History VideoGame / Robotron2084

14th Aug '16 4:23:47 AM Morgenthaler
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Each level, or "wave", of ''Robotron'' consists of a small humanoid mutant ("the last hope of mankind"), representing the player, in the center of a swarm of enemy robots. The player uses the two joysticks to simultaneously move away from the enemies and dodge their shots with one, while firing back at them in the direction of the other. Once all the destructible enemies are eliminated, the player progresses to the next wave, facing increasingly faster and more numerous enemies. Like ''{{Tempest}}'', it mixes brutal, high-speed gameplay and psychedelic graphics.

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Each level, or "wave", of ''Robotron'' consists of a small humanoid mutant ("the last hope of mankind"), representing the player, in the center of a swarm of enemy robots. The player uses the two joysticks to simultaneously move away from the enemies and dodge their shots with one, while firing back at them in the direction of the other. Once all the destructible enemies are eliminated, the player progresses to the next wave, facing increasingly faster and more numerous enemies. Like ''{{Tempest}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Tempest}}'', it mixes brutal, high-speed gameplay and psychedelic graphics.
10th Aug '16 4:00:52 PM StClair
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* KillAllHumans: The singular goal of the Robotrons.
26th Apr '16 8:59:09 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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-->-- [[NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] [[http://www.joystiq.com/2009/09/24/interview-trent-reznor/ on his favorite video games.]]

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-->-- [[NineInchNails [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] [[http://www.joystiq.com/2009/09/24/interview-trent-reznor/ on his favorite video games.]]
7th Feb '16 3:01:52 AM eroock
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->''A game like Robotron ... that separates the men from the boys.''

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3rd Feb '16 7:08:54 AM Morgenthaler
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The inspiration for the dual-joystick control (left to move, right to fire) came from an injury Jarvis sustained to his right hand in a car accident. The game "{{Berzerk}}" also played a role, for Jarvis envisioned being able to move and shoot without having to stop (''Berzerk'' uses a single joystick, the player has to stop moving to aim and fire).

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The inspiration for the dual-joystick control (left to move, right to fire) came from an injury Jarvis sustained to his right hand in a car accident. The game "{{Berzerk}}" "VideoGame/{{Berzerk}}" also played a role, for Jarvis envisioned being able to move and shoot without having to stop (''Berzerk'' uses a single joystick, the player has to stop moving to aim and fire).
17th Nov '15 10:04:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[EveryTenThousandPoints Every 25000 Points]]

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17th Nov '15 10:04:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* BodySnatcher: The Brain robotrons.
* BloodierAndGorier: ''Robotron X''.

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* {{Dystopia}}
* EndlessGame

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* FaceMonsterTurn: Progs.

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* KnightTemplar: The robots.

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* {{Mooks}}: Grunts, mostly

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* ShootEmUp

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* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters

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* ZergRush
* ZerothLawRebellion

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18th Nov '14 2:23:23 PM TwoGunAngel
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''Robotron: 2084'' (often called simply Robotron) is an arcade game created in 1982 by the company Vid Kidz (Creator/EugeneJarvis and [[Creator/LarryDeMar Larry DeMar]]) for Creator/WilliamsElectronics. It was unique at the time in that the controls were two 8-way joysticks (one for running, one for shooting) rather than the more typical single joystick and fire button. This setup was not always intuitive for early gamers, and with controller setups that all but required both hands on the controller in order to control your character, porting was not the easiest of tasks.

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''Robotron: 2084'' (often called simply Robotron) is an arcade game created in 1982 by the company Vid Kidz (Creator/EugeneJarvis and [[Creator/LarryDeMar Larry DeMar]]) for Creator/WilliamsElectronics. It was unique at the time in that the controls were two 8-way joysticks (one for running, one for shooting) rather than the more typical single joystick and fire button. This setup was not always intuitive for early gamers, and with controller setups that all but required both hands on the controller in order to control your character, porting was not the easiest of tasks.
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18th Nov '14 2:23:05 PM TwoGunAngel
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This has a SpiritualSuccessor in ''VideoGame/SmashTV'', not to mention being the precursor to the move/aim controls in {{First Person Shooter}}s.

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This has a SpiritualSuccessor in ''VideoGame/SmashTV'', not to mention being the precursor to the move/aim controls in {{First Person Shooter}}s.Shooter}}s and Flash games.
18th Nov '14 2:20:38 PM TwoGunAngel
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''Robotron: 2084'' (often called simply Robotron) is an arcade game created in 1982 by the company Vid Kidz (Creator/EugeneJarvis and [[Creator/LarryDeMar Larry DeMar]]) for Creator/WilliamsElectronics. It was unique at the time in that the controls were two 8-way joysticks (one for running, one for shooting) rather than the more typical single joystick and fire button. This was not always intuitive for early gamers, and with controller setups that all but required both hands on the controller in order to control your character, porting was not the easiest of tasks.

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''Robotron: 2084'' (often called simply Robotron) is an arcade game created in 1982 by the company Vid Kidz (Creator/EugeneJarvis and [[Creator/LarryDeMar Larry DeMar]]) for Creator/WilliamsElectronics. It was unique at the time in that the controls were two 8-way joysticks (one for running, one for shooting) rather than the more typical single joystick and fire button. This setup was not always intuitive for early gamers, and with controller setups that all but required both hands on the controller in order to control your character, porting was not the easiest of tasks.
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