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Gravity review

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AT A GLANCE
  • 100 puzzles
  • Cool gravity-based mechanic
  • An extra minigame over DS
  • Pointer controls don't work well
  • Gravity is unrealistically touchy
  • Tiny on-screen text

When we say that this is just like the DS version, we mean exactly like the DS version. Only it’s worse, so not exactly like it. It’s got the same 100 puzzles and the same minigames (there’s an extra one here, but it’s not much cop). If you bought the DS game, you’ve no reason to get this if you’re looking for fresh conundrums.

If you don’t own the DS version but still fancy trying some of Prof Wolff’s ‘place objects around a level and then watch gravity guide a ball to the exit’ challenges, then, er, get the DS version. On Wii, the pointer controls make item-placement staggeringly frustrating, and when the ‘realistic’ (ha!) gravity means objects fall over at the slightest nudge, even steady hands will give up on this before long. And what’s with the tiny on-screen text? It’s like reading through the wrong end of a pair of binoculars.

Apr 15, 2009

More Info

Release date: Nov 28 2008 - PC, DS
Apr 01 2009 - Wii (US)
Nov 28 2008 - PC, DS
Mar 06 2009 - Wii (UK)
Available Platforms: PC, DS, Wii
Genre: Puzzle
Published by: Deep Silver
Developed by: Deep Silver
ESRB Rating:
Everyone
PEGI Rating:
3+

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2 comments

  • Jbo87 - April 16, 2009 12:07 a.m.

    "Touchy pointer controls make this an exercise in frustration" You could use that to review just about any Wii game out there. I love it.
  • Stabby_Joe - April 16, 2009 3:57 p.m.

    You might as well just play the Fantastic Contraption online for free.

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