• Publisher: Shin'en
  • Release Date: Feb 15, 2010
Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 80
    Yet another solid addition to the growing roster of great WiiWare games, Art of Balance proves its makers' pedigree yet again, with a solid concept backed by great physics, sublime music and striking visuals.
  2. With two-player co-op and versus modes adding a welcome dose of multiplayer fun to the package, Art of Balance is nothing short of essential.
  3. An ingenious puzzle game, with an extremely high number of levels and a deep gameplay.
  4. What sounds basic is a surprisingly compelling physics-based head-scratcher. [July 2010, p.95]
  5. By combining addictive gameplay with simple controls and throwing in two fun multiplayer modes for good measure, Shin’en aims to please.
  6. A simple idea perfectly executed. It deserves a place among your favourite Wii Channels. [May 2010, p.75]
  7. Not only are the physics in the game absolutely spot-on, but the intuitive control scheme made possible by the Wii Remote makes playing the game easy and fun.
  8. Offers hours of fun brain-bending gameplay. [June 2010, p.94]
  9. A simple and very stylish build-a-tower game. The physics work really well. [May 2010]
  10. Art of Balance is a little wonder. It is not an original proposal, but it does very good what it tries to do, and results in a tremendously addictive experience.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 5, 2011
    9
    Simple, elegant, and beautiful, Art of Balance is an instant classic. My only beef with this game is that the lack of community content (thatSimple, elegant, and beautiful, Art of Balance is an instant classic. My only beef with this game is that the lack of community content (that could transform this fairly short title into a daily ritual) feels like a real missed opportunity. Full Review »
  2. Apr 7, 2011
    8
    As the review says: a simple idea, very nicely executed. I really enjoyed the Art of Balance ... for as long as it lasted. Only a cheap game,As the review says: a simple idea, very nicely executed. I really enjoyed the Art of Balance ... for as long as it lasted. Only a cheap game, but it would have benefited from a bit more challenge. One or two levels really get you thinking, but the majority are fairly brief and getting through all 4 levels only takes 2 or 3 hours. Lots of potential here for community content, or for a Tetris style time challenge, or at least a World of Goo style open-ended height challenge. Still, for a few Wii Points you certainly can't go wrong. A particularly nice water shader gives a satisfying effect to the whole thing. Calm, fairly challenging, very satisfying. Highly recommended. Full Review »