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  • Summary: Grab your stylus and build a balanced stack in this physics-based puzzler!

    Puzzle games must be addictive. This was our top priority during the development of the game. That's why we designed 200 levels that not only challenge your skills but also your imagination. With its perfect touch
    Grab your stylus and build a balanced stack in this physics-based puzzler!

    Puzzle games must be addictive. This was our top priority during the development of the game. That's why we designed 200 levels that not only challenge your skills but also your imagination. With its perfect touch controls Art of Balance TOUCH! is easy to pick up and hard to put away.

    Seeking a real challenge? Then try out the new endurance mode and drive your score ever higher.

    Art of Balance TOUCH! brings the ultimate just one more puzzle experience to your Nintendo 3DS.

    Master 200 levels
    Discover 8 unique worlds
    Play with your Stylus or with the SlidePad
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  1. Oct 26, 2018
    80
    Art of Balance is soothing yet infuriating in equal measure. You'll be compelled to power through and find the perfect balance in each of its levels, though.
  2. Jan 18, 2019
    80
    More a refinement of the formula than a fresh take, Art of Balance graces a new platform and offers the same addictive puzzle action it always has. The host hardware greatly benefits both the quickplay nature of the game and its multiplayer features, making for a solid choice to new fans of the genre.
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  1. Jul 23, 2020
    10
    I played this on the Wii years ago and was hooked! I finally purchased a switch this year and the memories came flooding back when I saw it inI played this on the Wii years ago and was hooked! I finally purchased a switch this year and the memories came flooding back when I saw it in the eShop and I’ve been just as hooked this time round! It’s puzzling yet fun and addicting! I’ve been playing the game with my boyfriend and we are having so many laughs and good fun with it! Well worth the money and gives hours of gameplay! Expand
  2. Sep 21, 2019
    10
    Art of Balance is a classic .
    I’ve been playing it since 2014 on the WiiU.
    The Switch versions is amazing. Anyone who is looking for a
    Art of Balance is a classic .
    I’ve been playing it since 2014 on the WiiU.
    The Switch versions is amazing.
    Anyone who is looking for a relaxing challenge should get this game.
    I especially enjoy the on line Swift Stacker game.
    In the old days when Nintendo had the MiiVerse I had met quite a few
    gamers thanks to this game.
    I still stay in touch after 5 years.
    Art of Balance is a bargain.
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  3. Jan 5, 2019
    8
    I'm not usually a fan of puzzle type games like Art of Balance. When i first got my switch, the only game i had was Zelda. As amazing as thatI'm not usually a fan of puzzle type games like Art of Balance. When i first got my switch, the only game i had was Zelda. As amazing as that game is, you can only play so much before it becomes a bit tedious. So on to the e-shop i went looking for some demos to try. Art of Balance was the first one i saw and despite generally being not my kind of game i grabbed it anyway. By the time i finished the demo i was ready to buy the full game! Oddly enough, at first it was more like i was buying the soundtrack to the game, the music is absolutely fantastic. Since i had the full game i said to myself i may as well finish off the first world and much to my surprise i found the gameplay grew on me really quick. It is a great blend of tower building but also having to utilize different shaped blocks as well as the changing angles of where you place the blocks, so you have to take into consideration not just balancing everything properly but where best to place the various shaped blocks so that your tower doesn't start leaning and eventually toppeling over. The game eases you into the gameplay with most of the first world utilizing 3 - 5 blocks, but it does become rather challenging as you progress with new types of blocks with special attributes to them. One such block is that you can only have 2 blocks resting on it. Add a third and the blocks shatters and you have to begin again. I haven't really got too far into the 2nd world just yet but no doubt there will be other types of blocks introduced. But yeah initially i bought this game just for the music, seriously. At £7 i thought what the heck. And despite not being a puzzle game fan i rather enjoy the gameplay with its great mixture of puzzles and multiple ways you can complete a level. The switch motion controls are perfect and much more fun to use than the analogue stick - although you have to set it up each time you load the game for some reason. With it stellar soundtrack (of which i have only heard 2 of 8 worlds worth) and a surprisingly fun tower building/head scratcher gameplay i was very impressed by Art of Balance. If i was more into puzzle/physics based games i would give this a 9, but as the levels become increasingly challenging i dont see myself pushing forward when it becomes too challenging which is a shame really. But ultimately i bought this for it's soundtrack (and yes i probably could have just gone to youtube but my switch looked kind of sad with only 1 game on the home screen). Give the demo a try, if you enjoy puzzle/physics based games you will love this. A solid 8/10 from me. Expand
  4. Jul 20, 2020
    8
    While fairly straight-forward, the refinement and polish present make for a deeply rewarding and enjoyable game. The visuals are fantastic as well.
  5. Mar 9, 2020
    8
    A fun and relaxing game to sit down with in the evening. Recommend for any puzzle lover.
  6. May 16, 2019
    7
    Uno de los más clásicos Puzzles de Wii Ware ha llegado a Switch. En "Art of Balance" nos encontramos con un juego pacífico pero atrapanteUno de los más clásicos Puzzles de Wii Ware ha llegado a Switch. En "Art of Balance" nos encontramos con un juego pacífico pero atrapante donde debemos hacer uso de nuestra inteligencia espacial para apilar torres de bloques sin que se caigan.
    El juego es bastante sencillo, acomoda las piezas unas sobre otras calculando que van a quedar firmes. Ese simple concepto es bien trabajado con un contexto japones zen, que nos genera un climax tranquilo para poder pensar y probar las formas de completar las misiones.
    Los controles son los mismos de versiones anteriores, analógicos, hacen uso de la pantalla táctil y si quieres usar los Joy-Con puedes experimentar apuntando a la pantalla del televisor. Además hay distintos modos de juegos, pero no generan nada que no este presente en el modo principal.
    "Art of Balance" es un gran juego para tener en Switch, el port puede no ofrecer nada nuevo de sus versiones de Wii U o PS4 pero si es la primera vez que te haces con él seguramente vas a encontrar una experiencia muy adictiva, si eres fan del género de Puzzles.
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