The Tetrobot in UFHO2
A new challenger appears from France, this time it's...
(from Blocks That Matter)
From the minds of William David and Guillaume Martin of Swing Swing Submarine, the Tetrobot is the protagonist of the cute and difficult platform/puzzle game Blocks That Matter, for XBLIG and PC, Mac and Linux.
Redubbed "Hexabot" in UFHO2, as the other guests he'll be both a race (even though he's a robot) in the story and a selectable character in multiplayer.
Built by the Renegooys, the Hexabots are utility robots that help in cleaning and keeping tidy the UFHOs. They are not that sophisticated but they contain the basic algorithms to navigate the mazes of rooms and corridors UFHOs are made of, and get to another spot in the least time possible, for efficiency reasons.
When programmed to look for the Gem, they become difficult to overcome thanks to the elaborate calculations they do about the shortest path.
As if this wasn't enough, Hexabots are equipped with a frontal drill that they can use in case of emergency to pass from one room to the other when there's no other way.
Hexabots are very good at finding the shortest path to Gems, less good at using powerups.
Their specialty is that they can use the drill once per turn as if it was a normal move. This grants them the possibility to move from one room to the other even where there's no connection, at any time during their turn.
They cannot move through different areas this way though, as areas have reinforced walls that cannot be perforated by the Hexabot's compact drill.
I hope you like this last addition as I do, Blocks That Matter is a game I really appreciated and that kept me playing for a long time.
Until next time!