Wii U eShop Spotlight – Pushmo World

Who made this?

Intelligent Systems, which today is perhaps most famous for developing the fire emblem Series. The developer is a longtime Nintendo contributor, working on WarioWare Series, paper mario series, the Advanced Wars series… tons of stuff.

Pushmo World was co-developed with Nintendo SPD (of Tomodachi Life and Rhythm Heaven fame).

What’s the premise?

It’s more Pushmo! There are 250 new puzzles for you to dabble in, and it’s the same old Pushmo formula we’ve come to know and love over the years. This third game isn’t revolutionary, but it capitalizes on what makes these games so great.

The GamePad can also be used to create your own levels, and back in the day, the Pushmo Fair allowed you to share those levels with the rest of the world. Sadly, with the end of Miiverse in 2017, that no longer exists. But that doesn’t mean you can’t play around and experiment on your own.

There are some new blocks to push and pull in Pushmo World. Some blocks now have a timer that automatically goes back to the wall after a certain amount of time. There are color blocks which, if you press one, all matching colors will also mirror your movements. And other blocks sometimes do the opposite of what you tell them to.

Why should I play it?

Pushmo is probably one of our favorite puzzle series on 3DS and Wii U. It’s so cozy and colorful and honestly, who doesn’t want more of that these days?

There’s no wrong place to start in the series, but Pushmo World is a beautiful, shiny HD expansion of the 3DS game. The two games make a good pair, honestly – and we’ll probably highlight them separately soon enough.

Also, the puzzles are never too difficult, but they do make you think a bit, so it’s a really lovely balance.

How much does this cost?

$9.99 USD / £8.99 / €9.99, which you can’t go wrong with. You can also get 40% off by spending some Platinum Points on this My Nintendo rewards page – you can’t say fairer than that.

We’ll be back soon with another 3DS or Wii U eShop recommendation as part of this ‘Countdown’ series. Let us know below if you already have this in your collection and share your thoughts. Also, feel free to nominate other games – we might feature those in the coming days as well.

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