Even if entirely impractical, I have a special place in my heart for R.O.B. the Robot Operating Buddy. I knew people that had one yet it was so slow and clunky to use we didn't even try to play Gyromite with it. The Gaming Historian makes the case that Nintendo created R.O.B. to get into stores after the video game crash but that they might have been successful without it. It's hard to say ultimately what would have happened if they didn't create R.O.B. but there's not denying how big Robots were at the time and including one with the Nintendo was a huge attractor for young kids.

Timogorgon wrote on 03/07/2019 at 03:33am

I still have mine. :D

Unfortunately he doesn't work anymore, but even broken there's no way I'd get rid of it.

Travis   Admin   Member wrote on 03/07/2019 at 03:37am

No, even a broken ROB is great for sitting on a shelf and looking fabulous.

jdodson   Admin   Member   Post Author wrote on 03/11/2019 at 12:03am

I'm not sure a working R.O.B. would mean i'd actually plug it in and use it. For instance I have the Power Glove but... it's so bad I haven't actually plugged it in to use it.


Travis   Admin   Member wrote on 03/11/2019 at 05:06pm

Yeah I remember trying to use the power glove. It is not good.

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