Excerpt: The world famous Chibi-Robo is back in Chibi-Robo Park Patrol for the Nintendo DS. The little helpful robot sets out to restore a polluted park back to its former glory. This is done by playing music for white flowers, and then watering the seeds that come out. Little robotic friends are found, and they assist in repair projects to the park (i.e. a broken bridge). Nintendo included a very strong pro environmental message inside Chibi-Robo Park Patrol.
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Summary: Parents need to know that this innovative game has a very positive environmental bent. Players control a robot whose sole goal is to restore a dilapidated urban park to a greener state, which is mostly done by tilling the earth and planting flowers. There is little here that could conceivably offend; no real violence other than a couple of birds that sometimes slap each other, and no sexuality, save a bit of puppy love expressed by a pink toy car for other playthings.
Pros: Chibi-flavored graphics and sound effects intact, Layered gameplay mixes action and simulation, Surprising, from start to finish, Touch screen controls intuitive and fun
Cons: Certain cinemas repeat too often and go on too long, Does not match original Chibi-Robo's level of character or vertical awe, Gameplay loses its motivation in the last few hours, Instruction manual and in-game text don't explain certain functions very well
Excerpt: Every few months, a quirky title with a ridiculously odd premise will come along and take me by surprise. Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol, developed by Skip Ltd. and published by Nintendo, is easily one of the strangest games I�ve played in recently memory. A large corporation has manufactured a line of robots, named Chibi-Robo, in order to battle the ongoing effects of pollution.