Has this cult studio finally shut its doors?
Chibi-Robo! might not be of the same stature as Zelda, Mario or even Kirby, but it's a Nintendo franchise that has plenty of fans, and its refreshingly original gameplay and quirky sense of humour have set it apart from similar titles over t
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Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash has been out for a while now and it unfortunately doesn't seem to have performed too well. While this could potentially signal the end of the series, it nonetheless was a decent, if so
Perhaps Nintendo has similar plans for the West?
Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash launched recently in North America to somewhat middling critical reception. We awarded the game a 6/10, praising its solid gameplay and criticising its somewhat derivative execution. The game also launched alongside an amiibo which was sold exclusively in a bundle with the game...
Robots in plain sight
If you want to be all reductive about it, you can say there are two types of Nintendo mascot games: Biggies and Smallies. Everyone knows the Biggies because they're the company pillars, the keystones keeping Nintendo in the money: your Marios, Pokemons, and so forth. They're polished, beautiful, and ultimately a little safe...
The Chibi-House is almost ready for departure sir!
As the release of Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash for 3DS draws ever closer Nintendo has been releasing new snippets of information about the game, along with the recent gameplay trailer below. In the trailer we can see a snippet of Chibi-Robo! running around in a Mario costume, which we can only assume is...
Whip it good
Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash was a surprising E3 reveal, not only because it was the character's first out-and-out platformer, but the fact that it'll be a full retail title. Nintendo clearly believes that the IP has the potential to be a hit, though, with an amiibo bundle set to accompany the standard release. Though we were somewhat...
Shiny happy robot
Chibi-Robo is one of Nintendo's most adorable characters, and the heroic 10-centimetre-tall robot is making a welcome comeback in Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash on the 3DS. While it might appear like a fairly simple platformer, we found Zip Lash to be fresh, fun, and genuinely charming in our first impressions from E3. Siliconera recen
Little Robo, big heart
The first time we played Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash at this year's E3, it was on a 3DS tethered by cable to a mobile Nintendo representative. It felt oddly appropriate given the wired nature of the game's protagonist, but sadly, pressing 'B' did not - as we would have hoped - release the cord. Later on during the show, we got to...
Swinging onto 3DS
Over the weekend we saw a new Chibi-Robo announcement from Japan, including a rather cute amiibo. Pleasingly this is making its way around the world, with the title being given the name Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash in the West. The platformer looks set to be a retail release in North America, at least, as the amiibo (pictured above) will...
Photogenic or photobombed?
Explaining the attraction of the Chibi-Robo series to the uninitiated isn't the easiest task. While the idea of a helpful little robot may be charming enough, it's the activities he takes part in — which, on the surface, might sound like little more than virtual chores — that are sure to scare away many a gamer. What...