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Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash

Skip Ltd., Nintendo
Oct 9, 2015 - Nintendo 3DS
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

12%

Critics Recommend

IGN
5 / 10
Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
Game Informer
7 / 10
GameSpot
4 / 10
Kotaku
No
USgamer
2.5 / 5
Game Revolution
3 / 5
Destructoid
5.5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash

Despite some cute details and a good idea here and there, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash is inconsistent at best and often just boring. Most levels are a little too slow, and a 10-or-so-hour game felt far longer — in a bad way. I liked seeing Chibi-Robo's adorable little victory dances and finding hidden collectibles, but even its best moments were few and far between. It was just enough to pass some time.

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Despite the name this lacks any kind of zip at all, in what may be the most mundane and unexciting platformer Nintendo has ever put their name to.

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This is a breezy, simple platformer with a fun gimmick and a few weird design choices. How long you stick with it depends on your tolerance for repetition

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Chibi-Robo Zip Lash has charming moments, but it's a mostly-bland adventure defined by disappointing design choices.

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An unspectacular sidescroller that squanders its core idea.

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There's talk that Zip Lash could be the final Chibi-Robo game, and that's a shame. I'd prefer to see him go out with a bit more style than Zip Lash offers. The irony of this game focused around acquisition and collecting is that it's not really worth acquiring for your collection. Even if that Amiibo is awfully adorable.

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The amiibo coming with the game is definitely a perk because it's friggin' adorable. The game is only an average experience. It has plenty of levels but many are the same kind of grind. Half of the non-platforming stages are fun, and the other are torturously placid. Environments do change from world to world, but the challenges are almost identical. It's not bad, but it's not great either. Could've used more "zip," I think.

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If you're a die-hard Chibi-Robo! fan, or if the possibility of having to replay the same levels over and over again doesn't bother you too much, then Zip Lash might be for you. Unfortunately, it's tough for me to give this game a good recommendation after the frustrating time I had with it. I still love you, Chibi-Robo, but this was not your best effort!

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