It's tough not to like Wario as a character. He's basically the antithesis of everything classically identified with Nintendo. He's ugly, he's rude, he's greedy, and he's deliciously evil. While he's certainly not the first Nintendo villain to star in his own games (remember, Donkey Kong wasn't a particularly likable gorilla before Donkey Kong Country came along), Wario's adventures tend to be different than the norm. Generally, Nintendo placing Wario in a game means that they're taking a chance on something new. This is somewhat rare lately, given Nintendo's current trend toward the tried-and-true, both in the overwhelming number of SNES remakes for the GBA (Super Mario Advance, Zelda: Link to the Past, Donkey Kong Country, etc.), and GameCube extensions of N64 series (Super Mario Sunshine, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mario Party 4, and so on).