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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$! Game Boy Advance Japanese title screen.
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Game Boy Advance This is not an actual microgame but just sorta the heads-up display shown between microgames.
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Game Boy Advance Introduction to one of the levels
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Game Boy Advance This particular microgame has you slicing away on a chunk of steak.

Promo Images

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Screenshot
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Magazine Advertisement
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Screenshot
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Screenshot

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
  • "Wǎlìōu Zhìzào" -- Chinese title
  • "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 (191)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Game Boy Advance Sep 28, 2003 A 100
Armchair Empire, The Game Boy Advance Jun 22, 2003 9.5 out of 10 95
Christ Centered Gamer / Christ Centered Game Reviews Game Boy Advance Jun 01, 2005 95 out of 100 95
PGNx Media Game Boy Advance Apr 12, 2004 9.3 out of 10 93
Portable Review Game Boy Advance Oct 07, 2006 36 out of 40 90
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Game Boy Advance May 17, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Game Critics Game Boy Advance Jul 23, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
JeuxActu Game Boy Advance Dec 09, 2003 17 out of 20 85
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Advance Jun, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Advance May 26, 2003 14 out of 20 70

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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.

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)
Information also contributed by WWWWolf

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