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Clone Drone in the Danger Zone

Developer: Doborog Games

Publisher: Doborog Games

Co-Op Multiplayer
  • Price: $19.99
  • Release Date: Jul 27, 2021
  • Number of Players: 1 - 15
  • Last on Sale: Mar 22, 2024 [$8.99]
  • Lowest Historic Price: $7.99
  • ESRB Rating: E10+ [Everyone 10+]
  • One genre that’s lacking in depth and variety on the Switch has definitely been fighters. Sure, there are both some AAA and indie efforts that will let you throw down in the traditional 2D sphere, whether more serious or a bit casual, but there aren’t many games that dare to break the mold. Clone Drone is a title that does just that, moving play into 3D voxel-based arenas where you’ll play as a sort of robotic gladiator, taking on foes and various lethal traps in mortal combat where your goal is to take out the opposition using whatever weapons you have available to you. Even if you’re unable to get an instant killing blow the good news is that partial damage like hacked away limbs will still help make your job easier but those same vulnerabilities can work against your own surprisingly fragile bot as well. The roguelike format is challenging and can be fun, at least for a little while, but it’s the multiplayer options that include both cooperative and competitive that show the extra effort and give the title additional distinction. I doubt it will appeal to everyone, and learning to hone your technique with the somewhat limited core attacks and weapons can be tough when there’s not a ton to work with, but there’s just something unique about being in an arena with some other people trying to survive, with both excitement and sometimes silliness playing out in the process.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Nindie Choice! [8.5]

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