History VideoGame / ChibiRobo

27th Apr '17 10:54:18 AM MrLavisherMoot
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A [[WidgetSeries quirky, offbeat]] AdventureGame with the guts of a [[PlatformGame platformer]], '''''Chibi-Robo''''' tells the story of the Sandersons, a seemingly average [[{{Suburbia}} suburban]] family. For her birthday, 8-year-old Jenny Sanderson receives a "Chibi-Robo", a tiny, 4-inch tall RobotMaid with a [[HyperspaceArsenal hyperspace head]], a [[RobotBuddy neurotic flying sidekick]], and the ability to turn just about anything into a [[DoAnythingRobot useful tool]]. By design, Chibi-Robo is supposed to perform simple household tasks: Cleaning up, entertaining children, cooking--the basics. But ''this'' particular Chibi-Robo doesn't have it so easy, as he becomes a kind of Armchair Psychiatrist to the Sandersons and all of their [[DysfunctionJunction severely messed up toys]].

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A [[WidgetSeries quirky, offbeat]] AdventureGame with the guts of a [[PlatformGame platformer]], '''''Chibi-Robo''''' '''''Chibi-Robo!''''' tells the story of the Sandersons, a seemingly average [[{{Suburbia}} suburban]] family. For her birthday, 8-year-old Jenny Sanderson receives a "Chibi-Robo", a tiny, 4-inch tall RobotMaid with a [[HyperspaceArsenal hyperspace head]], a [[RobotBuddy neurotic flying sidekick]], and the ability to turn just about anything into a [[DoAnythingRobot useful tool]]. By design, Chibi-Robo is supposed to perform simple household tasks: Cleaning up, entertaining children, cooking--the basics. But ''this'' particular Chibi-Robo doesn't have it so easy, as he becomes a kind of Armchair Psychiatrist to the Sandersons and all of their [[DysfunctionJunction severely messed up toys]].



Released in 2005 for the [=GameCube=], ''Chibi-Robo'' is considered something of a cult hit. It was critically praised, but sold poorly--partially due to its [[WidgetSeries odd nature]] and partially due to the overall bad sales of the system it was on. Nintendo included it as one of their "New Play Control!" {{Updated Rerelease}}s for Wii, but only in Japan. Still, if you have a Wii (or still have a [=GameCube=] kicking around), check this out--it's incredibly cheap, quite fun, [[TastesLikeDiabetes cute as a button,]] and [[HiddenDepths unexpectedly moving]].

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Released in 2005 for the [=GameCube=], ''Chibi-Robo'' ''Chibi-Robo!'' is considered something of a cult hit. It was critically praised, but sold poorly--partially due to its [[WidgetSeries odd nature]] and partially due to the overall bad sales of the system it was on. Nintendo included it as one of their "New Play Control!" {{Updated Rerelease}}s for Wii, but only in Japan. Still, if you have a Wii (or still have a [=GameCube=] kicking around), check this out--it's incredibly cheap, quite fun, [[TastesLikeDiabetes cute as a button,]] and [[HiddenDepths unexpectedly moving]].
27th Apr '17 10:53:52 AM MrLavisherMoot
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Another 3DS game, named ''Chibi Robo! Zip Lash'' (or ''Go! Go! Chibi-Robo!'' in Japan) was announced in May, 2015 and released on October 9, 2015 in North America. It features a sidescrolling, more traditional platforming style of gameplay, with gameplay reminiscent of ''VideoGame/BionicCommando'' and ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' which has Chibi-Robo hunting down snack stealing aliens while using his extending plug cord as a whip. It is also compatible with an adorable Chibi Robo Toys/{{amiibo}} allowing access to a capsule machine and [[GoldenSuperMode Super Chibi Robo]].

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Another 3DS game, named ''Chibi Robo! ''Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash'' (or ''Go! Go! Chibi-Robo!'' in Japan) was announced in May, 2015 and released on October 9, 2015 in North America. It features a sidescrolling, more traditional platforming style of gameplay, with gameplay reminiscent of ''VideoGame/BionicCommando'' and ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' which has Chibi-Robo hunting down snack stealing aliens while using his extending plug cord as a whip. It is also compatible with an adorable Chibi Robo Chibi-Robo Toys/{{amiibo}} allowing access to a capsule machine and [[GoldenSuperMode Super Chibi Robo]].Chibi-Robo]].



** The aliens from Zip Lash are actually malicious and are stealing resources. The red ones of course, the crying blue ones are just lost.

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** The aliens from Zip Lash ''Zip Lash'' are actually malicious and are stealing resources. The red ones of course, the crying blue ones are just lost.



** And, thanks to Park Patrol, you can even make the landscape that way!

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** And, thanks to Park Patrol, ''Park Patrol'', you can even make the landscape that way!



** Averted in Zip Lash. See ProductPlacement below.

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** Averted in Zip Lash.''Zip Lash''. See ProductPlacement below.



** In Zip Lash however, it functions more as a time limit as the battery drains at a constant rate, regardless of any action taken.

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** In Zip Lash ''Zip Lash'' however, it functions more as a time limit as the battery drains at a constant rate, regardless of any action taken.



** Park Patrol follows up on this with the beatboxing Kid Kombo, mascot of Monkey Burger, who teaches you dance moves.

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** Park Patrol ''Park Patrol'' follows up on this with the beatboxing Kid Kombo, mascot of Monkey Burger, who teaches you dance moves.



