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Solatorobo: Red the Hunter - Nintendo DS

by Xseed
Nintendo DS
Everyone 10+
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)


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  • A beautiful mix of 3D polygons, hand-drawn 2D backgrounds, and special animated cut-scenes by famed animation studio MADHOUSE (Ninja Scroll, Trigun, Death Note) combine for one of the most graphically impressive games on the system
  • Features include: quest-based play, robot combat utilizing chained attack moves, robot customization and leveling, exploration gameplay, aircraft racing and multiplayer options
  • Your robot is your weapon as you pick up enemies and throw them for damage, or catch missiles and other objects to toss as your own explosive projectiles
  • Special aircraft become available to take on aerial race-based challenges, or invite friends via local connection for a 4-person race through the skies
  • With over 70 varied quests including a robot battle tournament, taking the gunner position of an airship to fend off sky pirates, and fishing for huge monsters, all while collecting hidden pictures and music

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Product Details

  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0057VWTS8
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 5 x 1.1 inches ; 6.4 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: September 27, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,092 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

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Solatorobo: Red the Hunter is an Action RPG (Role-playing Game) for Nintendo DS / DSi / 3DS that merges an engrossing storyline featuring multiple anthropomorphic animal cultures with diverse play mechanics to create a gameplay experience rarely seen in a handheld platform. Features include: quest-based play, robot combat utilizing chained attack moves, robot customization and leveling, exploration gameplay, aircraft racing and multiplayer options.

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Story

Red Savarin, an eager and ambitious 17 year-old anthropomorphic dog, ventures through the mythical floating islands of the Shepherd Republic where specialized robots are commonplace, living a carefree life traveling with his younger sister, Chocolat, and utilizing his personalized robot, DAHAK, to complete various odd jobs for money. While on a routine retrieval mission, they have a chance encounter with a mysterious boy named Elh and find a medallion that inadvertently entangles Red in something much more than he bargained for. Having taken Elh under his care, Red investigates the mystery surrounding the young boy and the strange object as he takes on monsters, sky pirates and evil robots on his road to becoming the reluctant hero that must save the world from a swiftly awakening evil.

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Explore and battle through islands in the sky in Solatorobo: Red the Hunter.
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Gameplay

Solatorobo: Red the Hunter is an action role-playing game taking place in the fictional Shepherd Republic, a nation high in the skies consisting of numerous floating islands. Gameplay revolves around quests and battles, with the player in the role of Red Savarin utilizing his personalized robot, DAHAK, to pick up heavy items and enemies, catch and throw back projectiles, glide through the skies, and even fish for monsters. Gorgeous visuals and an amazing soundtrack bring an aerial and ground-based world to life as players complete the more than 70 quests to gain the resources needed to upgrade and prepare DAHAK for the epic struggle to save the world from the evil about to be unleashed upon the land.

Racing and Multiplayer

Racing

As well as the main story you can play Air Robo GP mode – a racing game set over challenging racing circuits floating in the air. Just choose your favorite aircraft and course, then let rip with some stunning flying – if you put your skills on show, you could win some serious money. Keep your eyes peeled for crystals and items dotted around each course, too. Collecting crystals will fill the Boost Gauge: when full, you can use that extra speed to lay down the lead, or claw back from last place. Items can be used to slow down your rivals - or to stop them from using their own ones on you. With Missiles, Elec-Mines, Jammers and more up for grabs, clever racing is about collecting items and then picking the perfect moment to use them. On top of all this, you can build up special bonuses for racing in certain ways on special days, and there are several new aircraft that you can unlock by playing through the main game too.

Multiplayer

Air Robo GP can be played with up to three friends who have their own copy of Solatorobo: Red the Hunter. Over local wireless communication, you can play multiplayer races on circuits in the sky - boost, slide turn and use items to get the best of your friends. May the best pilot win.

