WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!

aka: Made in Wario, Wario Ware, Inc: Mega Mini-Jeux, WarioWare, Inc.: Minigame Mania, Wǎlìōu Zhìzào
Moby ID: 9250
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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.

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  • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames! - Common spelling
  • メイド イン ワリオ - Japanese Spelling
  • 瓦力欧制造 - Simplified Chinese spelling

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Average score: 88% (based on 58 ratings)

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Average score: 4.0 out of 5 (based on 59 ratings with 1 reviews)

The wierdest game since the hippy days of Get off my Garden on the c-64.

The Good
When a game has an original concept it's usually plausable to see how the developers came up with it, then you can either say something like "that's a good idea" or "we all know why that wasn't done before." but never in the history of anything have I been unable to figure out how a mainstream company came up with an idea... until now. Welcome to Wario Ware, the single wierdest game you're ever likely to play. The gameplay consists of playing any one of hundereds of mini games for about 3 seconds then being thrown to the next one for 3 seconds then the next and so on. Wierd idea number one right there. Wierd idea number 2-100 comes with the strange games you have to play. Some examples of these include catching a piece of toast as it flies out of the toaster, grabbing ahold of a dogs paw, dripping an eye drop into someones eye and sniffing snot back up into a womans nose! There are of course some slightly sainer games including snippets of some old Nintendo classics like Duck Hunt and F-Zero but they don't balance out the wierdness of the others. Most of the time you need to see a mini game once or twice to work out what's even going on before you can complete it such is the wierdness of them and when you do you may begin to question your own sanity at having thought of what to do. The funny thing is though WW can be amazingly addictive. The games become quite challenging and you'll find yourself trying just one more time to beat the stage.

The Bad
The biggest problem with WW is that it's just so absurd that for many gamers it serves as a curiousity only and once the shock of the game has worn off you may be hard pressed to want to return to it. Visuals are also pretty cheap most of the time and even though it seems to have a lot in it, it's possible to blaze through the whole thing in little to no time at all.

The Bottom Line
WW is the wierdest game I've ever seen but is also one of the most inventive and can be very addictive. Curious gamers should definitely give it a look.

Game Boy Advance · by Sycada (177) · 2003

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.

Chiritorie

The unlockable 2 player game Chiritorie is inspired by an Nintendo product released only in Japan in 1979. The Chiritorie was a small remote controlled vacuum.

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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Game added May 23, 2003. Last modified June 8, 2024.