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Wario Ware: Mega Microgames

by Nintendo
Game Boy Advance
Everyone
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews) 89 / 100


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  • Wario had decided to start a video game development company -- Wario Ware Inc. is developing over 200 games and you'll get to help test them
  • Don't blink or you'll miss a game - you'll play through a wild succession of minigames. Battle a wild boss and move on to the next developer!
  • Test your reflexes with rapid-fire gameplay with an offbeat sense of humor
  • Every classic genre is represented here -- form sports games to sci-fi shooters and much, much more
  • Some minigames are even designed for two players but use only one system!

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Product Details

  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00008KUA3
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 4.8 x 1.1 inches ; 4.2 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: May 27, 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,544 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Taking the art of video game design to a new level, Nintendo's WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ gives gamers a hilarious look at what really goes on behind the scenes.

You can't really say that Wario is greedy. He's just, uh, financially motivated. Always on the lookout for his next get-rich-quick scheme, Wario stumbles upon the lucrative video game publishing market. Like any aspiring entrepreneur, Wario buys a PC and starts his own company, called WarioWare, Inc. With the help of his friends, he develops over 200 of the wildest games the world has never seen.

Each "game" lasts five seconds, which is kept track of via an on-screen time-bomb. Directions aren't provided, so much of the challenge comes from figuring out how, precisely, to beat each minigame. This is where you come in. You are challenged by Wario and each of his developer buddies to beat all of their games within the given time limit. Each developer specializes in a particular genre of game, so you at least have a vague idea of what to expect.

You'd be amazed at what you can accomplish in five seconds. Minigames vary wildly, including brushing teeth, picking someone's nose, cracking an egg over a moving frying pan, shaking a dog's paws and more. One of the game developers even has a Nintendo genre of games, including five-second versions of Super Mario Bros., F-Zero, Balloon Fight and even The Legend of Zelda.

The more games you beat, the faster and more difficult the games become. The games also appear in random order, so you can't simply memorize what you're supposed to do each time. After defeating the required number of games, you'll enter a boss encounter. These games have no specific time limit and are often much more challenging than the preceding mini-games. Successfully defeating the "boss" unlocks the next level of developers until you finally face Wario himself.

Defeating specific game developers will unlock special two-player and challenge games for added replay value. Only a single Game Pak and Game Boy Advance system are required for multiplayer. WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ offers hours of curiously addictive gameplay. This is definitely one game (or 200, depending on how you look at it) you have to play to believe

Product Description

Packs over 200 lightning-quick microgames into one title delivering non-stop fun that's impossible to put down.

