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Spy Bot Chronicles controls are awful

08-07-2009, 10:08 AM
#1
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Spy Bot Chronicles controls are awful

I am a big fan of Toy Bot, so figured that this was a pretty safe purchase, but I have been really disappointed by the touchy nature of the control system, especially in jumping to the right. This being a problem as this is what you spend the first six levels doing almost exclusively. So so often he decides mid jump to ignore the laws of physics and come to a halt at the apex of the jump, killing himself and supremely frustrating me. Has anyone else had any problems with this? I also feel like the double jump is not nearly bouncy enough - often to make it to a platform I can't just jump in a straight diagonal - but have to jump in one direction and then switch midjump to the other direction to land barely with my little metal feet on the platform (if I am lucky). I am going off this game in a big way, so if I am just messing it up let me know .
08-07-2009, 10:16 AM
#2
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Earth
Posts: 5,252
what


I'M ON A MAC MOTHAF*@%!

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08-07-2009, 10:17 AM
#3
Joined: May 2009
Location: The Golden State
Posts: 5,809
lolwut

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08-07-2009, 10:29 AM
#4
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Originally Posted by arhb View Post
I am a big fan of Toy Bot, so figured that this was a pretty safe purchase, but I have been really disappointed by the touchy nature of the control system, especially in jumping to the right. This being a problem as this is what you spend the first six levels doing almost exclusively. So so often he decides mid jump to ignore the laws of physics and come to a halt at the apex of the jump, killing himself and supremely frustrating me. Has anyone else had any problems with this? I also feel like the double jump is not nearly bouncy enough - often to make it to a platform I can't just jump in a straight diagonal - but have to jump in one direction and then switch midjump to the other direction to land barely with my little metal feet on the platform (if I am lucky). I am going off this game in a big way, so if I am just messing it up let me know .
Haven't had the same problems you have with the controls, though I can see how a finger can get "lost" when the action heats up on screen. As far as I can tell, there is no double jump in Toy Bot -- you hold down the jump button to get more air, and bounce on the box robots to really take off. Haven't been playing it for very long, but so far it's a lot of fun.
08-07-2009, 10:34 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Italy
Posts: 1,452
Quote:
Originally Posted by squarezero View Post
Haven't had the same problems you have with the controls, though I can see how a finger can get "lost" when the action heats up on screen. As far as I can tell, there is no double jump in Toy Bot -- you hold down the jump button to get more air, and bounce on the box robots to really take off. Haven't been playing it for very long, but so far it's a lot of fun.
you obtain the double jump after a few levels.
08-07-2009, 10:51 AM
#6
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 358
I found myself dying more from the controls that I did the actual platforming too.

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08-07-2009, 10:51 AM
#7
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Originally Posted by sam the lion View Post
you obtain the double jump after a few levels.
Good to know -- thanks Sam the Lion!
08-07-2009, 10:59 AM
#8
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 624
hmm...that's weird cuz i found that the controls in this game were one of the best
08-07-2009, 11:14 AM
#9
Joined: May 2009
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Originally Posted by dannys95 View Post
what

I am not able to stop laughing....
08-07-2009, 11:17 AM
#10
Joined: May 2009
Location: The Golden State
Posts: 5,809

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