** Every time a toy runs out of energy in Park Patrol, complete with [[{{Narm}} cheesy parting words.]]

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** Every time a toy runs out of energy in Park Patrol, ''Park Patrol'', complete with [[{{Narm}} cheesy parting words.]]



* TheFaceless: The inventor of the Park Patrol Chibi-Robo model. We see the rest of his body in the intro and tutorial.
** All the humans in Park Patrol are like this actually, which is weird considering in all of the other Chibi-Robo games you can see everyone's face.

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* TheFaceless: The inventor of the Park Patrol ''Park Patrol'' Chibi-Robo model. We see the rest of his body in the intro and tutorial.
** All the humans in Park Patrol ''Park Patrol'' are like this actually, which is weird considering in all of the other Chibi-Robo games you can see everyone's face.



** There are a few snacks, 3 large coins, and 3 Chibi-Tots in each level in Zip Lash. If you have a Chibi Robo amiibo, you also have figures to collect. Some of which come from yet more amiibo...
* GranolaGirl: Molly Mapleleaf in Park Patrol, a plastic tree toy whose goal is to help the environment in any way she can, and dreams of becoming a real biodegradable tree in the next life.

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** There are a few snacks, 3 large coins, and 3 Chibi-Tots in each level in Zip Lash. ''Zip Lash''. If you have a Chibi Robo Chibi-Robo amiibo, you also have figures to collect. Some of which come from yet more amiibo...
* GranolaGirl: Molly Mapleleaf in Park Patrol, ''Park Patrol'', a plastic tree toy whose goal is to help the environment in any way she can, and dreams of becoming a real biodegradable tree in the next life.



--> (after Chibi Robo ''picked up a flower''): Hot! Diggity! Dog! '''That's ''AWESOOOOOOOME!!!!'' '''

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--> (after Chibi Robo Chibi-Robo ''picked up a flower''): Hot! Diggity! Dog! '''That's ''AWESOOOOOOOME!!!!'' '''



* HumongousMecha: Compared to Chibi-Robo, Giga-Robo certainly looks the part, but obviously does not count since he's really only child sized. But one shows up as [[spoiler:Giant-Robo and the TrueFinalBoss of Zip Lash.]]

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* HumongousMecha: Compared to Chibi-Robo, Giga-Robo certainly looks the part, but obviously does not count since he's really only child sized. But one shows up as [[spoiler:Giant-Robo and the TrueFinalBoss of Zip Lash.''Zip Lash''.]]



* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: While its predessors are 3D platformers, ''Zip Lash!'', in contrast, is a 2D sidescroller.

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* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: While its predessors predecessors are 3D platformers, ''Zip Lash!'', Lash'', in contrast, is a 2D sidescroller.



* {{Metamorphosis}}: Each of the [[DysfunctionJunction toys with problems]] in Park Patrol goes through this in a metaphorical rebirth after you help them with said problems.

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* {{Metamorphosis}}: Each of the [[DysfunctionJunction toys with problems]] in Park Patrol ''Park Patrol'' goes through this in a metaphorical rebirth after you help them with said problems.



** Money serves as a valuable resource for consumable items in later games and happy points perform this functions in Photo Finder. There's also the vending machine in Zip Lash.

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** Money serves as a valuable resource for consumable items in later games and happy points perform this functions in Photo Finder. ''Photo Finder''. There's also the vending machine in Zip Lash.''Zip Lash''.



* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Chibi Robo gains the ability to use his cord as a whip in Zip Lash. He can even use it to hover in mid air and climb up walls!

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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Chibi Robo Chibi-Robo gains the ability to use his cord as a whip in Zip Lash.''Zip Lash''. He can even use it to hover in mid air and climb up walls!



** Park Patrol continues after [[spoiler:beating Miasmo and gaining Greenthumb's power source]], and the sidequest bit applies here as well.
* ProductPlacement: Zip Lash has Chibi Robo collecting real life snack foods from around the world. Giving these snacks to toys hidden in the levels will have them give more info on them.

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** Park Patrol ''Park Patrol'' continues after [[spoiler:beating Miasmo and gaining Greenthumb's power source]], and the sidequest bit applies here as well.
* ProductPlacement: Zip Lash ''Zip Lash'' has Chibi Robo Chibi-Robo collecting real life snack foods from around the world. Giving these snacks to toys hidden in the levels will have them give more info on them.



* ReluctantRetiree: Bull in Park Patrol. He gets better about it.

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* ReluctantRetiree: Bull in Park Patrol.''Park Patrol''. He gets better about it.



* RobotBuddy: The titular Chibi is one, but he has his ''own'' robot buddy in the form of Telly Vision. The Park Patrol version also has one in the form of the [[ApologisesALot overly-apologetic Chet.]]

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* RobotBuddy: The titular Chibi is one, but he has his ''own'' robot buddy in the form of Telly Vision. The Park Patrol ''Park Patrol'' version also has one in the form of the [[ApologisesALot overly-apologetic Chet.]]



* StuckInTheirShadow: In-Universe example with Fizz of the penguin mascot duo for [=PopFizz Soda=] in Park Patrol. [[spoiler:He gets fed up and leaves Pop after a while, but they patch things up later.]]

