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The fifth game in the Custom Robo series, Custom Robo Arena moves the action into the portable realm again with the first entry on the DS. It is the first in the series to be released in PAL territories, and the second in North America.

The story has the player's character joining the Robo Team 'Numero Uno' and the story unfolds as they attempt to win the Robo Cup. Like all the Custom Robo games, except the GBA incarnation, the battles are conducted in 3D, with the player attempting to defeat their opponent, in a Pokémon fashion similar to the previous games. The touch screen is used to clean off the player's Robo after it becomes dirty, as this reduces its efficiency.

In another first it offers 2 player multiplayer over Nintendo Wi-Fi and allows voice chat and utilises the rivals system seen in Metroid Prime: Hunters.


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Alternate Titles

  • "激闘!カスタムロボ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Mygamer.com Sep 25, 2007 8.8 out of 10 88
Kombo.com Apr 02, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
411mania.com Mar 27, 2007 8.2 out of 10 82
GameCola.net Apr, 2007 8.1 out of 10 81
Thunderbolt Games Apr 30, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Life Sep 03, 2010 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 12, 2007 14 out of 20 70
GamePro (US) Apr 26, 2007 3 out of 5 60
Lawrence Apr 10, 2007 5.2 out of 10 52
Eurogamer.net (UK) May 29, 2007 5 out of 10 50


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Ray Mk III appears as an assist trophy in the Wii game Super Smash Bros.: Brawl.

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Keeper Garrett (961) added Custom Robo Arena (Nintendo DS) on Nov 13, 2007