Wired Hands-On: Chibi Robo Devs' Latest Weirdness, Captain Rainbow

Chris Kohler writes:

"Want more hardcore games for Wii? How about a niche adventure game that like two people are going to buy?

Yes, it's that time again: Time for Skip, the iconoclastic makers of bizarre games like Chibi-Robo and Giftpia to unleash their first Wii game onto the world. It's called Captain Rainbow, and it's got all the hallmarks of a good Skip game: A quirky, endearing story, bizarre characters, lackadaisical gameplay goals, and (most critically) weird shit.

The weird stuff this time around stems mostly from the fact that this is a game about a down-on-his-luck superhero who has been sent off to a mysterious island full of down-on-their-luck characters from old Nintendo games. Little Mac from Punch-Out, Birdo from Super Mario Bros. 2, the generic golfer from Golf, and many more of Nintendo's most forgettable characters are all on this island with you, and all of you are looking to have your wishes granted.

My impressions of the game's first two hours are below."

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