Could This be Chibi-Robo's Last Chance?

By Jamie Mercer 30.09.2015 4

Could This be Chibi-Robo

In a world of iconic characters, can Nintendo's Chibi-Robo stand out from the crowd in this latest 3DS game?

Launching next week, Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash has a lot riding on it. If unsuccessful, it could be the final time we see the adorable, diminutive metal mascot.

In the original Chibi-Robo!, released almost 10 years ago on the GameCube, gameplay focused on completing tasks to get Happy Points and become the best little cleaning robot in the world, set against a kitsch 1960's American backdrop. Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash has taken a definite shift in direction and promises a side-scrolling action/platformer experience with Chibi using his power cord as a grappling hook to navigate levels and attack enemies. 

Can this once forgotten franchise shine or is Chibi destined for the scrap heap?

Box art for Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash
Also known as

Nagenawa Action! Guru Guru! Chibi Robo!

Developer

Nintendo

Publisher

Nintendo

Genre

2D Platformer

Players

1

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  6/10

Reader Score

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I don't understand at all why he's popular. He had one game that I didn't even know about until years after the fact. WHY DO PEOPLE CARE?

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I can't say that I care much for the newer games but for me the first one was a hidden gem. The Gamecube itself as host to lots of completely overlooked greats, and Chibi Robo was one of the better ones on the system for sure (and on a system that really needed more good exclusives, that says a lot).

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dont own a 3ds but i may pick this up with the amiibo. with chibi looking like he will fade into obscurity, i can see this being one of the rarest amiibo. Get it while u can people!

He's a lovable character!

I'm not a huge fan of the previous game's mechanics, to be honest. The new game looks great though, I'm more interested in the actual way it plays this time and I like what I've seen. I'll definitely be picking it up in the future.

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