The classic method of falling asleep for humans has always been to count sheep, for some reason, but robots are incapable of sleeping. It seems they’ve become disgruntled by that fact, and are jealous of all the sleeping that us humans get to do. So robots have decided to fight back against sleep by the only way that makes sense: attacking the sheep that we count when we need to catch our 40 winks.
That’s the absurd premise behind Robots! Invade Dream World, and it’s so absurd it might even give Fist Face Fight‘s premise a run for its money. But Robots! Invade Dream World is more than just a silly concept, and I’ve found it’s actually quite a fun arcade game too.
You play as a sheep floating through the sky, and robots invade from all edges of the screen. A kung-fu kick and a butt-stomp are your weapons of choice in battling the robotic invaders, and the goal is to survive as long as possible before ultimately taking too much damage or falling down off the screen one too many times, which will eventually result in a game over.
It’s the kind of game that’s simple to play on the surface but deceptively complex, and before you know it you’ll be gliding your kicks across the screen and butt-stomping with ease as each subsequent game your score notches higher and higher. With a bunch of upgradeable abilities and silly costumes for your sheep to unlock, the progression in Robots! feels really good so far.
Robots! Invade Dream World is weird, but its mechanics are really solid. I was surprised by how much I’ve been coming back to it since downloading it earlier today. It might just be one of the sleeper hits of the week, so be sure to give it a look when it hits later tonight.
Forum Thread: Robots! Invade Dream World (by MIH Games) [Universal]
International App Store Link: Robots! Invade Dream World, 99¢ (Universal)
Robots! Invade Dream World should be available on the US App Store at 11:00 PM Eastern, or potentially much earlier if you’re in a region east of the USA. To be alerted when the game is available, open this story in the TouchArcade App (Free) and add it to your watch list. A little after 11:00 PM tonight you’ll get a push alert with the download link.