WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (Game Boy Advance)

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Description

Tired of chasing after rival Mario and counting his millions again, Wario has put his spare time to good use to create his own video game, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!.

Simply put, WarioWare has you testing your skills in a huge collection of games from almost every genre you can think of. Each game lasts only a matter of seconds, but within that time you have to complete the task. This ranges from hitting a home run, stomping a handful of bad guys, winning a boxing match, solving a puzzle and winning the points.

You'll witness a wide selection of game graphics as well. Games originate from the original Nintendo Game & Watch series, to the green tinted Game Boy titles and the modern day Game Boy Advance style. You'll also notice some well known names, including Metroid, Duck Hunt, the Mario Bros. series and much more hidden away between each mini game.

Screenshots

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Game Boy Advance Dr.Mario - full game as an unlockable
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Game Boy Advance Avoid!
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Game Boy Advance This is a pretty frequent microgame, and the object that you must "jump" over varies too.
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Game Boy Advance Wario lying on his couch and pickin' at it.

Alternate Titles

  • "瓦力欧制造" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Wario Ware, Inc: Minigame Mania" -- European Title
  • "Wario Ware, Inc: Mega Mini-Jeux" -- French Title
  • "WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames!" -- Common spelling
  • "Made in Wario" -- Japanese Title
  • "メイド イン ワリオ" -- Japanese Spelling

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User Reviews

The wierdest game since the hippy days of Get off my Garden on the c-64. Sycada (175) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gaming Age Jun 11, 2003 A 100
NintendoWorldReport Jun 22, 2003 9.5 out of 10 95
Digital Entertainment News (den) Sep 20, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
DS-x2 2003 91 out of 100 91
Nintendojo 2003 9 out of 10 90
HonestGamers Jan 30, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Game Critics Jul 23, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
videogamer.com Dec 23, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Gamestyle Aug 08, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com May 26, 2003 14 out of 20 70

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Game Boy Advance version of WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames! appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Laptop

For historical reference: Wario's laptop is apparently a Sony VAIO notebook, with Wario's own style added to it, and its logo (on game's title screen) says "WARIO" in imitation of VAIO's logo.The operating system is apparently Microsoft Windows XP - though, likewise, it's obviously not exactly a stock OEM version.

Version differences

In the original Japanese version, in one of the microgames where you try to catch the fruit, the item that wasn't fruit was...poo. This has been censored out of the U.S. version. Interestingly enough, at the end of "Wario's Adventure" the treasure is still poo. Interesting!

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – #2 Game of the Year
    • 2003 – Game Boy Advance Game of the Year
    • 2003 – Most Original Game of the Year (Game Boy Advance)
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