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Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked World of Goo 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 16 months ago.
You play through five chapters that offer levels with unique graphical and musical themes. Your objective is to get the required number of goo balls to the exit. To do this you need to use some of the balls to construct bridges, towers, and other structures. In your way are chasms, hills, spikes, windmills and cliffs.
As you progress you gain different types of goo balls, each with unique properties. These need to be used to complete each level. You are awarded points for how many goo balls you get to the exit (and by implication how efficient your structures are).
There's also a Portal-like subplot about a sign painter watching you and the World of Goo Corporation that isn't all it seems to be!
There is also a bonus meta-game called World of Goo Corporation, where the objective is to build the highest tower using goo balls which the player collected through the course of the game. Players from all over the world can compete, as the height of the tower and number of goo balls used are being constantly uploaded to the 2D Boy server.
You can play this game in the following styles:
World of Goo
By accessing the Wii Shop Channel while in Wii Mode, you can purchase WiiWare and Wii Virtual Console titles on Wii U.
Release Date: 13/10/2008, updated in 2017
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Switch, Wii, Wii U and iOS
Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Accessibility: 14 features
Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon
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