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Crush evil robots with Stop The Robots for Windows PC and Phones

Stop The Robots is an entertaining and fast-paced arcade game that has you fending off an invasion of evil robots. Available for both Windows PC and Phones, you build a team of neighborhood kids to defend and save the world from the mechanical invasion.

The game is the product of Ludus Studios who also developed Toon Clash Chess. Stop The Robots shares the same quality graphics and animations as Toon Clash Chess, but stands an action-packed arcade game.

Stop The Robots has plenty of power-ups and in-game achievements to earn, character abilities to level up and you will even find spells available to wreak havoc on the invading robots. All in all, Stop The Robots is a fun game to spend a little time with.

Your main menu for Stop The Robots includes options to jump into gameplay, view more games from Ludus Studios, share the game and watch the game's YouTube trailer. The only settings for Stop The Robots are also on the main menu and include muting the sound and music.

Stop The Robots has three saved game slots and three progressively unlocked difficulty levels. The multiple gaming slots will allow friends or family members to play their own game without jeopardizing your gaming progress.

The difficulty levels include Iron, Steel and Titanium. You begin gameplay controlling Frank, the slingshot king, and three additional characters will become available as you advance through the game: Johnny the Boomerang Master, Paul the Heavy Hitter, and Marie the Enchantress.

Each character will have six upgrades that can be purchased with bottle caps that are earned during gameplay.

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These upgrades range from increasing a character's shot speed, increasing the damage each shot inflicts and more. You also have the option to strengthen the fence you have to defend.

The gaming screen has your characters defending a fence line that runs up the left side of the screen. Robots will enter the screen from the right and when they reach the fence, they will begin to destroy it. Your damage is illustrated along the top of the gaming screen, as is the strength of the robot invasion wave.

Along the bottom of the screen you will find icons for spell casting (when available), an emergency repair button and your gaming stats (gaming level, stars and bottle cap count). The emergency repair will cost you a few bottle caps but quickly repairs a portion of your fence, which gives you a fighting chance at destroying all the robots. Spells are used for mass damage when you simply become overwhelmed with robots.

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To shoot at a robot, just tap the screen where you want your young defender to shoot at. Most robots will require multiple hits before they explode into a pile of nuts and bolts. Robots will also vary in speed and agility, requiring you to manage your shots more cautiously.

The pace of the game is fast, almost brutal at times. I found it best to concentrate on fortifying your fence before piling up on character upgrades. Also, don't get so involved in blasting robots that you lose sight that your fence is about to be breached. Use that quick repair button judiciously to keep your fence intact while you destroy the robots. It'll cost you some bottle caps, but it's worth it to advance to the next gaming level.

Again, stars and bottle caps are earned during gameplay. Stars can be converted into bottle caps as needed and if you need a quick infusion of bottle caps, they are available through in-app purchase.

Skynet — the cartoon version

While Stop The Robots may not rise to the conflict level you'll find in the Terminator movies, it's still an entertaining robot battle. The graphics and animations are well drawn up to give both the heroes and robots a little personality.

The pace of the game is where the challenge rests, along with the strategy of managing your character's abilities and fence fortifications. The only nit I can come up with for Stop The Robots is that I wish there was more damage inflicted with each shot. Grantedm you are battling metal robots with acorns shot from a slingshot, but it can take three, four or more shots to destroy a cyborg. It adds to the game's challenge, but it can also lead to finger cramps from tapping a hole in your screen.

All in all, Stop The Robots is another fun gaming release from Ludus Studios and well worth checking out. It is a free, ad-support game available from both the Windows PC and Phone Stores.

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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

