Pushmo World – Wikipedia

2014 video game

Pushmo World, known as Pullblox World in Europe and as Hikuosu World[a] in Japan, is a puzzle game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for the Wii U video game console. The game is a sequel to Pushmo and Crashmo, and was released worldwide on June 19, 2014. A sequel, Stretchmo for the Nintendo 3DS, was released in 2015.

Plot and setting[edit]

Mallo and children come back at the Pushmo Park for its re-opening and Papy Blox and his dog Brutus wait for them. However, similar to the first time, children are trapped within the Pushmos; they witness Brutus jumping on the “reset switches” (switches who reset the Pushmo) across all the park. Again, Mallo set across the new Pushmo Park to rescue children; when done, Brutus explains thay he love this gadget and didn’t want to cause the mess. Mallo later leaves with the children. The next day, Papa blox presents to Mallo the Bonus Pushmo.



The player, as the round cat Mallo, rescues children from atop three-dimensional, colored block puzzles called pushmos. The player approaches a block, holds down a button, and either pulls or pushes the blocks to climb the tower. There are 250 levels.[1]

Create and share[edit]

The game includes a puzzle editor (Pushmo Studio) wherein players can build their own puzzles and share them via QR code or an in-game World Pushmo Fair, a Miiverse online service.[1]


The game was first announced May 28, 2014 for Wii U.[2][3] It was created as a sequel to Pushmo on the Nintendo 3DS.

The game is exclusive to the Wii U.[1]


Pushmo World received generally positive reviews, scoring 80/100 on Metacritic and 81% on GameRankings.[5][4]

Polygon‘s Dave Tach was new to the series, but quickly liked it. He particularly appreciated the puzzles’ pacing in that he felt like he continually made positive progress and never felt hopelessly stuck. Tach said the game was not customized for the home console, but did not need to be. He rated the game 9/10.[1]


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  3. ^ Otero, Jose (May 28, 2014). “Nintendo of America Confirms Pushmo World Announced for Wii U”. IGN. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  4. ^ a b “Pushmo World for Wii U”. GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  5. ^ a b “Pushmo World for Wii U Reviews”. Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
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  10. ^ Vore, Bryan (31 August 2021). “Pushmo World Review – Nintendo’s Puzzling Choices Hold Back Evolution”. Game Informer. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  11. ^ Mackey, Bob (31 August 2021). “Pushmo World Wii U Review: Puzzles for the Spatially-Challenged”. USgamer. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  12. ^ Petit, Carolyn (31 August 2021). “Pullblox World Review”. GameSpot. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  13. ^ Bates, Ryan (31 August 2021). “Pullblox World Review”. GameRevolution. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  14. ^ “Pushmo World review | Aces high”. Electronic Gaming Monthly. 31 August 2021. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  15. ^ Whitehead, Dan (31 August 2021). “Pullblox World review – Slide away”. Eurogamer. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  16. ^ Minotti, Mike (31 August 2021). “Pushmo World is almost too cute for its own good (review)”. VentureBeat. Retrieved 31 August 2021.

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