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Wario's Woods

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo 3DS
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5.0
SNES
74
4.3
NES
78
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Platform Votes Score
NES 10 4.2
Nintendo 3DS 1 5.0
SNES 6 4.3
Wii 3 4.4
Wii U Awaiting 1 votes...
Combined MobyScore 20 4.3


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90
NESNES Times
The bottom line is Wario's Woods is without question another great title from Nintendo. While the audio and visulas won't blow you away, this game excelles with its great gameplay, plus its many features will keep you addicted and occupied for hours. This is a game that puzzle fans and action fans should definetly check out. It may not be the big finish some NESers envisioned for their trusty console, but Nintendo definetly came through and the NES got one last great game before heading into videogame retirement.
87
SNESConsoles Plus
Ce jeu de réflexion, dans la lignée de Tetris, est doté d'une bonne difficulté. Wario's Woods s'adresse aux puristes.
85
SNESJeuxvideo.com
Wario’s Wood est un puzzle-game surprenant dont on a du mal à décrocher. Il réussit là où beaucoup ont échoué, avec une simplicité presque diabolique. Les différents modes de jeu sont tous intéressants et la durée de vie du titre est pratiquement infinie. Si par malheur vous invitez un ami pour y jouer, attendez-vous à vous coucher tard et à en rêver la nuit. Petite perle oubliée, Wario’s Wood mérite largement qu'on s’y attarde même quinze ans après.
81
NESNintendo Land
So all in all an extremely clever and original puzzle game, with lots to sink your teeth into. Not for everyone, perhaps, but great if you like this sort of thing. Also, Mario fans take note: this game has quite a lot of novelty appeal. I mean, picture it: Toad in the starring role, taking on Wario! In a game that's actually quite good.
81
SNESGame Players
What at first appears to be a simple puzzle game is given depth by it's challenge and it's many game modes. A human or (tough) computer opponent can be challenged with a two-player split-screen option and a Round Game lets you work your way through 100 increasingly difficult rounds. Fortunately there's a Lesson Mode to explain the complicated controls and general strategic principles needed to have a chance against Wario and his minions.
80
NESAll Game Guide
It's a shame this title is as rare as it is. A Super NES version was given a substantially wider release at about the same time as its 8-bit cousin, which is good news. As a latter-day NES game, however, Wario's Woods sparkles particularly brightly.
80
WiiIGN
The swan song of the NES never got much attention. Gamers had already moved on to other systems, for one, and its chances of finding an audience were further crippled by the fact that a superior SNES version of the same game was released on the same day. It's curious that Nintendo has chosen to send out the 8-bit Woods to Wii gamers, when the 16-bit version is more fully featured. On top of that, this NES edition is also available to owners of Animal Crossing, where it appears as a rare playable collectible. If you're interested in this title's place in Nintendo history, give it a download and see for yourself how the NES went out. But if you're more concerned with its unique take on puzzle genre gameplay, give this one a "wait and see" – you'd be better served to spend your points on the SNES version, when and if it becomes available.
78
SNESMega Fun
Wario's Woods ist sicherlich eines der komplexesten Denkspiele, die mir in letzter Zeit unter das Joypad gekommen sind. Bis man sich mit den vielfältigen Möglichkeiten halbwegs angefreundet hat, vergehen selbst für Experten mehrere Stunden. Diesen Punkt kann man sicherlich als kleines Manko ansehen, da man im Eifer des Gefechts schnell den Überblick verliert und immer das Gefühl hat, die Möglichkeiten nicht voll ausschöpfen zu können. Für unverbesserliche Tüftler dürfte Toad hingegen ein gefundenes Fressen sein, da man selbst nach Wochen immer wieder auf neue Strategien kommen kann. Wario‘s Woods hebt sich im übrigen durch die Nintendo-mäßig tolle Ausstattung vom übrigen Denkspiel-Brei ab: intelligente Modi, eine Batterie zum Speichern der Rekordzeiten und nicht zuletzt die höchst amüsante Zwei-Spieler-Option sorgen insgesamt für langanhaltenden Spielspaß.
70
NESHonestGamers
Wario’s Woods is far from a bad game. As the very final NES game, it boasts a level of polish not reached by many other games on the system. It features some nice graphics, several distinct modes, 99 levels with save points, and even a tutorial. It’s a noteworthy but often forgotten piece of video game history, made somewhat redundant by the fact that a superior SNES version of the game was released on the exact same day (there’s probably a metaphor for passing the torch hidden in there somewhere). Though it may not carry the same simple, addictive quality of some of Nintendo’s other puzzle games, Wario’s Woods is still a fun little diversion… especially if you have someone with whom to play that killer Vs. mode.
70
SNESAll Game Guide
All things considered, Wario's Woods has all of the elements you'd like to see in an action puzzle game: a variety of play modes, battery backup to save fastest times and level progress, chain reactions, multiple moves requiring technique, and interesting versus mode attacks -- all topped off with colorful graphics and bouncy sound. Yet it's not as fun to play as the less complicated Tetris, Dr. Mario, Yoshi's Cookie or even Bust-A-Move. Sometimes when you add things to an already proven formula, you dilute the ingredients that made it a success.
70
SNESGamePro (US)
The standard-looking graphics star cutesy animated characters and Super Mario-style Bombs and Monsters. Although the music isn't bad, it's also not memorable. WW's options give it play value, but it's familiar play style makes it a ho-hum puzzler.
65
NESTotal! (Germany)
Zwar wird selbst die NES-Umsetzung trotz besserer Steuerung in den späteren Leven recht hektisch und unübersichtlich, der Frust (oder vielleicht doch die Herausforderung?) kommt aber wesentlich später.
60
WiiNintendo Life
Wario’s Woods is fun for a while but enjoyment for most will no doubt be short-lived. If you are a fan of falling-block style games you will no doubt get pleasure out of this but there really isn’t anything original to see here.
60
SNESTotal! (Germany)
Eine nette Idee, die jedoch durch die etwas knifflige Steuerung etwas relativiert wird. Wäre die nämlich benutzerfreundlicher ausgefallen, so hätte man wesentlich mehr Spaß an so tollen Features wie Batteriespeicher oder den diversen Spielmodi. So kommt allerdings angesichts der Hektik und der Aktionsmöglichkeiten doch öfter mal ein leichtes Frustgefühl auf, auch sind die Computergegner manchmal frustrierend stark. Hartgesottene Puzzlefreaks können ruhig mal einen Blick riskieren, ein Muß ist das Garne aber wirklich nicht unbedingt.
60
WiiEurogamer.de
Zu Anfang wirkt Wario’s Woods eventuell etwas kompliziert, nach einer Weile erklimmt, packt und arrangiert man die Item-Formationen aber mit einiger Freude.
60
SNESVideo Games & Computer Entertainment
Unlike Tetris, this game isn't easy to understand right off the bat and you might find yourself losing a lot at the easiest level for a while. While it's a lot different from Tetris, it's still kind of confusing and difficult. The graphics are cute and colorful though, and that's cool. Beautiful eye candy is a plus.