Built by the World Peace Federation, BoboBot is one of the most powerful robots on Earth.
But now, an evil force has begun taking control of planet, and it's his job to stop it.
To do this, BoboBot must travel the globe and defeat eight evil bosses to gain access to the mysterious evil force. As he defeats these bosses, he also gains special weapons and abilities.
BoboBot is a one-player game that falls into the "platform," or "run-and-jump" genre. It's based loosely on the "MegaMan" series of games, which originated on the Nintendo NES console.
While it does not scroll, each level of the game contains many screens you can move between, going left and right, and even up and down. Keep your eyes out for secrets, too!
You begin the game by choosing one of the eight levels to go to. After you've fought your way past screenfuls of enemies and obstacles, you must beat the "boss" of the level.
Upon doing so, you gain a new weapon, and must then choose one of the remaining seven levels to go to. Once you've beaten all eight areas, only then can you go on to the last level to discover, and with luck, destroy, the evil force behind Earth's troubles.
The barrage of dangers in BoboBot include:
- Slippery ice
- Unlit tombs and caves
- Walking "Bomb-Bots"
- Radio-controlled fish
- On-the-loose mine carts
- Deadly birds
- Robotic flies
- and bosses like "The Mummy", "Freeze-Man" and the insane "Chrono-Man".
...just to mention a few!
When you get hurt (and you will), you can also rejuvinate yourself with bananas which sometimes appear when you destroy enemies. And when you've used up your special weapons, you can rejuvinate them with nuts and bolts, which also sometimes appear. Also, don't forget one-ups for those all-important extra lives