Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Edge Magazine
    70
    More diversion than challenge, and never leads to stress. [Aug 2009, p.107]
  2. The worlds of hairdressing and vegetable fancying combine in the best, and only, topiary simulator.
  3. Bonsai Barber stands out as one of the better WiiWare titles available to buy, but it isn’t an absolute must-have. Cute visuals and a quirky style accompany this entertaining if somewhat shallow game.
  4. An easy game to admire, the concept is appealingly daft and the implementation rich in wit and charm. It's just too laidback for its own good; an approach that pays dividends in those first joyful days but proves less successful in the long term as the rising difficulty curve chafes uncomfortably against the whimsical lack of direction.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. KirkJ.
    Sep 9, 2009
    8
    I'm really enjoying this game so far, having played it for about a week so far, and I think it has a lot of subtle little touches and I'm really enjoying this game so far, having played it for about a week so far, and I think it has a lot of subtle little touches and hidden stuff to discover and do that makes it just simple fun. Full Review »
  2. RussellC.
    Apr 8, 2009
    9
    This is one of the hidden gems in the WiiWare library. The game is best as a multiplayer, where it creates quirky interactions between This is one of the hidden gems in the WiiWare library. The game is best as a multiplayer, where it creates quirky interactions between players as you work together to trim the trees. It sounds somewhat boring, and certainly is built to be played in short sittings of around 20minutes each, but those 20 minutes are really fun. The tools to trim are fun to use and the visuals are really fun and funny. The way the different branches react and can be moved, cut and trimmed, make for an experience that is unique. Playing in groups leads to lots of conversation, which further makes the game quite unlike your typical game. Really high production values and a unique experience. Not sure what else to say, but that I strongly recommend it. It's one of WiiWare's absolute best up there with World of Goo and Lost Winds. Full Review »