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* StuckInTheirShadow: In-Universe example with Fizz of the penguin mascot duo for [=PopFizz Soda=] in Park Patrol.''Park Patrol''. [[spoiler:He gets fed up and leaves Pop after a while, but they patch things up later.]]



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Nearly every toy in Park Patrol has one.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Nearly every toy in Park Patrol ''Park Patrol'' has one.



** You are allowed to kill any chibi-tots you find in Zip Lash.
* VideoGameSettings: Zip Lash has these for [[PlatformGame obvious reasons]].

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** You are allowed to kill any chibi-tots you find in Zip Lash.
''Zip Lash''.
* VideoGameSettings: Zip Lash ''Zip Lash'' has these for [[PlatformGame obvious reasons]].



* TheVoiceless: There have been several models of Chibi-Robo, and none of them have been equipped with the ability to speak.[[note]]There are a few dialogue trees in Photo Finder that Chibi-Robo goes through without help from Telly, however.[[/note]]

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* TheVoiceless: There have been several models of Chibi-Robo, and none of them have been equipped with the ability to speak.[[note]]There are a few dialogue trees in Photo Finder ''Photo Finder'' that Chibi-Robo goes through without help from Telly, however.[[/note]]



** The Park Patrol Chibi still needs to plug in frequently at the beginning of its game, but it also has the ability to convert happy points into energy, so [[spoiler:the energy crisis was averted anyway. Maybe ''that'' was technology derived from the aliens.]] The toys in Park Patrol occasionally need this too, from Chibi-Robo itself. [[spoiler:Except for Smogglor/Greenthumb.]]
*** The Photo Finder Chibi also still needs to plug in frequently.
*** Zip Lash Chibi does too, but he could possibly have been in space at the time.

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** The Park Patrol ''Park Patrol'' Chibi still needs to plug in frequently at the beginning of its game, but it also has the ability to convert happy points into energy, so [[spoiler:the energy crisis was averted anyway. Maybe ''that'' was technology derived from the aliens.]] The toys in Park Patrol ''Park Patrol'' occasionally need this too, from Chibi-Robo itself. [[spoiler:Except for Smogglor/Greenthumb.]]
*** The Photo Finder ''Photo Finder'' Chibi also still needs to plug in frequently.
*** Zip Lash ''Zip Lash'' Chibi does too, but he could possibly have been in space at the time.
24th Feb '17 5:51:23 PM Sammettik
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* BadPowersGoodPeople: Kid Eggplant is an Eggplant Man with the power to turn others into Eggplant Men, but he's always courteous enough to ask permission first. He'd be pretty terrifying if he wasn't such a NiceGuy.
1st Nov '16 12:46:09 AM Sammettik
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* {{Hammerspace}}[=/=]BagOfHolding: Chibi-Robo can carry anything in his head; all from a flower seed to a [[HyperspaceArsenal pirate ship.]]

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* {{Hammerspace}}[=/=]BagOfHolding: {{Hammerspace}}: Chibi-Robo can carry anything in his head; all from a flower seed to a [[HyperspaceArsenal pirate ship.]]



* LivingToys

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* MacroZone

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* SmoochOfVictory

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* %%* SmoochOfVictory



* TrademarkFavoriteFood - Nearly every toy in Park Patrol has one.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood - TrademarkFavoriteFood: Nearly every toy in Park Patrol has one.



** EternalEngine / SkyscraperCity: North America.

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** EternalEngine / SkyscraperCity: EternalEngine: North America.
4th Apr '16 11:47:10 AM N8han11
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer - The Sanderson's kitchen sink. Justified, as Chibi is only a few inches tall. What's huge to him is tiny to everyone else.
* TheAce - '''''DRAAAAAKE REDCRESSSSST!'''''
* AlienInvasion - Subverted. At first, the aliens seem mysterious and ominous. However, they're perfectly nice folks.

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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer - AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: The Sanderson's kitchen sink. Justified, as Chibi is only a few inches tall. What's huge to him is tiny to everyone else.
* TheAce - TheAce: '''''DRAAAAAKE REDCRESSSSST!'''''
* AlienInvasion - AlienInvasion: Subverted. At first, the aliens seem mysterious and ominous. However, they're perfectly nice folks.



*** The aliens from Zip Lash on the other hand are actually malicious and are stealing resources. The red ones of course, the crying blue ones are just lost.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish - Apparently, alien language is just normal language, spoken really, really softly.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited - [[spoiler:Every lovestruck character in the game manages to avert this... except for Dinah, who never admits her liking for Phil to his face without trying to take it back as a joke even by the end of their subplot, which... must have been a pretty tough time for her, to say the least. Poor Sophie never really gets anywhere even once she mostly averts this, either.]]
* AmbiguousGender - The Phillies.
* AmbiguouslyGay - Ketschburg and Moustardin from ''Photo Finder.'' The only real ambiguity about it is the fact that they're never actually called a couple. They have lines where they talk about the fact that they were (literally) made for each other, and during one sidequest, when it looks like Miss Clayra might have designs on Ketschburg, Moustardin exclaims that she'll never let her take Ketschburg away from him.
* ArmCannon - The Chibi-Blaster, which fires (mostly) harmless sonic blasts.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther - [[spoiler:Mrs. Sanderson kissing Mr. Sanderson in the end.]]
* BadassCreed - "YOU'RE FREE RANGERS! YOU'RE HARD-BOILED!"
* BeastAndBeauty - The mummy action figure Mort loves the beautiful princess doll Princess Pitts.
* BenevolentArchitecture - No matter how out-of-the-way it seems, some part of the landscape will let you get up there.