27 Comments
  • It's raining Games!!
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  • So the idea is to get us apps through universal, and that will help the phones. But all these apps aren't available to 90% of us because you haven't released the official Windows 10 mobile update to any previous phones. Ingenious. Get this clown of a CEO out if here already.
  • You bought a windows 8 phone and got what you paid for. It's better you get a finished product than a buggy one so, delaying makes sense given how important some phones are. You can get on insider if you really want it.
  • February and no 950, 950 XL or 550 here in Brazil... No Acer, Alcatel, Nu Ans, Vaio... Nothing here. February! Hoping to get a 650 in December 2016.
  • That is like Apple telling a one generation old iPhone, "sorry, we are leaving you behind". No one else plays this crap but Microsoft. But feel free to be one of the 10,000,000 delusional Microsoft Apologists. And most of us aren't dealing with this insider crap.
  • But it's not out yet. The new phones are considered beta phones hence limited availability and no marketing. So how can Apple give their phones new software when they haven't released it. I'm simply saying you will get it, but will have to wait. You still have what you paid for. There is no windows 10 mobile software out right now. It hasn't been released. It's just the insider program gives the misconception that it is out. So again your complaint is not warranted unless ms released the software and your phone wasn't supported. The majority of phones will get it. But only once it's out.
  • The new phones aren't "beta". That is completely ridiculous to call a product sold for cash to the general public as "beta". Everyone needs to stop making excuses. Nadella is a complete failure anywhere but the business sector. Microsoft needs to decide what they want to do. If it is just business, then announce they are getting out of the mobile line and be done with it. If they are in the mobile for the long haul, fire this clown, because he has a been a clueless disaster
  • Man I own a 950XL.  I bought it knowing where Windows 10 was because I have my lumia 830 on the insider builds.  And while the firmware/os is more optimized for these phones, windows 10 is far from being finished on them.  In fact, many people have lots of issues.  I had a bunch of issues till a newer firmware/os version came out.  But these newer Os versions are not available to the actual production line, yet they fix lots of issues.     The phones were put out to quell the fans, that's all it is, i'm sorry you disagree.  They have no intention of maintaining the lumia line(releasing new phones) once they start their surface line of phones.   MS themselves have stated these phones are "for the fans".  And why? Because only fans will be able to put up with all the BS that windows 10 mobile is going through right now.  So if you truly want windows 10 on your phone get on the insider builds.  You will get a newer version than these phones have out in the wild.   The problem is windows 10 mobile works great for some, and works horrible for others.  There's very little patterns as the same hardware will be great one one users phone and horrible on anothers.  This is not something you want to launch to your whole user base and cause a massive PR disaster.  So the only solution is the insider builds.  Honestly, get the windows device recovery tool.  Download the windows insider app from the store and join the fast ring.  And see how it goes for you.  My lumia 830 runs great on it.  My lumia 950xl runs great on it for the most part.  It could use some battery optimization and stability enhancements.  But there is a new firmware that does this unfortunately I still haven't gotten it.   But MS doesn't care right now, I will tell you this straight up.  To them the end goal is too important to try to rush things.   They are optimizing for newer hardware and future hardware likely as a priority.  Apple does the same thing.  I have apple products where new ios not only destroys performance but causes lots of bugs.  If you think there are no bugs you need to explore forums for ios users having issues.  Even on newer models people have big issues.  Heck there's bluetooth issues and other stuff from what I read on ars forums of people complaining.  My friends iphone 6s sometimes gives odd issues and crashes too.  Apple users for the most part may not even use a lot of capabilities of their phones other than social apps or other apps so they may not even notice there are issues.  While people who like to make use of features may. But yes the product is more stable at this point in time.  But older units do not get any advantages from new software, it ALWAYS causes slow downs and other stuff.  Compare that to a user on reddit who placed latest build of windows 10 on his 520 and it made it blazing fast.  I have a 520 I gave to my mom, I could put w10 on it but she doesn't really need it.   Apple went through growing pains too.  Their OS is finished and has been iterated upon rather than a complete rewrite every 2 years.  They also have less devices to worry about as their product line is very simple.  This is what MS plans to do with the surface lines of phones.  Just iterate on them like apple does.  But the difference is they will also allow OEMS like the android model.   In the end your complaints are not justified because you have a means of getting windows 10 if you want it that badly.  Releasing windows 10m isn't going to gain MS any more market share if they rush it.  It could actually do the opposite.  They will take their time, and they need to.  It's the harsh reality of a platform that just can't compete.
  • Holy cow. I stopped reading at chapter 9. Have no idea what you were going on about.
  • lol that made me laugh.  Yah I'm an extremely fast typer.  
  • $650 beta phones?
  • The OS that is on the new W10M phones are builds from the Insider program. Those are all that exist of Windows 10 Mobile right now. Prior to them changing the store page to just saying the phones run "Windows 10", it previously said, "Windows 10 Mobile beta". So, this is nothing like your example. This is like Apple telling one generation old iPhone that it can't have a pre-release version of the next OS, unless they sign up for the Apple Insider program.   Again, what are you complaining about? What is it that you want that actually exists, yet aren't able to have?
  • You'll receive it when it's ready, Microsoft is giving you a preview if you want it before it's ready so it is doing more than Apple in that regard. Facts are facts.
  • But when 10 does come to older phones, think of all the apps and games you will have waiting for you in the store!   Or you can just get the preview version of W10...
  • Why they release apps&games on a dead platform? :P
  • huh?
  • Bcoz peoples using WP are still alive.
    Understood, you dumbass.
  • It's called sarcasm.    sar·casm ˈsärˌkazəm/ noun   the use of irony to mock or convey contempt. "his voice, hardened by sarcasm, could not hide his resentment" synonyms:
    derision, mockery, ridicule, scorn, sneering, scoffing;  irony;  cynicism "well, it's easy to see that she got her biting sarcasm from her mother"
  • If this platform is dead then why you are interfering here buddy....
  • I'm hoping that i'm right in thinking that this was supposed to be tongue in cheek, hence the emoticon at the end. If that is the case, then it seems that others didn't pick up on it. Considering you have Cortana as your icon, I'm also guessing you're a fan and wouldn't honestly be stating WP is dead...
  • Blah, blah, blah!! Read a few stories from WC then comment on dying platform. OEM's jumping on board, games coming left right and centre, apps getting updated and mobile still being developed. Before you rant with your own personal diatribe, read the stories on Windows Central. Jeez, ignorant and ill informed! I was worried before Xmas but this flurry of activity has peaked my interest
  • Cant believe how many people cant detect sarcasm.
  • Long live WP..!
  • Recommend to try their chess game
    It's basically a chess game but with beautiful animated graphics. Free to play so why not? Support the developer!
  • Great game that one.
  • I don't much like the game. It's boring for me. I uninstalled it few minutes after installation.