• 9 years 7 months ago
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    Do you guys remember ROB (Robot Operating Buddy) that came with the original NES? He only was included during the first year of US production and was replaced by the now famous Zapper. ROB included several gyros that he manipulated. There were only two games that were ROB compatible. One was Gyromite and the other was Stack-it. ROB didn't seem to ever take hold in the uS marketplace (Japan saw the same reaction to ROB but decided to market him to the US anyway!) ROB is a forgotten piece of video game history, even though he kinda sucked, and should have a hallowed place in all of our hearts

    ALL HAIL R.O.B. !!!
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      • 9 years 7 months ago
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      Yay for R.O.B.*

      *Even though I never owned one.
      Narrator: Man lives in the sunlit world of what he believes to be reality. But... there is, unseen by most, an underworld, a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit... a Darkside :twisted:
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          • 9 years 7 months ago
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          That´s was a cool at the time but now is stupid!

          Anyway....
          I think there was a Sega Genesis game by the name of R.O.B or something. I am not absoluty sure?

          Sparrow X
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            • 9 years 7 months ago
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            I still have my R.O.B in storage. I have all the discs and things needed to use him but I don't have the Gyromite game anaymore. He was fun to play with for like five minutes and then it was like, ok this is gay. The more I think about it he was really useless and boring.
            I don't know about you, Miss Kitty, but I feel so much... yummier
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              Badkitty wrote:
              He was fun to play with for like five minutes and then it was like, ok this is gay. The more I think about it he was really useless and boring.


              I think that could be said for most of the NES accesories. The only one I can think of that was any good was the light gun. :roll:
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                • 9 years 7 months ago
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                "when you master ROB the video game robot, you're playing with power."
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                  • 9 years 7 months ago
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                  I have great love and respect for R.O.B. He was the Trojan Horse that ushered in the Nintendo Entertainment System and revived video games.
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                    • 9 years 7 months ago
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                    my friend has rob on his shelf. that's all rob is good for now. bastard! ;p~
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                      • 9 years 6 months ago
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                      Didn't R.O.B. play part in the Starfox series, or is that just another guy? :?8)
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                        • 9 years 6 months ago
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                        rob made an appernce in wario ware
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                          • 9 years 6 months ago
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                          I used to have a ROB

                          But he didn't come with the games, so he was about as useful as a 40-pound paperweight
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                            • 9 years 4 months ago
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                            Sparrow X wrote:
                            I think there was a Sega Genesis game by the name of R.O.B or something. I am not absoluty sure?


                            Yes there was, it was an orange robot, I rented it once but couldn't find a picture of it...
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                              • 9 years 4 months ago
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                              truthfully the onaly othe good nes accesories beside the light gun was the arcade controler
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                                Neophyte, the NES Max ushered in modern gamepad design.
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                                  • 9 years 4 months ago
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                                  i believe there was three accessories woth it at the time:

                                  1 light gun

                                  2 arcade controller

                                  and my personal fave:

                                  3 the game glove


                                  that thing was awesome! even though ur hand sweated like niagra falls, it was still cool to play with when u were a kid.
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                                    Pacman wrote:
                                    Didn't R.O.B. play part in the Starfox series, or is that just another guy? :?8)


                                    no that was another guy but R.O.B. does turn up in maio kart DS
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                                      • 9 years 4 months ago
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                                      Thats odd
                                      Since the NES System i got has both the Zapper and R.o.b :)

                                      I remeber R.O.B put up the good fight but the Seven year old me had him broken in like a day or so.

                                      then i got a replacment rob like Five years later at a yard sale since i still had the games and Accesserys.
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                                        • 9 years 4 months ago
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                                        I used to own a ROB, the gun, the arcade controller, and the game glove =)
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                                          • 9 years 4 months ago
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                                          Had a ROB and a zapper

                                          didn't have any games for my rob though, got him at a yeard sale
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