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*** ** The aliens from Zip Lash on the other hand are actually malicious and are stealing resources. The red ones of course, the crying blue ones are just lost.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish - AliensSpeakingEnglish: Apparently, alien language is just normal language, spoken really, really softly.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited - AllLoveIsUnrequited: [[spoiler:Every lovestruck character in the game manages to avert this... except for Dinah, who never admits her liking for Phil to his face without trying to take it back as a joke even by the end of their subplot, which... must have been a pretty tough time for her, to say the least. Poor Sophie never really gets anywhere even once she mostly averts this, either.]]
* AmbiguousGender - AmbiguousGender: The Phillies.
* AmbiguouslyGay - AmbiguouslyGay: Ketschburg and Moustardin from ''Photo Finder.'' The only real ambiguity about it is the fact that they're never actually called a couple. They have lines where they talk about the fact that they were (literally) made for each other, and during one sidequest, when it looks like Miss Clayra might have designs on Ketschburg, Moustardin exclaims that she'll never let her take Ketschburg away from him.
* ArmCannon - ArmCannon: The Chibi-Blaster, which fires (mostly) harmless sonic blasts.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther - AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: [[spoiler:Mrs. Sanderson kissing Mr. Sanderson in the end.]]
* BadassCreed - BadassCreed: "YOU'RE FREE RANGERS! YOU'RE HARD-BOILED!"
* BeastAndBeauty - BeastAndBeauty: The mummy action figure Mort loves the beautiful princess doll Princess Pitts.
* BenevolentArchitecture - BenevolentArchitecture: No matter how out-of-the-way it seems, some part of the landscape will let you get up there.



* BigNo - Mr. Sanderson utters one when [[spoiler:he realizes that his wife wants to divorce him.]]
* BlandNameProduct - The company that made Chibi-Robo, Citrusoft, is a reference to Apple. In a similar vein, the company that made the [[spoiler:evil Spydorz]], Macroware, is a thinly veiled poke at Microsoft.

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* BigNo - BigNo: Mr. Sanderson utters one when [[spoiler:he realizes that his wife wants to divorce him.]]
* BlandNameProduct - BlandNameProduct: The company that made Chibi-Robo, Citrusoft, is a reference to Apple. In a similar vein, the company that made the [[spoiler:evil Spydorz]], Macroware, is a thinly veiled poke at Microsoft.



* BraggingRightsReward - Collecting all the stickers.

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* BraggingRightsReward - BraggingRightsReward: Collecting all the stickers.



* BumblingDad - Mr. Sanderson is one for sure.
* BunnyEarsLawyer - [[spoiler:Mr. Sanderson. Despite being a BumblingDad to the extreme, he's actually a brilliant inventor.]]
* TheCameo - A character named Kid Eggplant looks VERY similar to Eggplant Man from ''VideoGame/WreckingCrew''. There's also Primopuel, who is a real toy produced by Bandai (though only in Japan).
* CartoonCreature - Squid Vicious in ''Photo Finder'' is the AnimateInanimateObject version of this. For most of the other characters in the game, it's obvious what sort of objects they represent (plasticine clay, a tin robot, garden statuary), but Squid is just sort of a plasticky-looking strange... thing.
* CastFromHitPoints - Chibi has one stat for ''everything,'' from using special abilities to taking damage to time--it's his battery. Plugging into a handy outlet gives you a full heal.

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* BumblingDad - BumblingDad: Mr. Sanderson is one for sure.
* BunnyEarsLawyer - BunnyEarsLawyer: [[spoiler:Mr. Sanderson. Despite being a BumblingDad to the extreme, he's actually a brilliant inventor.]]
* TheCameo - TheCameo: A character named Kid Eggplant looks VERY similar to Eggplant Man from ''VideoGame/WreckingCrew''. There's also Primopuel, who is a real toy produced by Bandai (though only in Japan).
* CartoonCreature - CartoonCreature: Squid Vicious in ''Photo Finder'' is the AnimateInanimateObject version of this. For most of the other characters in the game, it's obvious what sort of objects they represent (plasticine clay, a tin robot, garden statuary), but Squid is just sort of a plasticky-looking strange... thing.
* CastFromHitPoints - CastFromHitPoints: Chibi has one stat for ''everything,'' from using special abilities to taking damage to time--it's his battery. Plugging into a handy outlet gives you a full heal.



* CloudCuckoolander - A few of the non-[[TheWoobie Woobies]].
* ConceptsAreCheap - [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] with Drake Redcrest. According to his "official" bio, he fights for justice, but he actually has no idea what justice really ''means'' and is in a state of mild existential crisis because of it.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment - When Chibi plugs in to recharge, if the player mashes buttons in an effort to rush through Telly's save dialog (and on a heavy "15 minute" day this can be as many as 3-5 recharges), then when Chibi goes to unplug he gets harmlessly whacked with a pan or can top dropped from above. Telly denies it, of course, stating he has no idea where it came from, but counts the number of times it has happened.

