Jack of Clubs
Why is there no Word Games Forum or Subdomain?
There should be a Word Games Subdomain, or at least a Word Games Forum!
Now as for the 'push' problem I would say why not, why wouldn't a robot pushing the one stuck not help his little buddy in the effort ,but then he would have to be 'pushing' in the same direction to get the 4 squares required to move. Therefore if you have Robot A going straight and is GOOed and Robot B is pushing from the left, lets just see who gets that 4 movement first.
If you'll pardon a little thread necromancy...
The direction of movement/pushing doesn't matter. Any 4 squares of attempted movement in any combination of directions will break the goo.
The goo is one square in front of the robot.
The robot executes a Move 2.
The robot moves one square and is stuck, but the goo has taken one point of "damage". (The goo needs to take three more "damage" to be destroyed.)
Another robot comes along and tries to push the robot to the left one space. The goo takes another point of damage - 2 points left.
The robot executes a Back Up.
The robot doesn't move, but the goo takes one more point of damage - 1 to go.
The robot executes a Rotate Right.
The robot turns right, nothing happens to the goo.
The robot executes a Move 3.
The first space of the robot's movement is "absorbed" by the goo, doing the last point of "damage" to the goo, destroying it.
The goo is removed from the board, and the robot moves 2 spaces forward.
Here's a scenario that isn't quite clear in the rules:
A robot gets stuck in goo, and does, say, 2 points of "damage" to the goo (it has two left).
Then the robot is destroyed, and therefore removed from the goo space. The next archive copy of the robot appears on the robot's archive location.
What is the state of the goo? If another robot gets stuck in the goo, does it need to do four points of movement to get out, or only two? What if the same robot gets stuck in the goo (such as if the goo happens to be on his archive location)?
There is no means provided to keep track of the damage done to goo for the long term.