Since Europe isn't getting World of Goo and I don't want to wait six months for a retail release + pay $50 for 1 extra chapter, I'm hoping homebrew will be the answer.
EDIT: IT WORKS! PLAYING WORLD OF GOO ON MY EURO WII! INSTRUCTIONS HERE: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...75&postcount=9
I've heard that this can be accomplished by using AnyRegion Changer to change your Region to the US and then access the US shop to download the game.
Then afterwards, you can use starfall to make the channel region free so you don't have to change the region every time you want to play the game.
I haven't tried this so would like to hear from other people first if it is safe to do. Anyone brave enough has done this?
Edit: Some responses outside neogaf:
Downloading is the easy part and should work without a hitch. Running is the hard part. You'll need firmware 3.2 (but since you're using AnyReiogn Changer you have that). Get channels to be region free (either using starfall for a pernament patch or Menu loader for a temporary solution*). Hope that works.
If it doesn't there are two options:
-Make the Wii a US Wii using AnyRegion changer
-Dump the internal memory hack the app then reinstal it
I downloaded the Fujifilm channel. Without starfall it appears on the Wii menu but running it comes up with "this channel cannot be used".
I then patched for region free channles using Starfall (or you could just run the menuloader app). The channel booted.
Now had it been Star Soldier R (don't ask why you'ld want a Japanese or American Star Soldier R) the game won't work for some reason (Hudson games, Family Table Tennis and a few Japan only games only work on the regions they should).
As for games from multiple regions. As far as I know when you send a Wii for repair they use thier diagnostic disc to get your Wii sohp account data. This is then transfered to a brand new Wii. The worst that would come from an inspection is the repair fee being "misuse/abuse" (the more expensive one) regardless of if you have a warrnety (using homebrew voids it).
Download history shows everything (the Fujifilm channel comes up in its Japanese name) but channels you have download only show channels from that region (so in Japan only the Fujifilm one shows up while in Europe everything but Fujifilm shows up)