Machinarium Waggles Its Way to Wii

Tom Goldman

Crying on the inside.
Aug 17, 2009
Machinarium Waggles Its Way to Wii

Machinarium is leaving PCs so that Wii owners can take a peek into its beautiful, rusted world.

Amanita Design has announced that it's teaming up with XGen Studios to bring Machinarium [] to the WiiWare download service. Originally released by Amanita in October 2009, Machinarium is a puzzle-adventure game with an art-style that will make you wish you could be a robot too.

But no matter how hard you try, you'll never be a robot like those in Machinarium, so playing the game is as close as you'll come. It looks like XGen is giving Amanita a hand due to its experience developing WiiWare's Defend Your Castle [].

Machinarium doesn't have a complex interface but its puzzles sometimes require quite a bit of thought, not to mention clicking. The game's goal is for the unnamed robot protagonist to save his robot girlfriend, and later the entire mechanical city of Machinarium. Players sometimes only have to solve a single screen's worth of puzzles before leaving an area behind forever, but the game also opens up to multiple areas halfway through. With an art style beyond comparison, Machinarium is a game any adventure fan should take a look at, and though I loved it the game might not be for everyone [], which is why demos are important.

Earlier this year, Amanita revealed that many [] had pirated Machinarium and put the game on sale to recover some of its lost funds. With the game now coming to WiiWare, it'll be a lot harder to pirate, because if you pirate a WiiWare game a Miyamoto robot flies to your house and yells at you angrily. It's quite unpleasant and not worth the trouble.

No release date or pricing info for the WiiWare version of Machinarium was revealed.



Better Red than Dead
Aug 5, 2009
Interesting. My Cousin has a Wii and I'll tell him about this game. It looks pretty fun and I haven't enjoyed a good puzzle game in a while.

if you pirate a WiiWare game a Miyamoto robot flies to your house and yells at you angrily. It's quite unpleasant and not worth the trouble.
O_O I bet the Miyamobo is accompanyed by this creature in robot form:

Cammie Dunaway will make you repent.


The Laughing Arsehole
Dec 29, 2009

I didn't get the game myself, but it's always nice to see something go cross-platform.

Aardvark Soup

New member
Jul 22, 2008
Scrumpmonkey said:
It's nice to see WiiWare being graced with some good titles, the lack of the Wii's rendering power shouldn't mean that it can't have great titles. Im surprised more 2D games haven't taken to the platform.
Well, PC games like World of Goo, And Yet it Moves, Tales of Monkey Island and such all got WiiWare versions and there are also a lot of great exclusives like the Bit.Trip series and Swords and Soldiers.


New member
Jun 23, 2008
Cool, already bought Machinarum for my PC, but might as well get it for the Wii too, it was a really excellent game.

Stabby Joe

New member
Jul 30, 2008
People may have also pirated it in Europe due to the "PC or Mac" issues it had that had largely gone unreported.


The Stormbringer
Dec 1, 2009
I played the demo of this, and it looked like it would be quite fun.

Onyx Oblivion

Borderlands Addict. Again.
Sep 9, 2008
You're going to make me buy another PC game twice, aren't you?

I just bought PvZ on Xbox, damn it!

Now I have to buy this again on Wii!