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* CloudCuckoolander - CloudCuckoolander: A few of the non-[[TheWoobie Woobies]].
* ConceptsAreCheap - ConceptsAreCheap: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] with Drake Redcrest. According to his "official" bio, he fights for justice, but he actually has no idea what justice really ''means'' and is in a state of mild existential crisis because of it.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment - CoolAndUnusualPunishment: When Chibi plugs in to recharge, if the player mashes buttons in an effort to rush through Telly's save dialog (and on a heavy "15 minute" day this can be as many as 3-5 recharges), then when Chibi goes to unplug he gets harmlessly whacked with a pan or can top dropped from above. Telly denies it, of course, stating he has no idea where it came from, but counts the number of times it has happened.



* DiscoDan - Funky Phil ("Awwww yeah! Are you ''funky?!'')

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* DiscoDan - DiscoDan: Funky Phil ("Awwww yeah! Are you ''funky?!'')



* DisneyDeath - [[spoiler:Funky Phil. He was just "turned off."]]

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* DisneyDeath - DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Funky Phil. He was just "turned off."]]



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything - ''Sunshine wants his [[ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin nectar]]...''
* TheDragon - [[spoiler:Sergeant Smogglor to Miasmo in the Park Patrol.]]
* DrillSergeantNasty - The Sergeant of the Free Rangers is a strange blend of this and AFatherToHisMen. He's hard on them, but he does truly care about them, and he's arguably harder on ''himself.''
* DysfunctionJunction - ''Everyone'' in that house has ''serious'' issues.
* EccentricTownsfolk - Added to the fact that they're ''toys...''
* {{Expy}} - Drake Redcrest's design was obviously [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Gatchaman]]-based (his original name in the Japanese version was "Gocchiman"), and he seems to have a bit of [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Buzz Lightyear]] in him, as well.
** Funnily enough, he seems to have both of [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Buzz Lightyear's]] personalities in him: he's completely aware that he's a toy, yet acts like a real super hero anyway.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything - DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: ''Sunshine wants his [[ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin nectar]]...''
* TheDragon - TheDragon: [[spoiler:Sergeant Smogglor to Miasmo in the Park Patrol.]]
* DrillSergeantNasty - DrillSergeantNasty: The Sergeant of the Free Rangers is a strange blend of this and AFatherToHisMen. He's hard on them, but he does truly care about them, and he's arguably harder on ''himself.''
* DysfunctionJunction - DysfunctionJunction: ''Everyone'' in that house has ''serious'' issues.
* EccentricTownsfolk - EccentricTownsfolk: Added to the fact that they're ''toys...''
* {{Expy}} - {{Expy}}: Drake Redcrest's design was obviously [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Gatchaman]]-based (his original name in the Japanese version was "Gocchiman"), and he seems to have a bit of [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Buzz Lightyear]] in him, as well.
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well. Funnily enough, he seems to have both of [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Buzz Lightyear's]] personalities in him: he's completely aware that he's a toy, yet acts like a real super hero anyway.



* TheFaceless - The inventor of the Park Patrol Chibi-Robo model. We see the rest of his body in the intro and tutorial.

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* TheFaceless - TheFaceless: The inventor of the Park Patrol Chibi-Robo model. We see the rest of his body in the intro and tutorial.



* FanGirl - Sophie to Drake Redcrest, and Dinah to Funky Phil to a lesser extent.
* FetchQuest - That's what happens when you turn an AdventureGame into a platformer-esque game.

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* FanGirl - FanGirl: Sophie to Drake Redcrest, and Dinah to Funky Phil to a lesser extent.
* FetchQuest - FetchQuest: That's what happens when you turn an AdventureGame into a platformer-esque game.



* FrothyMugsOfWater - Captain Plankbeard repeatedly drinks from a wooden jug during conversation. After a few drinks, he remarks that he "Love(s) the taste of water".
* GagLips - Sophie
* GRatedDrug - Sunshine and his "nectar" addiction.
* GenderEqualsBreed - More like, "Gender Equals Toy Line." The children of [[spoiler:Mort and Princess Pitts]] are [[spoiler:a male mummy action figure and a female princess doll.]]
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar - Sunshine and his "nectar" go without saying. Also, the first time Phil drops a seed, Dinah, while ranting, will say something to the tune of "Why am I blushing?! It's only a seed!" ...''Uhh''.

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* FrothyMugsOfWater - FrothyMugsOfWater: Captain Plankbeard repeatedly drinks from a wooden jug during conversation. After a few drinks, he remarks that he "Love(s) the taste of water".
* GagLips - GagLips: Sophie
* GRatedDrug - GRatedDrug: Sunshine and his "nectar" addiction.
* GenderEqualsBreed - GenderEqualsBreed: More like, "Gender Equals Toy Line." The children of [[spoiler:Mort and Princess Pitts]] are [[spoiler:a male mummy action figure and a female princess doll.]]
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar - GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Sunshine and his "nectar" go without saying. Also, the first time Phil drops a seed, Dinah, while ranting, will say something to the tune of "Why am I blushing?! It's only a seed!" ...''Uhh''.



* GranolaGirl - Molly Mapleleaf in Park Patrol, a plastic tree toy whose goal is to help the environment in any way she can, and dreams of becoming a real biodegradable tree in the next life.
* GratuitousJapanese - Parodied extensively with Telly Vision's song "Teriyaki Blues." The opening lines of the song are "in Japanese," but consist entirely of loanwords like "ninja" and "otaku."

