In the early days of videogames games were mostly limited to pure actions games or puzzles games simply because the machines didn’t have the power to do much of anything else. One man and his droid is a puzzle game in which you control a droid who acts as a herding dog, the sheep you need to herd are called Ramboids. Herding them can be quite a pain though as there are loads of obstacles standing in your way most of them are other ramboids all gently moving in a set direction and not stopping for anything. You’ll have to heard a set amount of ramboids into teleporters to end the level. Apart from only hearding your droid can also dig through certain walls but not all.

If the aim of the game sound pretty weird it actually is but onscreen you don’t really see the sheep or dog. Most puzzle games have really weird stories but none of them really bother the game at all. The puzzles are what matter but because there are so much moving objects in a level it can become confusing at times and I’m not talking about later levels this is the start of the game! Good thing there is a password you get after completing a level so you won’t have to play it all over again. Still I guess this means there is quite a challenge ahead and though it may not be the best puzzler out there it’s still worth a go.

Overal rating: 6.5/10

Erde Kaiser

This game was released for several different systems here are some notes:

Amstrad CPC Released in 1985.
The screen is quite dark for some reason but otherwise pretty much the same as the others.
C64 Released in 1985.
The tune can get quite annoying as it repeats over and over.
ZX Spectrum Released in 1985.
Others This version is not available.
Atari 8-bit released in 1985.
Date added Jan-23-2009 10:54
Name One man and his droid
Developer Mastertronic
Publisher Mastertronic
First released 1985
Genre Puzzle