Key Game Features

  • A beautiful mix of 3D polygons, hand-drawn 2D backgrounds, and special animated cut-scenes by famed animation studio MADHOUSE (Ninja Scroll, Trigun, Death Note) combine for one of the most graphically impressive games on the system
  • The original soundtrack sets a playful mood for some of the lighthearted dialogue, while contrasting full orchestral scores foreshadow the epic struggle for survival to come
  • Your robot is your weapon as you pick up enemies and throw them for damage, or catch missiles and other objects to toss as your own explosive projectiles
  • Special aircraft become available to take on aerial race-based challenges, or invite friends via local connection for a 4-person race through the skies
  • With over 70 varied quests including a robot battle tournament, taking the gunner position of an airship to fend off sky pirates, and fishing for huge monsters, all while collecting hidden pictures and music
  • Additional quests available online

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RPG style ability leveling in Solatorobo: Red the Hunter
Classic RPG play mechanics.
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Manuevering your robot, DAHAK, in Solatorobo: Red the Hunter
Exciting robot based combat.
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Wireless multiplayer racing.
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Product Description

Red Savarin, an eager and ambitious 17 year-old anthropomorphic dog, ventures through the mythical floating islands of the Shepherd Republic where specialized robots are commonplace, living a carefree life traveling with his younger sister, Chocolat, and utilizing his personalized robot, Dahak, to complete various odd jobs for money. While on a routine retrieval mission, they have a chance encounter with a mysterious boy named Elh and find a medallion that inadvertently entangles Red in something much more than he bargained for. Having taken Elh under his care, Red investigates the mystery surrounding the young boy and the strange object as he takes on monsters, sky pirates and evil robots on his road to becoming the reluctant hero that must save the world from a swiftly awakening evil. Solatorobo: Red the Hunter is an action role-playing game taking place in the Shepherd Republic, a nation high in the skies consisting of numerous floating islands. As Red, the player utilizes his personalized robot to pick up heavy items and enemies, catch and throw back projectiles, glide through the skies, and even fish for monsters. Gorgeous visuals and an amazing soundtrack bring the aerial world to life as players complete the more than 70 quests to gain the resources needed to upgrade and prepare their robot for the epic struggle to save the world from the evil about to be unleashed upon the land.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
CyberConnect2 is mostly known for the popular PS2 dot Hack series and various Naruto titles. A little known title they made was called Tail Concerto,(for the PS1) which featured very similarly styled art and characters to Solatorobo. It's fantastic to see the company still intact, and still making games that are their own.

Solatorobo aesthetics are some of the most whimsical and intelligently designed on the DS. The hardware limitations gives us beautifully crafted 2D/3D backgrounds with polygons and sprites blending seamlessly together. It feels like a Playstation One game, and not just technically - It really feels like an adventure that could've loved as a ten year old, and still love today; even though I'm more than a decade older than that.

The game is mostly comprised of a quest/rank system, but has a truly magical battle system that I think accomplishes with smart finese what every action RPG title wants to have.

The magic in the battle gameplay is brought to life through a cleverly designed and simple combat system. The system really only involves one mechanic and develops it through combo systems and an enjoyable upgrade system.

Throwing.

That's right! You throw things, and enemies to damage them. With your robot of course! It's really fun and makes combat a bit more endearing than your typical adventure RPG combat of button mashing, and/or developing spell strategies or what not. It has a simple, but endearing combo system that involves jumping and throwing in different combinations to effectively keep enemies toppled long enough to do big damage.

It's an adventure, and not only does it feel grand - it feels manageable, which is very important to me when it comes to games these days.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solatorobo: Red the Hunter...... September 27, 2011
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I wouldn't be surprised, in the least, to find this game being voted the "Best Game of 2011". Despite its' odd title, Solatorobo: Red the Hunter has to be one of the most lovingly crafted games I've ever played. Solatorobo, which literally means "Sky and Robots" in Japanese, tells the tale of a sky pirate named Red who rides around in an airship searching for adventure amongst a world of floating islands. What begins as your simple action-RPG soon turns into something a bit more elaborate. You go on quests that range from the normal item hunting and whatnot to air races and the like.

