Developer: Iuri Fiedoruk
At first glance, the game doesn’t look too bad. Only when you start playing, you’ll realize how shallow it is. Most stages are littered with Mets, Shield Attackers and Tellies, including the late game levels as well. You’ve essentially seen the whole game after beating two levels.
That is not the main problem with this game, however. Rockbot was originally distributed via the Google Play Store, but got removed due to having copyrighted content in the game. The developer blamed this on “trolls” via his website. At the time of this review, the website is full of hostile blaming towards people who got the game banned from the app store. These people are right, however. Copyrighted material from Nintendo, Capcom, HAL etc. can be found in the game. This is enough reason for its removal. Play Store or not, Nintendo doesn’t look kindly on stolen assets.
The developer encourages people to tell him if they find any copyrighted material in the game so he can remove them. That’s right, it’s now your job to let the developer know. Only problem, there is almost no original art in the entire game. In my opinion, Rockbot is one of the worst examples of a fan game today. Why even bother if almost none of the material is yours?
The attitude towards reviewers and critics of Rockbot, urges me to tell other players to not get involved with its upcoming sequel, Rockbot 2. Anyone attempting to provide any criticism and/or feedback for this game should be warned as it may be misconstrued and/or misinterpreted.