Ancients of Ooga (2010)

by Christopher
5 minutes read


Ancients of Ooga: A WiiWare Gem Worth Revisiting

Released in 2010 for the WiiWare digital download service, Ancients of Ooga is a charming and unique platformer/puzzle game that deserves a second look. Developed by Klonk Games, the creators of the equally quirky Cloning Clyde, Ancients of Ooga takes players on an epic adventure through the primeval land of Ooga.


Ancients of Ooga is a side-scrolling platformer with a twist: the player character can eat, chant, and even puke their way through the game world. Eating certain objects, such as fruit and mushrooms, grants the player character special abilities, such as the ability to jump higher or shoot projectiles. Chanting allows the player to activate these abilities, and puking can be used to get rid of unwanted objects or to solve puzzles.

The game features over 50 levels, each with its own unique challenges and puzzles. Players must use their wits and the game’s unique mechanics to progress through the levels and ultimately defeat the tyrannical Boolis.


The story of Ancients of Ooga is simple but charming. The player takes on the role of a young Oogan who must embark on a quest to save his tribe from the evil Boolis. Along the way, the player will meet and befriend a variety of zany Oogani tribes, each with their own unique abilities.

The game’s story is told through a series of humorous cutscenes and dialogue sequences. The writing is witty and charming, and the characters are all memorable and endearing.

Graphics and Sound

Ancients of Ooga features a colorful and vibrant art style that brings the world of Ooga to life. The character designs are whimsical and expressive, and the environments are full of detail and charm.

The game’s soundtrack is also excellent, featuring a mix of catchy tunes and atmospheric sound effects. The music perfectly complements the game’s visuals and gameplay, and helps to create a truly immersive experience.


Ancients of Ooga received generally positive reviews upon its release. Critics praised the game’s unique gameplay mechanics, charming story, and beautiful visuals. However, some critics found the game to be too short and repetitive.

Despite its minor flaws, Ancients of Ooga is a well-crafted and enjoyable platformer/puzzle game that deserves to be played by a wider audience. If you’re looking for a fun and unique game to play on your Wii, be sure to check out Ancients of Ooga.


Ancients of Ooga was a commercial success, selling over 100,000 copies worldwide. The game was also nominated for several awards, including the Independent Games Festival’s Seumas McNally Grand Prize.

Ancients of Ooga has been praised for its innovative gameplay and charming visuals. The game has been cited as an influence on several other indie games, including the recently released Yoku’s Island Express.


Ancients of Ooga is a hidden gem of the WiiWare library. The game’s unique gameplay mechanics, charming story, and beautiful visuals make it a must-play for fans of platformer/puzzle games. If you’re looking for a fun and unique game to play on your Wii, be sure to check out Ancients of Ooga.

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