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Release Date


  • US 15th Feb 2010, 800 points
  • EU 26th Mar 2010, 800 points
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  • 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...

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  • First Impressions Art of Balance

    We get to grips with this blocky beauty

    Puzzle games are ten-a-penny on WiiWare, varying from the boring to the brilliant. Attempting to nestle nicely into this overcrowded genre comes Art of Balance, a physics-based block-stacker from the developers of DS shooter Nanostray. Having had chance to sit down with Art of Balance for a few hours it’s...

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.
    Arcade Mode
  • 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.