Unicorns might be the made-up animals that we would most like to exist, especially if you ask little girls. The fascination of being able to ride a unicorn over the rainbow is understandable. Thousands of kids around the world dreamt about it. But how many of them did dream of riding a unicorn that is a robot? You might think none, but it seems that the developers of the Robot Unicorn Attack 3 did. How else could you explain their third effort to try and make this series stick?
Refreshing and Interesting…Are Words Forgotten
Even if the idea was exciting when the first installment of the series showed up in app stores, it’s far from being an innovation today. That is particularly valid because a lot of things remained the same. Robot Unicorn Attack 3 is still the endless runner we used to and maybe even loved at first. However, the overall impression is that the cake we have been eating over three parts of the series has mainly been the same.
As for the changes, you can notice that there are more unicorns to choose from, as well as a base building. You will see a lot of familiar things once you start playing. That includes the unicorns that are also robots, the dolphins that are prancing, and the fantastic rainbows that make the graphics cartoonish, childish, and beautiful. However, it just seems that the things do not make too much sense once you combine all that together.
Ready? Set? Fly!
I mentioned above that Robot Unicorn Attack 3 is an endless runner. Perhaps it would be best if we called it an infinite flyer, but you get the idea. Either way, in the beginning, you need to choose a unicorn and ride it through various locations. You don’t need to issue any command to your unicorn to move. In fact, it will do that automatically. Your goal is just to make sure that you and your horse remain safe throughout the journey.
That won’t always be an easy task. You can use two different commands to help you on the way. The basic control is to jump. You do that by tapping the left side of the screen with your finger. As soon as you touch the display, the unicorn will jump and avoid the obstacle in front of it. Alternatively, you also have a command for swooshing forward. To do that, you need to tap the right portion of the screen. That command comes in handy if you cannot jump over an obstacle. In that case, it might be a good idea to smash it.
Three Dreams Available
The developers are also aware that the unicorns are not real. That is why every running attempt you have consisted of three dreams. The three runs you make with your unicorn are all combined in the end to calculate the score and the number of coins you earned.
Once you get enough money, you can invest it into upgrading the unicorns. You can combine the species to make stronger breeds and prepare for the next run. Aside from that, you can also send unicorns from your stable on a mission. Each mission has a countdown timer, and you will earn some money when it reaches zero, and the task is completed. Aside from upgrading unicorns, you can also improve your stable, which is another way of spending the money you earned.
You Will Need a Powerful Device
If there is one thing great about this game, it’s the graphics. Everything looks shiny and polished, and animations are fantastic. However, you will need to have the latest gen phone if you want everything to run smoothly. I recommend at least Samsung Galaxy S6 or iPhone 6S. Running the game on smaller displays and weaker units than that might cause bugs and won’t let you see the game in full glory.
Despite the incredible aesthetics, it doesn’t seem that Robot Unicorn Attack 3 is a huge leap forward. In fact, it appears that the series is standing in the same spot for a while now. The endless runner genre has evolved, but the developers of this trilogy failed to offer something new. Don’t get me wrong; this doesn’t mean that you can’t have some fun with this release. If you are a fan of stylish and straightforward games, it might be the perfect one for you. However, if you are looking for a real endless runner challenge, perhaps it’s best if you skip this one.