The ''Robot Wants Series'' of games are a series of {{Metroidvania}} games, developed by Creator/HamumuSoftware, that follow a robot as he searches for important items through dangerous and very hostile futuristic environments.

Each game involves the robot utilizing various (and sometimes ridiculous) abilities and tools to access new parts of the environment, while also using an animal (including a cat and dog) to help in their adventure. All of the games also feature massive bosses, [[EasterEgg plenty of secrets]] and challenges for [[SpeedRun speedrunners]].

Due to the series' nature and scope, the games aren't nearly as long as other Hamumu games (or {{Metroidvania}} games in general). Nonetheless, the diehard fans like the series and is considered a worthy addition to the Hamumu game roster, especially as part of the Hamumu Clubhouse revamp.

The main flash series is complete, with four games - ''[[http://hamumu.com/robotkitty.php Robot Wants Kitty]]'', ''[[http://hamumu.com/robotpuppy.php Robot Wants Puppy]]'', ''[[http://hamumu.com/robotfishy.php Robot Wants Fishy]]'', and ''[[http://hamumu.com/roboticecream.php Robot Wants Ice Cream]]''. There's also a [[http://jayisgames.com/archives/2010/11/robot_wants_jig_banner_game_by_hamumu.php JayIsGames banner game]] available. Finally, there's a expanded version of ''[[http://www.raptisoft.com/index.php?game=robotwantskitty Robot Wants Kitty]]'' out for [[IOSGames iPhones]]!

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!!Robot Wants Tropes:

