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  • Summary: The millions of Goo Balls who live in the World of Goo are curious to explore - but they don't know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious. Mysterious Levels - Each level is strange and dangerously beautiful, introducing new puzzles, areas, and the creatures that liveThe millions of Goo Balls who live in the World of Goo are curious to explore - but they don't know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious. Mysterious Levels - Each level is strange and dangerously beautiful, introducing new puzzles, areas, and the creatures that live in them. World of Goo Balls - Along the way, undiscovered new species of Goo Ball, each with unique abilities, come together to ooze through reluctant tales of discovery, love, conspiracy, beauty, electric power, and the third dimension. The Sign Painter - Someone is watching you. World of Goo Corporation - Congratulations! World of Goo Corporation is the Global Leader in Goo and Goo Related Product, including World of Goo Corporation Trademark Brand Soft Drink Beverage and World of Goo Corporation Trademark Brand Facial Exfoliating Lotion. Succulent! Massive Online Competition - Human players around the world compete in a living leaderboard to build the tallest towers of goo in World of Goo Corporation's mysterious sandbox. World of Goo Corporation is contractually obligated to state that everyone is a winner and is enthusiastic to celebrate everyone's tower building opportunities equally. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. NF Magazine
    Apr 24, 2017
    90
    I'm seriously impressed, and so much so that I'm excited for the possibilities of other old Wii titles making encore appearances on Switch thanks to this single, indie-crafted proof of concept! [Issue #27 – May/June 2017, p. 23]
  2. Mar 27, 2017
    90
    Nothing has changed here - this is still the same fantastic World of Goo that was so loved back on WiiWare, and now comes with the handy feature of including not only motion controls from the Wii version, but touch input from the mobile edition, as well as a great two-player feature and instant access to the atmospheric soundtrack. The core puzzles are as dastardly as ever, and feel just as fresh as they ever did, with numerous ways to solve them…and numerous ways to epically fail! Highly challenging, highly addictive, and, more than ever, leaving a thirst for a true sequel, World of Goo is a must for any Nintendo Switch owner.
  3. Apr 5, 2017
    90
    One of the best puzzle releases in the recent history of video games… now on Nintendo Switch.
  4. Apr 6, 2017
    80
    Despite being an interesting and addictive game, the Nintendo Switch's World of Goo is exactly the same as the one released in 2008 on Wii.
  5. Apr 29, 2017
    80
    World of Goo makes its arrival on the Nintendo Switch and almost ten years after its debut on the Wii, the game has not lost any of the quality that made it a reference for puzzle games. World of Goo's magnificent production values, where its rich visuals and remarkable soundtrack are key, its gameplay mechanics that follow the laws of physics and the amount of content make this a game that clearly stands out above its competitors, even in a segment as large as puzzle games made by indie developers.
  6. Apr 10, 2017
    80
    World of Goo is a game that has aged pretty well since it's original release and the HD graphics go a long way in making it stay a classic puzzle game. The progression is great, with some levels that will make you scream and shout whilst simultaneously pulling out your hair, has a great art style and some pretty funny remarks from The Unknown Sign Painter. It does face some control issues but nothing which is a deal breaker. If you haven't played World of Goo before, or even if it's been a few years or more since you last did, it's certainly worth your time on the Switch.
  7. Jun 20, 2017
    62
    World of Goo is a game with an excellent concept, held back from greatness by its limited scope and inaccurate control schemes. More levels, a proper ultimate goal, or even a good control scheme could've boosted this game out of middle-of-the-road territory - but as it stands, that's right where it sits.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Apr 9, 2018
    10
    Great price for a great game. I remember playing this on my mom's PC and loving it, after realizing that this game was only 10$ made me easilyGreat price for a great game. I remember playing this on my mom's PC and loving it, after realizing that this game was only 10$ made me easily buy it. If you love puzzle games or are looking for a good game to play, get this, you won't be disappointed. Expand
  2. Jun 7, 2017
    9
    I absolutely loved playing this game again, and I feel comfortable saying that this is the definitive version of World of Goo. While I wishI absolutely loved playing this game again, and I feel comfortable saying that this is the definitive version of World of Goo. While I wish they had added some new content, the visuals are absolutely gorgeous in HD, sound crisp, and controls 'on point' as they say. I played through on the original Wii, tried the demo on a tablet, and on a friend's PC. I still feel that the pointer controls of the Wii and Switch are the most intuitive and satisfying. I find that using a touch screen gets cumbersome, since you obscure your view of the goo when you hover your finger. While using a mouse on PC is probably the most precise, I think it loses some of its relaxing, contemplative charm. The one negative I would agree with the switch version, is that you have to 'recenter' the pointer pretty often. But I'll take that over having to set up a 'sensor bar'. It also adds touchscreen control, for those who feel the need. Expand
  3. Mar 13, 2017
    9
    This game will play on Nintendo Wii in its time.
    This game is very fun hanging enough black monsters since I do not know what they are, this
    This game will play on Nintendo Wii in its time.
    This game is very fun hanging enough black monsters since I do not know what they are, this game is very fun and will take you a while playing it if you like this type of games.

    9/10
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  4. May 10, 2017
    8
    This is good challenging fun and reminds of a game called Lemmings on the Amiga without quite hitting the same heights really.

    Great price
    This is good challenging fun and reminds of a game called Lemmings on the Amiga without quite hitting the same heights really.

    Great price too for this puzzle game.
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  5. Mar 4, 2017
    8
    This is very interesting Indie-game. This is one of the first Switch Indie Games and anounce very many Indie Games, even better than World ofThis is very interesting Indie-game. This is one of the first Switch Indie Games and anounce very many Indie Games, even better than World of Goo, but World of Goo has got awesome Idea and realisation too, isn't story and funny gameplay, because you must build the bridge, which the Goo-ballons and on deal this is wonderful. Legend Indie-Videogame release on Switch Expand
  6. May 30, 2017
    7
    World of Goo is known for being one of the forefathers in the indie craze, and the game holds up extremely well, but after almost 10 years onWorld of Goo is known for being one of the forefathers in the indie craze, and the game holds up extremely well, but after almost 10 years on the market this game really needed an overhaul that it doesn't get in this port. It uses the same wonky controller functionality that it did on the Wii and Wii U where you point your controller at the screen, click a button, and then have it "centered" based on where you were pointing. Luckily, the Switch has a much better controller then the previous Nintendo entries with the Joy-Con, but you have to almost continuously re-center the game in order to keep the pointer where you want it. That is my biggest issue with this port. Otherwise, it is still a super fun and interesting puzzle game, that I have loved since it first came out. This game is a classic in the indie realm, and I love having it available to me still to this day, but the game definitely needs to better utilize a new control scheme. This is the same control scheme used by all the Tomorrow Corporation games, but the problem with this one is that there are puzzles that require you to do things quickly and accurately, and when you have to constantly re-center the pointer it can get frustrating. This game is a 9 with a perfect control scheme, but this feels like they plugged the old Wii version into a Switch emulator and hit play. Disappointing, but worth a play for first timers to this game. Otherwise, just keep playing it on your PC or mobile device as most gamers have probably bought this one before. Expand
  7. Apr 9, 2017
    5
    Word of goo, nothing more, nothing less. The same game we have been able to play on every pc, console and cellphone since 2008.Word of goo, nothing more, nothing less. The same game we have been able to play on every pc, console and cellphone since 2008.

    Entertaining? Sure, but nothing new
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