In a world where the danger of space travel has become too treacherous for humans, instead we launch an endless supply of robots into the heavens.
It might sound like one of Elon Musk’s left-field plans, but it’s actually the premise for Cosmobot – Hyper Jump, a high-score-chasing arcade game that certainly lives up to the ‘hyper’ part of its name.
As your bot orbits a planet, tap at just the right moment to blast off to the next world or catapult into a booster that ping-pongs your bot all over the screen. Mistime a tap, and you have a few seconds to adjust your trajectory.
There are plenty of other things to consider too; the skies are filled with mines, laser traps and other hazards. And your bot will need to collect enough batteries to break through barriers and collect coins in the Hyper Jump bonus mode.
Cosmobot’s snappy gameplay is matched by surprisingly sophisticated science. Each planet exerts a gravitational pull that must be considered as you zip up the screen. Perfectly flowing between planets is as satisfying as hitting a sweet skateboarding line.
There are plenty of cool skins to unlock to make your bot your own, too – the pointy-haired Astro Boy-inspired costume is particularly fun.
Even after hundreds of launches in Cosmobot, we’re always ready for one more blastoff.