Klonoa Wii

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
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  1. The final surprise the game offered was its at first vanilla, then definitively Vanilla Sky storyline.
  2. Despite all of these complaints, I can see fans of the original game enjoying this revival. It’s faithful to a fault, and I can think of plenty of older niche games that I would love to see get similar treatment. But if you’ve got no connection to the original, you’ll likely wonder what all of the fuss is about.
  3. 70
    Klonoa is one of the best platforming games on the Wii.
  4. A perfect remake: shiny graphics and some new contents that increase replay value. Still, is a game from 1997, some puzzles are too "childish" and the main adventure don't last more than 5 hours.
  5. A mixed success. In terms of its childlike spectacle, Klonoa is quite brilliant, offering a number of memorable set-pieces and an unforgettable, wistful ambience throughout. But its challenges, while obvious, are often fiddly to overcome, and the sense of deep achievement that comes from completing one of Super Mario's tasks is here replaced by mere relief that it's over.
  6. Nintendo Gamer
    69
    A disappointingly underwhelming title. [Mar 2009, p.69]
  7. The more than ten year old game is still charming and will attract younger players. Let’s hope Klonoa 2 will hit the Wii as well.
  8. Games Master UK
    64
    Solid and enjoyable stuff but also incredibly shallow by today's standards. [Aug 2009, p.84]
  9. Edge Magazine
    60
    Puzzles are too child-friendly, their solutions more fiddly than mentally taxing. The pleasure earned from cracking Miymoto’s designs is instead targeted by flashy 2.5D level design – snaking sights that admittedly look wonderfully crisp on Wii – and set-pieces for the impatient. [Mar 2009, p.95]
  10. A strange choice of PSone update, but an enjoyable platformer only let down by its lack of challenge.
  11. The remake of Klonoa for Wii is a colorful and cozy game that's perfect for the younger generation of players. Unfortunately, the experienced player has not much to get here more than a dose of nostalgia.

Awards & Rankings

#31 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
#47 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jul 25, 2011
    9
    One of my all time favorite Wii Games of 2009. Very underrated too. If you see it at a store pick this up It has decent Re-playability andOne of my all time favorite Wii Games of 2009. Very underrated too. If you see it at a store pick this up It has decent Re-playability and great Music! Namco if you're reading this make a Klonoa 2 for the Wii. Full Review »
  2. Aug 29, 2010
    8
    Klonoa returns remade for the Wii! This was definitely one of those series that I always wanted to play and I finally got the chance to do so!Klonoa returns remade for the Wii! This was definitely one of those series that I always wanted to play and I finally got the chance to do so! And overall I'm not disappointed, as it offers classic platformer gameplay that many games are failing to do so. Not only that but it also has a very interesting story going with it. Yet the game is fairly easy and short, except the very last level that is only difficult because it makes you jump on platforms that are very small and make you slip easily. But aside from that little moment, you can finish easily this game. And while that is not particularly a bad thing, it becomes a bad thing considering how short the game is. Otherwise this one would definitely be superb, yet I can't wait to see the second part come to the Wii, please. Full Review »
  3. JonathanCarrier
    Aug 6, 2009
    8
    A great game "Wii" made but that'sall it's been. As a 7 year old game it doesn't hold up well to the lengthy platformers today.A great game "Wii" made but that'sall it's been. As a 7 year old game it doesn't hold up well to the lengthy platformers today. You can beat this game in a day. The graphics are great, the music is well done, the levels and bosses are good, but it's just too easy. Full Review »