The Return Of The 'Real' King
Back in 1985 Sega released a game that would eventually go on to be completely ignored by almost everyone. With a concept to try and cash-in on the then huge popularity of 'The Transformers' and arcade games it would be one of the initial batch of titles released for the Master System and part of the small print run of games to be released on small plastic cards instead of just on cart.
Decades later several like minded souls would unite under this banner of under appreciated gem in order to both create the internet's greatest retro site using it's central character as its mascot and supreme overlord and to bring it back for a new audience to discover.
It's taken a while (all good things kinda do), but here is the triumphant return of the king of totally ignored games. Now 3 times its original size and with more Easter Eggs than a sweet shop in March RGG is proud to present this glorious PC remake, courtesy of Kristian Hawkinson. Dreams really do come true!
So... umm, What's Happening?
It seemed like things were finally starting to get back together after the Nuclear War of the solar year 2,000. People had emerged from their underground shelters. They built new towns, new forms of transportation. An all new society.
But something has gone wrong. DALAUS, an artificial intelligence computer left over the now defunct regime is creating a dictorial empire. DALAUS is already gaining control control of one city - and it's rumoured that many of the guards are actually working for DALAUS. The only thing that can stop this treacherous takeover is the new CA-214, a sophisticated transforming combat astro-plane. The only person who can pilot this high-performance machine... is YOU!
You'll have to destroy the enemy's ARM CARRIER. Then try to find DALAUS's hidden fortress and then destroy ELGRAMZON to rid the Earth of this evil influence forever.
So Then... What's The Mission?
Collect keys to open up the enemies base's then fight the guardian inside. Destroy the Arm Carrier's in order to obtain more powerful weapons with which to destroy your foes and secure freedom for the planet. Defeat waves of enemies
Who will stop at nothing to end you and who will fight hard to keep hold of the keys you need to complete your mission.
Transbot HD Game Specs:
System: Windows 10/8/7/XP
RAM: 4GB minimum
Control: Keyboard/Control Pad
Show Me My Enemy, So That I May Destroy Them!
So! Who Do I Play As?
Who's The Big Bad Boss?
Useful Items To Look Out For
ELGRAMZON / NUCLEAR CREATURE / DALAUS
A Proper Paper Manual You Say?
Having everything on screen is a lovely thing isn't it? Of course it is! If you are like us however then when it comes time to sit on a sofa with a beverage and read something cool then an old fashioned instruction manual is a must.
Thankfully, us being awesome and all, we've only gone and re-done the old manual for the remake. In 3 different languages no less! Use the arrows on the slideshow to the left to select a page then click on that image to enlarge. Alternatively have a look at some sample pages on the right. For those of you who want it really old school then feel free to download the .PDF and print it off.
Fancy An Old School Master System Cover With Your Fries?
As Transbot was originally a Sega Master System game it also had one of those legendary game covers that people either love or hate. At RGG we love them every bit as much as those original black box NES covers. With that in mind here's two different covers for the remake in the style of the original UK, Portugese and Brazillian art. The Images seen below are also in the Main Game download file for you to print out.
Show Me The Maker So That I May Sing Songs Of His Victory
The man with the plan, Kristian Hawkinson is a game developer of more than 20 years. With numerous projects under his belt and a long service medal from the international school of sex appeal he is responsible for the Transbot HD Remake. In his spare time he likes to play as many videogames as he can whilst making sure he respects both the 'Bloods' and the 'Crips' in his local restaurant...
Additional HD Remake Credits
Music: Ryan C. Myer
Game Title Screen: Javier Olazabal
Game Manual: Kristian 'CVGZ' Hawkinson
Translations: Gabriel 'Miracleman' Fuentes
Box Cover Art: Oliver 'Olly023' Monks
Original game by Sega 1985/1986/1987/1992 All Rights Respected... All hail Transbot!
OK! Question? Who's Your Daddy And What Does He Do?
Transbot's original name was that of Astro Flash and was developed and released by Sega on December 22nd 1985. Later released in North America and Europe as Transbot it was also released by Tec Toy in Brazil in 1992. A Sega Mark III / Master System game it's a shoot 'em up game with two levels that repeats itself and as such is perfect for fans of 'High Scores'. For those wishing to know more about the original game and why we at RGG love him so much then click the button below.