World Of Goo

World Of Goo
Format: Nintendo Wiiware
Price: 1500 Nintendo points
Players: 1-2
Genre: Puzzle
Release Date: 19th December 2008
2D Boy

The goos climb higher and higher, endlessly. Where are they going? Why do they want to leave so much? Nobody knows, they just keep climbing. It’s what we all strive for. Rise from the corporation and keep on going, goo balls!

World of Goo involves grabbing the little goos and attaching them together so they form bridges and towers to make it to the pipe at the end of the tunnel/valley/factory/whatever. Most who end up as bridges won’t make it to the tunnel, but they don’t mind as long as the leftovers make it through. Though they don’t like being wasted as useless sacrifices, it takes a lot to make the right constructions to reach the end. And then there are sticky goos, floating balloons and many other goo types to take into account. It’s a challenge enough not to have your brain turn to goo. Though some hints wouldn’t have gone a miss. Not everyone realises eyes are balloons and skulls eat other goos. Those people just don’t have any common logic on how the world works.

The rise of the goos won’t be half as meaningful if it wasn’t for the twisted world, sinister music and unusual humour. These elements come together to make World of Goo an experience which will stretch out into your dreams. Corporations, spam mail and the rush for new products are tackled and hit close to how it is. We’re all just goos trying to climb that tower, though sometimes it just gets too tough for some.

But not I. I just lead you through while I paint my nails.

– The Sign Painter

8/10

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