Niki: Rock 'n' Ball Wii

  • Publisher: Bplus
  • Release Date: Jan 26, 2009
Metascore
44

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. 47
    The price of Niki: Rock and Ball is small, but so is the game's fun factor and challenge. I appreciate the attempt to recreate the feel and simple quick-shot action of classics like Bubble Bobble, but what the team created on the Wii just doesn't stack up to its inspiration.
  2. The game is partially broken, uninspired, and most important of all, boring.
  3. Nintendo Gamer
    20
    A blatant rip-off that, if anything, isn't derivative enough, stealing only the surface ideas from LocoRoco, but ignoring the invention that lies underneath. [Mar 2009, p.73]
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. BillyW
    Jan 28, 2009
    8
    Niki is what WiiWare was created for: small developers to create new, innovative games at an affordable price. Whilst Niki takes some Niki is what WiiWare was created for: small developers to create new, innovative games at an affordable price. Whilst Niki takes some elements from older platform games, it's still a great new experience. With a little practice, you'll soon find yourself rolling, bouncing and thrashing your way through each stage to earn the best times on each level. Sure, it may not be the best game on WiiWare, but is still a very good retro-style game that'll keep you going back for more. Full Review »