The easiest way to explain what these Battroborgs are, is to say that they are some sort of hybrid cross between “rock ‘em sock ‘em” and a wii.
These boxing robots are very similar to previous battling robot but with one major difference. Rather than controlling them with buttons or levers, these little guys work with a wii style nun chuck controller.
So if the player wants their robot to punch, they have to punch too. The controller registers the players punch and the robot will immediately copy the same move.
Battroborgs have a number of different game modes:
• Training – A single player can practice shots and controlling the robots movement.
• Tag – For groups of Battrobogs. Up to 20 robots can play in a game of tag.
• Knockout – One player has to knock out the other Battroborg.
• Knock Down.
• Ring Out.
Battroborgs were released a few years ago now..
They retail at around $40 for two robots, two controllers and an arena.
Individual Battroborg robots can be bought for between $20 and $30.
Who Would Buy The Battroborg Robots?
There is no set target age group for these as they appeal to people of all ages, from children to adults. They are great fun to battle between friends and between families.
Things We Like About Battroborg
What makes these really unusual is that the players actually have to do all the work for the Battroborgs to respond.
They are much more interactive and engaging as toys when compared to versions where players just have to push a button.
The different features also make these more entertaining. In one mode a scoring system of lights on the robot shows how many hits the robot has taken. Five punches and the robot gets knocked out of the game.
When a players’ Battroborg gets hit that players nun chucks vibrate letting them know what has happened.
They also work on a 2.4 GHz frequency meaning unlike infra-red controllers there’s no lag, even with up to 10 players.
Things We Don’t Like About Battroborg Robots
For some of the items in the range there is a Choking Hazard Warning for children under 3 years. You need to be aware of this.
Even thought they have a solo mode they really aren’t much fun on their own. Players will need a pair of them and a friend to get the most out of them.
If they are charged or activated incorrectly they may not work correctly. So it is definitely worth reading all the instructions before using them.
It is unknown yet whether or not they will come with any type of guarantee.
Is Battroborg Worth The Money?
Although rather expensive for a toy that’s not even 10cm tall these little guys can provide hours of fun for a pair of players or a group. Single play is not as exciting.
Whether it’s settling a difference or just for plain fun Battroborgs are sure to be entertaining.
Battroborgs were released several years ago. They are currently available on Amazon mainly from a third party.
Customer Reviews Of Battroborg Robots
They have a 4.5 star rating from 28 reviews from Amazon customers. Most children love the idea of boxing robots with nun chuck controllers.
Parents seem to love the modern twist it puts on the “rock ‘em sock ‘em” game they grew up with.
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