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Chibi-Robo!: Plug into Adventure! (GameCube)

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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 These portable ladders are essential for exploration. Here, you've accessed a bookshelf in the foyer
Chibi-Robo!: Plug into Adventure! GameCube Using Chibi sight to have a better view of the foyer
Chibi-Robo!: Plug into Adventure! GameCube Chibi manual
Chibi-Robo!: Plug into Adventure! GameCube Loading screen

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 אולג 小奥 (168604) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Another Unique game from the masters at Nintendo! Oblio (109) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

The Press Says

Armchair Empire, The Mar 03, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
4Players.de Jun 11, 2006 80 out of 100 80
1UP Feb 07, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 15, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Difference Nov 10, 2006 16 out of 20 80
Game Freaks 365 2006 7.7 out of 10 77
Jeuxpo.com 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpy Feb 07, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Game Revolution Feb 10, 2006 C 50

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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.

Related Web Sites

  • Chibi-Robo (Official game web site by Nintendo of America.)
Ben K (23018) added Chibi-Robo!: Plug into Adventure! (GameCube) on Mar 04, 2006
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