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Dreambox Games Unveils its Debut Title

Posted by Trevor Chan

See the first screenshots from the upcoming WiiWare title Robox

Freshly cut screenshots of Robox have been released, and it certainly looks like a compelling platformer from the creative team based in Valencia, Spain. If the various layers of background look as good in-motion as they do stationary, we should be in for a real treat.

Our protagonist is sent on a probe to explore a strange planet; and investigate the disappearance of similar probes sent in previous missions. Things don't go according to plan as he ends up crash-landing on the planet's surface and suffers a form of amnesia. Native creatures are willing to aid him in his quest to restore his memory and find a way off the alien world. These tiny creatures will also help repair the damaged areas of the spaceship: the more that gets fixed, the more skills and memory files our character will recover.

Various locations on the planet can be explored, with multiple paths and "hidden secrets" to be found. Gamers will be playing with the Wii Remote held sideways to compliment the "classic" nature of the game, but at times you will have to point the Wii Remote on-screen to manage and control the little critters. In order to make it through the game, you'll have to find a way to survive, but take time out to explore and discover the secrets of Robox too.

The game is "about to be launched" but there is currently no firm release date for any region yet, so stay tuned as we get more info on this one.

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User Comments (29)

SwerdMurd

#6

SwerdMurd said:

art style beyond-owns. Really, really good 2D. Did fool get hired onto a project I didn't hear about? :)

Nintendophile

#10

Nintendophile said:

Crash-landing on a strange planet? Native, tiny creatures helping you fix your damaged ship? Pointing at the screen to control the little critters? This game's story sounds vaguely familiar... cough*Pikmin*cough
lol, But seriously, the game's art style does look really good.

TrevorTheChan

#12

TrevorTheChan said:

The Art Direction does look like a beaut, doesn't it? The visuals have a little bit of Earthworm Jim in there, it sounds like it plays similar to Pikmin. And you got the whole side-scrolling platform thing going on. [twiddles fingers] Oooo...

PhoenixRising

#13

PhoenixRising said:

Hmm... the art direction looks nice in a Python-esque sort of way. Do the dangers involve being crushed by falling feet or is that just a fate left to the developers for releasing a pile of soul-less screen shots? Whatever - no doubt it'll be craptastically good so I'm going to say 7/10 just for the hell of it.

MuljoStpho

#17

MuljoStpho said:

More like AT-STs since its on two legs. I was thinking more along the lines of an ugly version of Wall-E though.

At any rate, this looks interesting so far. Definitely one to keep an eye on.

odd69

#18

odd69 said:

I might get this day one, it looks great and i love platformers. I hope to see first impressions on this game before it gets released to see how well the controls are. If the controls are good and smooth, that's enough to satisfy me.

AVahne

#25

AVahne said:

art style is awesome, reminds me how Muramasa and Odin Sphere uses a great 2d art style

Elvis444

#26

Elvis444 said:

Art style actually reminds of Braid, with a less pronounced water-color motif. Let's hope the gameplay's just as polished.

Vinsanity

#29

Vinsanity said:

Reminds me a tad of Rayman, simply because of the lush, ilustrated, european stylings going on here. Looks good - there should be more Wiiware platformers in general if you ask me, since Nintendo isn't going to pick up the Virtual Console releases any time soon.

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