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GoNintendo Review - Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash

Does a new genre for this pocket-sized robot pave the way for big success?

Chibi-Robo seems destined to be a Nintendo character that never gets much attention. The character certainly has his supporters out there, but he's definitely one of the lower-tier brands the company has. That's not a comment about game quality by any means. I'm talking about public knowledge of the character. That could be related to poor marketing. There's also a factor of release timing. On top of all that, Chibi-Robo games are extremely quirky and odd. The character's universe and handling just aren't going to set the world ablaze when it comes to popularity.

While that may be the case, Nintendo and Skip haven't stopped trying to expand the character's familiarity with consumers. You could arguably say that Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash is the biggest push we've seen for the character yet. While many Nintendo fans ignore or don't even know who Chibi-Robo is, now the little guy is getting a brand-new game with an amiibo. The fact that Nintendo made an amiibo for Chibi-Robo is a very obvious ploy to get some attention on the character. You can see that those involved with creating the games really do want more for Chibi-Robo. Sure, bigger sales would be nice, but this seems to be more about getting the character recognized.

That desire to spread the word also seems to fall right in line with the decision to switch up the traditional Chibi-Robo gameplay. This is the first time we're seeing Chibi-Robo get a true gameplay overhaul in a mainline title. Chibi-Robo has gone from free-roaming 3D adventure to traditional side-scroller. We all know that Nintendo's bread-and-butter comes from the side scrollers, so why not let Chibi-Robo have a go at the genre?

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My Parents Play - Yoshi's Woolly World

Our friends in Europe have been enjoying Yoshi's Woolly World for quite some time. Here in North America, fans have been waiting quite patiently. Thankfully, that wait is almost over! Next week we can all enjoy the wonderfully woolly world that Yoshi inhabits this time around.

For today, I'm very happy to share some footage with you of Yoshi's Woolly World. It's not just any footage, though. I thought this game would make a great focus for a Parents Play episode, and that's just what I've put together for you. Believe it or not, my parents do pretty damn well this time around. Well, my Mom always does well, but this time my Dad holds his own. I'm just as surprised as you guys are!

Scribblenauts franchise sells over 13 million units

We may not have seen much from the Scribblenauts franchise lately, but that doesn't mean it hasn't made its mark on the game industry. It's been revealed that the franchise has moved over 13 million units across various installments/platforms. For a brand that started all the way back on the DS, I think it's made quite a name for itself!

Level-5 weighing options for Yo-Kai Watch 2 NA/EU release, amiibo support possible

Coming from Level-5 chief operating officer Yukari Hayakawa...

"One is called Ganzo, Honke, and Shinuchi so there's actually three titles and we are still kind of, we haven't made the decision on which one to release in the U.S., whether it's all three or just one, whether it's all physical or digital."

Mr. Hayakawa was also asked about amiibo support for the title. He didn't say anything official, but he did mention that it would be possible.

Friends of Runbow sale - announcement trailer, full details

Purchase Runbow on Wii U at full price and you can save 30% on select Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games in the Nintendo eShop!

North America - This week's digital downloads (Oct. 8th)

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash – Our tiny hero, Chibi-Robo, is geared up to save the world’s resources from invading aliens in his own HUGE platformer! Whip and swing Chibi-Robo’s powerful plug and cord to grapple and zip through tricky, trap-ridden corridors.

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – Classic game Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is here … and in 3D! Sonic is ready to save the day, and this time he’s got help from his friend Tails. But don’t forget to take some time off from saving the world to play against your friends in two-player “VS” and “CO-OP” modes using Nintendo 3DS local play. Click here to view a trailer for the game.

The Legend of Legacy – A mysterious island emerges, prompting adventurers to head toward it in hopes of obtaining glory and treasure. Join the seven characters in The Legend of Legacy and unravel the mystery of Avalon’s past. The Legend of Legacy will be available on Oct. 13. Click here to view a trailer for the game.

Virtual Console on Wii U

Pocky & Rocky with Becky – It’s up to Pocky, Rocky the Raccoon and Becky to set out on a fantastical and dangerous journey to seal the Hydra Dragon once more. Choose one of three selectable characters in this Game Boy Advance adventure, and collect magical items and a variety of power-ups that enhance each character’s unique spells and abilities.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Buy or own Runbow on Wii U and save 30 percent on select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games in the Nintendo eShop until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct 22. Click here to learn more.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Explody Bomb up to 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 29.
Little Inferno is up to 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 15
KEYTARI: 8-bit Music Maker is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 30.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Funfair Party Games, Jewel Match 3 and more games from JoinDots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 22.
Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit and Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends from Majesco are on sale starting at 9 a.m. PT on Oct. 12 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 19.
Darts Up 3D, Soccer Up 3D and more games from EnjoyUp are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 5.
Retro City Rampage: DX is 40 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $5.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 22.
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked is more than 60 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $9.99) starting at 9 a.m. PT on Oct. 12 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 26.
escapeVektor is up to 50 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $3.49) starting at 9 a.m. PT on Oct. 10 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 24.
Real Heroes Firefighter 3D is up to 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 29.
Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $8 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 8.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

New themes this week include:

SEGA Game Gear Theme
SEGA Genesis Theme
Chibi-Robo & Friends

Also new this week:

RACE THE SUN (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Whispering Willows (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Perpetual Blast (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Goosebumps: The Game (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available Oct. 13
The Smurfs (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available Oct. 13

Animal Crossing amiibo cards will be compatible with more games in the future

Team Meat strongly hinting at Super Meat Boy release for Wii U

Check out this blurb coming from Team Meat's announcement of Super Meat Boy on PS4/Vita...

To the fan's we're still excluding I'll leave you with this: Wii haven't forgotten about U.

Very clearly a tease of Wii U support. Since it's in a post all about Super Meat Boy, it only makes sense to think the game is coming our way.

Medabots 9 announced for Nintendo 3DS

According to this week's issue of Famitsu, Rocket Company has announced the development of two Medabots games: Medabots 9 Kabuto Version and Medabots 9 Kuwagata Version. These robot battling games shall feature a new protagonist and 3-on-3 battles. 

Super Smash Bros. - Ver. 1.1.2 patch coming soon, fixes Diddy Kong grab glitch

A new update, Ver. 1.1.2, shall soon be arriving for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. This update shall fix a glitch that was created in Ver. 1.1.1, which caused Diddy Kong to become immune to grabs. As a precaution, if you have any replays saved on either version, they will likely be corrupted after this update is released. So, be sure to do whatever you need with them before you update!