Kororinpa - Wii

Also known as: Kororinpa: Marble Mania

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Kororinpa (Wii)
Viewed: 3D Third person, into the screen Genre:
Puzzle: Maze
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: HudsonSoft Soft. Co.: HudsonSoft
Publishers: HudsonSoft (GB)
Released: 23 Feb 2007 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+
Accessories: Nunchuck


Kororinpa is one of those games with balls. It also has many mazes, and demands that you use all your skill and poise with the Nintendo Wiimote. A keen eye and a steady hand will help you with the precise moves you'll need to make to progress in Kororinpa. There's a selection of quirky balls, each with their own characteristics and peccadilloes, to manouevre through complex 3D mazes. All you need to do is tilt the Wiimote.

So far, so Monkey Ball-esque, and the main similarity to the aforementioned is in moving the maze - not the ball. As the maze is tilted the ball will move as it would in real life, as if pulled by gravity. Players must also try to collect all Red Crystals along the courses to unlock the next maze. There are 50+ mazes in total, and five different environments on offer, including Toy Land and Candy Land. Each of these features its own unique obstacles and music, and somewhere along the way, you'll see green crystals too. Collect these, and you will unlock secret environments and more stages.

As we mentioned in the first paragraph, there are different balls to select in Kororinpa. Each one has a varying level of response, slide, speed and bounce. Careful ball selection is imperative in order to successfully complete the whole puzzle.