Thursday, June 26, 2014

Battroborg - Motion Controlled Battling Robots Review

I received product for review. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opinions and results may differ.

Being teens, there's not a lot of "toys" my boys play with anymore. Although they refuse to classify it as a toy, Logan and Adam have a heyday when battling it out with Battroborg. My husband and I have even put our battling skills to the test.

Battroborgs are motion controlled battling robots built for combat and controlled with wireless controllers. There are three available modes of play - Combat, Tag, and Autodrone. Battroborg’s advanced radio control technology also allows players to host a Battle Royal where up to 20 robots can battle at one time. The 3-in-1 Battle Arena, which we received, includes two robots, two controllers, four training drones, sticker sheets, and arena with ropes.

Initial set-up of the arena and robots is fairly easy. Instructions are easy to follow and assembly doesn't require a lot of effort. Batteries are needed for the controllers and they're not included. Robots are charged by plugging the controller onto the backside of the robot. The controller is removed from a robot after charge. Full charge time equals twenty minutes of play time.

Much like what a popular gaming system uses, the robots are controlled with a wireless nunchaku controller. A person makes the robots move by motioning the controller to the left or right, up and down. My hubby quickly learned that wildly waving the controller around does not make a Battroborg punch any harder. There's no need to overexert yourself.

Little lights on top of the robot indicate damage level. There are five different colored damage indicators. Green is good; flashing red is bad. With the 3-in-1 Battle Arenea, having the ropes configured down the center allow for closer proximity of the robots. You have to be careful when repositioning the ropes, but you can do so in order to allow smaller or larger space within the arena.
The only technicality we have yet to overcome with Battroborgs is getting them to fully rotate or turn. The robots do not go backwards, which is sometimes frustrating. Other than that, Battroborg has provided my family (especially the guys) lots of competitive fun and action.

2 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Those are like Rock 'em Sock 'em robots on steroids!

Debby said...

These remind me of the old Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots. My hubby and son would have a blast with these!