Niki – Rock 'n' Ball

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Niki – Rock 'n' Ball
Niki - Rock 'n' Ball Coverart.jpg
Developer(s) Bplus
Publisher(s) Bplus
Platform(s) WiiWare
  • EU: December 19, 2008
  • NA: January 26, 2009
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single-player, Multi-player

Niki – Rock 'n' Ball is a game produced by Bplus for the WiiWare. It was first released in Europe on December 19, 2008 (2008-12-19), and later in North America on January 26, 2009 (2009-01-26).[1] The game runs on 2.5D graphics.[2]


The game is set in the far future. In one planetary system all the living creatures have been transformed into balls and attacked by the monsters.[citation needed] Players take control of Niki, who has been turned into a ball and attempt to stand up against the monsters to protect his village. When Niki comes across a mysterious ZeLeLi amulet, which gives him the ability to change into a hard rock, giving him the ability to defeat the monsters.[citation needed] Players must help Niki chase away all the monsters before they become too overwhelming in number and take over his village.[3]



The game received "generally unfavorable" reviews, according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[4] IGN criticized its controls, art style, and general game concept.[5] GameSpot concurred.[6]


  1. ^ "One WiiWare Game and One Virtual Console Game Added to Wii Shop Channel". Nintendo of America. 2009-01-26. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  2. ^ McDermott, Sean (2008-12-20), Niki - Rock 'n' Ball (WiiWare),, archived from the original on December 22, 2008, retrieved 2009-01-15 
  3. ^ "Niki - Rock 'n' Ball — controls". 
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  5. ^ Harris, Craig (January 27, 2009). "IGN: Niki: Rock 'n' Ball Review". Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  6. ^ McShea, Tom (January 28, 2009). "Niki - Rock 'n' Ball for Wii Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2009-02-02.