Gamespot: Niki - Rock 'n' Ball Review

There is a very good reason that platforming stars are usually equipped with a pair of healthy legs. To accurately traverse the tricky environs offered in many jumping-focused games, you need a hero who can run and leap with precision. In Niki - Rock 'n' Ball, you take control of Niki, who is a ball, and his spherical nature leads to a series of unpredictable rebounds, imperfect leaps, and unexpected deaths. Even with the frustrating control issues, there is still some simple, inexpensive fun to be had in Niki's adventure, which sells for 500 Wii points ($5), but the touchy controls and the increased difficulty of the later levels makes the game tough to recommend.

The Good:
* Only $5
* Cooperative play is fun.

The Bad:
* Controls are imprecise
* Progress is saved too infrequently
* Bland art design.

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