad one is all you cared about (like me).

      And I agree with that dev Eli linked here. Apple needs to take care of all those problems first. Until then, you cant really blame a dev for not having universal apps.

      • Tony

        Interesting topic and I can understand but no, as someone who has bought tons of content I am not interested in paying again for a scaled version. A lot of people probably will, and I am happy for them. It is not worth anything extra to me.

  • Adams Immersive

    I wish it were Universal too. But at least this gives me some hope of a Retina update for the iPhone/iPod version!

  • Anonymous

    Robot Unicorn on1x looks well on the iPad so I don't see why iPhone users would get this if they owned both devices. I hope the new Heavy Metal Unicorn is a universal app.

  • cut

    Just bought it to write an 1 star review because of the lack of an universal app. It's totally worth 99cents if you didn't spent money on the iPhone version but this should have been an update to universal.

    • andsoitgoes

      sigh.

      Get over yourself. It's a trend. It's not going to change.

      I don't like it, but to write a 1 star review for a good game because of it, you think that's going to help? Comment on it, make it clear, andrate the game what it deserves.

      • cut

        I can see why small indie developers might have to release two versions (to get the most of the "whats new" sales). But big publishers like Adult Swim/Cartoon Network don't need to sell this for 2.99 each (which it will be after the sale). Especially regarding the production value of this game. Those 50 upscaled sprites could have been easily included in an update.
        I could have voted with my wallet but if at least two people don't buy because of my review i doubled the impact.

  • andsoitgoes

    well DAMN. 3 weeks ago I just bought it for the iPhone.

    At least when my wife gets an iPhone, I can give it to her there, so maybe that's something.

  • Rob

    Oh ffs i just bought the iphone version last week for my pad, arghhhh, i aint buying the hd version though, fook that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Kincaid/1120271951 Ryan Kincaid

    Sometimes apps are completely new and need an ipad only app. This app is EXACTLY the same as the iphone version. Why the hell does any company think people will pay for both? I just bought the iphone version. This is one of many reasons i jailbreak. I have no ethical dilemma with piracy in this case. This is exactly the same as purchasing a pc game and then being extorted to pay for a full-screen button.

    The ipad app store is still in its infancy. Wait until Dec 26 to see thousands of pissed off people who open an ipad for the first time. Universal apps will double the sales of HD apps.