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* GranolaGirl - GranolaGirl: Molly Mapleleaf in Park Patrol, a plastic tree toy whose goal is to help the environment in any way she can, and dreams of becoming a real biodegradable tree in the next life.
* GratuitousJapanese - GratuitousJapanese: Parodied extensively with Telly Vision's song "Teriyaki Blues." The opening lines of the song are "in Japanese," but consist entirely of loanwords like "ninja" and "otaku."



* HappilyMarried - [[spoiler:Mort and Pitts, once you complete their StoryArc.]]

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* HappilyMarried - HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:Mort and Pitts, once you complete their StoryArc.]]



* ImOkay - Sophie loudly proclaims "FEELS GOOOOD!" after falling down the stairs.
* InUniverseGameClock - You can customize the length. Shorter days mean less waiting for time-based events, but obviously, less time to do chores. Longer days mean more time to do stuff, but when it comes to time-based events, be prepared to wait unless you've got a pair of Pajamas.

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* ImOkay - ImOkay: Sophie loudly proclaims "FEELS GOOOOD!" after falling down the stairs.
* InUniverseGameClock - InUniverseGameClock: You can customize the length. Shorter days mean less waiting for time-based events, but obviously, less time to do chores. Longer days mean more time to do stuff, but when it comes to time-based events, be prepared to wait unless you've got a pair of Pajamas.



* KleptomaniacHero - You'd think you'd lose points for having so much household stuff go missing. Oh well.
* LargeHam - Drake Redcrest, who for starters claims part of the Space Hunter code is to [[LampshadeHanging greet everyone by yelling]].

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* KleptomaniacHero - KleptomaniacHero: You'd think you'd lose points for having so much household stuff go missing. Oh well.
* LargeHam - LargeHam: Drake Redcrest, who for starters claims part of the Space Hunter code is to [[LampshadeHanging greet everyone by yelling]].



* LostWeddingRing - Mr. Sanderson looses his after the main story. You have to fetch it up.
* LoveLetterLunacy - The literal ChewToy Sophie and her crush on Drake Redcrest.

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* LostWeddingRing - LostWeddingRing: Mr. Sanderson looses his after the main story. You have to fetch it up.
* LoveLetterLunacy - LoveLetterLunacy: The literal ChewToy Sophie and her crush on Drake Redcrest.



* {{Metamorphosis}} - Each of the [[DysfunctionJunction toys with problems]] in Park Patrol goes through this in a metaphorical rebirth after you help them with said problems.
* MoodWhiplash - Of a kind that can cause decapitation from it's severity. [[spoiler: It's a lot more potent to anybody playing who ''knows'' what it's like to be in a family where you get A) Ignored by a parent not due to ill will but because of circumstances (Jenny and her mother), B) have a family threatening to taken apart because of miscommunication (the father), or C)to care about somebody who tends to irresponsible and makes it difficult to keep making excuses for them, and then finding out they had a reason for it in the first place and didn't want to hurt you with it (the mother).]] and remember, that all happens after a playful romp with living toys and trying to make the family happy. And that's not all of the problems you face in the game. Possibly PlayedForLaughs after [[spoiler:Phil is found "dead" partway through his and Dinah's sidequest chain - Telly swoops in on the scene and goes literally blue in the face with horror, he suggests that he and Chibi stay with the Phillies and a hysterical Dinah until they settle down... and once everyone falls asleep, he reverts to normal, cheerfully informs Chibi that he's headed back to the Chibi-House, and literally spins away into the air.]]
* MoneyForNothing - After buying all the upgrades, there's really nothing more you need. You also don't need Happy Points after [[spoiler:completing the game]].

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* {{Metamorphosis}} - {{Metamorphosis}}: Each of the [[DysfunctionJunction toys with problems]] in Park Patrol goes through this in a metaphorical rebirth after you help them with said problems.
* MoodWhiplash - MoodWhiplash: Of a kind that can cause decapitation from it's severity. [[spoiler: It's a lot more potent to anybody playing who ''knows'' what it's like to be in a family where you get A) Ignored by a parent not due to ill will but because of circumstances (Jenny and her mother), B) have a family threatening to taken apart because of miscommunication (the father), or C)to care about somebody who tends to irresponsible and makes it difficult to keep making excuses for them, and then finding out they had a reason for it in the first place and didn't want to hurt you with it (the mother).]] and remember, that all happens after a playful romp with living toys and trying to make the family happy. And that's not all of the problems you face in the game. Possibly PlayedForLaughs after [[spoiler:Phil is found "dead" partway through his and Dinah's sidequest chain - Telly swoops in on the scene and goes literally blue in the face with horror, he suggests that he and Chibi stay with the Phillies and a hysterical Dinah until they settle down... and once everyone falls asleep, he reverts to normal, cheerfully informs Chibi that he's headed back to the Chibi-House, and literally spins away into the air.]]
* MoneyForNothing - MoneyForNothing: After buying all the upgrades, there's really nothing more you need. You also don't need Happy Points after [[spoiler:completing the game]].



* MotorMouth - Dinah, not so much in the speed of her words as the quantity.
* MouseWorld - The setting.

