DescriptionChibi-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!" -- European GameCube title
- "ちびロボ！" -- Japanese GameCube spelling
Part of the Following Groups
|Another Unique game from the masters at Nintendo!||Oblio (108)|
|Edutaining Kids||Apr, 2006||A-||91|
|Armchair Empire, The||Mar 03, 2006||8.4 out of 10||84|
|Gamestyle||2006||8 out of 10||80|
|4Players.de||Jun 11, 2006||80 out of 100||80|
|Nintendojo||2006||8 out of 10||80|
|GameCola.net||Jun 01, 2006||7.8 out of 10||78|
|N-Zone||Jun 17, 2006||78 out of 100||78|
|GameSpy||Feb 07, 2006||70|
|GamePro (US)||Feb 16, 2006||2.5 out of 5||50|
|Game Informer Magazine||Feb, 2006||5 out of 10||50|
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1001 Video GamesChibi-Robo! appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
ReferencesThe 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.
- 2006 – #2 Best GameCube Game of the Year
Related Web Sites
- Chibi-Robo (Official game web site by Nintendo of America.)