The Nintendo R.O.B 2.0, also known as the "Nintendo Robotic Operating Buddy 2.0", is a peripheral designed for the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS. R.O.B is the second model of R.O.B, the first being used on the Nintendo Entertainment System. This new version of R.O.B is boosted with extra content and functionality, including an Alexa-style voice command feature, a Joy-Con charger, an Amiibo reader, and more.
The R.O.B is compatible with any Fantendo game you wish, so feel free to add functionality to R.O.B for your game.
R.O.B is heavily updated, obviously. He now, instead of purely being a spare controller for Gyromyte, he now lives up to his name as a full fledged Robotic Operating Buddy. R.O.B is a gaming companion, now, with functionality for searching for guides, and giving tips and tricks. He has a speaker which allows him to speak and play music. His voice is a stereotypical robot voice to fit his demeanor, speaking in a "beep boop i am a robot." manner. He does have a bit of an attitude, though.
R.O.B connects via Bluetooth to the Nintendo Switch.
Like his predecessor, he can move his arms and swivel around in order to emote at some points. His arms double as a Joy-Con Charging Dock. He requires a charge to function, but he comes with a USB charger in which he can connect to the wall at any point. He has a battery life of 40 hours, so charging shouldn't be that much of a problem. He also powers off after being left idle for too long. You can tell how much power he has left from the large "power gauge" on his chassis, like the one that signifies his fuel in his appearance in Smash Bros. R.O.B has L.E.Ds in his eyes, just for show. His eye color changes based on the colors of the Joy-Con he has connected (i.e if his left Joy-Con is green and the right one is red, the his left eye will be green and the right one will be red). If he has no Joy-Con connected, L.E.Ds simply do not show.
R.O.B also has an NFC touchpad atop his head, allowing for players to scan Amiibo figures. R.O.B will then gain the ability to do his best "Impression" of this Nintendo character (which is fully voiced by the original character's voice actor) via voice command.
Arguably R.O.B's most important feature, R.O.B possesses the ability to take voice commands. He has a lot of answers, including-
- Video game tips for currently playing games.
- Video game trivia.
- Opening apps.
Initiating R.O.B is as simple as saying "Hey, ROB". Some apps even have more complex features for opening, such as "Hey, ROB, open Hulu and resume My Hero Academia."
All R.O.Bs come with a download code for software titled "R.O.B Games." This section allows players to play games with their Robotic Operating Buddy, both in real life and on the screen. During this, R.O.B gets the ability to move around, so it is advised that players put R.O.B on a flat surface before initiating a R.O.B game. There are multiple R.O.B games-
- Super R.O.B- A spoof of Super Mario Bros., this game has an on-screen R.O.B scrolling through 24 different 8-bit levels, to save "PRINCESS ROBERTA" from the evil "ROBBER". This game is almost an exact clone of Super Mario Bros. in its physics and controls, except with different level designs. There is one feature that sets it apart from Super Mario Bros. This game has a special feature initiated by pressing the L-Stick down on your controller, which slows down time to a halt in the game. Players then can press ZL or ZR to cause their in real life R.O.B to do a "punch" forward, which will kill enemies and break some blocks in the stages.
- Gyromite- Another 8-bit game, this game has players controlling red (ZL) and blue (ZR) pipes to guide a sleepwalking Professor Hector. There are 15 different stages in this game. When switching red and blue pipes, R.O.B will sway around and pretend to press buttons, as he does not have the peripheral used in Gyromite for the NES.
This is a list of commands that R.O.B can take vocally.
|Hey, R.O.B, open (app)||Opens app.|
|Hey, R.O.B, open (streaming app) and watch (title)||Opens app and turns on said title'|
Game Specific Commands
Feel free to add your own games to this list! Splatoon 2
|Hey, R.O.B, what stages are in session?||Lists what modes and stages are currently playabe in Splatoon 2, as well as Salmon Run's status.|
|Hey, R.O.B, give me info on Grizzco/Salmon Run.||Lists the current weapons and stages in Salmon Run|
List of games compatible with R.O.B
Any games with the category "Games compatible with R.O.B 2.0" will appear here.