Marble Saga: Kororinpa Wii

  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Mar 17, 2009
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
Buy On
  1. 65
    I peeled the paint with the horrible, horrible things I said to this game while watching my marble fly off into space because of the weird control issues. It's a shame when a game with so much charm gets undercut by technical tomfoolery.
  2. It retains some of its predecessor's faults, but Marble Saga is still a leap forward for the Kororinpa series.
  3. Games Master UK
    68
    One for Balance Board owners only, because if you're going to be using the Wii remote, Kororinpa is the better game. [May 2009, p.84]
  4. Pleasant music and beautiful levels help to round out this cute offering, and while I do feel the control issues could cause some frustration for players, the determined ones will work around it and keep on pushing forward.
  5. games(TM)
    60
    Without the control confusion, this could have been a modern classic to rival Super Monkey Ball; instead it can only be recommended for people with a serious amount of patience. [May 2009, p.128]
  6. Like any good sequel, Marble Saga manages to build upon the unique game play ideas of the original, not to mention addresses the serious lack of levels the first game was plagued with. But for every step forward the game takes, it takes two steps backward with its sluggish physics implementation.
  7. It’s a good-looking game that can be fun or frustrating, but it may just keep you coming back for more.

Awards & Rankings

#88 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Wal
    Apr 29, 2009
    9
    this game was really fun to play, I dont have much time usually but it was so addictive I finished it within a week. Im not sure what some ofthis game was really fun to play, I dont have much time usually but it was so addictive I finished it within a week. Im not sure what some of the critics are referring to - there is no technical issues, you could only really have problems with the playing the game if dont know how to play a console called a Nintendo Wii or simply have trouble controlling your hands.
    That being said, after the first 20or so basic levels, the game does start to get challenging and requires some skill to get record times (you will hopefully pickup those skills if you enjoy the game)
    For me it was the increasing (but not impossible) challenge of passing the levels that made it enjoyable to play, I recommend this for moderate gamers.
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