[PlayStation 4] Quadroids Review

by Ceidz, Owner

Quadroids from Fabloo Games, Maximum Entertainment, and Blue Loop Studio is a game in which you’ll have to solve mind-bending puzzles as you help robots reach their destination. Check out our Quadroids review!


Quadroids is simple to play, with just 4 buttons (one for each part of the screen), but can you master the ropes? Solo or multiplayer? Ask for friends to control one or more screens if you’re getting stuck with your own brain…

Quadroids from Fabloo Games, Maximum Entertainment, and Blue Loop Studio is a solo or co-operative puzzle game asking you to help robots reach the end of different single-screen levels. They’re basically your minions.

On the gameplay side, a robot advances on its own and turns back when it encounters an obstacle. Your interaction with the robots is simply pressing the jump button at the right time to help them avoid obstacles. The screen is divided into four squares sections, and each section’s jump is controlled by a different button on the controller. As your robot moves to different screens, you’ll have to quickly change your button inputs to the one your robot is now in. You’ll then soon be introduced to controlling more than a single bot at once.


On the level design side, it is always split into four boxes, and your bots will walk from one zone to the other in a logical sequence. The platforms between sections of the level aren’t aligned with one another, so each time you change section, it’ll feel confusing as to where you’re going. I often missed jumps because I didn’t know where I’d land after changing sections which is slightly punishing. Once you miss a jump, your bot will turn around, and you’ll have to wait for him to be back in the right direction before attempting to jump again. Add multiple bots at once, and you have a pretty chaotic recipe.

Quadroids Review

I’m aware that the main feature of this game is the mind-bending puzzle nature of how you must change your controller input depending on the section your bot is in, but I was not a huge fan of how the game is controlled. Each time I missed a jump because my bot changed section, it was annoying because you’d have to wait for him to be back in the right position before attempting to jump again. And add a few more bots on the screen to increase this feeling.

Quadroids Review

On the presentation side, I liked the pixelated art style, and the game looks good. I had a gripe with the text that was too small on a TV screen, and its size can’t be increased. At some places – like the on-screen timer, the text goes into ridiculously small territory. Not only is i minuscule, it’s also a shade of purple over blue, which is not great on the accessibility level. The soundtrack is composed of techno themes, and while they were great, they didn’t manage to stay in my head after a play session.


Quadroids is a puzzle game with a quirky control scheme. You’ll have to control several bots as they are progressing in different single-screen levels. I liked the presentation of this game and the level design, but the control scheme feels a bit off. Quadroids is out on PlayStation 4 with an $11.99 price tag.

Disclaimer
This Quadroids review is based on a PlayStation copy provided by Maximum Entertainment.

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