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Maxis Robosport Clone?

03-30-2009, 12:02 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Central FL
Posts: 210
Maxis Robosport Clone?

Does anyone know of a game that simulates the old Maxis title "Robosport"?

(On a side note, anyone know of a Mac OS X version/recreation of the title?)

Too bad a lot of the old Maxis games aren't ported to the iPhone. SimEarth would also be a pretty fun one!

Thanks in advance to anyone who can point me in a direction... or, devs, there's a game concept that might translate well! Multiplayer could be very easily done even via email!
08-04-2009, 11:27 AM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 10
I, for one, would love to see a Robosport-like game on the iPhone/Touch. Multiplayer over wifi or even the way Chess With Friends does it would be awesome. I love skirmish-type turn-based games.

Last edited by junkurchin; 08-04-2009 at 11:28 AM. Reason: misspelling

08-04-2009, 11:56 AM
Started to write a flash-version of Robosport once but got bogged down. Basically any sort of "set your moves, compile everyone's turn, watch the results,repeat..." sort of game would be perfect for the iphone, imo.
08-04-2009, 12:30 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: California
Posts: 1,499
somone should port Marathon to the iphone
08-04-2009, 10:44 PM
An iTunes version of the RoboRally board game would be excellent. EA have already got a deal with Hasbro to port their games to various devices, so I'm sure there's a chance it might happen if enough people asked them.

There is a small "program a robot to do actions" game called LightBot which is a port of one of Armor Games flash titles http://armorgames.com/play/2205/light-bot (no idea how to do itunes links, so this will have to do)
Only 20 levels, no opponents to shoot, and reasonably simple once you work out what's going on, but it's still entertaining. And it's also free, which is nice.
04-30-2011, 11:01 AM
Resurrecting this old thread as I see that RoboArena is nearing launch ( http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/6693046#6693046 ) and while its developer was modelling it after Roborally it appears the end result is somewhat like RoboSport in execution.
07-15-2014, 02:05 PM
I came across this thread two or three years ago when I got my first iPad and was looking for Robosport or a clone for iPad. I recently discovered Frozen Synapse, which is a simultaneous, turn-based strategy game. It's on sale today for 99 cents, which is a steal. Programming your turn is super easy; none of the programming clunkiness of Robosport, but all of the thrill of simultaneous turns. And wonderful graphics and soundtrack -- it's a great experience.