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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.


Chibi-Robo!: Plug into Adventure! GameCube Chibi Robo sees the light for the first time...
Chibi-Robo!: Plug into Adventure! GameCube Loading screen
Chibi-Robo!: Plug into Adventure! GameCube You went down the drain. Literally. The path under the sink is presented in this mysterious 2D perspective
Chibi-Robo!: Plug into Adventure! GameCube Jenny is having a birthday party

Promo Images

Chibi-Robo!: Plug into Adventure! Screenshot
Chibi-Robo!: Plug into Adventure! Screenshot
Chibi-Robo!: Plug into Adventure! Screenshot
Chibi-Robo!: Plug into Adventure! Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Bright Hub GameCube Apr 08, 2010 4 out of 5 80
Gamestyle GameCube 2006 8 out of 10 80
NintendoWorldReport GameCube Sep 18, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75 GameCube Jul 02, 2006 7 out of 10 70 GameCube May 26, 2006 14 out of 20 70
Yahoo! Games GameCube Feb 07, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Feb, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Game Revolution GameCube Feb 10, 2006 C 50
GamePro (US) GameCube Feb 16, 2006 2.5 out of 5 50
The A.V. Club GameCube Feb 21, 2006 C- 42


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1001 Video Games

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


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.


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    • 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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