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Robotic Operating Buddy, better known as R.O.B., or Robot in Japan, is a character that appears in the Nintendo Entertainment System where he serves as the mascot. R.O.B. makes his first appearance in Stack-Up and Gyromite in 1985 when he served as the mascot of the game. He also appeared in the commercials for the Nintendo Entertainment System as the corporate mascot.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
R.O.B. is a newcomer in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He was unveiled in a mass leak prior to the Japanese release of Brawl. R.O.B. was confirmed on the DOJO!! March 6, 2008, 3 days before the US release.
R.O.B. is currently the first and only inorganic character playable in the entire Super Smash Bros. series. Although it looks like R.O.B. is using wheels to move on the ground, he is actually using small jet bursts from his Robo Burner. These have no effect on the fuel for the special move Robo Burner, however. Every time R.O.B. moves, he leaves small air circles on the ground, reinforcing the idea that he doesn't even use wheels to move on the floor, Ivysaur and Pit also have this property. R.O.B. can be unlocked by collecting 250 different trophies.
R.O.B. also was represented by a trophy that can be obtained by clearing the classic mode with it and three stickes that only give a boost on it: R.O.B. from Mario Kart DS give a boost on indirect attacks by 15, Robot & Blocks gives a boost on indirect attacks by 27, and Robot from Mario Kart DS JP give a boost on energy attacks by 32.
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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
R.O.B. returns as a playable character in both versions as unlockable. In the 3DS version, it can be unlocked by playing 20 VS matches or collection 200 different trophies, in the Wii U version, playing 60 VS matches or playing through 10 rounds of crazy orders and defeating Crazy Hand.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
R.O.B. returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a unlockable character. It also appears as three spirits. R.O.B. itself is a fighter spirit that can be unlocked by clearing the classic mode with him. Stack-Up appears as a advanced-ranked support spirit that grats an immunity on tripping who can be purchased at Timmy and Tommy's. Gyromite appears as a advanced-ranked support spirit that gives the user a back shield. It spirit battle is against a giant R.O.B. who favors neutral specials on the living room.
In World of Light, R.O.B. is one of the many fighters who are vaporized by Galeem's beams, R.O.B.'s puppet fighter can be found on the mysterious dimension.
- R.O.B. is the only character in the Super Smash Bros. series not to be an actual video game character.
- R.O.B. is the only character in the Super Smash Bros. series whose costumes are all based on Transformers characters.
- R.O.B. is one of the two characters to have alternate costumes based on non-gaming references, the other being Duck Hunt.
- He currently ranks 18th on the Brawl tier list and 36th on the SSB4 tier list. He has strong attacks, good zoning and trapping tools and a great grab combo, known as the 'Beep-Boop' - down throw to up air. However, he is a big target, meaning he is comboed easily and lacks a good combo breaker, giving him a hard time escaping them. His kill moves are also slow.