General FAQ

What is MekaMon?

MekaMon is the first product created by Reach Robotics, a company headquartered in Bristol, UK.  Real battling robots, MekaMon are controlled via smartphone app, pairing gaming with robotics and augmented reality.

How much does it cost?

For a limited time, a single MekaMon is available for $329, while the Ultimate Battle Pack contains two MekaMons and is available for $599.

Product FAQ

How do you play?

MekaMon robots are controlled by a free smartphone app, connected via Bluetooth. Play simple, fun games in the MekaMon Arcade; explore the MekaMon Universe, which contains backstory-driven game modes; or visit the Dropzone, your single-player training ground.

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What is the MekaMon Universe?

MekaMon Universe is the exciting world that MekaMon come from.

What is the MekAcademy?

MekAcademy is the headquarters of the organization behind the resistance against the Alien forces.

What games are in the MekaMon Arcade?

  • MekaMaze Madness: Try to navigate your MekaMon through an AR moving Maze, you will be able to create mazes and share with the community.
  • Tug of War: The MekaMon is the “rope” Multiple players connect to a MekaMon via the app and fight for control.
  • Last Stand* MekaMon vs augmented reality waves of opponents.

 

*Games titles and content subject to change*

Is the app available for iOS or Android?

The free MekaMon app will be available for download on both iOS and Android devices.

How does MekaMon connect to the app?

Bluetooth LE allows a smartphone or tablet to control MekaMon

How many people can play?

MekaMon spans single-player and multi-player action, supporting a minimum of two for bot-to-bot combat.

What is the DropZone?

This is a free drive mode where you learn to move the robot around and aim to be better pilots, tuning your control skills.

Is MekaMon customizable?

Yes! You can make your MekaMon truly yours with unlimited combinations of shields, weapons and upgrades. More add-ons means more ways to play.

How heavy are the MekaMon robots?

The robots are 2.2 pounds to enable swift battle strikes.

Shipping FAQ

When will it ship?

First 500 MekaMon units will begin shipping in March 2017.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, EU, UK and US 

Warranty FAQ

There is a 12 month warranty on MekaMon.

Device FAQ

iOS

All Apple devices from the iPhone 5 and iPad Air onwards provide a good all-round Meka experience. Newer devices will provide increasing degrees of framerate and AR tracking performance. Of note: tracking performance on iPads is not quite as good as that on iPhones, due to lower camera image quality.

Android

For MekaMon connectivity, control, and Battle gameplay, all devices with Bluetooth 4.0 LE (Smart) running Android 4.4 (KitKat) onwards are supported.
For Augmented Reality (AR) gameplay, performance is quite specific to your device, although, generally, the newer the better. We define three levels of performance:

High: Devices running Exynos 7420 (e.g. International Samsung S6) or newer, or Snapdragon 820 (e.g. North American Samsung S7, OnePlus 3, LG G5, HTC 10) or newer, will provide a good AR experience.

Low: Devices running Snapdragon 800 onwards (e.g. LG Nexus 5), will provide an AR experience. It will function, though game framerates may be noticeably low, and tracking may be noticeably high in latency.

Problematic: Devices running the Snapdragon 808 and 810 chipsets (e.g. Huawei Nexus 6P, LG Nexus 5X, OnePlus 2, LG G4) suffer from an architectural issue which results in quite serious performance issues with AR. Your mileage may vary, but we cannot guarantee a certain level of performance at this time. We’re actively trying to resolve this issue.

Other FAQ

Do you need Hololens to play?

MekaMon will use AR within the app on your mobile device, no holographic devices required.

How long does the battery last?

There is one hour of battery life per charge, depending on game play.