Wii Shop Channel Monday – World Of Goo, Art Style: Cubello, Secret Of Mana, and Street Fighter II’: Special Champion Edition


Well, it’s pretty easy to say that I could spend almost thirty bucks on WiiWare and Virtual Console games this week.  We have World Of Goo, Art Style: Cubello, Secret Of Mana, and Street Fighter II’: Special Champion Edition.  Not sure why we need a fourth version of Street Fighter II.

Anything you’re going to buy?  I’m sure glad I have the day off of work!

Full game details after the break.


World of Goo (2D Boy, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone—Comic Mischief, 1,500 Wii Points): World of Goo is an award-winning, physics-based puzzle/construction game made entirely by two guys. Grab living, squirming, talking globs of goo to build structures, bridges, cannonballs, zeppelins and giant tongues. The millions of Goo Balls that live in the beautiful World of Goo are curious to explore—but they don’t know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious. World of Goo Corporation is contractually obligated to state that everyone is a winner, and is enthusiastic to celebrate everyone’s Goo building opportunities equally.

Art Style: CUBELLO (Nintendo, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 600 Wii Points): Art Style: CUBELLO mixes the strategy and feel of a traditional puzzle game with the precision and reflexes required in a shooter. As each stage begins, various colored cubes form into one large object called a Cubello, which floats and rotates as you play. Launch additional cubes from your magazine and try to connect four or more of the same color, removing them from the Cubello and eventually leaving only its core. Take on the challenge of either Stage or Endless mode and watch what happens when Bonus Time is activated. The straightforward controls and goal ensure that anyone can play, while offering enough depth that even advanced players will find themselves quickly addicted to the unique world of Art Style: CUBELLO.

Virtual Console

SECRET OF MANA (Super NES, 1-3 players, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older—Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes, 800 Wii Points): Good and evil battle for a young warrior’s heart. There is one force in the universe that keeps good and evil in perfect balance. It is called the tree of Mana. But a magic sword has tricked a young warrior into upsetting this balance, spreading evil throughout the land. Thus, the warrior must undertake a dangerous journey to find the seeds of the Mana tree, which have been hidden for centuries. Only then can perfect harmony be restored. In this incredible adventure, things are not as they seem. Magic swords release evil as well as fight it. Treasure chests hold booby traps. Monsters are friends and friends are enemies. Potions give power, black magic takes it away. Dragons fly, weapons change. It’s a world turned upside down that you must help the warrior make right. And the only way to succeed is to solve the Secret of Mana.

STREET FIGHTER II’: SPECIAL CHAMPION EDITION (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, Rated T for Teen—Violence, 800 Wii Points): STREET FIGHTER II’: SPECIAL CHAMPION EDITION was the first STREET FIGHTER game released for the Sega Genesis console. The STREET FIGHTER series can be considered one of the first fighting games to popularize competitive video game fighting. This version of the game contains both the CHAMPION and HYPER rule sets, from the two editions released in the arcades. It also introduced an exclusive Group Battle mode that is now a general feature in most fighting games. Play as one of 12 different characters, each with their own distinctive fighting style. Try single-player mode or challenge a friend in this legendary, classic fighting game.


  1. World of Goo is a sure buy for me! Although I would have really preferred that they had it ported to the DS… Still, to put it up on the big screen will look awesome!

  2. Secret of Mana? I had so many good memories of that game. There’s no way won’t buy that.

  3. I’m downloading World Of Goo while writing this response….

  4. Secret of Mana will be downloaded as soon as I get home tonight.

  5. World of Goo. Just finished it on the PC. Worth buying the second time!!!

  6. Wait, wait… Secret of Mana!? No way.

  7. Cubello is temping and from what I keep reading World of Goo sounds like a winner.

  8. …still no TETRIS. I must maintain the will power to save my wii points so that I can buy TETRIS. …eh forget it I’m gonna go download Secret of Mana.

