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Robo Rally
« on: September 28, 2022, 22:49:34 »
Robo Rally is one of my favorites, but I haven't played it in a while. The day after my birthday, 2022-09-17, we finally got it out again. This time I played against Isaac, Beth, and Grace.

We started off the race with everyone making straight forward moves to begin with, but in Turn 2 we had some confusion happening already. Beth got mixed up a bit with the directions. As the rest of us were heading toward Flag 1, Beth was getting her directions straightened out... some. I managed to be the first to Flag 1, with Isaac and Grace close behind. As Grace got stuck on a wall, Isaac passed her on the way to Flag 2 and got close to where I was at. I managed to stay ahead of Isaac around Flag 2, but on my way to Flag 3 I took a lot of damage, getting shot by Isaac and Grace quite a bit. I had picked up a Powerdown Shield, and I felt like I had a good lead since Isaac still needed to to touch Flag 2, so I decided to shutdown to have better control to get to the final flag. Unfortunately for me, Isaac got to Flag 2 and took a different path toward the 3rd and final flag which got him closer to Flag 3 than I expected while I was shutdown. Two more turns was all it took for Isaac to reach the final flag to win the game.

Grace was having fun and begged to keep playing for second place, so we decided to continue a little longer. I got to the finish in the next turn while Grace was still around Flag 2. Beth still hadn't gotten to Flag 1 yet, but she was getting close by then. She mentioned that people who can visualize things in their heads will have a much easier time in this game. 
"Hello IT. Have you tried turning it off and on again? ... OK, well, the button on the side. Is it glowing?... Yeah, you need to turn it on. Err, the button turns it on. Yeah, you do know how a button works, don't you? No, not on clothes." - Roy (The IT Crowd)