Smile! It's time for Chibi-Robo screens

Here's a helping of screens from Chibi-Robo, Nintendo's charming robot adventure for Gamecube. It's been available in Japan for several months already, but now it's on its way to the US and we've got the shots for you to coo over.

Unlike the stars of most Japanese games centred on robots, Chibi is tiny. At three inches tall, he makes up for his lack of ability to swat airplanes and stomp buildings by helping out a depressed family; cleaning their home, listening to their problems and making the world a better place, little by little.

There's no UK release confirmed, but its appearance in the west brings it a step closer to a PAL conversion.