According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Violence

Parents, beside an inexplicably huge cloud of blood that appears when a Meganite stomps on some unlucky pedestrians, R.A.D. is free of any graphic violence or gore. The robots will punch, kick and fire lasers at each other, but it's nothing worse than the average Power Rangers episode. It's recommended for older kids because of the complexity of control, but there is no sexual content or questionable language.

Fans of Big Robots are in luck. This is the best mechanically-oriented game to come out in a long time. It's not quite as polished as it could be, but what's here is definitely worth checking out. Don't be discouraged by the pathetic box art. (And what's up with that art anyway? The cover to the instruction manual is ten times better…)

Action Gamers might find something to like here, but my bet is that unless you like robots, you'll probably be a little bored by R.A.D.'s weak story and lack of variety. However, for those taking the plunge it does come with a simplified control setup and some killer 2P action. Rent it first if you're not a mech-head.

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