I think what I like most about the game is the attention to story and the development of the characters you encounter. There's quite a bit of dialogue between characters but not so much that it'll turn you off from the game. In fact, if it does anything- it will make you care about the characters even more. Cutscenes bring out the most exciting points in the story and are quite welcome, in my opinion. I'm told it's the spiritual sequel to a little-known PS1 RPG called Tail Concerto. While I haven't played that game, I hear it's a pretty good one.

My only dislike about the game is that challenges in the game aren't hard at all. Mildly challenging, at best.

Still, Solatorobo: Red the Hunter is still worth a look. While I hadn't finished it yet, I'm in love with the game. Here's hoping Cyberconnect2 sees enough success with this game that we see a sequel to it alot sooner than Tail Concerto did(which took some 13 years).
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This game deserves to be praised October 6, 2011
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The nintendo DS has been known to have a huge library of awesome games like Pokemon, Dragon Quest, The World ends with you, Mario, the newly released Kirby game and of course Zelda. But it has also a huge ton of awesome games, maybe even better than those already mentioned, that will never be recognized as much as the "big name character games" out there, some may not even sell 10,000 copies at all...

Well I think this game will fall into that category sadly... but maybe this simple review will attract some hearts and make this a sleeper hit for a handheld console that will remain in our hearts as the best handheld console of all time.

Where to start?
Well how about the art of the game? it's beautiful,well designed, anime style characters resembles a lot to the Naruto anime some may like. the ships look cool as well also the background and atmosphere of the game feels like playing in a world straight out of a Final Fantasy game. Actually to me feels more like Xenogears(lol). Well the art is simply amazing, you'll end up wondering how did they get that to work like that on a handheld game, not even the PSP could make something look soo advanced. And it's not even a 3DS game!

The battle system is quite simple, fun and original but really super easy. You throw things at enemies or grab them and throw them,and sometimes you can combo and bounce em like a basketball. sounds simple? it is. feels like zelda, musashi,you get it action type rpgs.

Story? your typical sky pirate style anime with the anti hero laid back main character whose really a bad ass at what he does, with his crazy, smart and technical partner that get involved into some really heavy $#!% and have to save the day cause they're the chosen ones. wow....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Charming adventure that's easy to miss
Solatorobo almost went completely under the radar until i started having cravings for something with a little more adventure in my DS library. Read more
Published 17 days ago by A. Wu
4.0 out of 5 stars Good game but has some flaws
The music and artwork for this game were awesome.

The initial campaign seemed a bit short, tho there is a completely new game after you "beat the game" picking up right... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Robert N. Eublind
5.0 out of 5 stars this game rocks
the game is awsome i hope to see a sequile to this game soon looking for word to getting more games soon
Published 11 months ago by dunlouise bonds
5.0 out of 5 stars A really fun game
This game is truly amazing. Playing this game is as fun as playing the Final Fantasy games! I completely love this game!
Published 14 months ago by Nick
5.0 out of 5 stars It's P good.
Bought it for my brother for his birthday. It shipped really quick and he really likes the game. Ifyou like furries and giant robots, it's your kinda game too.
Published 17 months ago by Kitty Kennard
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Definitive Adventure Games for the DS
I think anyone could enjoy this game. It can be a bit easy at times, but that doesn't make it a bad game. The adventure itself is fun. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Robert
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece for the DS.
For the bad rap furries have, the game developers among them make video games of the highest degree. Read more
Published 20 months ago by D. C. Fletcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Destined to be a classic!
This is one of my favorite DS games. It is extremely charming. The colorful, idyllic towns in the game are reminicent of something out of a Studio Ghibli film. Read more
Published 21 months ago by S. Gibson
5.0 out of 5 stars A TRUE game!
A game I enjoy, is a combination of story, free roaming, and also reasonable lengthiness. Solatorobo can closely be related to the familiar Nintendo Gamecube game: The Legend of... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Chris Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic in scope, deceptive in its simplicity
I found this title completely by accident in the back corner of a local Gamestop. The premise was so extraordinary that I had to pick it up, and I was not disappointed. Read more
Published on June 13, 2012 by GeoVaughan
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