Percentile Rank

Gato Roboto is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 31 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

Based on 31 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Top Critic

No Recommendation / Blank
May 31, 2019

A venerable template comes alive in this beautifully compact adventure.

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Scored Reviews

GameSpace
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2019

Gato Roboto is a delightful Metroidvania title that favors the classics enough to feel a sense of connection to them while forging is own path forward. Filled with plenty of humor, challenge, and healthy heap of cattitude, Gato Roboto is a purr-fectly satisfy title.

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Handsome Phantom
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 30, 2019

Gato Roboto is an absolutely great game. That doesn’t mean it’s without flaws, but the few that are present are easily overshadowed by the brilliant pixel art, often refreshing humor, and fun gameplay. Even stages that are often the downfall of a Metroidvania such as a water level or chase sequence are done incredibly well.

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GameWatcher
8.5 / 10.0
GameWatcher

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2019

Everyone else already said "Domo Arigato Gato Roboto", so I'm not gonna do that

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The Games Machine
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
May 30, 2019

Gato Roboto is an adorable metroidvania that never lowers its rhythm: the controls are perfect and the feeling is the right one, ideal for alternating shootings, platforming and exploration.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

What matters is that taking control of Kiki the cat is an absolute joy, and the sheer amount of variety packed into the game’s short running time should be applauded. If you like Metroidvanias, or cats, get Gato Roboto bought.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
May 30, 2019

While Gato Roboto could stand to be a more fleshed-out metroidvania game, it's still a highly enjoyable action game overall. Kiki's adventure is one chock full of classic NES-era action, nicely challenging combat, fun gameplay and charming visuals. It's a short burst of action, but one you won't forget anytime soon. So thankfully, there is more to the game to love beyond just a cat inside a mechanical suit. But come on, can you really resist Kiki's kickass cuteness?

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 30, 2019

Gato Roboto might lean a little too heavily on homage, but never truly in a bad way. It might be more goofy than great and more adorable than original, but the game still delivers a pint-sized prance that comes together nicely even if it's a little short. This follows through on the premise of Meowtroid extremely well.

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Niche Gamer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 25, 2019

Gato Roboto features some charming animations and character interaction between Gary and his beloved kitty cat. The only truly disappointing thing I found about the game is that its over way too soon.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 30, 2019

With tight controls, retro-styled minimal art style and a superb sense of progression, this is the perfect Metroidvania to play whilst you're waiting for an actual Metroid or appropriate Castlevania game.

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COGconnected
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jun 3, 2019

Gato Roboto is polished, and there is no doubt a certain naive charm to the game, aided by catchy music and sound effects.

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Fintendo
May 29, 2019

"Cat's in the metallic cradle."

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TechRaptor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 30, 2019

If you can get over the fact that Gato Roboto doesn't revolutionize the Metroidvania genre, you're in for a fun time. With an incredibly charming art style and genuinely fun gameplay, you won't regret aiding Kiki on this action-packed adventure.

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 30, 2019

Overall, Gato Roboto is one of my favorite indie games I’ve had a chance to play this year.

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Gamer Escape
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 30, 2019

Overall, Gato Roboto is a fun little action game with a bit of exploration that doesn’t do all that much gameplay-wise to stand out from the pack. However, I don’t want that to be taken in a bad way; this game is a perfectly solid and entertaining experience, and I had a great time running through it.

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We Got This Covered
May 31, 2019

Gato Roboto is a refreshingly simple take on the Metroidvania formula. It's not going to impress everyone, but if you're just looking for solid side-scrolling action and a pretty cute cat, it won't disappoint.

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Nintendo Times
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 5, 2019

Gato Roboto combines cats and mechs both blended into a Metroid-like adventure that is sure to please cat lovers and gamers alike. Kiki is the best and I’ll fight anyone to protect her.

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Thumbsticks
May 29, 2019

Don't let the endearing protagonist and lo-fi, vintage visuals fool you: Gato Roboto is a challenging, pedigree Metroidvania. But what sets it apart from its peers are the quality of life improvements that redress all of the genre's worst flaws, without blunting any of the barbs. This is a Meowtroidvania worthy of the name.

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CGMagazine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

Gato Roboto is a simple, cute, short but enjoyable Metroidvania with fun mobility and satisfying gunplay.

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PowerUp!
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
May 29, 2019

While genre diehards may lament Gato Roboto for being too easy, those looking for something more lighthearted may want to consider this charming little Meowtroidvania adventure.

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Game Informer
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
May 30, 2019

With its heavy Metroid inspirations, Gato Roboto can feel derivative. However, it plays well and the world and combat encounters are well-designed

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IGN Spain
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2019

An interesting and fun metroidvania that doesn't lasts long but entertains a until you reach its ending.

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VGChartz
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 2, 2019

Gato Roboto is everything you'd expect from a Metroidvania and, importantly, everything you'd want.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2019

Gato Roboto is a short, sharp burst of Metroid fun, with cats. It sounds daft, but strong level design and a few original tweaks make it well worth a look.

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Hobby Consolas
70 / 100
70 / 100
May 30, 2019

A game with a lot of personality and charm... but far too simple in every other aspect, especially when compared with the best examples of the metroidvania genre. Nevertheless, Gato Roboto is pretty fun, and few games let you become the more powerful cat in the entire universe (none, really).

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 30, 2019

Gato Roboto offers a synthetic and concentrated experience of a Metroid-like adventure. doinksoft game's ticks every boxes of the genre, delivering a high-speed rhythm all the same, but falling short after three little hours.

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Destructoid
6.5 / 10.0
Destructoid

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2019

So I guess what I'm saying is, if you go into Gato Roboto with the only expectation being "Metroid but with a cat protagonist," you won't likely be disappointed. But if you hope for anything beyond that, you'll likely wind up entertained but unsatisfied.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jun 4, 2019

Gato Roboto is a bite-sized trek that's sufficiently programmed for the right amount of enjoyment. With enough charm to last a Sunday afternoon, Kiki's escapade is sure to leave behind a pleasant memory or three. Just be sure to keep expectations in check.

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Screen Rant
May 30, 2019

Devolver's new Metroidvania-lite game Gato Roboto is an entertaining monochromatic Metroid homage, but isn't particularly memorable or deep.

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VideoGamer
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 30, 2019

While the rewards in hidden areas aren't as satisfying as you might expect from a game like this, Gato Roboto's tense, creative boss battles with a talking rodent are an absolute delight.

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Video Chums
Jun 1, 2019

If you want a simple Metroidvania adventure that you can complete in 1 or 2 gaming sessions then Gato Roboto is the cat's pajamas.

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