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  • Summary: [WiiWare] The classic puzzle game Magnetica is now available on WiiWare , putting its own unique "twist" on the puzzle-game experience. You're surrounded by marbles, marching slowly but surely down a track. Use a launcher (piloted by a Mii of your choice) to shoot marbles with matching colors and wipe them out before they reach the end of the track. Control couldn't be simpler, as all you need to do is twist the Wii Remote controller to aim and press the A button to shoot. And the game play remains as addictive and deep as you've come to expect in Nintendo's puzzle games, with five varied play modes, advanced mechanics such as the ability to lob marbles, and a never-ending supply of combos. This definitely isn't your typical game of marbles. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. But while Actionloop Twist has strong presentation and depth of content, it's the controls and Quest mode design that elevate it to essential status.
  2. A great time waster, with some terrific multiplayer options, too. [Sept 2008, p.85]
  3. All the aural pleasure of a Newton's cradle mixed with the explosive satisfaction of Mii-controlled, cannon-propelled marbles. What's not to love? [Sept 2008, p.66]
  4. Just because of its multiplayer, you'll have fun for just 1000 Wii Points. It's a shame the game doesn't include an online mode, as the DS version has it along many other options.
  5. 70
    Though the motion controls aren't the best way of playing the Magnetica/Puzzloop design, it's still a fun game even with the control wonkyness.
  6. With better controls, it would be an incredibly solid WiiWare title, but as it stands it’s simply a good puzzle game that will keep you entertained for a little while.
  7. It works well enough, but doesn’t really offer an advantage over the joystick controls of the arcade game and is significantly slower in practice than the flicks of the DS stylus. [Sept 2008, p.124]

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  1. BenihanaB
    Aug 4, 2008
    Not a bad game. My wife and I love playing it together. Can get really challenging when you get up in the levels. Feels like there will be lots of replay value.
    My only complaint is the controls are a little touchy. Also, it hurts my wrist after a while, maybe because I am just getting old...but hey, not bad for $10.