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  • Summary: Pounce 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 technologicalPounce 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 tight tunnels and mysterious waterways to scavenge for new weapons and gear. Adventure awaits the most curious of cats in Gato Roboto. Expand

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Gato Roboto Let's You Control A Cat In A Robot Suit - 11 Minutes Of Gameplay | PAX West 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Jun 19, 2019
    85
    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?
  2. 80
    Gato Roboto is a refreshingly simple take on the Metroidvania formula. It's not going to impress everyone, but if you're just looking for solid side-scrolling action and a pretty cute cat, it won't disappoint.
  3. Jun 3, 2019
    80
    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.
  4. May 30, 2019
    70
    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.
  5. Jun 20, 2019
    70
    Although Gato Roboto does not provide the type of sprawling world design that Metroidvania titles are known for, it still does a decent job at reducing this type of experience into a condensed form. The abbreviated process of upgrading Kiki’s mech suit is a satisfying sprint that takes you from helplessness to empowerment at a rapid pace. It may not offer an exciting new take on Metroidvanias, and the limited scope of the world is disappointing, but Gato Roboto works as a solid microcosm of its genre for those who are strapped for time.
  6. May 30, 2019
    60
    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.
  7. Jun 24, 2019
    60
    Gato Roboto is far from purrfect. The boss fights are a delight, challenging me every step of the way and rewarding me for patience and determination. Everything else, though, is just a bit too safe and unoriginal. From familiar environments to basic upgrades and uninventive gameplay, Gato Roboto is an okay, standard Metroid-style game. In a world where so many titles fall into that genre, though, you can easily find something similar to play that has a bit more originality to it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. May 31, 2019
    9
    Not a completely novel idea, but the game very much works for me. The sound is great. Mechanics are pretty enjoyable, especially runningNot a completely novel idea, but the game very much works for me. The sound is great. Mechanics are pretty enjoyable, especially running around as the cat. Difficult enough thus far for it to be enjoyable yet not too frustrating. The art direction is pretty good; I enjoy unlocking new themes. Some of the button choices do feel a bit weird, I wish you could change your settings. For the price, I am having a good time. Will update if my opinion changes. Expand
  2. Jun 13, 2019
    9
    Great byte sized metroid clone with a cat for a very good price, a must buy if you're a fan of the genre
  3. Jun 1, 2019
    8
    Développé par le studio indépendant Doinksoft et édité par Devolver Digital, Gato Roboto est un jeu d’action plate forme sorti le 30 mai 2019Développé par le studio indépendant Doinksoft et édité par Devolver Digital, Gato Roboto est un jeu d’action plate forme sorti le 30 mai 2019 sur l’Eshop de la Switch pour la somme toute douce de 6.79 euros. Se définissant lui même comme un « miaoutroidvania » à l’aspect 8 bits monochrome, Gato Roboto va t-il rentrer lui aussi dans le Hall of Fame bien rempli des indés made in Devolver Digital, aux côtés des Gris, Katana Zero et autres petites pépites?

    À la fin des années 90, les licences cultes Metroid et Castlevania étaient sans doute loin de se douter qu’elles allaient donner naissance à un genre à part entière qui allait littéralement exploser avec l’essort du jeu indépendant : le Metroidvania. La définition la plus courante du genre est un jeu d’action aventure plate-forme 2D dans lequel votre personnage evoluera et apprendra de nouvelles capacités qui lui permettront d’avancer dans le jeu.

    Les Metroidvania les plus cultes sont tout d’abord les parents du genre que sont Super Metroid et Castlevania Symphony of the night, et puis les jeux plus récents que sont Hollow knight, Owlboy, Ori, j’en passe et des meilleurs.

    Gato Roboto va-t-il se faire une petite place dans ce milieu très concurrentiel? Il a clairement des arguments à faire valoir.

    Le héros du jeu est donc une petite chatte répondant au joli petit nom de Kiki. Vous faisiez une petite balade intergalactique tranquillou bilou dans le vaisseau de votre maître. Vous étiez paisiblement installé en plein milieu du clavier de pilotage du vaisseau et calmement en train de ronronner et faire la sieste. Tout d’un coup c’est la catastrophe, le vaisseau se crash sur un ancien laboratoire scientifique. Votre maître adoré est blessé et il vous charge d’aller chercher de l’aide.

    Nul doute que le scénario de Gato Roboto ne finira pas primé aux Games Awards, mais il a le mérite d’exister, d’être plutôt vite expédié, et de marier humour et côté kawaï de la minette.

    Techniquement, Gato Roboto s’inspire des premiers Metroid 8 bits, avec des jolies pixels plutôt bien animés, et y compris de la GameBoy, en lui empruntant le côté monochrome des graphismes de la portable de Nintendo.

    Passons tout de suite à ce qui nous intéresse vraiment : le gameplay.

