WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! is a collection of mini-games led by Wario. Here is our WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Review.
The game was developed by Nintendo R&D1 and published by Nintendo, This version was originally released on March 21, 2003, for the Gameboy Advanced. It’s currently also available on the Nintendo Switch Online Gameboy Advanced Service, this is also the version we played to review the game.
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! is the game that started off the legendary WarioWare series, and now I finally understand the hype surrounding this series. It’s a short but super fun game and has a bit of everything, an entertaining story, a lot of mini-games that dont really get boring due to their size, and even some amazing callbacks to previous Nintendo games that make the game so much better then it already is.
In the game, Wario sees the success of games and how much money they make, so he and his friends make a mini-game game together. You are the one tasked to test them or come up with them. The story is a fun bonus to guide you through the games, but not where the game shines, it does theme some nice things together though. 1 of the characters is a gamer and he owns a bunch of Nintendo consoles, so all his mini-games are based on other Nintendo games, which is a nice change of scene.
There are just so many micro-games that it is hard to pick out some of my faves, but the retro ones are for me a sure highlight mainly due to the nostalgia factor, even if I would rate the game without any of those retro games included, I would still rate the game super high due to how fun it is. Every time you replay some of the campaign stories, you will also unlock some new ones or variations of a game making it fun to replay as well and not just a one-off play-and-ditch game.
While playing the game, you also unlock some 1v1 modes and extra infinite mini-games that are just bigger versions of some of the microgames, they are a fun extra, but the real extra mode you unlock after beating the story. There is this infinite tower mode where you have to play the micro-games over and over again to get the highest score possible. This is a fun addition, but if you dont unlock more mini-games, it does get a bit stale when you hit round 50 seeing the same ones over again.
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