Clu Clu Land

Clu Clu Land (NES)


Nintendo R&D1


Game Rating

User Ratings: 207

Our Review: 5/10


Number of Players
Single Player
Release Date

Wii Shop

  • 1st Sep 2008 (USA), 500 points
  • 6th Mar 2009 (UK/EU), 500 points
  • 10th Mar 2009 (JPN), 500 points

3DS eShop

  • 12th Jun 2013 (JPN), ¥500
  • 27th Mar 2014 (USA), $4.99
  • 8th May 2014 (UK/EU), £3.49

Wii U eShop

  • 17th Oct 2013 (UK/EU), £3.49
  • 17th Oct 2013 (USA), $4.99
  • 20th Nov 2013 (JPN), ¥500
Nintendo Switch Online
Nintendo Switch Online

Screenshots (3)

Clu Clu Land Screenshot
Clu Clu Land Screenshot
Clu Clu Land Screenshot


  • 20

    3DS eShop / NES

    Review Clu Clu Land

    Spinning from poles as a fish with human limbs...

    Clu Clu Land is one of those unassuming early Nintendo Entertainment System releases that seems to show up all the time these days, from cameos in Super Smash Bros. to minigames in NES Remix, right alongside classics like Mario and Zelda. Even if you didn't grow up playing Clu Clu Land, most Nintendo...

  • 21

    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review Clu Clu Land

    Clu Clu Bland

    Back in the NES days, Nintendo had a lot of experimental, arcade-like games, many of which never quite made it into the big leagues in order to get sequels and the like. Perhaps one of the most often forgotten of these games is Clu Clu Land. Similarly to Kuru Kuru Kururin, you need to know a bit of Japanese in order to understand the...

  • 4

    Wii Virtual Console / NES

    Review Clu Clu Land

    Clu Clu a choo

    First, a lesson in linguistics – ‘Kurukuru’ in Japanese means ‘turning around’. Why are we telling you this? Well, it neatly explains Clu Clu Land’s rather unusual title, and also gives some insight into the mechanics of the game. You assume the role of a funny-looking fish called Bubbles, who due to some cruel...

About The Game

Take a deep breath and prepare for a puzzle game set in the underwater kingdom of Clu Clu Land.

The greedy Sea Urchins have stolen all of Clu Clu Land’s gold bars and buried them in a series of mazes. As Bubbles, a brave bubble fish, you’ll set out to uncover all of the gold bars in each maze. But you’ll have to be careful: Sea Urchins will relentlessly pursue Bubbles, and there are also dangerous black holes that must be avoided.

Bubbles isn’t defenseless, though, as she has the ability to stun Sea Urchins with sound waves and quickly change direction using posts scattered throughout the stages. Not only that, but the locations of the gold bars in each maze form the outline of another object—once you know the object, you’re well on your way to finding the gold.

With 20 stages to complete and increasingly complex conditions (like having to pass over the gold bars twice to uncover them), you might just want to bring along a friend for help.