  9. Geez with World of Goo going for 1500 wii points I’m starting to worry a little bit about how much that tetris is going to cost. The developers say is has more than enough content to be a disc based game. I’d say anything under 2000 would still be an awesome deal and I’ll get regardless of the price but I heard it would only be 1200. I kinda thought that 1200 was going to be the cieling for wiiware. Apparently not. Oh wait My life as a King was 1500. So maybe that is what the new tetris will be.

  10. GrumpyDavid:

    The folks at TetrisOnline (the publisher, it was developed by HudsonSoft) told me that Tetris Party would only be 1200.

  11. I purchased World of Goo today and let me just say that it is amazing! Def. a must buy for anyone. But I cannot get by ch. 1 level 11 any help?

  12. Man, how can you guys compare World of Goo with Tetris??

    As good as Tetris can be, it is on a compeletely different level of simplicity as World of Goo, which could easily have been a boxed game going for $40-$50! In fact, it is MUCH better than most of the Wii games on stores’ shelves!

    We need to support these kind of games more, especially all of you out there who keep complaining about lack of originality and shovelware invading the Wii library.

  13. meh nothing for me this week

  14. InvisibleMan:

    Tetris and World of Goo are not being compared as games, but as price-points. GrumpyDavid was surprised to see World of Goo selling for 1500 points, as most WiiWare titles have hovered around 1000, he was concerned that Tetris, which he has been waiting for, would also be 1500 points if World of Goo was starting some sort of trend.

  15. Royalrook how can you call yourself a gamer you need to buy world of goo everyone does if anyone is disappointed (which they won’t be) i will give them free wiipoints

  16. where the heck is mario party 1

  17. Ben, I am finishing my enhanced version of Secret of Mana. TRUST ME, I am fully aware of my dedication for anything Nintendo, lol.
    Here is my email, yvx700@aim.com. If you give me your Wii friendly code, I will give you mine, we can exchange VC gifts around Xmas if you want 🙂

    P.S. if you are one of few miserable souls that haven’t played the true master pieces known as Secret of Mana, or Contra: Hard Corps, then you haven’t seen the Matrices , yet.

  18. go and buy cubello, 6 bucks is a steal for this kid of entertainment.

  19. Just picked up World of Goo and I love it.

    What I’m wondering is, how is the music so good for such a small title?! Who composed this? It’s almost Danny Elfman caliber. Whoever it is, keep up the good work!

  20. Thanks for the info on tetris pricing Sean. You art the man.

  21. Gee Whiz after reading some more of these comments I decided to see if wiiware world had a review for World of Goo up yet they gave it their first 10 out of 10. Thanks for the heads up folks I think I’ll go download it now.

  22. Oy… I really didn’t need to spend that kind of money right now but I gotta shell out at least the $15 for World of Goo. Secret of Mana was a scourge of my childhood… I traded with a friend (it’s what we did back before pirating) and never got my Mario Kart back. For some reason I could never get very far in it, I’d get bored… but of late I’ve had a thing for the Final Fantasy Square games so I should definitely try it again.

  23. Ah Secret of Mana, how much co-op fun I had with thee.

    Why the crap would anyone want the Genesis version of SF2 when the infinitely superior SNES versions are already there?

    If they’re gonna do this, I want my SNES versions of Earthworm Jim.

  24. What controllers work with secret of mana?

  25. @James Kochalka

    Secret of Mana is an SNES game so the classic and Gamecube controllers will work, but not the Wii Remote. I would recommend the classic, but if you just need controllers to get 3 players cube pads will do just fine.

  26. Well I bought World of Goo last night. It is really great. I played through the first chapter and got stuck on that last level until I realized you have to rip off that things eyeballs like the sign hinted at. I had built my goo balls up to the top of the screen and it did me no good. AAAARRRG!!! Super fun game. Thanks everybody for recommending it. Best wiiware game so far.

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