Art of Balance

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Art of Balance
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Developer(s) Shin'en Multimedia
Publisher(s) Shin'en Multimedia
Platform(s) WiiWare
Release date(s) NA February 15, 2010
EU March 26, 2010
Genre(s) Puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2), Co-op (2)
Input methods Wii Remote
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Art of Balance is an stacking puzzle game. The player is given a set of shapes to carefully place onto a platform slightly above a bowl of water. The level is won when all the shapes are balanced successfully for 3 seconds and lost when an object hits the water.


Water Glitch

During gameplay the water frequently flashes white. Enabling Settings > Advanced > Enable Write-Back Cache (slow) seems to resolve this. Refer issue 10707.

World B Issues

Once you get to World B, the bowl goes absolutely crazy. Slightly over- or underclocking the CPU avoids the issue.


No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this title.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Art of Balance since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21604 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
4.0-6982 Windows 8.1 Intel Core i5-3470M @ 3.2 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Game would run perfectly if not for the water glitch zaozabot
4.0-8125 Windows 10 Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.67 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 740 Same as other test michael
5.0-4227 Windows 10 Intel Core i5-6600K @ 4.5 GHz AMD R9 380 Same results, white flicker in water effect cammelspit
5.0-7801 Windows 10 Intel Core i5-6700K @ 4 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 White flicker in water effect, even on single-core Kolano
5.0-13242 Windows 10 Intel Core i5-4690K @ 3.5 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 White flicker issue persistent, pertains to JIT Recompiler. Also observed that if Fast Depth Calculation hack is disabled, IR pointer cursor will not render in menus RupeeClock

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