Robot Gentleman’s 60 Seconds! Reatomized is a good game. The graphics are simple, the gameplay is straight forward, and it’s a good game to spend a couple of hours playing. Listening to the in-game music is nice, but this is also an ideal game to play while listening to a podcast or an album in the background.
The gameplay is broken up into two main parts. The first part only lasts 60 seconds. In the 60 seconds provided the player must round up as much food, water, family members and useful materials as they can and throw them down into the bunker. And while time-wise this portion of the game is very short; the initial 60 seconds is the most important part of the game. 60 seconds determines if the player’s family lives or dies. With only 60 seconds to grab whatever’s in the house, the player better choose the best available resources. If the player forgets to pick up a weapon, the family has no way to protect themselves from raiders and bandits, if the player forgets to pick up a radio, the family will not be informed on what’s happening on the surface, if the player forgets to pick up enough food or water, the family will not last too long.
The other half of 60 Seconds! Reatomized takes place in the bunker. While the gameplay is basically just point and click at this point, that doesn’t mean it’s not fun. In the bunker, the player must decide who gets to eat and drink, who should scavenge outside for materials, and what to do in case an event pops up. The ultimate goal is to get rescued, but to do that the player has to survive. Each choice the player makes is pivotal in their family’s survival. If the player gives food too freely, then their family will soon run out of food and die, but If the player doesn’t feed the family enough, they will starve from lack of food.
Aside from the food portion, the player also has to make decisions regarding scavenging. The player has to figure out whether it’s safe enough outside to scavenge, who is in good enough shape to explore the surface, and what kind of items should the scavenger bring with them. And no matter what, once a family member goes up to the surface, there’s always a chance the family member will come back sick or injured, and there’s also a chance they don’t come back at all. Once all the adults are dead, the game is over, so the player has to be careful not to get them killed.
The last portion of the point-and-click part of 60 Seconds! Reatomized is the random events. Sometimes a stranger will knock on the player’s door. It’s the player’s decision on whether to let them in or not. Sometimes there will be spiders, or a leaky pipe, or a radio signal, or a group of friendly survivors trying to rebuild. Sometimes the player will want to help the survivors, or kill the spiders, or fix the leaky pipes, or defend themselves from raiders, but if the player did not collect the correct items at the beginning of the game, then they are left at the mercy of the spiders, or raiders, or leaky pipes.
While it’s a simple game, 60 Seconds! Reatomized is a fun game. There are a few different types of game modes, ranging from playing purely the scavenging part of the game, to playing purely the bunker part of the game. There are also some cool challenges if the player wants to test their skills. Overall, I’d say it’s an 8 out of 10.
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60 Seconds! Reatomized is available for $9.99 for PC and Mac via Steam.