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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Nintendo Treehouse Live: Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Dull generic sidescroller.

I have never owned a Chibi Robo game but I've always found it cute. The series. ...And the character.

So why did the series suddenly decide to add a 2D platformer? I dunno. But you'll read my live reactions to it being showcased on Nintendo Treehouse Live below.

Chibi Robo Zip Lash mini cute screenshot gameplay dialogue
Chibi Robo holding a mini Chibi Robo. I'm rude and didn't let him finish what he had to say.

 Nintendork 13 13 6:59 pm
    wanna treehouse live
    Next is Chibi Robo
    Guests from Chibi Robo Zip Line dev team.
    JC was zoned out.
    And didn't know he had to start.

 Nintendork 13 13 7:01 pm
    "Chibi is the word for 'small' or 'tiny' in Japanese"
    - Chibi Robo dev
    Chibi Robo amiibo is Chibi Robo's size.
    "It's even official size!"
    "But not official weight!"

Chibi Robo amiibo lifesize real
I was referencing the Super Mario World cartoon.

 Nintendork 13 13 7:03 pm
    So this is a generic character platformer.
    "Whiplash" vs a "ziplash"
    The cord gets longer as you go throughout the game.
    Chibi Robo turning on fire is a power-up
    (Sounds like a Wario knock-off)

Chibi Robo Zip Lash fire puzzle Nintendo 3DS
This was a normal block until Chibi Robo began melting it.

 Nintendork 13 13 7:06 pm
    Chibi Robo sees a sign says looking for lost alien
    and then finds an alien kid.
    And is told to abduct it.
    (I guess that's the characteristic "Chibi Robo helps people" thing)
    (In terms of platforming, then like Kirby's Dream Land 3?)
    "Maintain personality and quirky sense of humour that's been in Chibi Robo games"
    Enemies are plastic.

Chibi Robo Zip Lash lost alien sign
Looking for a lost alien.

 Nintendork 13 13 7:09 pm
    Showing some Treehouse Live exclusive stuff.
    (Relating to the amiibo)
    (Remember, it's a 3DS game)
    Use Chibi Robo and amiibo and become "Super Chibi Robo" that's gold.
    Twice as fast.
    Longer cord.
    (So it's payable easy mode)
    15 centimetre cord to 25 centimetre
    Longer battery life.

Chibi Robo Zip Lash alien kid kidnapping lost found 3DS
No, that's kidnapping. Literally.

 Nintendork 13 13 7:11 pm
    Chibi Robo traversing through a Caribbean environment.
    (Water = dead)
    "It's hard to get used to the controls"
    You can collect real-life objects ala Pikmin
    (snacks, specifically)
    To compare the size of the snack and Chibi Robo.
    (So same reason they're in Pikmin.)

Chibi Robo Zip Lash Sakusaku Panda snack food collectible
The Treehouse member said she loved this snack. Have YOU had a Sakusaku Panda?

 Nintendork 13 13 7:14 pm
    Chibi Robo's dance comes from one of the female developers dancing in a meeting.
    Chibi collected a banana.
    (It's trash)
    Aliens are mean dudes.

 Nintendork 13 13 7:16 pm
    Good thing the aliens are really small.
    Music is allegedly catchy.
    Apparently pressing A at a really marked spot in the ground
    (After the game prompts you to press A)
    is "exploring".

Chibi Robo Zip Lash secret exploration sea level water
Before the sea split, it was still a path of grey blocks with the brown in the middle. This is "exploration".

 Nintendork 13 13 7:19 pm
    Chibi can float in the air by waving his cord around.
    There's an octopus
    but no squid.

Chibi Robo Zip Lash Octopus Nintendo 3DS
This reminded me that I could be playing Splatoon and have a lot more fun.

 RawkHawk2010 7:20 pm
    what'd i miss

 Nintendork 13 13 7:20 pm
    Chibi Robo Zip Lash is a generic exploration sidescroller.

 Nintendork 13 13 7:22 pm
    It's pretty much an indie game
    so probably a step above Wario Master of Disguise I guess.
    Probably on the level of YIDS or Yoshi's New Island.
    Apparently we missed PMD Super.
    Chibi Robo gets to interact with different vehicle
    Here a boat.

Chibi Robo Zip Lash boat motorboat waveboard race
Really boring motorboat sequence.

 Nintendork 13 13 7:24 pm
    Sam keeps asking the devs game design questions.
    Like why they made certain decisions like have the watts decrease fast in the boat.

 Nintendork 13 13 7:30 pm
    ...So yeah, that's done.
    Now is Super Mari0 Maker
    so screw that.

Ludwig is done with Treehouse Live for the day. BUT, Thursday is the last day of E3 and KoopaTV will be covering that as well!
For the previous log, click here.

KoopaTV is covering it by... watching Mega Man Legacy Collection?
This boring-to-watch game represents the last chance that Chibi-Robo has of staying as a franchise.

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