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By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Short remake of classic platformer with some mild violence.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Highly enjoyed it!

I knew about Klonoa since the Wii remake came out, however, I only really got into the series when I was in high school. After beating the Wii remake of "Door to Phantomile," I highly recommend it. The puzzle platforming elements are pretty spot on that'll give you a challenge during the mid half of the game. The characters also have their own "quirks" and "charms" that make them stand out. There's also some heavy themes where you have to restore the world from nightmares. The ending of the game is also a real tear jerker. Overall, I recommend this game to anyone who enjoys platformers or who grew up with this series.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (3 ):

There's nothing particularly groundbreaking about Klonoa, but that doesn't detract from the fact that this is a beautiful and expertly crafted bit of platforming fun. The side-scrolling 3-D level design is nothing short of brilliant. Players navigate lush environments by running circular paths around buildings, ducking in and out of caves, and leaping through the canopies of forests. What's more, the simple controls, which make use of just three buttons and either the joystick or d-pad (Klonoa works with not only the remote and nunchuk, but also Wii Classic and GameCube controllers), can be learned in minutes, regardless of the player's previous experience with games in this genre.

Klonoa's only downfall is that it runs on the short side -- just six hours or so, by our clock. Even casual players could finish it in a single weekend. And with no multi-player options, there's little reason to come back. A great game, but one that is perhaps better rented than purchased.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Namco Bandai
  • Release date: May 5, 2009
  • Genre: Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Mild Cartoon Violence, Tobacco Reference
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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