On December 19th, 2014, Hasbro released a brand new mobile game based on their [then] upcoming cartoon series Transformers: Robots In Disguise. The app may have not gotten a massive mainstream popularity, but it was a treasure trove of information for the fans of the show and the toyline. With frequent updates, the app gave animation model renders, 3D toy images and plot information well ahead of their official releases. Furthermore, the game was completely free of charge to download and featured zero in-app purchases and micro-transactions; something that is extremely rare in this day and age.
Alas, June 2019 is the sunset month of this wonderful mobile game app. Until June 30th, fans can download the app from Apple App Store and Google Play Store for iPhones/iPads/iPod Touch and Android devices respectively.
Transformers: Robots In Disguise mobile game received a quiet yet highly satisfied following thanks to the complete lack of micro-transactions and the offline nature of the game. The developer Marmalade Game Studio ensured that timely updates were pushed to each season of the show, updating with new information and characters to keep the fans satisfied. Thanks to its success, a spinoff game for Apple TV was also produced in 2016.
We are yet to see another app similar to RID. Although there was a plan for Transformers: The Last Knight which incorporated Tiny Turbo Changers, the idea was scrapped during its initial phase.
We thank Hasbro and Marmalade Game Studio for this outstanding app and hope to see another app in near future.
- Apple App Store (Rating: 4.2 out of 5) – for iPhones, iPads & iPod Touch (Requires iOS 6.0 or later)
- Google Play Store (Rating: 4.3 out of 5) – for all Android devices (Requires Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread or later)