Game Review: Girls Like Robots

Title:  Girls Like Robots

Type:  iPhone

Genre:  Puzzle

Creators:  Adult Swim and Popcannibal

Rating:  4.5 Stars

Girls like robots. Robots like girls. Nerds like girls and robots. Robots are nerd neutral. Girls hate robots. It’s simple, right?

In Girls Like Robots, players must use the simple list of relationship preferences while arranging characters in order to fill a happiness meter. Or an un-happiness meter, depending on the level.

The gameplay starts simple with the aforementioned girls, robots, and nerds being placed on grids. The game is kept interesting with various goals, including deflecting giant bugs. Things get tricky when cows, pie, fish, and fire are added. A couple levels kept me scratching my head for a while, and I had to revisit the final stage a few times.

As the player progresses through the three acts, a cute story of love and an epic showdown to save the world are revealed—all to an upbeat folk soundtrack by Peacemeal String Band, complete with banjo action!

Even when players cannot find the best puzzle answer to make each and every little square character happy, they can still beat it., since happiness has never been black and white. But the happier the characters are, the more bonuses the player receives—which unlock bonus games.

I loved this charming game and give it high recommendations for all ages. My biggest complaint was the inability to undo the final move in a stage, BUT Popcannibal listened to its players and fixed it! I am overjoyed when developers implement good player suggestions. Just another reason to like the game and creators.

Don’t forget to check out Adult Swim’s website for more games and their TV schedule. And Popcannibal’s website for more Girls Like Robots information and screenshots.

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