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* MotorMouth - MotorMouth: Dinah, not so much in the speed of her words as the quantity.
* MouseWorld - MouseWorld: The setting.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero - [[spoiler:General Greenthumb's original owner, thinking he's stupid since he can't win playing as him in a game, discards his Greenthumb figure at the park, thus providing the [[FaceHeelTurn perfect]] [[TheDragon minion]] for Miasmo.]]
* NobodyPoops - The Sandersons' house has no bathroom.
* NoNameGiven - Mr. and Mrs. Sanderson are known as just that, with no mentioned first names.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind - This is the main conflict with the Free Rangers: A while ago, they let their youngest member, Memphis, get left behind, and they haven't recovered.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero - NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:General Greenthumb's original owner, thinking he's stupid since he can't win playing as him in a game, discards his Greenthumb figure at the park, thus providing the [[FaceHeelTurn perfect]] [[TheDragon minion]] for Miasmo.]]
* NobodyPoops - NobodyPoops: The Sandersons' house has no bathroom.
* NoNameGiven - NoNameGiven: Mr. and Mrs. Sanderson are known as just that, with no mentioned first names.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind - NoOneGetsLeftBehind: This is the main conflict with the Free Rangers: A while ago, they let their youngest member, Memphis, get left behind, and they haven't recovered.



* PlayableEpilogue - The game continues after [[spoiler:resurrecting Giga-Robo]], and a few sidequests are only completable after this.

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* PlayableEpilogue - PlayableEpilogue: The game continues after [[spoiler:resurrecting Giga-Robo]], and a few sidequests are only completable after this.



* PunnyName - ''Photo Finder'' has Squid Vicious the [[Music/TheSexPistols punk]] squid.
* ReluctantRetiree - Bull in Park Patrol. He gets better about it.
* RewardingVandalism - As contrary to your main goal as it is, breaking things is required to progress in the game.
* RobotBuddy - The titular Chibi is one, but he has his ''own'' robot buddy in the form of Telly Vision. The Park Patrol version also has one in the form of the [[ApologisesALot overly-apologetic Chet.]]
* RobotMaid - Chibi may only be four inches tall, but he fits.
* SchizoTech - Despite being in a setting that has had functional robots with AI for years (though very power hungry), the Sandersons have two phonographs, no computers, [=TVs=] with ''dials'' and [[NobodyPoops no bathroom]].
* ShoutOut - The game was co-produced by Bandai-Namco, so a Tamagotchi appears in the game.

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* PunnyName - PunnyName: ''Photo Finder'' has Squid Vicious the [[Music/TheSexPistols punk]] squid.
* ReluctantRetiree - ReluctantRetiree: Bull in Park Patrol. He gets better about it.
* RewardingVandalism - RewardingVandalism: As contrary to your main goal as it is, breaking things is required to progress in the game.
* RobotBuddy - RobotBuddy: The titular Chibi is one, but he has his ''own'' robot buddy in the form of Telly Vision. The Park Patrol version also has one in the form of the [[ApologisesALot overly-apologetic Chet.]]
* RobotMaid - RobotMaid: Chibi may only be four inches tall, but he fits.
* SchizoTech - SchizoTech: Despite being in a setting that has had functional robots with AI for years (though very power hungry), the Sandersons have two phonographs, no computers, [=TVs=] with ''dials'' and [[NobodyPoops no bathroom]].
* ShoutOut - ShoutOut: The game was co-produced by Bandai-Namco, so a Tamagotchi appears in the game.



* SideQuest - The game is almost nothing ''but'' sidequests.

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* SideQuest - SideQuest: The game is almost nothing ''but'' sidequests.



* SpeakingSimlish - "Gubba gubba, doemingmee!"
* SpeaksFluentAnimal - [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman Certain outfits]] allow Chibi to talk to animals.
* StalkerWithACrush - Sophie really "watches" Drake more than she follows him. Then again, she's slightly less mobile. [[spoiler:Once she "dies", though, she constantly flies behind him as a ghost butterfly.]]
* StealthPun - The princess doll's name is Princess Pitts. If that seems like an odd name for a princess, think about some ''other'' Nintendo franchises for a bit. [[spoiler:What do you find inside of a [[SuperMarioBros Peach?]]]]
* StuckInTheirShadow - In-Universe example with Fizz of the penguin mascot duo for [=PopFizz Soda=] in Park Patrol. [[spoiler:He gets fed up and leaves Pop after a while, but they patch things up later.]]

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* SpeakingSimlish - SpeakingSimlish: "Gubba gubba, doemingmee!"
* SpeaksFluentAnimal - SpeaksFluentAnimal: [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman Certain outfits]] allow Chibi to talk to animals.
* StalkerWithACrush - StalkerWithACrush: Sophie really "watches" Drake more than she follows him. Then again, she's slightly less mobile. [[spoiler:Once she "dies", though, she constantly flies behind him as a ghost butterfly.]]
* StealthPun - StealthPun: The princess doll's name is Princess Pitts. If that seems like an odd name for a princess, think about some ''other'' Nintendo franchises for a bit. [[spoiler:What do you find inside of a [[SuperMarioBros Peach?]]]]
* StuckInTheirShadow - StuckInTheirShadow: In-Universe example with Fizz of the penguin mascot duo for [=PopFizz Soda=] in Park Patrol. [[spoiler:He gets fed up and leaves Pop after a while, but they patch things up later.]]



