I think the mainstream game review sites are being too harsh on this title. It's not too short in my opinion. If you replay the game with an eye toward gold cups on every stage, it will take you a while. No, it's not a AAA game but it's a very satisfying experience. Next to Wii Sports it's the best game to show of the Wii remote that I've played. It's a ton of fun and pretty challenging toward the end. Plenty to be happy about. If you're a jaded hardcore gamer, then by all means rent this, it's well worth it. It's an impressive use of the Wii remote.
Four things I'd like to see in a sequel: 1. bumping option in multiplayer so players can play more cut-throat if they want 2. more stages 3. a maze editor so you can make your own stages! 4. a custom marble maker would be cool too
I have just recently played Konorinpa: Marble Mania for the Nintendo WII. It is one of those games that relies on the wii remotes motion sense to move the marble to its goal. I believe this game was fun. To most critics saying that this is a rip off of Super Monkey Ball I don't really see that besides how you control the marble itself. The game play is quite fun but there are some parts in later levels that some amateur players might get frustrated with. Also the game is quite short only 50 stages including the unlock able stages which are opened by gathering green crystals. The music I thought was really well done and very catchy in some way. To sum things up this game was a masterpiece when it comes to using real physics to play a game. I thought I was actually moving the board myself. I have nothing really bad to say about this game except the fact it is too short. I will definitely buy this game if I can find a copy for sale. Also I will be playing the sequel to this game as well.