WireWay Review

By , on March 10, 2010

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3 out of 5


  • Solid controls.
  • Multiple game modes, many levels, and even more via DLC.


  • The game lacks in the fun department.
  • High price point.


If not for its high price point, Wire Way could be recommended for its simple gameplay and different modes.

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Parachute Ninja delighted fans with its flicking off springs gameplay, but before the adventures of that stealthy ball, there was Wire Way. You play as Wiley, a cute little creature who is springing through levels to collect stars full of the precious energy Elan.

When Wiley is attached to a spring, pulling back will prime him for take off. A guide will show your arc and an indicator of your distance, but it's not foolproof. The goal is to reach the UFO at the end of each level, but there is much to explore, and puzzle pieces to collect as well as all the stars. Based on how well you do, a score will be awarded upon completion of the level.

A pixel art style has been used here, and while it's nothing special, the game is colourful, and it's easy to see what's going on. Sound and music is adequete and ipod support is enabled for those who wish to listen to their own music. Aside from the main campaign, there are two other challenge modes. In Flick Trials, the goal is to complete the level is as few flicks as possible, while Strategery mode has you placing springs and bumpers yourself to make it through. For those wanting even more, there are even more levels available via DLC.

Wire Way is a well made game with loads of content. Some of the level design is great but there seems to be that spark missing that can make some games truly enjoyable. Especially at the current price point, it's best to try the lite version and see if it clicks.


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