Gyromite and R.O.B. retrospective: Your plastic pal who's fun to be with | NES Works #013

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Skipping a bit out of sequence for this one, as we jump ahead in the NES chronology to perhaps the most fascinating game to arrive in the U.S. in October 1985. Gyromite may not have been influential the way Super Mario Bros. would be, but it played an essential cornerstone role in Nintendo's eventual conquest of the U.S. And, believe it or not, when you play the game the way it was designed to be experienced — with a complete R.O.B. setup — it can be surprisingly entertaining. For more on the history of the NES, check out And please consider supporting this series through Patreon to make in-depth analyses like this possible:


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