robot unicorn attack

Alternate-Universe My Little Pony

Upon loading up the game and probably startling Google Chrome itself with the absurdness of what I was playing, the word disappointment temporarily fell out of my vocabulary because after even 30 seconds of playing my head was filled with rainbows, amazement, and awe at how simultaneously simple and entertaining the experience was. Aside from the frightening array of colours that would distress even the hardiest of retinas, everything about this game is unbelievably simple and easy to grasp. Taking the fact that you are a mechanical unicorn as given, you are thrown into a bubblegum world of fantasy and sparkle which, upon witnessing it with your own eyes, will make you understand what those Skittles talk about when they bang on about ”tasting the rainbow”. As a robot unicorn, your job is to simply run endlessly across terrain, jumping intermittently when the ground beneath you ends and landing on the next platform. The jumps become increasingly difficult as you progress, with terrain and giant star-shaped obstacles getting in your way.
Beautifully Ridiculous

While robots are indeed a wonderful demonstration of the technological progress of man to date, and while the Unicorn is a beautiful creation of European folklore that demonstrates creativity, imagination and the desire for humans to believe that there is more to life than just the regular, everyday horse, nothing can possibly be a more poignant display of awesomeness than the amalgamation of these two figures. That’s right, Robot Unicorn Attack takes the Ronseal approach and does exactly what it says on the tin, with the tin in this case being the title. Playing as a unicorn is one thing, and the fact that said unicorn is biological on the outside and mechanical on the inside is another, but having Erasure’s “Always” as the soundtrack that plays repeatedly over the top of the action was the final straw: in order to face myself as a critic, an enthusiast of the ridiculous, and indeed a man, I had no choice but to play this game.
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