- Number of Players
- Release Date
- 15th Feb 2010, 800 points
- 26th Mar 2010, 800 points
- Art of Balance
- Official Site
- Also Available On
- Switch eShop, Wii U eShop
Review Art of Balance (WiiWare)
Who would have thought stacking could be so much fun?
Shin'en, probably best known for their Nanostray shooters on the Nintendo DS, decided to toss their hat in the increasingly crowded ring of WiiWare puzzlers. Instead of rehashing another dumbed-down clone of an existing idea, however, they've instead taken the basic idea of stacking and built one...
About The Game
Grab your Wii Remote 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 100 levels that not only challenge your skills but also your imagination. The game is easy to pick up and hard to put away.
Play alone or invite a friend to grab a second Wii Remote and drop in at any time for co-op play. We even added a dedicated two players split-screen "versus" mode for extra fun.
Art of Balance will be available exclusively via Nintendo's WiiWare service.
About The Game
- Play 100 levels spread across 4 worlds, each with its own unique lounge style.
- Rotate and place all available shapes with your Wii Remote™ to build a balanced stack. Watch out: Don't let any shape fall into the water!
- 2-Player Cooperative Play - A second player can join in at any time and help you solve the puzzles.
- 2-Player Versus Play - Challenge a friend in a split-screen head-to-head match. Who can solve the puzzles faster?
- Special Challenges - Test yourself in Balance Challenges, Height Challenges and Time Challenges for extra points!
- 14 Shapes + 2 Special Shapes - There are also 2 special kinds of shapes that break once you put too much load on top, or a timer runs out.
- State-of-the-Art Graphics
- Art of Balance supports 4:3 and 16:9 screen modes, PAL (576i), NTSC (480i) and EDTV/HDTV (480p) and runs in super-smooth 60 frames/sec.
Looking forward to hearing more on this one!
Read the description elsewhere on this site. Sounds awesome.
i'm ...leaning.. twords buying this one ;]
I took a chance on getting this. It's MUCH better than I thought it would be. I wasn't sure if the physics would hold up in theory like they appeared to be on the promo videos for the game.
It's a fun game! It requires some thought on some of the puzzles. Skill and Luck are both a factor in the game. Coop is drop in which is awesome. The head to head is pretty great too.
Once you get all the pieces set up you have 3 lights at the bottom that need to all light up green (takes 3 seconds). You need to have your blocks at least up in the air in order for it to count. For example, everything could start coming down, but as long as you get the 3rd green light it doesn't matter.
I know it won't happen, but I'm already hoping for a sequel or add on levels. And I've only complete the first of 4 worlds.
This is one of the best "puzzle" games I've played on WiiWare.
This game was quite fun. Most of the puzzles can be solved in just a minute or two, but a handful of them are really tough. Thankfully you can often skip some puzzles and come back to them later. Music and graphics are very 'zen', I like it. I found myself starting a second profile and solving them all over again. Thumbs up!
It was entertaining but not one that lasted. You can finish all four worlds in a day if you want. Most challenges can be done easily and a few took a couple tries but it needs more.
Just tried the demo out and I really enjoyed it - think I'll be getting this one at some point for sure.
I loved this game and so does my daughter. I was sad when I completed all the levels.
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