Adult Swim's Robot Unicorn Attack [$2.99 / HD] has been somewhat of a cult classic, both on the iPhone and iPad as well as online with their free flash version of the game. The game follows a similar gameplay model to so many games that involve running to the right for as long as possible, with two distinct differences. First off, you play as a rainbow colored robotic unicorn, and secondly the entire game is set to Erasure's Always. Following the success of the first, today Adult Swim released Robot Unicorn Attack Heavy Metal Edition [99¢], a heavy metal reskin of the original.

Erasure is a thing of the past, in his place is Blind Guardian singing their epic metal ballad Battlefield. In addition, all the fanciful rainbows and the fantasy motif has been replaced with fire, brimstone, and pentagrams. Also, Instead of three dreams, you get three nightmares to score as high as you can before submitting your score online via OpenFeint.

It would have been cool if the Heavy Metal Edition would have been released as DLC for the original Robot Unicorn Attack so I didn't need to keep two seperate games on my phone to enjoy both modes, but at the launch price of 99¢, I can't complain too much. If you love Robot Unicorn Attack (and who doesn't?), you need the Heavy Metal Edition. It will bring the same stupid smile to your face as busting through purple stars while you bop your head to Always. Much like people in our forums, I hope Adult Swim keeps expanding the Robot Unicorn's adventures to other genres.

  • http://www.facebook.com/edelatorre Enrique De La Torre

    dammnit I thought it was out for iPad too

  • Thaurin

    Best music in the world. ;)

  • EastsideStompers

    If they'd used one of the Iron Maiden greats I'd have been all over this; )

  • http://twitter.com/Mekebra Michael Ekebratt

    Blind Guardian is just so right to this.
    Half-arsed, cheesy power metal.
    It couldn't have been any other way if it were to work.

    Serious metal? Hell no.

    • EastsideStompers

      Hey: ) I see where you're coming from, but If I'm going to dedicate significant time to this game as I did the first, then I have to like the song. The Erasure song is pure class. A classic. This song is a bit like 'Metal meets Eurovision Song Contest' imo....not a good thing.

      • http://twitter.com/Mekebra Michael Ekebratt

        I'd imagining that's the point.
        It's not like Robot Unicorn is serious anywhere at all.

      • Marlybob

        na your just old lol

    • http://twitter.com/22justin Justin

      lol serious metal

  • iphone jim

    But why would I just buy the same game again? It's just the same game with a different skin. Not worth my money.

    • Mr. Blue Sky

      That is a good point.

      Your 99 cents is much better spent elsewhere.

    • Mr. Blue Sky

      That is a good point.

      Your 99 cents is much better spent elsewhere.

      • Xxunrealdudexx

        Like on a pack of gum that will be gone in a week right? RUA lasts forever! :D

  • Chaoskateboards

    I'm actually really disappointed by the song.

    I bought the game, but it seems easier than the original. Maybe it's because I've played the crap out of the original one, but this game is disappointing.

    I would've touted it, if it had a better song or was an in-app purchase, but the fact that neither are true, I'm disappointed.

    Honestly, if they put it as an in-app purchase, even though I've bought the standalone, I'd probably buy it again, just so I could dump having to use two slots for the same game.

  • Tony

    my comment will probably be deleted again butI am sure that this will arrive as an additional purchase price on the ipad. weak sauce

  • Anonymous

    Not as magical as the first one. Since I love the first one more, I'll keep it on the iPhone and buy the iPad HD version of Heavy Metal when it comes out.

  • MisterDrgn

    I am torn. On the one hand, I love the flash game, and I'd like to get the app for $1 (instead of paying $3 for the other skin...seriously, how do they get away with this?). On the other hand, I way prefer the original music. Sigh...

  • MisterDrgn

    I am torn. On the one hand, I love the flash game, and I'd like to get the app for $1 (instead of paying $3 for the other skin...seriously, how do they get away with this?). On the other hand, I way prefer the original music. Sigh...

  • Jaden

    Wow!!! I was thinking a couple hours ago how they should make a more "manly" version of the game for people who won't buy the original and they did! Anyway, I prefer the original so I won't be getting this one.

  • iJoe

    This game rocks, now where is the HD version? ;-)

  • iJoe

    This game rocks, now where is the HD version? ;-)

  • SashaDarkCloud

    I think it would have been more fitting if they used Dethklok's "Thunderhorse" instead of Blind Guardian. Especially since that song is about the Lord of the Rings. Now you are making it more Nerd instead of metal.

  • Brianandcofy

    so fun dudes