■ Developer: Irem ■ Year: 2005
Your protagonist, Vanilla Beans
(yes, really) wakes up on a beach with amnesia and has to help out the similarly-aged girl that discovers him. So far, so JRPG. But then Vanilla gets access to cool customisable robots called Trotmobiles which he can use to do battle, and you can choose whether he becomes a hero or follows a villainous path. An interesting game, overlooked primarily due to a late and low-profile release.