Robot Unicorn Attack 2 is the sequel to the popular endless runner, Robot Unicorn Attack, in which you star as a mechanized unicorn dashing through a dream-like world.
What is Robot Unicorn Attack 2 all about?
The principle of Robot Unicorn Attack 2 is much the same as the first version of the game. Your objective is to run as far as you can by leaping over and dashing through the various obstacles that lie in your way. Besides platforms, these obstacles can include sheets of glass and even bad guys who fire sun beams at you. Unlike the first game, in Robot Unicorn Attack 2 you have the power of flight to assist you.
You get three lives (or 'wishes' as they're called in Robot Unicorn Attack 2) and the idea is that you try to travel as far as you can within these lives. Along the way you need to pick up blue stars, which can later be exchanged for power-ups and upgrades to pimp your robot unicorn. Stars can be supplemented (and generally need to be) with in-app purchases to get hold of items such as new bodies, wings, horns, manes and tails.
Robot Unicorn Attack 2 adds a multiplayer mode whereby you can play as a good unicorn (Team Rainbow) or a bad unicorn (team Inferno) and take part in a global daily challenge of good versus evil. If you win, you'll earn some in-game currency.
How to play Robot Unicorn Attack 2
Robot Unicorn Attack 2 is very easy to pick up and start playing, even if you never tried the first game. The unicorn automatically runs to the right and you can perform a jump by tapping the right side of the screen or a dash by tapping the right side. A combination of a jump and a dash will make the unicorn fly.
The first time you play Robot Unicorn Attack 2 you'll be taken through the controls in the form of an interactive tutorial level.
Dazzling eye candy
The presentation of Robot Unicorn Attack 2 is imaginative to say the least. The unicorn itself looks great and can be customized to the hilt, while the dreamlike levels and backgrounds are like something out of The Neverending Story. You'll encounter plenty of rainbows, ice sculptures, space whales, dolphins and Levithian seahorses - all gorgeously designed.
The great thing about Robot Unicorn Attack 2 is that levels change on a daily basis, which helps to add some spice to the repetitive nature of the gameplay. Every day the design of the level will be different, meaning you'll have to learn where all the platforms and obstacles are all over again on a daily basis.
One of the crowning gems of the original game was its soundtrack, which featured Erasure's magical hit, 'Always'. Unfortunately, in Robot Unicorn Attack 2 the song is absent and you need to pay for it if you want (you can choose from a range of soundtracks to buy). The default backing track in Robot Unicorn Attack 2 is infectious and similar in style to Always but the constant looping of it drives you a bit crazy after a while.
Robot Unicorn Attack 2 is an imaginative endless running game and this sequel adds plenty of new interest such as the upgrades, online challenges and levels that change on a daily basis.
Ultimately though, it's a repetitive game and once the novelty of flying unicorns and mythical worlds has worn off you'll tire of the monotonous running.