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Chibi-Robo!: Plug into Adventure!

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GameCube
74
3.9
Wii
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4.4
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Description

Chibi-Robo is a four inch tall rechargeable robot whose sole purpose is to make its owners happy. Accompanied by its talkative guide Telly Vision, Chibi-Robo makes its way through the dysfunctional Sanderson household, trying its best to make the family members happy. It won't be easy though - their daughter thinks she's a frog, the wife is furious at the husband for wasting money and makes him sleep on the couch, and, if that wasn't enough, there are reports of spider-like robots out to destroy Chibi-Robo!

Chibi-Robo!: Plug into Adventure! is a platform adventure with a difference - players control a small robot, whose short size means that regular objects like furniture and stairs become gargantuan obstacles for it to overcome. Its battery is consistently draining while not plugged into a wall outlet, and its power consumption increases when it uses tools like its blaster, copter or radar. Because of this, players must keep an eye on their remaining power and regularly recharge.

The aim of the game is to earn Happy Points to increase Chibi-Robo's rank and become Super Chibi-Robo. This can be achieved by performing simple tasks (such as throwing away trash or cleaning floor stains like muddy footprints) or by making its owners happy, for example by giving a rose as a gift to Jenny, the frog-obsessed daughter. This role-playing aspect of the game is similar to the gathering of "love points" in Moon: Remix RPG Adventure.

Also similarly to Moon and some of its spiritual followers (such as Giftpia), the game world is populated by rather exotic characters, all of which talk in a mysterious gibberish language, with sub-titles displayed on the screen.

Screenshots

Chibi-Robo!: Plug into Adventure! GameCube First-person view
Chibi-Robo!: Plug into Adventure! GameCube Bizarre TV-watching - one of the many weirdly humorous scenes in this game
Chibi-Robo!: Plug into Adventure! GameCube Using Chibi sight to have a better view of the foyer
Chibi-Robo!: Plug into Adventure! GameCube These portable ladders are essential for exploration. Here, you've accessed a bookshelf in the foyer

Alternate Titles

  • "Chibi-Robo!" -- European GameCube title
  • "ちびロボ!" -- Japanese GameCube spelling

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User Reviews

I've always wanted to help toys find true love with a rotor sticking out of my head GameCube אולג 小奥 (168699)
Another Unique game from the masters at Nintendo! GameCube Oblio (109)

The Press Says

Edutaining Kids GameCube Apr, 2006 A- 91
GameLemon GameCube Jun 02, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Armchair Empire, The GameCube Mar 03, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
4Players.de GameCube Jun 11, 2006 80 out of 100 80
1UP GameCube Feb 07, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Difference GameCube Nov 10, 2006 16 out of 20 80
GameCola.net GameCube Jun 01, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
NintendoWorldReport GameCube Sep 18, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot GameCube Feb 06, 2006 7.1 out of 10 71
Yahoo! Games GameCube Feb 07, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Chibi-Robo! appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

References

The family dog Tao in the game is in fact Kenichi Nishi's own dog (who passed away in 2009). Tao appears in many games designed by Nishi; his first appearance is as Grandma's dog in Moon: Remix RPG Adventure.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2006 – #2 Best GameCube Game of the Year

Related Web Sites

  • Chibi-Robo (Official game web site by Nintendo of America.)
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