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COLUMN: Aaron's Backstage Pass: 'Pushmo World Wii' Review

Updated: 06/27/2014 12:04 PM
Created: 06/25/2014 8:51 AM KSTP.com
By: Aaron Chalich

I just played a really fun and addicting puzzle game from Nintendo called “Pushmo World” for the Wii U.

“Pushmo World” is a very challenging puzzle game where you control a character named “Mallow.”  You must try and figure out how to reach the goal in each level by moving, pushing and jumping on blocks. 

Mallow can grab onto blocks and move them in many directions.  He can jump by pressing the "B" button and he can look around to see where the best position would be to move certain blocks.  If you make a mistake you can rewind time by pressing the “L” button.  I thought that this was very helpful.

Another helpful thing is that a character named “Papa Blox” will appear in some of the levels and you can talk to him and he will give you a hint on how to solve the puzzle.

One thing that I would also like to mention is that there is a reset button that you can push and start the entire puzzle over if you make too many mistakes. 

I thought that the controls were very easy to learn and just about everyone will be able to pick up the game and play it.

The graphics are really good.  The characters and backgrounds are very colorful and look great.

There are ten puzzles in each area in “Pushmo World” and after you complete all of the Pushmo puzzles in the first area, a  character will appear that is named “Corin” and they will give you access to a training level where you can practice your moves.  If you talk to Corin he will show you how to complete the Pushmo by going through it.

Another awesome feature in “Pushmo World” is the Pushmo Studio.  Here you can create your own Pushmo puzzles and share them with your friends or other people in the Miiverse in an area called the World Pushmo Fair.  You can also play Pushmo Puzzles that other people have created.

Overall I really enjoyed Nintendo’s “Pushmo World” a lot.  I thought that it was fun and very challenging.  I also thought the controls were very easy to learn.  I also liked that you can create your own puzzles and share them with other players.  I know that fans of puzzle games will want to make sure they check out “Pushmo World.” “Pushmo World” is rated

Aaron Chalich is a KSTP.com entertainment columnist.


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