Gato Roboto

released on May 30, 2019

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 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!

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definitely overstays its welcome a bit despite being very short. the cat is really cute though

Parece juego de una jam, no intenta nada nuevo, sabe las bases de su genero metroidvania y no intenta ir mas alla

Excellent gameplay that reminds me of what I love about the Metroidvania genre. The only thing missing is more.
Given what is here though, any longer (under the gato roboto game) would've felt too bloated. The choice to have the game end where it does is great for this game and my only hope is to see more from this team.
Maybe also more diversity in boss fights? I just want more challenges like the underwater fight.

The game Metroid: Zero Mission wishes it could be. Jokes aside, the gameplay is smooth and fun, and a lot of the tedium from the old metroid games has been removed here (e.g. locking progression behind a limited resource; instead rockets are on a cooldown which is far more intuitive). I like the bond between our protagonist and her owner a lot too. The story is (appropriately) silly, but it's not like I expected a narrative masterpiece. The game does lack the atmosphere that oozes from the Metroid games, but partly makes up for that in infectious charm.
Not allowing you to continue the save file to 100% the game is unacceptable though, and left a super sour taste in my mouth. Why not simple spawn us right before the boss fight? Why put in extra effort to alter my save file so I cannot play on it anymore? It's a genuinely baffling game design decision.
That being said, if you like Metroid and it's on sale, give it a shot! It's short and sweet, and I think most Metroid fans can get a kick out of it.

Not good at all. It does nothing interesting with the metroidvania concept and never has a satisfying sense of progression in any way. I love both cute and dark things and this game's story is both. While I found the way they were combined to be pretty offputting, the main problem is neither were interesting at all - neither the cute or dark part on their own would have sustained my interest at all.