- Platform: Game Boy Advance
- ESRB Rating: Everyone
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
-SIMPLICITY IS THIS GAME'S GREATEST STRENGTH. The objectives in this game are extremely simplistic and to the point, but challenging nonetheless. The games usually only require single button presses, meaning anyone can learn them in just seconds.
-LOTS OF VARIETY. Despite the fact that these are all simplistic games, there are so many different kinds of them featured here that you're not going to get tired of them quickly. Many gamers claim that they are still addicted to this game, long after beating it.
-THE GAME IS UNIVERSALLY APPEALING. Younger gamers are going to enjoy the game because it is so easy to learn, and parents aren't going to mind having their children play it due to the lack of violence and/or explicit material.
-THERE IS NO STORYLINE, BUT THE GAME SEEMS TO INSIST THAT THERE IS ONE. The game features no true story whatsoever, but for some reason, there are CUT SCENES THAT YOU CAN'T SKIP! This is just too stupid. I don't know what Nintendo's deal is with forbidding their gamers to skip cut scenes, but they really need to cut this out (no pun intended.)
-THE SIMPLISTIC NATURE OF THIS GAME ISN'T FOR EVERYONE. Even though I'm one to resent complexity in video gaming, not everyone is like that.
After seeing that Electronic Gaming Monthly gave Wario Ware 9.5 out of 10(Fairly uncommon for a Game Boy Game), I decided to pick this game up. First off, know that Amazon's price is a little steep, and you can usually find this game for about 19.99$ anywhere, so if you want this game, don't worry about getting it! After giving Wario Ware a whirl, I was pleasantly surprised and grateful for getting it, as it's just what I needed for the Summer. A game that NEVER GETS OLD! Usually Summer's a bummer, but whenever I got bored, I just popped this game in and played it for hours. In other words, BUY IT! Below you will find reasons this game is so good.
-OVER 200 MINI-GAMES- I sware, there are literally hundreds of games in one game! All of them are different, and each is fun in its own special way!
-ORIGINALITY- Wario Ware, without a doubt, is one of the most original games I've ever played, and I doubt you'll see another game even remotely like this one. For that reason, it stands out against such tired Mini-Game Video Games such as Mario Party.
-EASILY ACCESIBLE- No matter what age you are, this game is very straightforward and easy to learn. You only use the A, B, and Direction Pad buttons.
-FUN FOR ALL AGES- OK, I'm not sure if an 80 Year Old guy would like this, but Adults and Kids alike would have fun with this game, and maybe a few Senior Citizens...
-CHEAP-Unlike the price on Amazon, you can easily find this game at most Video Game Stores(Best Buy, EB Games, Circuit City) quite cheap, in the range of 15.99-19.99$. You can't miss out on this deal!
-VARIED MINI-GAMES- From Mini-Games where you Pick Someone's Nose, Brush Someone's Teeth, to shooting Basketballs, there are many different Mini-Games, and they are all different!
There's only the thinnest of plots; Wario wants to make money by creating his own video games, so he gets a bunch of friends to help him. The gamer must help them through their misadventures by playing through various 3-second mini-games. These games test your reflexes and skill with some truly bizzare scenarios: cut through a piece of meat, help a power ranger-esque fighter defeat bad guys, draw a line with a crayon, pull turnips, even help a cute anime girl snort her snot back. There are over 200 of these mini-games, and scoring the required points on them will open up even more. Even though the games are short, they're entertaining and beg for you to replay them to beat your own score.
The controls are simple; Nintendo's philosphy on simplification at the expense of graphics and presentation hasn't always worked, but here everything's flawless. Controls don't get more complex than pushing the direction pad and A button. Graphics are intentionally simple, but full of style and humour. And again, the replayability adds a lot to the overall package. Like Tetris and Dr. Mario before it, Wario Ware will always entertain after other games have come and gone.