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great platform game. A bit short though Xa4 (311) unrated

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall User Score (25 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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La réalisation technique est de grande classe. Comme souvent chez Nintendo, le gameplay s’avère parfait. Le graphisme est très fouillé, tout en restant fidèle aux précédents volets. Côté sonore, c’est la grande claque ! Certes, il y a quelques mélodies, qui ne resteront pas dans les annales. Mais d’autres, en revanche, sont de vraies chansons digitalisées (avec paroles). C’est une première sur ce support ! La durée de vie est conséquente. Non seulement le jeu est difficile, mais le fait de recommencer un niveau depuis le début après la perte d’une vie contribue à rallonger artificiellement la sauce. Ce titre se destine clairement à un public plus âgé qu’un Mario Advance. De quoi rallier à sa cause les détracteurs de Wario, dont l’auteur de ces lignes faisait partie !
Gaming Age (Nov 30, 2001)
When all is said and done, this game simply rocks. Nintendo has struck gold again with Warioland 4. It's so much fun to play and is yet another 2D game on the GBA that is a must-have. If you have never before played a Warioland game, this is still a perfect place to start. After trying it out I guarantee that you'll be checking out the older versions on Game Boy Color to see what you've been missing over the past 8 years. If you crave some great 2D action, look no further, Warioland 4 stands far and above any other platformer on the system. Go out and buy it, you won't be disappointed.
UOL Jogos (Dec 19, 2001)
No fim das contas Warioland 4 se destaca não como um clone dos Marios 2D de outrora, mas como um tipo de jogo separado, mas igualmente satisfatório, que apresenta um grau de acabamento impecável.
Parmi la pléthore de jeux de plates-formes envahissant la GBA, celui-ci reste une des valeurs sûres et le fan se doit de ne pas ignorer cela. Un grand jeu comme Nintendo sait si bien les faire, et le digne successeur d'une série géniale qu'on ne souhaite pas voir s'arrêter là. S'il-vous-plaît encore, Monsieur Miyamoto!
Advance (2001)
Wer abseits der Recycling-Welle ein neues Jump‘n‘Run für seinen GBA haben möchte, kommt an Wario Land 4 nicht vorbei - technisch und spielerisch einfach brillant!
Nintendo Life (Oct 21, 2010)
The Game Boy Advance is not exactly short on platformers: many of gaming’s greatest jumpers have had titles on the system, and most of Mario’s back catalogue is available on GBA. It’s good then that the fourth entry in Wario’s quirky little series stands out as one of the system's best platformers. Wario Land 4 is a masterclass in level design and compelling gameplay; the switch from exploration to escape is just one of the game's idiosyncrasies that make it stand out from the platforming pack. If you dig Wario and his money-grubbing ways or you’re just looking to play a solidly entertaining and offbeat platformer, then Wario Land 4 is a real treasure.
90 (Nov 19, 2001)
Un nouveau hit de Nintendo sur Gameboy Advance que chaque fan de jeu vidéo se doit d’avoir. A acheter les yeux fermés !
IGN (Nov 20, 2001)
The biggest change to the gameplay: Wario is vulnerable this time around. In his previous adventures, you could get this guy mauled, flattened, crunched, bonked, and whacked and he'd still be around for seconds, thirds, and fourths. This time around, an energy bar is in place -- Wario can still take his usual beating, but if he gets hurt once too much, he's thrust back out of the level and all of his earnings is lost. It's a lot more convenient than death, though, since there's no such thing as a "Game Over" screen in Wario Land 4. This element changes the way the game's played, since a bit more caution is necessary in grabbing all the needed items in each level.
