James Newton writes for Nintendo Life:
"Little King's Story is a gem in the Wii's catalogue; full of charm, style and addictive gameplay, it deserves to sell much more than New Play Control! Pikmin 2, coincidentally released on the same day. With a fantastic script and localisation, greater variety in the tasks involved and dozens of moments that will bring a beaming smile to your face, Little King's Story outdoes Miyamoto's garden game on every level. The King is dead – long live the King!"