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Game: Nintendo Entertainment System
In 1985, Nintendo released the Robotic Operating Buddy, or R.O.B. for short. This toy robot accessory was designed to work with the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and was only compatible with two games: Gyromite and Stack-Up. Despite its short lifespan, R.O.B. became a beloved figure in the gaming world and is still fondly remembered today. R.O.B. was originally conceived as a way to help revive the struggling video game market after the crash of 1983. Nintendo marketed R.O.B. as a sophisticated toy experience that would appeal to children and adults alike. The plan worked, and R.O.B. helped to usher in a new era of gaming. R.O.B. was discontinued a few years later, but he has remained a popular character in the Nintendo universe. He has appeared as a cameo or playable character in many games, most notably the Super Smash Bros. series. So there you have it, the story of R.O.B., the world's only interactive robot. He may have been short-lived, but he left a lasting legacy on the gaming world.