Gato Roboto accomplishes so much with so little. Even those it looks like a game that would be on the Atari 2600 or the big brick Gameboy, every aspect of Kiki’s world glows as bright as one of the best of the Metroidvania genre. Plus, it’s a cat in a mech suit, does a game get any more charming than that?
Let yourself be seduced by its price. It is an excellent game, although a bit short. It fulfills what is expected of a title inspired by Metroid and brings a couple of fresh ideas. Gato Roboto is very light and includes some Super Meat Boy style levels.
Gato Roboto might lean a little too heavily on homage, but never truly in a bad way. It might be more goofy than great and more adorable than original, but the game still delivers a pint-sized prance that comes together nicely even if it’s a little short. This follows through on the premise of Meowtroid extremely well.
Gato Roboto is another little triumph for Devolver Digital and developer doinksoft. A simple and satisfying metroidvania that keeps the best of the genre and execute it in a fun Cat-Robot space fantasy and ditches all the unnecessary backtracking these games sometimes have. What it has in charm it lacks in ambition though, and it can fall a little bit short content-wise.
Gato Roboto offers a synthetic and concentrated experience of a Metroid-like adventure. doinksoft game's ticks every boxes of the genre, delivering a high-speed rhythm all the same, but falling short after three little hours.
While Gato Roboto’s frustrations aren’t indicative of its overall quality, they stick with me because the rest of the experience is so by-the-numbers. It’s cute and generally fine, but in a genre this packed, it takes more to stand out than being functional and offering a few solid chuckles.
Anyone hungering for a short Metroid homage can certainly satiate it here for a few bus rides’ worth of time, but there are numerous games within this genre on the Nintendo eShop, most of which are more absorbing and inspiring than this one.
Not sure why this game is rated so low. It's small metroidvania game at a small price. For the price you pay, you get more than your money's worth. The controls are tight, the graphics are unique, the game is charming, and it's a good challenge. If you love shooters, Megaman, Metroid, or retro games, you'll love this game. I'd buy a sequel if they make one!
If you're new to metroidvanias such as myself, this game is a delight! Many different mechanics can keep the game sweet. It's short as it seems but the little worlds you see are fun! Palettes are fun just like from another devolver game downwell.
Gato Roboto is a bitesized metroidvania, great for a few hours of gameplay. Its graphical style is charming, quirky, and — especially in terms of the animation — well executed. You'll know as soon as you see a screenshot whether you'll like it or not — go with your instinct. The play is quite linear, although there are lots of diversions to keep you busy. I found the bosses (except for the final two, strangely) by far the hardest part of this game, but I enjoyed the combat and inventive attacks. This is a great game if you like the genre and/or retro-styled gaming, and is well worth the price level.
This game was okay and has a cool premise but it just feels like another metroidvaina without its own flare. I collected almost everything and almost every item is easy to find if you actually look but there are few cases where it is completely counter intuitive. There is a cool feature that allows you to swap the colors on screen which I really like. Overall this game is just okay and is pretty consistent throughout with the occasional annoying part.
SummaryPounce inside of your cozy armored mech and set off on a dangerous trek through an alien underworld full of irritable creatures and treacherous obstacles in a valiant effort to save your stranded captain and his crashed spaceship. Tiptoe outside the friendly confines of your technological marvel and follow your feline instincts through t...