GamePro (US) (Nov 19, 2001)
When a pyramid containing exotic jewels is discovered in the desert, the insidious Wario embarks on a crusade to plunder the ruins for all its riches in Wario Land 4, the newest platform adventure starring Mario’s archenemy. Boasting fantastic graphics and awesome transparency effects for water and fog, Wario Land 4 pushes the GBA to its visual limits. The action is always challenging and intense, as you have to collect jewel pieces that will open the next level, ignite a bomb, and then escape through a psychedelic vortex before you’re caught in the explosion. The hazardous level designs don’t make it easy for you: Each level is imaginatively designed and packed with a variety of traps, enemies, secret passages, and deadly obstacles that will keep your thumbs and your brain reeling.
GameSpy (Dec 16, 2001)
Definitely the GBA side-scroller that Nintendo fans were waiting for, Warioland 4 is an incredibly entertaining, diverse, and humorous addition to the Mario/Wario legacy. It's challenging and creative, but not as outright frustrating as Warioland 3. Fans disappointed by Mario Advance will especially appreciate this gem.
Gamezone (Germany) (Nov 15, 2001)
Somit hat sich unser Wario den Weg zur Spitze auf dem GBA erhüpft und wird diesen Platz wahrscheinlich noch lange halten können. Wario Land 4 ist ein absoluter Pflichtkauf für alle GBA Besitzer!
GameSpot (Dec 11, 2001)
If you're looking for a quality 2D platformer for your Game Boy Advance, look no further than Wario Land 4. As Nintendo's first platforming game developed solely for the GBA, it shines in all the right places. The gameplay is tight and varied, the graphics are detailed and bright, and the sound is second to none. Wario Land 4 does have some confusing puzzles in its later stages that may be too difficult for younger players, but for everyone else, it comes highly recommended.
It’s nothing new to the Wario Land enthusiast, but it’s enjoyable nonetheless. If you want platforming on the go, you just can’t go wrong with Wario Land 4.
80 (UK) (Jan 06, 2002)
Although things can begin to grate in the later stages of the game, the level design is mostly superb and the gameplay offers an interesting and fun take on the genre. Wario Land 4 is an above-average stab at progressing the genre whilst maintaining Nintendo's platform pedigree. It's nice to see such innovation and clever design in this notoriously stale area, and you could do a lot worse than to pick up a copy for when you need a little light gaming relief.
Portable Review (Oct 23, 2005)
As for the replay value of the game. There isn't very much, but there is some. You can either collect all the CD's or start a new game on Hard mode. Hard mode really doesn't differ that much except for the fact that the timer in the levels is a LOT shorter. It will be a real task to try to get out in time. The CD collection, as I stated earlier, is there only to give you something to collect in the game.
Fans of Wario, or the Nintendo universe in general should get some fun hours of gaming with this title, even though it's not exactly filled to the brim with innovations.
The platforming challenges scream Super Mario World, and a wealth of secrets reside in each stage. Side-scrolling platformers are a rare commodity these days, but Wario Land 4 fills this void nicely.
Gameplanet (Jul 24, 2002)
A fantastic platform game. Recommended to die-hard fans of the genre and those looking for some serious fun on the Game Boy Advance.
This might not be the longest game in the world, but it is certainly long enough, especially if you have to go through a level more than once to look for a stone piece that you missed. Add to that the fact that it is quite a fun game and the result here is a game that is well worth the time of any platformer fan. Since the game is quite old now, it can probably be acquired quite cheap if you look in the right place. I myself, when I bought it a few months ago, only paid $5 for it at a Gamestop. For that price, there is no legitimate reason why you shouldn't play this game.
För att man ska förstå att uppskatta Warioland 4 krävs det nog att man sedan tidigare är såld på plattformsspel. Min gissning är dessutom att Nintendo har förutsatt att köparna verkligen älskar deras bad guy, och bara tycker att det är kul när han blir stungen av bin och får ballongformade kinder eller plattas ihop av fallande stenblock så att man måste leta rätt på en maskin där problemet kan åtgärdas. Uppskattar man den sortens inslag tycker man säkert som jag att det här spelet är hysteriskt roligt. Andra kan nog finna det lite väl hurtigt.