Ecto-Glow until you Know

I found me a Batman “Game Glove”. You know, for gamin’… better!

Go out drinking or play this game… Hmmmm.

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Developed by High Tech Expressions in 1993 for Super Nintendo

Go out drinking or play this game… Hmmmm.

ohvideogames:

Developed by High Tech Expressions in 1993 for Super Nintendo

     Stumbled upon this gem at my parents house. Before UltraBots was released as a budget CD-Rom (you know, those re-released games from years prior that came alone in Jewel cases, no big box) it came in this ultra cool “transforming” box. The two separate sections could expand away from one another and twist. The disks were housed in one side, and the instructions + paperwork in the other (Think paper craft).

     I remember Buying this from my local Electronics Boutique (you know, before they all became Game Stop) in downtown NYC when it was on sale. This was when 3.5” disks had all but been replaced by CD-Roms (You couldn’t buy a new computer without a CD drive at this point) and I freely admit that I bought it pretty much for just the box (I wouldn’t have been surprised if the ‘budget’ CD-Rom version was available there for $10 at the same time). All the rough corners and frayed edges were there when I bought it; that combined with the price being under $5 lead me to believe it had been kicking around the back room for a few years at that point.

     The game itself, meh. just another mech sim that… wasn’t very good if you ask me. Based off of pre-rendered 3D models the pixilated in game play must have looked impressive if you were playing it with the minimum system requirements (386, 16mhz, 1MB ram) when it was first released in 1993, but I got it in ‘95 so I probably played it a few times over the next two weeks and then shelved it to re-play Doom II.

Here is some info from Wikipedia:

Ultrabots (aka Xenobots - European title) is a DOS computer game in which the player controls a group of giant robots and battles other giant robots. The game was developed by Novalogic and published by Electronic Arts.

words, cannot describe.

words, cannot describe.

one of my fave covers of all time.

one of my fave covers of all time.