Astro’s playroom is a video game platform developed by Japan Studio’s, Team Asobi division and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 5.
The game was first announced on 11 June, 2020, at the PlayStation 5 reveal event. Subsequently, it was released on 12 November, 2020 in selected territories and worldwide on 19 November, 2020. Before the dissolution of the Japan Studio’s team in April 2021, Astro’s playroom was the final game released.
Players in this game can use the Dual sense controller to control the title character “Astro Bot” this can be possible meaning that the game is a 3D platformer. The game starts in a hub world called CPU Plaza which is modeled after the inside of the PlayStation 5 console and provides access to four worlds which are themed after a component of the console, and the artifacts are themed after the corresponding console: Memory meadow (PlayStation), GPU Jungle (PlayStation 4), SSD Speedway (PlayStation 2) and Cooling Springs (PlayStation 3).
The plaza also houses two other areas: Network Speed Run, in which players can compete in unlockable time trials for the fastest time which can be shared to online leaderboards, and PlayStation Labo, which houses all of the collectables a player has collected.
Each of the four worlds stated above are split into four levels that are interconnected with each other. Two of these levels involve a special power-up suit which makes use of the Dual sense controller’s capabilities whereas the other two of these levels involve regular platforming.
Within each world, three types of collectables exist: puzzle pieces, artifacts and coins. Puzzle pieces are used to fill in a PlayStation mural that adorns the walls of the PlayStation Labo area. Artifacts are 3D rendered representations of real-world objects from the history of PlayStation, such as consoles, controllers and accessories. When collected, the player is able to examine them by moving the Dual Sense controller around and interact with them using the touchpad or built-in microphone. Astro Bot and many other robots can interact with them by jumping on them or punching. Finally, coins collected can be used at a gacha machine in PlayStation Labo to potentially obtain collectable in-game figurines as well as more puzzle pieces and artifacts.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE END OF EACH WORLD?
At the end of each world, the player receives an artifact of the respective console as a reward for completing the world. Once all four worlds have been completed, a secret fifth world opens up called 1994 Throwback, in which Astro Bot must complete a boss fight inspired by the T-Rex tech demo from the original PlayStation’s first demo disc. Once the T-Rex has been defeated, the credits roll and the player is rewarded with artifacts from the PlayStation 5 era, including the Dual Sense controller and the PlayStation 5 console itself.
ASTRO’S PLAYROOM IS IT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON PC?
Astro’s playroom is not currently available on Personal computer (PC). The game was designed to be played on PlayStation 5 and each areas showcases innovative gameplay that taps into the new features of the PlayStation 5 Dual Sense wireless controller.
ARE THERE HIDDEN TROPHIES IN ASTRO PLAYROOM?
Yes, there are 15 hidden trophies in Astro’s playroom and they will immediately be unlocked the moment the player performs the task. Players are expected to go round and complete all different types of courses to unlock the hidden trophies. The hidden trophies require Astro to perform some challenging platforming tasks.
HOW LONG DOES ASTRO PLAYROOM TAKE?
Based on User Rating’s Astro playroom takes about two hour fifty-six minutes (2hr 56m) to complete the game.
IS ASTRO BOT A HUMAN CHARACTER IN THE GAME?
Astro bot is a small robot with blue eyes and a white body. She has a cyan cape and blue wings on her back.
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