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Balan Wonderworld

Critics Consensus (Skip It)

Balan Wonderworld is full of charm, but half-baked platforming, clunky controls and generally sloppy execution mar the experience. This is easily one of the worst 3D platformers in recent memory.

Game Info

Balan Wonderworld is a wondrous action-platformer game themed around a mysterious musical theatre. The stars of the show will use special abilities from a multitude of characterful costumes as they adventure in the bizarre and imaginary land of Wonderworld. Here memories and vistas from the real world mix with the things that people hold dear. Twelve different tales await our stars in Wonderworld, each with their own unique quirks. They will explore all corners of these labyrinthine stages, using all the tricks and gimmicks hidden along the way, to get to the heart of each touching story.

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RATING & REVIEWS

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CRITIC REVIEWS

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High Score

90%

Median Score

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Low Score

20%
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Tom Marks (IGN)
April 15, 2021
4/10

All the charm in the universe couldn’t save Balan Wonderworld’s half-baked platforming and ill-advised one-button design from being a complete bore.

GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)
April 1, 2021
4/10

A slightly embarrassing attempt to recall the early days of 3D platforming, with a central gimmick that never really captures the imagination and clunky controls and gameplay.

Martin Robinson (Eurogamer)
April 1, 2021
Not Recommended

Surreal, enigmatic and often sloppily executed, Balan Wonderworld is a 90s throwback that might be too period correct for some.

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Balan Wonderworld Credits

CREDITS

DIRECTOR(S):

Yuji Naka

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ARTIST(S):

Naoto Ohshima

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COMPOSER(S):

Ryo Yamazaki

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