* ThemeNaming - The Free Rangers are all named after major US locations (at least in the American version). Most are cities or nicknames for cities (Frisco), with some oddballs like Maui, an island, and Bama, presumably Alabama.
* TimeSkip - The third game in the series, ''Welcome Home Chibi-Robo!'', features a grown-up Jenny as the owner of the household this time around. She even has her own son.
* ToyTime - Jenny's Room.

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* ThemeNaming - ThemeNaming: The Free Rangers are all named after major US locations (at least in the American version). Most are cities or nicknames for cities (Frisco), with some oddballs like Maui, an island, and Bama, presumably Alabama.
* TimeSkip - TimeSkip: The third game in the series, ''Welcome Home Chibi-Robo!'', features a grown-up Jenny as the owner of the household this time around. She even has her own son.
* ToyTime - ToyTime: Jenny's Room.



* {{Tuckerization}} - Family dog Tao was a real dog, owned by the game's creator. He looked pretty much exactly like the in-game one. He actually has appearances in many other Skip, Ltd. games (like ''CaptainRainbow''), but the real dog sadly passed away in 2009.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters - The Spydorz.

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* {{Tuckerization}} - {{Tuckerization}}: Family dog Tao was a real dog, owned by the game's creator. He looked pretty much exactly like the in-game one. He actually has appearances in many other Skip, Ltd. games (like ''CaptainRainbow''), but the real dog sadly passed away in 2009.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters - TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: The Spydorz.



* WalkingTheEarth - The puppet Francois, due to a desire to break his strings [[spoiler:borne from another toy [[ArmorPiercingQuestion wondering if he truly has free will.]]]]

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* WalkingTheEarth - WalkingTheEarth: The puppet Francois, due to a desire to break his strings [[spoiler:borne from another toy [[ArmorPiercingQuestion wondering if he truly has free will.]]]]



* WizardNeedsFoodBadly - A version of it. Being a robot, Chibi runs off a battery, and he needs to "charge" it periodically. [[spoiler:Until the aliens show up and give every robot in the world, including you, perpetual energy.]]

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* WizardNeedsFoodBadly - WizardNeedsFoodBadly: A version of it. Being a robot, Chibi runs off a battery, and he needs to "charge" it periodically. [[spoiler:Until the aliens show up and give every robot in the world, including you, perpetual energy.]]
16th Feb '16 10:44:50 PM Arruruerie
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* MoodWhiplash - Of a kind that can cause decapitation from it's severity. [[spoiler: It's a lot more potent to anybody playing who ''knows'' what it's like to be in a family where you get A) Ignored by a parent not due to ill will but because of circumstances (Jenny and her mother), B) have a family threatening to taken apart because of miscommunication (the father), or C)to care about somebody who tends to irresponsible and makes it difficult to keep making excuses for them, and then finding out they had a reason for it in the first place and didn't want to hurt you with it (the mother).]] and remember, that all happens after a playful romp with living toys and trying to make the family happy. And that's not all of the problems you face in the game.

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* MoodWhiplash - Of a kind that can cause decapitation from it's severity. [[spoiler: It's a lot more potent to anybody playing who ''knows'' what it's like to be in a family where you get A) Ignored by a parent not due to ill will but because of circumstances (Jenny and her mother), B) have a family threatening to taken apart because of miscommunication (the father), or C)to care about somebody who tends to irresponsible and makes it difficult to keep making excuses for them, and then finding out they had a reason for it in the first place and didn't want to hurt you with it (the mother).]] and remember, that all happens after a playful romp with living toys and trying to make the family happy. And that's not all of the problems you face in the game. Possibly PlayedForLaughs after [[spoiler:Phil is found "dead" partway through his and Dinah's sidequest chain - Telly swoops in on the scene and goes literally blue in the face with horror, he suggests that he and Chibi stay with the Phillies and a hysterical Dinah until they settle down... and once everyone falls asleep, he reverts to normal, cheerfully informs Chibi that he's headed back to the Chibi-House, and literally spins away into the air.]]
21st Jan '16 5:05:33 PM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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** One of the characters in the first game is Kid Eggplant who is based on [[VideoGame/WreckingCrew the Eggplant Man]]. It's also possible he's named after VideoGame/KidIcarus, since Pit can be turned into an eggplant in that game, too.
23rd Oct '15 12:40:54 AM PeppermintTwist
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* {{Bowdlerize}}: In ''Zip Lash,'' Toby mentions that [[ProductPlacement Pez dispensers]] were once made to look like butane lighters, but dances around the issue of why that was. All he says was that it was to help people "[[SmokingIsNotCool break a bad habit,]]" no further details offered. What sort of bad habit, anyway? Flagrant pyromania?
17th Oct '15 5:47:11 AM KarjamP
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* LaterInstallmentWierdness: While its predessors are 3D platformers, ''Zip Lash!'', in contrast, is a 2D sidescroller.

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* LaterInstallmentWierdness: LaterInstallmentWeirdness: While its predessors are 3D platformers, ''Zip Lash!'', in contrast, is a 2D sidescroller.
17th Oct '15 5:46:36 AM KarjamP
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* LaterInstallmentWierdness: While its predessors are 3D platformers, ''Zip Lash!'', in contrast, is a 2D sidescroller.
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