Nintendo's latest 3DS software release, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash, is the latest in an IP which began on the GameCube almost a decade ago. The protagonist, Chibi-Robo, is a small little robot created by Citrusoft to clean up and do all the tedious jobs humans don't want to spend the time on – all without being seen. In this latest adventure, the charming little cleaner is cleaning a space craft when discovering there's something strange happening back on Earth; aliens are taking various resources from Earth, and no one knows exactly why!
This quirky 2D platformer has potential to be a unique experience, what with the inclusion of the “Zip Lash” mechanic and focus on a less-than-normal Nintendo character (well, technically Chibi Robo has been around for almost a decade, so there's nothing really new). Does this charming little robot have what it takes to make a stand-out title?