Kula World is by far one of the most presentable games on the Playstation 1, and considering that I praise Jinx, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro and Tombi as those too, this must be good. Anyone who has played the XBOX 360's masterpiece Arcade game, Marble Blast Ultra, will have a brief idea as to how this works. Players take control of a ball through several levels to exits, or collect objects along the way. You'll use powerups to slow down or stop time, get speed and jump boosts and all that.
What amazes me is how the physics engine is so reliable, and works just as well as any other nearly two decades later! Don't forget that few - if any - games on the PS1 had a physics engine of a sort, so this really is a step in a new direction, and a big one at that. Kula World offers so much challenge with its camera (a fair challenge, unlike Croc) and rotating worlds, as well as allowing players to practically morph themselves mentally to suit the world.
A great game offering so many ways of playing - you'd expect this to go t*ts up, but it's in fact a balls up. In a good way.