Spectrobes: Origins Wii

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
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  1. This is a cut above most monster collection games, but won't change the world. [Oct 2009, p.80]
  2. Unsophisticated mechanics and repetitive battles plague this generic space adventure.
  3. Spectrobes: Origins is fun if it's your first foray into the collect-a-thon genre, but otherwise, it's a pixelated case of follow the leader.
  4. Spectrobes: Origins brings to Wii the essence of the Nintendo DS games. The real time battles, commanding many kind of creatures and with the new excavation fossils are so great. But the game is simple with repetitive actions and scenarios in a weak story. A recommended game for new RPG gamers and for the fans of the series.
  5. This is a decent game, and kids will likely enjoy it for a while, but it falls well short of being any sort of modern classic.
  6. Origins is yet another good RPG for the Wii. Genki has done a very good adaptation of the portable editions of Disney's franchise. We will find tons of creatures to deal with, all together with an outstanding graphics engine.
  7. Nintendo Gamer
    61
    This latest attempt to wrestle Pokemon from the hands of children and replace it with Disney's own Spectrobes fails again. [Nov 2009, p.59]
  8. Nintendo Power
    55
    Using various motion-controlled tools to excavate your Spectrobes is oddly compelling, but this is otherwise a pretty vanilla effort. [Oct 2009, p.90]

Awards & Rankings

#79 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
#46 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 6, 2011
    9
    I was blown away by how good the game was. I love how the main character is in the battles and how the cinemas actually have voices and areI was blown away by how good the game was. I love how the main character is in the battles and how the cinemas actually have voices and are acted out. The new spectrobes are very cool and the spectrobe that you ride to go faster is awsome (warning, you might get addicted and thus don't search for minerals/spectrobes as often). the only reason i said 9 instead of 10, was because even though the main character gets cool diverse weapons, the spectrobes don't do as much in battle as they used to unless there is a second player. Don't get me wrong, the weapons are cool, but spectrobes 2 for ds was going strong with combat. This combat is more fluid and fun, just less spectrobe action than i hoped for. Full Review »
  2. Dec 19, 2015
    10
    Excelente jogo, me surpreendeu e muito, creio que todos devam dar uma chance ao game, belo visual, excelente jogabilidade e desafio. Apesar deExcelente jogo, me surpreendeu e muito, creio que todos devam dar uma chance ao game, belo visual, excelente jogabilidade e desafio. Apesar de ser um jogo da Disney Full Review »
  3. SteveW.
    Aug 21, 2009
    10
    Pretty nearly perfect to me. my young kids, my younger girlfriend and I all love this game. 2 days and it's already our favorite Wii experience.