Shoot Many Robots video preview – three levels of half Metal Slug, half Borderlands chaos

When Gears of War creator Cliffy B is so taken with your game he invents a new nickname to describe it, you’re probably on to something special. Shoot Many Robots is the real (and rather awesome) title, but with chaotic side-scrolling run-‘n-gun action that’s clearly inspired by Metal Slug, and metal-massacring co-op that’s definitely reminiscent of Borderlands, the alias “Border Slug” fits pretty well too.

How do the two styles mix? And how are a freeze ray, gnome launcher and “impending baldness” involved? We played through three levels of Shoot Many Robots with the developers at Demiurge Studios, and recorded the whole explosively silly thing…

Shoot Many Robots releases early next year on XBLA, PSN and PC. 


  • Crimmy - December 22, 2011 1:41 p.m.

    Look it's the Fruit F-...erm Juice Bot!
  • Pooka - December 21, 2011 11:16 a.m.

    So, is it just me, or is that the Fruit Fucker 5000 from penny arcade? I mean, it looks identical. And it's clearly making love to to that mans head.
  • gamebrain8505 - December 21, 2011 12:06 p.m.

    That's the fruit fucker alright.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - December 21, 2011 8:36 p.m.

    it's a game about shooting robots. Of course our old buddy the fruit fucker is gonna get in on that shit.
  • blue-heelerky - December 21, 2011 10:33 a.m.

    I would love to get more games like this; great classic gameplay of the glory days when shooters scrolled horizontally. Thank you GR for bringing this game to my attention, I'll definitely pick this up Day One!
  • comaqi - December 21, 2011 10:08 a.m.


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