    Vous commencerez la partie sur vos 4 petites pattes et on appréciera les animations soignées de l’animal. Vous pourrez courir, nager, vous faufiler dans des **** espaces, sauter et vous accrocher aux parois pour grimper un peu avec vos griffes. Au bout de quelques minutes à peine vous allez faire main basse sur une armure taillé sur mesure pour vous. Et là, changement de décor et de gameplay. En mode Mecha-Félix, vous serez armés jusqu’aux canines et vous pourrez tirer divers projectiles, missiles, laser…

    Vous pouvez sortir du robot à n’importe quel moment et cela sera nécessaire pour progresser dans la map car votre robot est encombrant et ne passera pas partout.

    Le Game Design est très (trop?) inspiré des premiers Metroid. Que ce soit dans les armes, l’agencement des niveaux et de la map elle même, vous serez en terrain connu. Bien entendu, vous gagnerez de nouvelles compétences au fil de la partie et vous pourrez déverrouiller certaines parties de la map ultérieurement pour arriver à réussir le 100%.

    Les ennemis et les boss sont plutôt réussis et sont du même acabit que votre petite héroïne sur patte. Ici aussi, humour et références bien placés sont au programme. Petit spoil, le premier boss est une petite souris qui a également accés à un robot. Les animaux ont pris le pouvoir :).

    Comptez environs 5h pour compléter la carte à 100%. Pour un jeu à moins de 7 euros c’est plus qu’honnête. Le rapport qualité/prix-durée de vie est plutôt bien respecté.

    Chose intéressante, un compteur chronomètre défile en temps réel en bas de l’écran, pour le plus grand bonheur des Speed Runners.

    Gato Roboto est un peu le menu maxi Best-of des Metroid 8bits. Pour moins de 7 euros vous passerez environs 5h à vous rappeler à quel point ces mécaniques de gameplay et d’explorations sont intemporels. L’idée de faire d’un petit félin le héros de cette aventure de science fiction est plutôt bien vue car cela permet une narration pleine d’humour et cela rend le jeu accessible aux plus jeunes joueurs.

    Les équipes de Devolver Digital nous prouvent une fois de plus qu’ils n’ont pas leur pareil pour dénicher les jeunes talents indés. Le jeu est une belle réussite.

    « See you, Space minette », on ne t’oubliera pas Kiki.

    Note: 8/10
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  4. Jun 1, 2019
    8
    Regular metroidvania game but with Adding A New style and A few ideas,, its unique art makes it An intresting game.
    Its such A fun and good
    Regular metroidvania game but with Adding A New style and A few ideas,, its unique art makes it An intresting game.
    Its such A fun and good game but if you Look for something really special Gato roboto wont be it.
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  5. Jun 5, 2019
    8
    A very competent metroidvania. The monochromatic pixel art gives it a perfect 8-bit retro feel from the ZX Spectrum days. But unlike an 80sA very competent metroidvania. The monochromatic pixel art gives it a perfect 8-bit retro feel from the ZX Spectrum days. But unlike an 80s game, the controls are precise and the game can be very fast paced. Boss fights are tough and fun but won't take too many tries if you're proficient. Upgrading your suit to the max - which helps a lot in the last level of the game - is a good incentive to locate all collectibles. The soundtrack fits the mood but you won't be remembering any particular tune the next day. Some might find the game short with about five to six hours to complete it at 100%. Overall a good title for fans of the genre, challenging but not terribly difficult. Expand
  6. Oct 16, 2019
    8
    "In Space, Nobody Can Hear You Miaow"

    Very solid Metroid-like (I'm not saying Metroidvania, because this game is squarely inspired by the
    "In Space, Nobody Can Hear You Miaow"

    Very solid Metroid-like (I'm not saying Metroidvania, because this game is squarely inspired by the Metroid series and there are no RPG elements at all) It took me 6 hours to 100%, which is probably on the long side, as I took a while to kill the second boss because I suck at shoot em ups (maybe 20 minutes, it's the only shmup section).

    The game doesn't offer anything new in the genre, but it's a charming, well designed game where you play as a cat in a robot suit, hence the title. I like the mechanic where out of the suit you can do things that only a cat can do, climb and go through small spaces, but you are then vulnerable, which kinds of spices up the gameplay.

    Liked:

    Charming game with a fun little story
    Some solid and challenging boss fights
    You play as a cat
    Well designed Metroid-like game +Doesn't overstay its welcome, ends just about when you want it to

    Disliked

    The design is fairly straightforward and you don't really need to backtrack much, or even look for hidden items, because it's quite clear from the map where you need to go. Then again, that's better than a game that is obtuse for the sake of it.
    When going back to collect some items, mainly in the ventilation system, it can be extremely tedious to backtrack through the same treacherous zones without a shortcut.

    8/10
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  7. Jun 3, 2019
    7
    This game was okay and has a cool premise but it just feels like another metroidvaina without its own flare. I collected almost everything andThis 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. Expand

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