Chibi-Robo Zip Lash Review (Nintendo)

Chibi-Robo Zip Lash
What It Is

Chibi-Robo Zip Lash from Nintendo is a side-scrolling, platform game where the playable character is a cute little robot named Chibi-Robo. Chibi has a plug that he uses as a weapon, a zipline, and to plug himself in to outlets to recharge his energy level. The game is divided into different worlds with multiple levels in each world. Each level has a start point, and players have to get through to the goal at the end while avoiding enemies and figuring out how to progress using the cord. While playing, Chibi's battery is slowly draining. If it runs out, the player fails that level. The levels in this game are not linear, and players will skip around the world by spinning a destination wheel until all levels are completed and the boss battle is unlocked.

Is It Fun?

Chibi-Robo is quickly addictive and players will have a hard time putting it down. The levels are challenging and get harder as the worlds progress. It's classic platforming fun with clever and original puzzle-like elements. 

Who It’s For

Chibi-Robo is rated E for Everyone. It's one of those games that kids and adults will enjoy equally, especially if they like side-scrolling platform games. 

What To Be Aware Of

The game is sold on it's own or in the amiibo bundle which comes with an amiibo figure of Chibi-Robo. That figure will unlock digital content in the game including a Chibi-Capsule vending machine that dispenses in-game collectibles like Chibi-Figures, and a Super Chibi-Robo that transforms the playable character into a more powerful character. The figure can also be leveled up, with the level info being stored directly on the figure. 

Chibi-Robo Zip Lash is a Nintendo exclusive that is playable on 3DS and 2DS systems.

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  • Chibi-Robo Zip Lash from Nintendo
  • Rated E for Everyone
  • Available on: Nintendo 3DS
  • Available September 10, 2015