We’d previously reviewed the Battroborg Arena, so we are Battroborg veterans. Like other Battroborg sets it’s worth being aware that it will take a little while to set up. You need 8 AA batteries, 4 for each controller, and a cross head screwdriver. Then you need to allow about 20 minutes charging time, so it’s best to set it up in advance or manage expectations with your child.
The Battroborg Warriors have developed from the previous Battroborg robots. Now there are weapons and armour, plus efforts have been made to improve the controls and the sound effects. This set comes with a samurai and a ninja to battle with, but there are many more to choose from. In fact there are romans, aliens, knights and vikings too. Players control the battle and the borg’s moves with a single-handled katana blade controller which has been designed for slashing and swordfighting.We liked the fact that you can interchange the weaponry to add some variation to the game.
There’s a lot of action fun as you’d expect, but the Battroborg warriors can be a little hard to control and H found it difficult at times to knock down the other warrior. It’s also a bit tricky to get your Battroborg warrior to go exactly where you want him too. The idea of swinging the blade controller is a very instinctive one and a natural one for kids to pick up, plus it makes you feel like you are part of the fight.