Gyromite

ジャイロセット

Gyromite
System Famicom / NES
Developer Nintendo
Genre Action / Puzzle

A game that requires the Robotic Operating Buddy to play. Direct R.O.B. to spin gyros and move them on to switches to open red and blue doors so Professor Hector can progress..

In Game A, Professor Hector has to collect all the dynamite in his lab before the timer runs out. Along the way, Hector must also avoid Smicks or distract them with Turnips.

In Game B, Professor Hector is sleepwalking through his lab, and you have to make sure he gets to the exit safely. You get points depending on how long Hector stays alive in each stage.

Release Information

Region Date Name System
Japan 13 Aug 1985 ファミリーコンピュータ ロボット ジャイロセット Family Computer Robot: Gyro Set Famicom/NES
US Oct 1985 Gyromite Famicom/NES

Characters

Professor Hector

Professor Hector

A mad scientist whose laboratory has been rigged with Dynamite. He will have to direct the Robotic Operating Buddy (R.O.B.) to open the red and blue gates in his laboratory in order to defuse it. In Game B he is sleepwalking through his lab and R.O.B. has to guide him to safety.

Professor Vector

Professor Vector

In the 2 Player game, the second player takes turns as Professor Vector.

Enemies

Smick

Smick

A greedy little Bug that lives in the professor's laboratory. He loves to bite professors, but his favorite food is turnips. If you feed a Smick a turnip then it will leave the professor alone. You can defeat Smick by luring him into a gate and then closing it on him suddenly.

Items

Dynamite

Dynamite

There are 6 bundles of dynamite hidden in each stage and sometimes they are invisible. You have to collect all 6 in order to clear the stage.

Turnip

Turnip

The Smick's favorite food. The professor can pick it up and drop it wherever he wants. If a Smick comes across the Turnip he will leave the professor alone while he eats it.