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Gyromite, also known as Robot Gyro (ジャイロ, Jairo), is a video game released in 1985 for the Nintendo Entertainment System, designed for use with the Robotic Operating Buddy. Gyromite is one of two games in Nintendo's Robot Series, the other being Stack-Up (AKA Robot Block). The opening screen of the game shows the title Robot Gyro, the Japanese name of the game for the Family Computer. Essentially, the Gyromite game program is unchanged from the Famicom Robot Gyro cartridge, and many Gyromite cartridges contain the circuit board from a copy of "Robot Gyro," attached to an adaptor that allows the game to be played on NES consoles. Famicom games had 60-pin connectors, so the adaptor converted the game so it can be used with the 72-pin connector in an NES.

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Surprisingly fun puzzle game. You play as an old man with an immense hatred for dinos, and he goes around collecting dynamites. Or defusing them, I dunno.
The puzzles are pretty simple, but the mechanics are fun enough. Basically you can control two types of pipes: blue and orange, so you use them to squish some funky looking dinosaurs or to open up paths so you can collect them dynamites, you can also use, uh, radishes? To attract the dinosaurs, when they're eating them you don't get killed. Wait, are they omnivorous dinos? Why do they kill you?
Eh, dinos really be like that sometimes.

I genuinely enjoyed this game for a few minutes, I just wish the puzzles were a bit more complicated. Game B is also pretty fun, you can choose it in the menu and you basically have a sleep-walking old man and you gotta open up the path for him, just like in real life with grandpa Jim. Ah, Jim, we'll always miss you. Should've heard the fighter jet. He was a heavy sleeper.

Overall, rating out of 100:
Story: 0
Like always, no story on this one.

Gameplay: 25
Twas enjoyable squishing dinos, and myself.

Graphics: 0
Not the prettiest one out there. The scientist looked pretty good tho, I wonder if he's single.

Sound/Music: 10
Not really memorable seeing as I just played it and don't remember how it was, but it didn't make my ears bleed so it must be ok at least.

That leaves Gyromite with a piped up 35 out of 400! Wait, the pipes are blue and RED? Am I colorblind?
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