Kuru Kuru Kururin

Moby ID: 8086
Game Boy Advance Specs
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Kuru Kuru Kururin is an innovative puzzle game in which the main character is inside a helicopter, and he must navigate himself through a maze in the least amount of time possible. Movements must be timed and precise, because if the helicopter's propeller hits a wall, 3 seconds is added to the timer. The protagonist's mission is to retrieve his brothers, who will join him after he finds them. He also finds many power-ups that will allow him to customize his helicopter's appearance.


  • くるくるくるりん - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Game Boy Advance version)

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Programming Staff
Course Design
Art Director
Character Design
Demonstration Play
Original Concept
Planning Manager
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Average score: 84% (based on 21 ratings)


Average score: 3.5 out of 5 (based on 22 ratings with 1 reviews)

The "simple but addictive" formula is a good way to describe this very entertaining game.

The Good
The simplicity! It's easy to pick up and play. Tutorial levels are included as well. In this game the goal is to go trough all worlds which consist of three stages each. Each stage is course of tight corners, narrow passages etc. you need to go trough these courses with a helicopter as Kururin, a little bird whose brothers and sisters are taken to other worlds.You'll find them in stage 3 of each world. But there is a problem: Your helicopter's propeller blades make it difficult to go trough narrow passages since they are rotating constantly so you will hit the walls easily. The trick is to get trough each course without getting hit thrice, which will destroy your helicopter. You will have to time your moving. For die-hards there is a challenge to get all stages cleared without getting hit once and also collecting all helicopter skins (you can paint them) and save all Kururin's siblings. Also included are the short but tricky challenge-mode courses (can be played over game-link cable). A hard mode is included as well with longer propeller blades. These modes are all a lot lot of fun and add to the replay value of an otherwise easy title. Graphics are OK as well for an early GBA title. They are rich and colorful and everything is animated well. Gameplay is great in this game which is essential in a game like this

The Bad
It could have been made longer but as mentioned before there is enough replay so that didn't bother me much. The story is very simple but that's not so important for a game like this.

The Bottom Line
A wildly original and entertaining game! I can easily recommend this!

Game Boy Advance · by Rensch (203) · 2005


References to the game

Helirin appears as an assist trophy in the Wii game Super Smash Bros.: Brawl.


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by fooziex.

Wii U added by Michael Cassidy.

Additional contributors: Sciere, gamewarrior, Patrick Bregger.

Game added January 5, 2003. Last modified January 14, 2024.