WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!

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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$! Game Boy Advance Failed in one of the harder game modes
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Game Boy Advance Avoid!
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Game Boy Advance These blue-faced aliens represent four lives in this level
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Game Boy Advance Introduction to one of the levels

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)

Critic Reviews

The Next Level Game Boy Advance 2003 A 100
Lawrence Game Boy Advance Jun 19, 2003 A 100
Diehard GameFan Game Boy Advance Jun 15, 2003 9.5 out of 10 95
NintendoWorldReport Game Boy Advance Jun 22, 2003 9.5 out of 10 95
GameSpy Game Boy Advance May 25, 2003 91 out of 100 91
Deeko Game Boy Advance 2003 9 out of 10 90
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Game Boy Advance May 17, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Cubed3 Game Boy Advance Oct 28, 2003 9 out of 10 90
JeuxActu Game Boy Advance Dec 09, 2003 17 out of 20 85
Mygamer.com Game Boy Advance Sep 27, 2004 8 out of 10 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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