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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
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  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. May 31, 2019
    80
    A monochromatic tribute to Metroid with a good sense of humor and solid exploration, action and platforming mechanics.
  3. Jul 1, 2019
    80
    Gato feels like a Metroid mini, not in a diminishing way either. At a tight 3-4 hours, you can see and pick up everything. Over that time you’ll have played a tightly-honed game that uses gated progression to steer you around a reasonably linear path. This isn’t a bad thing either, it’s Metroid boiled and condensed down to its essence. It adds just enough of its own personality that you want to uncover the mysteries of the facility as they unfold throughout the game.
  4. May 31, 2019
    73
    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.
  5. May 30, 2019
    70
    A game with a lot of personality and charm... but far too simple in every other aspect, especially when compared with the best examples of the metroidvania genre. Nevertheless, Gato Roboto is pretty fun, and few games let you become the more powerful cat in the entire universe (none, really).
  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. Jul 8, 2019
    60
    Gato Roboto has some wonderful aesthetic choices and innovative boss fights, but the awfully short length and generic enemy design hamper an otherwise quirky title.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  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 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
  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. Aug 13, 2019
    8
    As a metroidvania with ZX Spectrum graphics, this game pushes my buttons. Gato Roboto does nostalgia right, by cheating on you: it's an 8-bitAs a metroidvania with ZX Spectrum graphics, this game pushes my buttons. Gato Roboto does nostalgia right, by cheating on you: it's an 8-bit exploration game like you remember them, not like the clunky things they actually were.

    Behind its studied retro rawness, Gato Roboto is a slick game that lures you in with its extreme cuteness and the promise of simple mindless fun–and it fulfills that promise until the end, that comes way before the game overstays its welcome.

    A couple of facets of the game are mildly annoying. The difficulty is uneven, and sometimes lulls during normal exploration, only to spike suddenly during some boss battles. The game also violates its own rules in a couple of instances, hiding unexplored rooms on the map–a minor nuisance that will frustrate completionists. All in all, however, Gato Roboto is a success. It doesn't reach the heights of certain metroidvania masterpieces on the Switch, but that's not its ambition. Cats just want to play for a while.
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  6. Mar 9, 2020
    8
    A fun and charming little game. If you like Metroidvania type games, for sure give this game a try!
  7. Aug 15, 2020
    5
    Cute little game for what it's worth.
    It feels like a cheap Metroidvania, but I enjoyed my time with it. The filters were interesting to
    Cute little game for what it's worth.
    It feels like a cheap Metroidvania, but I enjoyed my time with it. The filters were interesting to unlock, especially considering the game is only black and white otherwise.
    Maybe one day I'll boot it up again, but nothing to write home about.
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