Maboshi's Arcade Wii

Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Nintendo Gamer
    100
    Will the Large Hadron Collider end the world? Probably not. Ignoring MaBoShi on the other hand... that's a totally different story. You must get this. [Dec 2008, p.75]
  2. It's a multi-tiered gameplay system that demands not only fast reactions, but also mind-bogglingly complex mental agility to take account of all the factors in play.
  3. Games Master UK
    90
    Tetris? Dub-tris more like. There's a new puzzle king in town. [Dec 2008, p.85]
  4. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    85
    All you need to know is that if clever and cheap puzzle titles are your thing, you need to be downloading this one. [Nov 2008, p.103]
  5. A very strange and unique game. Perhaps it is not one that will keep you glued to the screen for hours at a time, but it really is addictive and will have you coming back often to try and better that elusive high score which you set the day before. With friends around the proposition is even more attractive.
  6. The three distinct arcade games offer some very fun and difficult casual gameplay, and the interactive element of playing all three on the same screen is simply brilliant. Puzzle addicts, arcade enthusiasts, and players seeking a solid and inexpensive multiplayer experience will find this WiiWare title fits the bill nicely.
  7. Maboshi's Arcade is another in the line of quirky Nintendo-published WiiWare games with simple controls and great gameplay. Even though the difficulty is high, the variety amongst the three games and its DS Download Play make this title great.
  8. 80
    It's a game design that offers simple controls and challenging gameplay in a presentation that's refreshingly unique. Some parts are more addictive than others, but the whole package makes for a much recommended download on the Wii.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. RillsB
    Sep 6, 2008
    8
    Sound challenging puzzle game, deceptively simple controls with a great physics engine onboard. Comes into own with a couple of mates helping Sound challenging puzzle game, deceptively simple controls with a great physics engine onboard. Comes into own with a couple of mates helping you out! Well worth the moolah. Full Review »