Net Yaroze Month: Robot Ron

In Net Yaroze Month, we are playing every Net Yaroze game featured on the UK Official Playstation Magazine, and ranking them all in the order we liked them. You may have other opinions as to the ranking, which is awesome.

To learn more about Net Yaroze, read our introductory article here.

Robot Ron, which as you may have guessed from the name is inspired by William’s classic arcade twin-stick-shooter Robotron: 2084. Like Roller which we reviewed earlier, this was also made by Matt Verran.

Unlike the original there’s no stuff about saving the last human family, just pure twin-stick shooter action. Sadly you don’t appear to be able to use a Dual Shock Analogue controller for this, so the standard action buttons are used for firing at various angles, which works perfectly fine.

The game looks great, and very of its time. If you can imagine what Robotron would look like if the graphics were made by The Designers Republic (of WipeOut fame), then you’ve got an idea of how this looks. (sadly the screenshots don’t do it justice)

All in all, a solid game. My only small gripe is that your ship looks like mushroom.


Verran continues to make games, you can see his latest work at his website here:

Game: Robot Ron
By: Matt Verran
Genre: Arena Shooter
Available on Euro Demo: 82, 86, 108

Net Yaroze Month rankings:​

My love of top-down-Shooters might bias me a bit, but I loved this and it’s going in at No. 4.

Tomorrow we will be looking at Adventure Game and Between the Eyes

  1. Blitter Boy
  2. Terra Incognita
  3. Super Bub Contest
  4. Robot Ron
  5. Decaying Orbit
  6. Psychon
  7. Haunted Maze
  8. Roller
  9. Gravitation
  10. Katapila
  11. Tanx
  12. Bouncer 2
  13. Yaroze Rally
  14. Blockz

Still to play:

  • Adventure Game
  • Between the Eyes
  • INVS
  • Video Arcade Poker
  • Opera of Destruction
  • Sphere
  • Surf Game
  • Rocks n Gems
  • Yarozians
  • PingPing
  • Game Involving Triangles
  • Pssst
  • Squeak
  • Shroud
  • Total Soccer Yaroze
  • Time Slip
  • Sam the Boulderman
  • Technical Demo
  • Pushy IIb
  • Pandora’s Box
  • Down
  • Snowball Fight
  • Arena
  • A Dog Tale
  • Mah Jongg
  • Samsaric Asymptotes
  • Hover Car Racing
  • Clone

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