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WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!

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Game Boy Advance
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3.9
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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$! Game Boy Advance Introduction to one of the levels
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Game Boy Advance Intriguing...
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Game Boy Advance Avoid objects in this microgame
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Game Boy Advance Wario thinks his games are the hardest

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. Game Boy Advance Sycada (175)

The Press Says

Lawrence Game Boy Advance Jun 19, 2003 A 100
Gaming Age Game Boy Advance Jun 11, 2003 A 100
The Next Level Game Boy Advance 2003 A 100
Diehard GameFan Game Boy Advance Jun 15, 2003 9.5 out of 10 95
GameSpy Game Boy Advance May 25, 2003 91 out of 100 91
Portable Review Game Boy Advance Oct 07, 2006 36 out of 40 90
Nintendojo Game Boy Advance 2003 9 out of 10 90
N-Zone Game Boy Advance Jul 08, 2003 81 out of 100 81
Game Freaks 365 Game Boy Advance 2003 8 out of 10 80
Gamezine Game Boy Advance May 30, 2003 16 out of 20 80

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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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