* AbnormalAmmo: In ''Ice Cream'', a certain upgrade allows you to shoot [[EdibleAmmunition bananas]].
* ArmorPiercingAttack: The stalactite aliens can do this to the second boss in the second game.
* AsteroidsMonster: The Nanoswarm from the fourth game.
* AttackAnimal: The kitty you got from the first game becomes this in the second game. The puppy in ''Ice Cream'' becomes this somewhat, though it mans a turret instead of directly attacking.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Defeating the first boss of ''Puppy'' requires you to throw the cat through the opening in its force field. Obtuse Angler from ''Fishy'' can only be hit on its bulb. Drillbaby, from the same game, needs to be defeated by dropping bombs from the ceiling onto its core.
* {{Backtracking}}: Most games in the series require you to do this in order to find the rest of the upgrades/collectibles required for OneHundredPercentCompletion.
* BagOfSpilling: This is a Metroidvania series we're talking about, after all.
* BulletHell: The fourth game, ''Ice Cream'', can be like this, especially in Madcap mode.
** The Obtuse Angler.
* BonusBoss: The giant blue alien from ''Kitty''.
* ChekhovsGunman: Both the kitty (see AttackAnimal) and puppy (see NonHumanSidekick) from the first and second game respectively.
* CheckPoint: Justified due to its [[NintendoHard difficulty]].
* {{ChipTune}}
* CosmeticAward: Started in ''Puppy''. Though the Kongregate version of ''Kitty'' had it beforehand.
* CoresAndTurretsBoss: PAL-1000 from ''Fishy'', and the two security cores from ''Ice Cream''.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: [[spoiler:The robot[=/=]player spends the entire second game searching for a dog, and repeatedly throws the cat as a projectile at enemies. By the end of the final game, the cat has (somehow) acquired the means to run their own ship, send hordes of enemies at you and serve as the final boss of the series]].
* CruelTwistEnding / ShaggyDogStory: All of the sequels.
** Robot got Puppy! [[spoiler: Kitty hates Puppy!]]
** Robot got Fishy! [[spoiler: Kitty ''[[EatTheDog loves]]'' Fishy.]]
** Robot has ice cream! [[spoiler:But he has no mouth.]]
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Getting destroyed simply teleports the robot back to their last save point.
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:"This'll teach you to abandon me, Robot!"]]
* DolledUpInstallment: ''Fishy'' was retooled into ''[[http://boyslife.org/games/online-games/14356/pedros-space-adventure-2/ Pedro's Space Adventure 2]]'', changing the main character into Pedro the Mailburro (the mascot of the Boy Scouts magazine ''Boys' Life'') and replacing the Robo-Bombs with letters.
* DownerEnding: Every game apart from the first one. Mind you, these endings are sad for the robot, but absolutely hilarious for anyone else.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: In a nutshell, the robot wants whatever is mentioned in the title.
* ExcusePlot: Parodied in the second game, where the game opens describing an epic yet completely unrelated plot, ending with, "Meanwhile, in a completely different galaxy, thousands of light years away, [[TitleDrop Robot wants puppy]]." (After a wide gap between paragraphs, the story backpedals to clarify a detail in the initial plot description.)
* ExtyYearsFromNow
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:KITTY!?!]]
* {{Faceship}}: The Mekazoid spaceship in ''Ice Cream'' is shaped like [[spoiler:a cat head.]]
* FakeOutOpening
* FinalBoss: Averted in every game except the last.
* FunWithAcronyms: Every item in the ''Robot Wants JIG'' banner game ('''C'''rawly Bombs, '''A'''ir Jump, '''S'''hield, '''U'''nderminer, '''A'''ctuator, '''L'''aser Blaster; '''G'''lidewings, '''A'''ir Bombs, '''M'''ag-Lock, '''E'''MP Bombs, '''P'''lasma Bombs, '''L'''ateral Magnets, '''A'''qualung, '''Y'''OU WIN![[note]]"Y? Because Robot wants it."[[/note]]).
* GetBackHereBoss: The Battle Bat from ''Fishy'' becomes this after he loses his armor and moves faster.
* GrandFinale: ''Ice Cream''.
* GratuitousGerman:
** Das Boxen from ''Fishy''. [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign It's not even correct German]], since "das" is a ''singular'' article, and the German for "box" is ''Kasten'' anyway.
** It returns in ''Ice Cream'' as the ''Überboxen'', even more incorrect since there's only one of them, albeit with cyborg enhancements. But [[RuleOfFunny that's probably the point]]...
* GrievousHarmWithABody: Throwing Kitty in the second game is your attack.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Kitty, in the second game.
* JokeItem: The Sekrit Item of Wonder from ''Puppy'' is hard to find, hard to collect, and it does [[spoiler:ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Except unlock an award. So, yeah.]] In ''Fishy'', there is an item that can only be obtained after a big chain explosion, and it is literally nothing. A nothing that you can collect. "Sometimes an [[StuffBlowingUp explosion]] is its own reward."
* KingMook: The iPhone version of Robot Wants Kitty has boss monsters based on the three enemies of the game.
* LeetSpeak: The "[=HaXXor=]" skill in ''Fishy''.
* LethalJokeItem: From ''Ice Cream'', there is the [[spoiler:BANARANG!! It turns Robot and Puppy's plasma bolts into rebounding bananas.]]
* MarathonBoss: Most bosses in ''Fishy''.
* {{Metroidvania}}: Each game is set up so that certain passages or destinations are only accessible after obtaining the right upgrades.
* NintendoHard: Definitely. Luckily, getting hit or dying doesn't equal game over. It just adds more to your game time.
* NonHumanSidekick: The kitty and the puppy serve as this in various games.
* OneHitPointWonder: The robot becomes this in the first two games, though the third gives it a shield that absorbs one hit. The fourth game gives it a (very small) health meter.
* PowerUp: Actual powerups in question vary from game to game, though some of them are universal, like the double jump.
* PunnyName: Many of the bosses have wonderful/horrible pun names. Dungeon S. Crab, The Obtuse Angler, and Char-L07, just to name a few.
* {{Retraux}}
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Robot, Kitty, Puppy, and Fishy.
* SequentialBoss: Arguably parodied. Some bosses will grow new lifebars when you so much as put a ''dent'' in their armour, with their forms showing their armour gradually being destroyed. Notably, the FinalBoss of ''Ice Cream'' has ''five'' forms.
* ShoutOut:
** The boss names, such as the robotic spider "[[Literature/CharlottesWeb Char-L07]]", or the "[[ASpaceOdyssey PAL-1000]]", a boss whose mainframes you need to hack with the [=HaXXoR=] skill to expose the central core, which looks like HAL's red sensor.
** One item in ''Fishy'' is called "Dolemite Infusion" and makes your bombs more powerful. "Dolemite" was a tough metal featured in ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' as one component of Bender's robot body.
** One area in ''Fishy'' is called [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bat Cave]]. It's a [[DontExplainTheJoke big cave]] [[CaptainObvious full of bats]].
** Probably it's just a concidence, but when Robot hacks a computer in ''Fishy'', their happy screens look just like [[WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}} Jailbot]]'s dot matrix screen/face.
** The ability to make Puppy attack in ''Ice Cream'' is called "Atomic Robo-Puppy". There was an old arcade game called ''[[http://www.shmups.com/reviews/atomicrobokid/index.html Atomic Robo-Kid]]''.
* SpeedRun: Built around this. There are several achievements for beating the game under certain times.
* UnderwaterBossBattle: The Obtuse Angler in ''Fishy''.
* YearX: Each game begins with a narration dating it to sometime in "20XX" (give or take a week).
* YourSizeMayVary: Kitty becomes a lot smaller in the second game than he was in the first. The same thing happens to Puppy in the fourth game.
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->''[[AWinnerIsYou Robot got tropes!]]''
->''[[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife Robot's life is ruined!]]''
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