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  • Summary: Custom Robo: The sport of tomorrow. In the not-too-distant future, competitors battle customized robot warriors in holographic battle arenas. Victory is determined not only by fighting skill but also by how well Robo Commanders design their robot gladiators, so players need both brawn andCustom Robo: The sport of tomorrow. In the not-too-distant future, competitors battle customized robot warriors in holographic battle arenas. Victory is determined not only by fighting skill but also by how well Robo Commanders design their robot gladiators, so players need both brawn and brains to survive. Explore a sci-fi landscape as you fight toward the Custom Robo championship, powering up your Robos with tons of unique parts There are literally millions of possible Custom Robo combinations, giving you complete control over how you fight your battles. Players can challenge their friends to one-on-one Robo battles anytime and anywhere using either Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, Multi-Card Play or DS Download Play. Outside of the battle arenas, Custom Robo Arena plays like a role-playing game in which players walk through the futuristic city setting and interact with other characters as they struggle to win the Custom Robo championship. [Nintendo] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. This is an action-packed fighting game that features incredibly powerful robots, albeit of very slight proportions.
  2. It is very well designed, challenging and fun as long as it sticks to combat. I look forward to a proper sequel that keeps the focus on what it does well, hopefully abandoning the weak spots and catering to a wider age-demographic.
  3. It's action-packed, has an involving story and loads of customisation options. [June 2007, p.80]
  4. 75
    Custom Robo Arena overall is a fun and addictive mech combat game that really works well on the Nintendo DS, making it a worthwhile purchase for owners of the system.
  5. 75
    It's too bad, then, that Custom Robo Arena's RPG elements are so mundane, a connect-the-dots of "talk to this character, trigger this event."
  6. 70
    The Nintendo DS version of Custom Robo won't raise the franchise up to a "must have" status in the Nintendo library of first-party titles, but apart from the boring RPG story it's not such a bad diversion.
  7. a horribly clich├ęd plot and a fairly tedious single player mode, but it does have a nice online mode and asks you to rub your robot's crotch to make sure it's working properly.

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  1. Mar 17, 2011
    10
    This game is fantastic, it has awesome gameplay, a ton of customisation and a long story.
    the wain selling point of this game howoever is the
    This game is fantastic, it has awesome gameplay, a ton of customisation and a long story.
    the wain selling point of this game howoever is the characters, as Liz is mai waifu.
    And she'll probably become yours too. It's a shame Dennis is the worst character ever thought up in any game ever.
    all in all, LIZ IS MAI WAIFU LIZ IS MAI WAIFU LIZ IS MAI WAIFU LIZ IS MAI WAIFU LIZ IS MAI WAIFU LIZ IS MAI WAIFU LIZ IS MAI WAIFU LIZ IS MAI WAIFU LIZ IS MAI WAIFU LIZ IS MAI WAIFU LIZ IS MAI WAIFU LIZ IS MAI WAIFU LIZ IS MAI WAIFU LIZ IS MAI WAIFU LIZ IS MAI WAIFU LIZ IS MAI WAIFU LIZ IS MAI WAIFU LIZ IS MAI WAIFU
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  2. AlexP.
    Aug 6, 2007
    10
    Great game, i loved it, the only problem is that it takes forever to make money to buy new parts. I hope that they will make another one for Great game, i loved it, the only problem is that it takes forever to make money to buy new parts. I hope that they will make another one for the ds, and make cash easyer to get! Expand
  3. HalH.
    Oct 10, 2007
    10
    The rpg elements are fun i reckon. And Yes the fights are really cool.
  4. WesleyF.
    Apr 18, 2007
    9
    While this game lacks a driving storyline, it makes up for it with fantastic gameplay.
  5. DJT
    Dec 15, 2007
    9
    Great game! Lots of replay. Good Wifi following - you'll get an opponent most of the time. Get those parts in the single player game and Great game! Lots of replay. Good Wifi following - you'll get an opponent most of the time. Get those parts in the single player game and be ready for endless combinations of robos to battle. Expand
  6. TrowaB.
    Apr 25, 2007
    9
    I've never voted before but there is no way this game can be overlooked! I've played most of the DS titles that are on the top ten I've never voted before but there is no way this game can be overlooked! I've played most of the DS titles that are on the top ten here and cannot understand how a little repetitive RPG element can ruin this addicting game! Custom Robo is the type of game you can never get tired of. Expand
  7. MattEtzel
    Feb 5, 2008
    8
    Custom Robo Arena is an incredibly unique game, with an intuitive creative and highly exciting combat system... But the story sucks. The gameCustom Robo Arena is an incredibly unique game, with an intuitive creative and highly exciting combat system... But the story sucks. The game is constantly brough down by it's storyline, and the graphics outside of battle could have been so much better. WiFi is a blast, especially since this game is so unique and creative, unfortunately for this game there are a multitude of cheaters online in some sense: People who overuse specific parts, or otherwise try to destroy the games more interesting combat elements. Of course, there is no hacking or glitching in this game whatsoever, so it is not in any way destroyed.

    The basic jist of it is that, you'll likely skip the boring annoying storyline jsut to get to the next fight so you can earn some money to buy new parts to play around with your Custom Robo.

    Shortest version: Story is crap, the reality it is set in is bleh, the graphics outside of battle are far past sub par... And yet even with all these shortcomings I have played this game's WiFi for 6 months now, so the combat passes as fantastic and creative even with all the other downsides.
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