Guru's always been a HUGE fan of Giant Robos bashing the wiring outta each other while creating city-wide carnage on a mega-ton scale. That's why Transformers tops his list of Cult Robo Action, 'coz these bad-ass dudes morph from Robots into Cars, Trucks, Planes, even freakin' Robo-Dinosaurs... It just don't get better than that!!!
Earlier in the year we had some cool Transformers mayhem on our consoles with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, which - in my opinion starred - those wicked Dino-Bots (part Dino, part Robo, all AWESOME!!!) in an explosive battle to save their planet. It was pretty cool stuff, too bad the same can't be said about the crop of Transformers blockbusters that pollute our cinema screens. Sure, they blow loads of stuff up and we get to see lots of big robots, but the battles are almost incomprehensible, flushing most of the fun down the toilet where they probably best belong...
The good news for Transformers fans, and for Giant Robo nuts in general, is that Guru has uncovered a lesser known Transformers gem that's spreading it's metal scraping, steel sparking, duco denting, building bashing, explodernating version of robo entertainment on both our TVs and videogame consoles.
It's called Transformers Prime, and if you haven't caught it yet, you don't know what you're missing out on! This unbelievably wicked anime TV series is released by the guys at MadMan and is available in a complete 'Season One Collection' on both Blu-Ray and DVD. Trust the Guru when he says that this series is freakin' awesome, or better still why not check out one of the Episode Collections (there are 5 Volumes & Volume 1: Darkness Rising is a great place to start) which are currently bargain priced and see for yourself...
Just to give you an idea of how much awesomer than the mega-budgeted Hollywood flicks this is, Darkness Rising not only has the Transformers and Decepticons we all love and hate, but also mashes in a gonzo storyline that involves giant Robo-Zombies. Un-freakin-believable!!! You'll never see that on a cinema screen... Still not sold?
Well how about WWE Legend Dwayne Johnson a.k.a. 'The Rock' voicing one of Optimus Prime's buddies? His name is Cliffjumper and his vehicle disguise is a pimped-out muscle car complete with Bull Horns over the grille. Plus he's brimmin' with The Rock's 'tude ready to take on the Decepticons all by his lonesome. Yep... this show's over-the-top in a really good way and should not be missed. With around 572 minutes of Transformer thrills spanning across 26 episodes in the Season One Collection, you won't be getting bored anytime soon - it gets Guru's BIG fat Stamp of Approval!!!
Players will play as all their fave Autobots, from Optimus and Bumblebee, to Bulkhead and Ratchet. It's all about driving, brawling, and blasting as the Transformers battle against the evil Megatron and his Decepticon minions.
It's an epic campaign to save the Earth and a completely original story arc set in the Transformers Prime universe. But the icing on the cake is the Multiplayer Challenges which allow you to go 'toe to toe' against your family and friends to see who's the toughest Transformer of all, making this fantastic fun for everyone!