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Mr. Roboto - The Atari Times

Mr. Roboto

This Berzerk hack actually includes music!
by Dan Loosen

March 1, 2005
This game was made for the first ever Midwest Classic, and it is quite the wonderful little thing. The gameplay is identical to Berzerk, which in my opinion is a great game that suffers very little in the 2600 translation. There are only two differences to the game. The first is a new title screen that reads "The Midwest Classic" and the second is that the game now plays music from the Styx song, "Mr. Roboto."

Since most people are familiar with Berzerk, I'll only use this review to touch on the musical differences. Basically, the new soundtrack is so good and lasts for so long that it makes the game a lot more enjoyable. I've been known to stick this cart in and just let the music play while I'm doing other tasks. While this might be kind of common for newer games, this is the only 2600 cartridge that I've ever even thought about doing it with.

The game is excellent. It might not be different enough to warrant a purchase, but I don't regret it at all. If you are a fan of Styx, the song Mr. Roboto or Berzerk in general, you need to at least check this interesting title out!

Mr. Roboto

(c) Paul Slocum

An Atari game with music? Cue the flying monkeys!
Nothing like zapping robots.
Mr. Roboto
System: 2600
Publisher: Paul Slocum
Genre: Action
Graphics Score: 75%
Sound & Music Score: 100%
Gameplay Score: 85%
Control Score: 95%

Final Score: 90%

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