Pop Wii

Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. At a lesser cost, Pop's lack of real depth would be far less of an issue, but $7 just feels too steep for something that can be simulated with a 50 cent can of bubble stuff from the local toy store.
  2. Get past the "popping bubbles?" incredulity and the game does offer a decent amount of depth and no-frills gameplay, but I can't quite bring myself to see it as 700 Points' worth of fun.
  3. Although it has slim pickings, Pop's enjoyable for a little while. With that said, repeatedly pressing A gets old real quick, and after a while, the thought of being number one in the world loses its luster.
  4. 80
    Pop delivers on its promise of providing a bubble-popping game for the Wii, and it somehow turns the premise into an unexpectedly satisfying experience.
  5. Pop does offer mild entertainment, but I found that it only kept me occupied for a few minutes before I grew bored. Even with up to 4 players, it’s only so long before you are ready to move on to another game or find something else to do.
  6. Games Master UK
    68
    Not particularly exciting, but a compulsive score-attack timewaster. [Oct 2008, p.84]
  7. Though Pop can be fun in short bursts, it isn't worth 700 Wii points ($7).
  8. 60
    There's certainly enough here for a game, even if it's really simplistic and overly repetitive, but you can't be expected to pay a high amount for such a basic design.
  9. n-Revolution Magazine UK
    60
    A fun gimmick, but it does wear thin quickly and you won't come back for more once you've had your fill. [Issue#26, p.70]
  10. Nintendo Gamer
    60
    The relaxing way to shoot things. [Aug 2008, p.74]
  11. Developer Nnooo has certainly balanced the title well and while it's unlikely to withstand prolonged play, it offers enough depth and enjoyment to keep you coming back for short bursts.
  12. For 700 Wii Points, Pop is overpriced.
  13. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    82
    It could do with a little bit more depth but it's simple, it's great fun and it's good value for money. [July 2008, p.93]

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