Conclusion: Though the sadistic level design and jerky controls may eventually tip you over the brink of total irritation, Cocoto's gameplay hearkens back to the unforgiving hardcore challenges found in early platformers. As such, the game itself is unexpectedly quite enjoyable at times. Boss battles are quirky and challenging, forcing you to use your abilities in different ways to best your heftier opponents, and there are just enough levels to offer a solid challenge and...
Excerpt: WiiWare releases in general tend to be something of a mixed bag, arguably more so than downloadable games on PS3 and Xbox 360. Pound-for-pound, there is more dross cluttering up WiiWare shelves than perhaps we should rightfully expect from a company with such an illustrious history, especially when they are able to cherry-pick releases from third-party developers as well.
Conclusion: Considering the cheap price, Neko Games has delivered a solid package. It's not the greatest platformer on WiiWare, but it's among the better ones right now. At the least, Cocoto should give anyone who tries it a few hours of fun. How many other games let you fly into heaven and give the angels a beatdown?
Excerpt: This is personally my first experience of both a WiiWare game, and buying anything off the Wii Shop Channel . I must say, I’m impressed! It was quick and easy to use. Not quite as easy to navigate and understand as the likes of Xbox Live Marketplace, however it will only improve with time, so this is definitely one to keep an eye on. The way it has been designed to cope with the Wii-Remote controls however is very impressive .
Pros: Quick to get into, Jumping in no time!, Hard mode is a good challenge., Quite addictive and enjoyable!
Cons: Music and sound affects can get annoying after time., Story lacks any real depth at all. It’s pretty much “save your friends”., Some people will find it repetitive, make sure this game style is for you!, No real replay value once completed.
Excerpt: Das PS2- und GameCube-Original von 2004 hat wahrscheinlich niemand wirklich wahrgenommen (wir kannten es zumindest nicht), doch das banal betitelte Hüpfspiel rund um Teufelchen Cocoto ist nicht ohne. Dahinter steckt eine intelligente Mischung aus der Regenbogenwerferei von Rainbow Islands und einer Rundlevel-Optik nach Nebulus -Logik, die dank Dreheffekt nett aussieht und sich gut spielt. Besonders tiefgreifend ist’s nicht, aber als Downloadspiel gerade richtig.