Solarobo Secret Power Transforms Red Into A Human

By Spencer . August 11, 2010 . 10:22am

imageRed, the dog-like protagonist in Solartorobo, can transform into a human-like character. He gains this unknown ability in the middle of the game and it appears to be a turning point for the game’s story.


When Red transforms his attack, defense, and movement stats go up. He can also use a new kind of mech. CyberConnect2 shared concept art it and human-like Red.


Solartorobo comes out on October 28 in Japan.


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  • I dunno… I pictured him to be a brunette with a cigar in his mouth – if we’re working with the original source work (the doggy-image of him).

    • puchinri

      Now I want that more than this human version…

  • Code

    Yeahhh I heard about this awhile back — for me it was the biggest misstep the game has, and really didn’t see coming. Not going to scratch it from my buyers list, but it didn’t exactly please me when I first found out o~o’

  • nyoron

    The furries won’t like this!

    Or maybe they will, I don’t even know.

    • I like it and seriously what is the big deal with disliking furries. Its time to play something other than human people.

      • MisterNiwa

        Most times they look stupid, lol.

        They were okay when I was young and watched oldschool Disney Cartoons.
        Hell even now these cartoons are ossim.

        But geez, they sure look stupid.

        And whats with that “Its time to play something other than human people.” ?
        There are plenty of games where you play stuff that is not human, lol.

        But well, there aint much games with these furries.
        When I say these furries, I mean furries that look too much like a human, but still have a animal face.

        • yeah Ratchet, Sly but I was talking about furries in particular.

          • MisterNiwa

            Well, because.. I guess that kind of furry looks more like a human mixed with an animal and people would think what the–

            Seriously, could someone explain me why they have clothes on!?

          • Code

            Likely what I figure part of it is Japanese haven’t as much of a history with furries in animation as North America has had in it’s animation. North America has had characters like Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse, for years as the mainstay of it’s cartoon/animation industry, just about up til the late 80’s cartoons on TV were dominated by it. In Japan, it’s certainly not that it didn’t get some of these cartoons obviously, the main one to my knowledge is Tom and Jerry, as it had no voice acting, and dubbing was never an issue, thus it’s appeared all over the world. But of course Japan has had it’s own animation industry and it’s own anime art style it’s developed over the years. It’s dipped of course into furry-esque animes, my personal favorite being Samurai Pizza Cats >w<; But the reason the furries in this have very human qualities is likely because it's anime styling and rules, being applied with a furry theme. Warner Bros, and Disney characters have there own styling too which I think is what your getting at.My years of animation school keep coming up when you post >w_>’ NO ONE. So law is everyone has to wear clothes.

      • Code

        *picks ear* I have to agree with this — takes me back to earlier gaming eras, when there were more furry characters in games. I think it’s mostly because furries haven’t quiet seen the popularity like they did in the past, with cartoon trends in the late 90’s moving towards anime. Plus online 4chan always like to flex there muscle when it comes to this topic >w<'

        Honestly it's been what feels like years since the last game I've played that stars furry characters, what with Starfox being one of the only prominent series out there. Solarobo though when I first saw pictures of it, it felt very refreshing to me, something different then most games out right now. Seriously if anything I think the biggest problem is the human element they introduced against it.

        • That last part is what I agree with and that is what makes the game very interesting to me. I may end up getting the limited edition off play-asia just to get the goodies but 100 bucks is pricey maybe i’ll wait and see what we get when the game gets announced for US

  • Guest

    oh WOW, i’m so SURPRISED!! he’s caucasian!! of course he’s caucasian, why would he be anything else?

    • MisterNiwa

      Eh… what do you try to say?

  • godmars

    Is it wrong to hate this game because its not on the console I want it to be on?

  • JustaGenericUser

    Hahahaha, the furries are gonna rage like a mugaphuga.

  • DudeOnly

    So dogs can turn into humans…….O_O

  • Jaxx-Leviathan

    What strikes me as odd is that he becomes more powerful in human-like form. I don’t know, I guess I just figure beastman form to be the generically the more powerful form. Ah, can’t… control… urge to correct: it’s called Solatorobo, not Solarobo.

  • Pichi

    I would expect a werewolf before going human. Well, as long as it makes sense in the store, I guess it won’t be so bad.

  • liamscanlan
  • RAVENKam

    I love this concept, and interest in the game couldn’t be higher for me. It just looks so fresh. If this doesn’t get localised I’ll definitely import.

  • Wow, finally when you transfor into a human, you become stronger! normally is the other way around… good thing is not all flurry, now im kinda interested

  • In that pose, all I can see is Inuyasha

  • puchinri

    Well, the human part is a little… meh. It wasn’t such a bad addition on its own, but echoing the thoughts of others, being stronger as a human seems backwards (and kinda annoying in my mind, lol).

    But I still want that game. And hope at least one other region gets the se/preorder bonuses. But if I gotta, I will import that version…

    • Joanna

      Agreed. The human character design is underwhelming and it’s weird that a human would be stronger than a beastman.

      • puchinri

        The sad part is, I remember seeing the human part in some of the art on the site and thought it looked cool there and might be fun to have in the game. But now that I see it like this… Well, it just doesn’t feel right. ono

        • Joanna

          I agree, alone, the character design isn’t really remarkable, but it’s not horrible either, it’s just a bit on the generic side. What makes it worse is that the dog and the human character look nothing alike. (I recall the dog having blue eyes yet the human has golden ones, the dog has a darker shade of brown fur while the human’s hair looks dirty blond, human has really long hair while the dog has shoulder length hair, etc). Is it really too much to ask that there be some consistencies between the two versions? :|

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