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Custom Robo (GameCube)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.1
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.0
Overall MobyScore (5 votes) 3.1


The Press Says

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Christ Centered Game Reviews
Custom Robo certainly has a lot of faults, but it isn?t a half-bad game when you take it simply for what it is? namely, a light action/role-playing game designed around the simple premise of robot customization. It can be a decent amount of fun, especially with all the parts available in the game. Now Custom Robo probably won?t be confused with a serious role-playing effort, but it has a few moments of interesting gameplay, and there is a decent fun factor to the combat system. I can?t really recommend buying this game, but if you see it on the rental shelf, consider throwing out a few bucks to take it home for a weekend. It is good enough to warrant that.
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NintendoWorldReport
Even though two of the game's major factors, the graphics and sound, aren't the greatest, the insane amount of customization for the robos and the highly strategical battle play make this a very good game overall. There are some points in the game that can get extremely difficult and frustrating, but all it takes is for you to find out the right robo customization against the tough opponent, and you'll be able to move on. Playing with up to four players makes for a crazy robo-battle party, too. The total package that Custom Robo brings to the GameCube is a unique experience, and if you're up for a challenge, don't hesitate to give this one a shot.
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GameSpy
Custom Robo is a popular and long-running series in Japan. It's a mecha game for the Myron Reducto set -- these robots aren't giant as per the norm, they're actually only a few centimeters tall, and fight each other in tiny worlds called holosseums. But thanks to the huge amount of customization options, this game offers much more depth of gameplay than what's found in your average fighting game. If only so much tedium wasn't involved in accessing all of it.
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Kombo.com
Custom Robo is a game that anyone can play, and anyone can enjoy. That has always been Nintendo’s style, and Custom Robo is no exception to the rule. The lighthearted gameplay, silly innuendo, and general feel of the game are enough to make you crack a smile, even if the shallow story mode makes you sneer. It’s important to realize that this game is not about the story though; it’s about blowing stuff up. Blowing other robos up, in particular. Also, blowing them up in an infinite number of ways. When it comes right down to it, do you want a bedtime story, or do you really want to blow stuff up? ‘Nuff said.
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GameZone
Lately there have been a lot of Robot themed games, and they range from either really good to very poor in quality. Nintendo has released their own robot themed game entitled Custom Robo: Battle Revolution. Does this game have what it takes to compete with some of the great Robot fighting games, or does it come up short? Read on to find out!
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The Next Level
Measured up against action classics like Powerstone and Super Smash Brothers, Custom Robo truly is in a league of its own. How so? For starters, mashing skills won't get you very far, especially when you face off against human opponents. The customization system alone offers unlimited possibilities. Progession throughout the story will unlock new robotic forms and reveal additional parts that can be collected from various stations (called parts generators), located throughout the overworld. Further, certain parts will enhance your mobility, firepower, armor strength, and more. Before long, you'll receive more parts than you know what to do with, and it will take some time to experiment for the best results -- and experiment you will.
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GotNext
Without a doubt, Custom Robo qualifies as one of this year's most refreshing titles to emerge on the GameCube this year. If you've grown a bit tired of flipping green dinosaurs and mustachioed plumbers, we can't recommend a better game.
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IGN
Those who had the privilege of importing the Japanese only title Custom Robo for the Nintendo 64 have a good grasp of what Custom Robo: Battle Evolution has in store for you -- plenty of robotic battling mayhem and customization. For those that have no insight into the franchise -- it was full of robotic battling mayhem and customization. Borrowing from the Pokemon phenomenon, Robo led you through a simple story that rewarded you with new custom parts for your mech.
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GameSpot
Robot-on-robot violence seems to be at an all-time high these days, but the trend is nothing new. From 2D robot fighting like Cyborg Justice to 3D robot gunfights like Virtual On, robots have been beating the crap out of other robots for decades. Nintendo is contributing to this hot-button election year issue with Custom Robo, an action RPG of sorts that allows you to customize little robots and bring them into real-time battle. While the level of customization is nice, the RPG section of the game and the actual combat leave a lot to be desired.
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GamePro (US)
Custom Robo is a lot of things (overly simplistic, repetitive, short), but it almost isn?t the one thing it?s supposed to be: an RPG. Your opinion of this game will likely depend on your experience as a gamer (as well as your age) as every aspect of this title seems gauged for young, inexperienced players who are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with the traditional depth and length of RPGs.
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Game Revolution
We all love giant robots. From the Shogun Warriors to Voltron to the Iron Giant, our enormous metal pals have stood by our side as loyal guardians, our only protection against the millions of giant monsters just waiting for the right opportunity to swoop down to Earth and eat our public transportation.
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Cubed3
With nothing special or above average about it in addition to some annoying faults, this a game you should steer well clear of.
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Netjak
I was really surprised by Custom Robo, mainly because most of Nintendo’s first-party games are so consistently good, and this game just bored the life out of me from the second I put it into my GameCube. There are so many problems with Custom Robo that it amazes me that Nintendo was willing to publish it in the first place. If you absolutely need to play a robot fighting game, try Gotcha Force instead. In fact, just try anything other than this game. There might be some fun locked away inside Custom Robo, but it is locked away so tightly that you may as well find a different game, preferably one that is actually fun from beginning to end.