Marble Saga: Kororinpa review

Kinda needs the balance board to get the full experience


  • Tons of levels
  • Nice variety of environments
  • Edit mode


  • Not quite as charming
  • Wii remote is less precise
  • Less inspired level design

Hudson has already proved its mettle as champion of the Wii ball rolling game with Kororinpa. Which is perhaps why it%26rsquo;s back to have another go with a Balance Board-compatible ball rolling game that%26rsquo;s officially known as the Kororinpa sequel in the US, but strangely titled without any official sequel-sounding moniker in the UK.

It calls on similar skills, such as a light hand with the Wii remote (if you%26rsquo;re using it) to tilt your way through levels set in snow, outer space and water. You get a range of themed balls, each with unique stats, to unlock. It%26rsquo;s the 100 Balance Board levels and the Edit mode that make it stand apart from the previous Kororinpa. But unfortunately they don%26rsquo;t make it better, and this time around it isn%26rsquo;t as charming, as precise to control or as beautifully designed as its predecessor.

Apr 2, 2009

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A sequel to the tilty marble maze-fest Kororinpa: Marble Mania, Marble Saga now features online leaderboards and Wii Balance Board support, but it lacks some of the charm of the first game.

US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor rating3+
Alternative namesKororinpa 2
Release date17 March 2009 (US), 24 April 2009 (UK)