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    Published: 2014-03-12, by .

    Sidescrolling platformer RPG with steampunk flavor

    6
    • High attention to detail in visual design
    • Tons of weapons/equipment upgrades
    • Steampunk flavor is delicious
    • Uncomfortable controls prohibit playing for long

    "Steampunkery and skulduggery"

    Almost every geek I know admires the steampunk aesthetic and vaguely wishes s/he dressed more in that way, yet no geek I know actually does so. Perhaps I'm kicking it with the wrong crowd. Monster Robot Studios' Steam Punks is a sidescrolling RPG adventure that might let you live out your dreams of steam-powered futuretech without shilling out for a tin fedora.

    You are Elite Enforcer Dunns Calhan, on a mission to take down the brutes of the Bowler Gang (yes, wearing the eponymous hats) and retrieve the stolen contraption. The action is akin to Mega Man X and other classic SNES games, with sprawling levels inviting exploration. You'll upgrade your steampunkish weapons along the way, from basic pistol to hook shot to mortar-blade to the legendary Alchemy Gun. Masks give you power upgrades, and various enchanted equipment can boost your power as well.

    The graphics are pretty good, retro-pixeled with plenty of attention to detail. The game gets hung up on controls, though, relying on on-screen buttons imitating those on old-school controllers, which just doesn't translate well to mobile. I really wish moving about felt more satisfying, because I'd love to explore all the worlds to the fullest.

    Monster Robot Studios' Steam Punks dabbles in a genre rich with possibility, but misses the mark when it comes to the controls.

    Janel Appszoom logo

    by Janel , Appszoom

    Mar 12, 2014

    Description

    Monster Robot Studios is proud to present Steam Punks!

    "If you’re into platformers you really need to get your hands on Steam Punks."
    -Supergamedroid.com

    Steam Punks is a action platformer RPG inspired by classics Nintendo NES and SNES games like Mega Man, Mega Man X and castlevania.
    Elite Enforcer Dunns Calhan is on his mission to take on the Bowler Gang and get back a stolen invention.

    Steam Punks features :
    Loads to explore and secrets to uncover.
    *Check Point auto save system for easy pick up and play levels!
    Awesome weapons:
    *Weaver Shot
    *Spread Shot
    *Rockets
    *Hook Shot
    *Mortar-Blade
    *Buzz Saw Boomerang
    *The legendary Alchemy Gun
    *and many more!
    Cool Masks with unique powers!
    *The Bowler disguise
    *The Adventure hat with treasure sonar
    *The Diving Helmet
    Tons of Hidden power ups and upgrades :
    *Speed boots *Crash Helmet *Gun upgrades, bullet sp. bullet Pow.
    *8 Hidden coins in each level
    *Bestiary: view all the beautifully pixelated enemies you encounter!
    *Mini Card game!
    The list goes on, but you should really just play it ;)

    Check out Monster robots other titles :

    *HEAVY sword
    *Mazes and Monsters
    *Bridge the Gap: Down with the Ship

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    Users review

    from 379 reviews

    "Great"

    7.8

    Users comments for Steam Punks

    Patrick Gordon

    by Patrick Gordon

    Jun 18, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    It's amazing.

    Jamie Bainbridge

    by Jamie Bainbridge

    Nov 22, 2016  |  "OK"

    The first thing you see is an ad. Doesn't scale to 16:9 phone screen properly. Ugly fonts. Fairly boring slow paced action.

    Brad Gunderson

    by Brad Gunderson

    Oct 15, 2016  |  "Great"

    that plays this game. i'll rescore it a 5

    zach baize

    by zach baize

    Aug 09, 2016  |  "Great"

    However, there's some button lag going on. Pretty big issue. Also the game keeps closing on me. As such I've lowered my rating.

    Christopher Hagenbart

    by Christopher Hagenbart

    Aug 02, 2016  |  "Great"

    Reminds me of the good old mega man x days.

    Dan Robinson

    by Dan Robinson

    Jun 28, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    Mighty No. 9 might want to say it's better than nothing but here we have a mobile game with a tiny fraction of their 4 million dollar budget, yet we have a spiritual succesor to Mega Man with an added Steampunk flair