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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Nov 2, 2014
    90
    This Wii U eShop iteration is without doubt the ultimate version on offer, following the already mightily impressive WiiWare and 3DS eShop releases.
  2. Oct 3, 2014
    90
    This instalment in the Art of Balance series is easily the best to date and – despite some minor shortcomings – should be on everybody’s Wii U.
  3. Oct 17, 2014
    88
    Requisite complications ensue in later challenges, and the different game modes provide a range of valuable experiences, but for the most part, this is a well-balanced package whose value towers over its asking price.
  4. 85
    While it feels a bit unfair at times, the true quality of the overall experience still shines through constantly.
  5. Mar 18, 2015
    80
    The total package is a game of deceptive brilliance.
  6. Oct 21, 2014
    80
    Art of Balance’s Wii U premiere is a fine candidate for a fun, compelling and absorbing puzzle game. Its levels are wide and varied and its multiplayer modes will gather friends for long hours. A very welcome entry into the puzzle sector of the Wii U catalogue.
  7. Nov 14, 2014
    60
    This version of Art of Balance for Wii U it’s the best of the three that were developed by Shin’en Multimedia.

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Score distribution:
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 26, 2014
    10
    I bought this game after seeing a trailer for it on YouTube and I am very pleased with what I got. The game offers 3 different controlI bought this game after seeing a trailer for it on YouTube and I am very pleased with what I got. The game offers 3 different control options being touch screen, motion controls, or traditional controller and all of them work fine. The game is very easy to understand yet can offer some real challenges that never feel unfair and always manage to satisfy you when you figure it out.

    My favorite aspect of this game has to be the fact that you can solve all the puzzles in different ways, which is not a very common thing for a puzzle game. This game also looks very pretty both on your TV and on the Wii U gamepad.
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  2. Dec 23, 2014
    8
    So polished, with nothing out of place and everything behaving like it should. The learning curve feels right, with the first levels teachingSo polished, with nothing out of place and everything behaving like it should. The learning curve feels right, with the first levels teaching you what you need to know later. I liked the mix of challenges thrown in with the usual mode, and the mutliplayer Tower Tumble has proven to be a lot of fun to play with the kids. Great value on sale for something like $7 in the eShop. Expand
  3. Jan 26, 2015
    8
    If you love puzzle games, this is for you!

    Pros: + Challenging and clever puzzles + tons of puzzles + Physics work great + beautiful
    If you love puzzle games, this is for you!

    Pros:
    + Challenging and clever puzzles
    + tons of puzzles
    + Physics work great
    + beautiful music
    + pick up and play
    + Wii U gamepad integration
    + addicting
    + polished
    + good value for price

    Cons:
    - timer too forgiving at times
    - content lacking in variety
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  4. May 16, 2019
    8
    Wii U logra obtener uno de los mejores ports para disfrutar de "Art of Balance" aprovechando el uso completo de sus capacidades de control,Wii U logra obtener uno de los mejores ports para disfrutar de "Art of Balance" aprovechando el uso completo de sus capacidades de control, por lo que obtienes la versión estándar con joysticks, la táctil de la 3DS y la clásica de Wii con los Wii Motes.
    El concepto es muy simple, tenemos unos bloques de madera y es nuestro deber apilarlos haciendo que no pierdan el equilibrio para pasar de misión. Ese concepto viene acompañado con una relajante música y una apariencia placida con un toque muy japonés tradicional, que nos permite sumergirnos en la experiencia.
    Como mencioné antes ésta versión es la más completa por los múltiples controles, además contamos con varios modos de juegos individuales y cooperativos que pueden ser una buena forma de introducirle a alguien los distintos modos de utilizar el Game Pad o el estilo inalámbrico de la Wii.
    Obtuve el juego canjeando monedas de My Nintendo y la sorpresa ha sido muy grata, recomiendo mucho "Art of Balance" para quienes sean fans de los juegos de Puzzles. Éste es todo un reto y se ve y se juega bien de cualquier manera.
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  5. Feb 13, 2018
    8
    Con un estética construida para relajarte y disfrutar del desafío "Art of Balance" te brinda un gran juego de puzzle donde las físicasCon un estética construida para relajarte y disfrutar del desafío "Art of Balance" te brinda un gran juego de puzzle donde las físicas sobresalen para darte un reto justo y divertido.
    El Game Pad es un gran sistema para reproducir el juego ya que te permite jugar de distintos modos, tradicional, táctil y con el sensor de movimiento.
    Una gran compra en Wii U, los niveles vienen en gran cantidad y la jugabilidad es atrapante.
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  6. Jan 2, 2015
    7
    It's a nice puzzle game, even being addictive. Levels in Arcade mode are very simple in the beginning, but then some of them may take a goodIt's a nice puzzle game, even being addictive. Levels in Arcade mode are very simple in the beginning, but then some of them may take a good bunch of your time. Depending on your patience, and whether you like this kind of games, you may be able to finish all the worlds, but after that, there's nothing much to do.

    It's also a very good looking game, though the lack of anti-aliasing on shapes can underwhelm your experience.

    Resistance mode is fun and this is the key feature for competitive players or those ones looking for a challenge. Local multiplayer can be fun for a night.

    In the end of the day, Art of Balance it's a fun, casual well made game, accessible for anyone.
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