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  • Summary: [WiiWare] - (Also known as "Maboshi's Arcade") This unique arcade action title features three games in one, based on three classic shapes: circle, bar and square. There are three game windows on screen at the same time, allowing for three people to play different games simultaneously. But[WiiWare] - (Also known as "Maboshi's Arcade") This unique arcade action title features three games in one, based on three classic shapes: circle, bar and square. There are three game windows on screen at the same time, allowing for three people to play different games simultaneously. But there is a twist – each game impacts the other players. For every player, the goal is the same – score a million points – but the challenge is different, whether you’re bashing enemies in Circle Mode, weaving your way through Bar Mode, or burning through a maze of obstacles in Square Mode. MaBoShi: The Three Shape Arcade also features Mii characters, action replays that you can send to friends via WiiConnect24, and even a Nintendo DS download version for playing on the go. [Nintendo] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 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. Tetris? Dub-tris more like. There's a new puzzle king in town. [Dec 2008, p.85]
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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  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. Expand