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Chibi-Robo encourages reading, smelling


A GoNintendo reader received this Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol bookmark at school. It has a feature that the DS game can't possibly have: scents. We assume that scratching the adorable-faced flower things releases a delightful floral scent. This is the best scratch-and-sniff game item since the CyberSniff 2000 (which did actually add a smell component to the gameplay of Leisure Suit Larry 7).

It's a little incongruous that Nintendo is putting such energy into promoting this game when they're putting considerably less into making it available. We're in the same predicament with the bookmark as we are with the game: since we're not in school, we can't get our hands on this, much like the lack of nearby Wal-Marts makes it more difficult to purchase the game.

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1. What makes me king of all nerds isn't just the fact that I collect bookmarks as a hobby, but that I felt a faint flutter of longing when I saw this one. And I didn't even feel that for the game's release.

Crown me.

Posted at 1:29AM on Oct 4th 2007 by Xian B.

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