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Jonathan Higgins posted a article in NintendoThere“s plenty to love in this week“s Nintendo Download. First and foremost is Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash, coming to Nintendo 3DS tomorrow. Have you gotten the amiibo bundle yet? It“s still pretty widely available. You can also check out our impressions of the game from E3 2015, if you“re curious how it plays. Next up: the last of SEGA“s latest line of 3D Classics arrives in North America. You can play 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with visuals that take advantage of the Nintendo 3DS and exclusive features later today. And then there“s The Legend of Legacy from ATLUS, a game I“ve spoken at length about since its announcement before E3. The demo is available now, the game releases on October 13th, 2015 (so before the next Nintendo Download), and...we“ll have a review coming before this week is over! Next up: the Virtual Console and some deals. Pocky & Rocky with Becky from Natsume is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console later today. If you own Runbow on Wii U, you can save 30% off select Wii U and 3DS games. A list of titles this deal applies to will be available here in just a few hours. Little Inferno is 50% off until October 15th ($4.99 vs. $9.99). A pair of Cooking Mama games will be on sale from October 12th until October 19th. Retro City Rampage DX will be $4.99 until October 22nd. And if you“ve waited a while to get Devil Survivor: Overclocked, it“s going on sale for just $9.99 from October 12th through October 26th. That“s an absolute steal--totally worth it! Last but not least, SEGA and Chibi-Robo have a few new themes this week. There are themes for the SEGA Game Gear & SEGA Genesis, as well as â€œChibi-Robo & Friendsâ€. That about does it this week. Be sure to check out the Nintendo eShop when it updates at 9 AM PT, 12 PM ET for even more information and deals. Will you be grabbing Chibi-Robo, or any of the other titles available soon? Be sure to let us know!
Chibi-Robo charmed me from the very moment I set my eyes upon it in an issue of Nintendo Power. I got my mitts on a copy of Chibi-Robo! for the GameCube as soon as it released and instantly fell in love with it. While we haven“t had a proper console sequel since (though I did enjoy Park Patrol), it is still very nice to see that Nintendo is giving the tiny robot some attention years later. Yep, Chibi-Robo is getting a new game (and we“re surprisingly receiving a North American release!). Much to my excitement, I had the opportunity to test it out at Nintendo“s booth during E3. This particular Chibi-Robo game is titled Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash. Rather than sticking to its 3D platforming adventure roots, this 3DS title will be focused on 2D side-scrolling platforming. It is a tad disappointing that we aren“t able to explore a vast environment like we did in the original Chibi-Robo!. However, Zip Lash definitely brings something new and exciting to the table for the series (while, of course, still keeping it alive and having people interested in it). In Zip Lash, you control Chibi-Robo throughout levels with the aid of his trusty power cord. If you“re familiar with the Umihara Kawase series, Zip Lash feels very similar. With the power cord, you“re able to attack enemies, grab faraway objects, and grapple onto specific areas in order to progress. There are even boss battles and bonus stages (such as water-skiing) every so often. It all takes a bit getting used to, but you“re soon able to find yourself controlling Chibi-Robo and his power cord with ease and finesse. I“m very much looking forward to harder levels in the game that require me to think critically, such as how I should bounce the power cord off walls to get to a seemingly unreachable spot. Fans of the series need not fret about Zip Lash missing any of the memorable charm from the original Chibi-Robo!. The graphics and characters are still just as quirky, cute, and colorful. The dialogue also retains the same hilariousness and wittiness as the original Chibi-Robo!. While I don“t expect Zip Lash“s plot to be quite as grand, I“m still anticipating a cute, well-thought out storyline. I“m super happy that Nintendo is still giving Chibi-Robo some love. I trust in them to make Zip Lash the very best it can be, judging from what I played of the demo. I can“t wait to get a copy of Zip Lash for myself and show my support and adoration for the series. Now let“s hope I can get that bundle with that slick looking Chibi-Robo amiibo, too!