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Steambot Chronicles is set in a "steampunk" styled world in which robots ("trotmobiles") replace automobiles as the primary mode of transport. The protagonist, an amnesiac boy named Vanilla Bean, is found by the girl Coriander on a sea shore. His first task is to get one of those trotmobiles. From there, the game opens up with many options.

You navigate your trotmobile through the game world, sometimes encountering enemies on the way (mostly of robotic kind). The combat is done in real time. You'll also visit many cities and talk to various characters. There are branching dialogues which allow you to treat people differently. Though there is a central plot in the game, there are many subplots and game modes. For example, you can turn your trotmobile into a bus and drive people around. Other modes include a dating sim, a music/rhythm game, a stock-market game, and numerous other play modes.


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Alternate Titles

  • "ポンコツ浪漫大活劇バンピートロット" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Ponkotsu Roman Daikatsugeki: Bumpy Trot" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Deeko Jun 05, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
ZTGameDomain 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
1UP May 22, 2006 B+ 83
Legendra Jul 28, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
RPGFan Sep 18, 2009 79 out of 100 79
Cheat Code Central May 23, 2006 3.9 out of 5 78
GameZone May 23, 2006 7.1 out of 10 71
GameSpot UK May 25, 2006 7.1 out of 10 71
GamePro (US) May 25, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Informer Magazine May, 2006 5.5 out of 10 55


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CERO rating

The game was originally released in Japan with a CERO rating of 12. It was later re-released with a CERO rating of B.


  • GameSpy
    • 2006 – #10 PS2 Game of the Year

Simon Finger (5) added Steambot Chronicles (PlayStation 2) on Jun 08, 2007