Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash for Nintendo 3DS: Review

Another great new game for the Nintendo 3DS has been released just in time for Christmas, called Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash.

In the game you are Chibi-Robo; a little robot trying to save the world from aliens who are using up natural resources. Your super power is the cord attached to you with a plug on the end..... yes, I know it sounds a little weird, but bear with me.

Chibi-Robo uses the plug in a variety of ways; as a whip, a lassoo and a grapple hook. He can smash through obstacles, use the hook to swing up to different levels and grab different, hard to reach items all over the place.

There are 35 stages all over the world and Chibi-Robo gets to meet new friends along the way, as well as dispatching aliens. The text in this game is at a fairly high level so the player would need to be a confident reader; here's an example from early on in the game (please do excuse the wobbly photo angle):

Having said that as always there is plenty to do even if you don't stop to read the instructions! It always amazes me how most children just seem to figure it out by themselves.

As you level up, you gain the Zip Lash power, which means you can break through bigger blocks and use the cord as a zip wire to travel further than before and over deeper ravines. There's also the option to purchase a Chibi-Robo amiibo for extra game play - this makes you supercharged and lets you unlock even more levels. The game itself is currently retailing at £24.99 on the Nintendo e-store, or you can buy it in a bundle with the amiibo for £34.99.

Disclosure: We were sent the above product for the purpose of this review, but have not received payment. All the views expressed here are our own.