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Fast, Addictive as Heck May 28, 2003
This really is the game for people with attention deficit disorder. Each level contains about 10 minigames, each of which you play for three seconds.
It's cute, and fun, but it can also be very frustrating, because you're only allowed to mess up a certain number of minigames per level. Once you pass that, you have to start the level over.
I originally gave this game only 3 stars, but after playing and playing and playing it I've had to edit my review and up my rating. It's truly addictive, lots of fun, and (despite what another reviewer said) appropriate for all ages. (Honestly, imagine being worried about your child seeing nose-picking. I don't know any little kid I haven't seen picking his or her nose at least once!)
One bonus -- you can unlock the full version of the classic game Dr. Mario. It's even better than the original Gameboy game, because it's in full color, the viruses have faces, and it's Wario, not Mario, tossing the pills.
Bottom line: this game is pure fun.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast pased fun - hard to put down May 26, 2003
WarioWare is sort of a hard game to explain. The main game presents the player with 10-25 short challenge games followed by a "boss game" which lasts a little longer. The short games are shown to the player with no explaination given and you get 3 to 5 seconds to complete them. Some of them are self-explainatory (one is Donkey Kong and you have to jump the rolling barrel) while some are incomprehensible at first. You have to play them several times to figure out what the objective is and how to accomplish it. There are so many different games presented in random order that it never seems to get old.
The games are grouped into several categories. Sports, IQ games, Nintendo (a collection of minigames modelled after classic games), Scifi, Wacky, Food, and others. Many of the games are laugh out loud funny, and some are juvenile but made me laugh any way. I'll describe some of them briefly - remember you only have 3-5 seconds to do this. 1) Eat a banana 2) escape getting stomped by a foot 3) help the aliens escape getting caught in a glass 4) Cut through a piece of meat for dinner 5) Brush someone's teeth 6) stick a finger in a nose 7) put eyedrops in an eye 8) Karate chop through wood 9) block a soccer ball from a goal 10) Hit baseballs coming at you.
Hopefully those descriptions give you some idea of the flavor - there are over 200 to do. As you go through the game and beat the levels, you unlock other games. After you have beaten a level you can go back and play the games you beat for practice. Some of them are 2 player mini games that are played at the same time with two people on one GameBoy. Still more gameplay is squeezed out by going back and trying to get the high score on an individual level or a group of levels.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic for Adults June 9, 2003
This game is a lot of fun! The game centers around completing several 5 second games in rapid succession. These 5-second mini-games include a wide variety of topics, including shaking a dog's paw, cutting meat, hitting rabbits on the head, and matching parts of vegetables. There are over 200 mini-games, and it will take hours and hours of game playing to unlock and complete all of them.
If you are from the "old" NES school (like myself), you will love the mini-games associated with the character "9-Volt". There are mini games based upon such classics as the original Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Hogan's Alley, Duck Hunt, and many more!
Once you unlock a game, you can play that one game as many times as you can in a row. Although this sounds like it should be easy, the game speeds up the action and it becomes very challenging and fun. I've been playing my GBA to kill time waiting in line, because the game is not linear in the traditional fashion.
Enjoyable, challenging, and non-traditional. All great qualities, especially at a time when the best GBA games are primarily re-releases of SNES titles!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Addictive, Zany Funfest June 24, 2004
Wario Ware Inc. Megagame$.
After seeing that Electronic Gaming Monthly gave Wario Ware 9.5 out of 10(Fairly uncommon for a Game Boy Game), I decided to pick this game up. First off, know that Amazon's price is a little steep, and you can usually find this game for about 19.99$ 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.
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-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!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It was great. So many games to choose from
It was great. So many games to choose from. Hours of entertainment.
Published 11 hours ago by rich
4.0 out of 5 stars While it lasts WarioWare is a blast
The Good: Tons of neat, exciting, and wacky mini-games, good sense of humor

The Bad: Not enough of them, uninteresting stories and characters

WarioWare is a... Read more
Published on March 29, 2012 by Richard Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars Minigame collections are dying? I didn't notice.
Minigame collections are, admittedly, wearing out their welcome. Seriously. It was annoying to see party games fly out into shelves for people to go out and buy those, thinking... Read more
Published on August 18, 2011 by Ryan Sil. (Creator of Dynamite Alex for Android/PC)
5.0 out of 5 stars Mindless fun beckons.
The Warioware series...can it even be described completely? With five games out and each game more innovative than the last, it has proved that Nintendo still has the creative... Read more
Published on January 9, 2009 by Destitute
4.0 out of 5 stars Good game
This game is clever, cute, and fun. The replay value is somewhat there. It is just a collection of random games to play--all timed.
Published on January 18, 2008 by G. Yang
5.0 out of 5 stars CRAZY AND ORIGINAL 9.5 OUT OF 10
This game is without a doubt one of the best handheld games you can possibly find and one of the most crazy games you can find anywhere. Read more
Published on November 23, 2007 by ACEMAN1
4.0 out of 5 stars i love this game
The first Warioware game I bought was Twisted shortly after purchasing my DS. I loved it. then I was at Gamestop or EB Games earlier this week and they had a copy just sitting... Read more
Published on March 2, 2007 by Fire Girl
5.0 out of 5 stars It was really fun
The game was awesome and i loved that once you beat the level you could play all the mini games over again and even unlock new ones. two thumbs up
Published on December 1, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Game!
This is an AWESOME GAME!!!!! There is nothing bad about it. It never gets boring. And the mini-games are great and fun-filled. Read more
Published on October 14, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent concept!
What a great idea for a video game! It is fun and addicting to try to figure out each mini-game. Even after I had solved it, I couldn't put it down. I played it over and over.
Published on September 16, 2005 by R. Fournier
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