Okaeri! Chibi-Robo! Happy Richie Ōsōji! or おかえり！ちびロボ！ハッピーリッチー大そうじ literally meaning, "Welcome home Chibi-Robo! Happy, Rich Big Sweep" is a Nintendo DS game that was released exclusively in Japan on July 23rd, 2009. The game revolves around a Chibi-Robo who helps out with a now grown Jenny Sanderson from Chibi-Robo! Plug Into Adventure! who now has a family of her own.
The game starts with a cutscene in a first-person perspective and takes place in a wrecked building. Chibi-Robo is stranded there with only 6 watts left. He looks around for an Outlet and detects one far from him, only for the Outlet to be blocked by a vent. Chibi-Robo sees another one, and heads toward it. When he gets to the outlet, it gets blocked by another vent. Then he realizes he has no watts left, collapses, and shuts off. Someone speaks while Chibi-Robo is dead. He is then recharged and wakes up again, now finding himself in a Chibi-House. He examines the Chibi-House, and the stranger in front of him, who quickly introduces himself as this game’s iteration of Telly, Chibi-Robo’s manager.
Telly explains that you both have been bought by Jenny’s family, the same Jenny from Chibi-Robo! Plug Into Adventure! who is now an adult with a child of her own. As Chibi-Robo and Telly leave the house, they are introduced to the family, consisting of Jenny, her son Keith, and their dog Lucky. As they marvel over their newly acquired , Jenny tells you that you were purchased to help clean up around the house, since she wasn’t able to keep up with housework because of her job, and it becomes apparent that the family has a lot of financial woes, even more so than in Chibi-Robo! Plug Into Adventure!
Unlike its predecessor, Chibi-Robo! Park Patrol, Okaeri! Chibi-Robo! Happy Richie Ōsōji! takes gameplay back to its roots, focusing on cleaning the house and exploring it for Moolah and Happy Points. A new feature within the game is the ability to vacuum up dust found around the house. This is done by plugging into an Outlet, giving Chibi-Robo the energy needed to do the chore. However Chibi-Robo is still limited by his cord length and amount of energy which is available for the house. Electricity is not a free thing, as energy for the house is collected by compacting trash, giving garbage a whole new importance beyond obtaining Happy Points. Moving around in game is done by using the touch screen, rather than the D-Pad like in Chibi-Robo! Park Patrol, meaning that the actual game is displayed on the lower screen, and not the top. The camera is controlled by the D pad and ABXY buttons, while items are toggled through the L and R buttons.
- Main article: Iberico
Iberico (イベリコ "Iberiko" in Japanese) is an action figure which resembles a pig police officer. He is apparently the mascot of a brand of potato chips, and acts as the authority in the house at night, much like Drake Redcrest, patrolling the Living Room and meeting Chibi-Robo there in the beginning of the game.
The Free Rangers
- Main article: Free Rangers
The Free Rangers make their third appearance in the series, this time including the original members of the platoon, also including Sarge, the original leader from Chibi-Robo! Plug Into Adventure!. They are living underground and wear mining hats with flash lights attached to them.
- Main article: Habanero
Habanero (ハバネロ ザ ジャイァント "Habanero za jainto" in Japanese, or, "Habanero the Giant") is an action figure that is based off of a famous wrestler. He is owned by Jenny's son, Keith, who keeps him in his room where he has other wrestling related toys. He often hurts his foot when trying to preform wrestling moves.
- Main article: Acapella
Acapella (アカペラ "Akapera" in Japanese) is an alarm clock toy that resembles a tropical bird can be found in Jenny's Bedroom. She is mocked by a group of birds for her loud voice and inability to fly. Despite this, she has a dream to have a beautiful singing voice.
- Main article: Mesa
- Main article: Ketchup
Ketchup (ケチャップ "Kechappu" in Japanese) is a toy that seems to have an interest in botany, living in the garden and playing a guitar.
- Main article: Skullton
Skullton (スカルトン "Sukaruton" in Japanese) is a golden, decorated skull toy wearing a top hat. He appears in various locations around the house.
Like the previous games, there are enemies present within the game. The enemies in game are referred to as Ghosts, or "ゴースト" in Japanese. They reside inside the house's attic in a Casino run by their boss Don De Niro, a mobster boss who collects various expensive objects and expands his casino empire in the attic. All sea foam green ghosts are subordinates of the Don, doing his bidding by working at the casinos, acting as entertainers, and serving him. However, there are rogue ghosts on the surface in the house that are comprised of filth. These ghosts are hostile towards Chibi-Robo and will attack him by swarming onto him, draining his Watts quickly unless the player fights back by swishing the stylus back and forth across the lower screen. Ghosts can be neutralized and taken down by many methods, such as hitting them with the Chibi-Plug, shooting at them with the Police Outfit, or sucking them in with the Chibi-Vacuum.
- This is the first game where the Chibi-Plug is used for combat.
- Some animation, music, and sounds are reused from previous games.
- Lots of aspects from this game would soon make it into future games, such as the watt reservation mechanic, and item mailing.
- This game has not yet been released anywhere other than Japan.
- However, an English patch was been made by fans and publicly released April 13, 2016