CHIBI-ROBO! ZIP LASH
Skip’s attempts to thread the series’ neat-freak tendencies and oddball characters into an action-platformer might seem misguided, but this sedate side-scroller is not without its charms. Chibi’s globe-trotting journey tasks him with tidying up Earth one continent at a time, using his plug as a grapple, a wrecking ball, and a weapon to fend off slow-moving foes. Depending on how generous you’re feeling, the presence of branded snacks is either a cute touch that grounds the game in the real world or a particularly brazen example of product placement. But who are we to stand between Toby the toy plane and his Mentos?