Review by Astro61200
"You better have friends...."
Or this game will be a waste of your hard earned money.
The release of WarioWare Inc.: Mega Party Game$ is just what it suggests by its title... A party game so of course the main gameplay is ment for more then 1 player.
This is the sequel to the Gameboy Advance hit WarioWare Inc.: Mega MicroGame$ which was released about 11 months ago (5/21/03). Now before I get started on the review I must admit that I did like the GBA version of the game so coming into this I thought highly of the game...
Gameplay: The object of the game is to win minigames over and over and over and over and ov... you get the point, they dont really explain what to do in the minigame except for a few words at the beginning which zoom on by... This isnt a bad thing, tho, as most of the games are pretty simple. The games vary as you play, getting faster and more difficult as you get farther in a level. An example is of the game The Brush Off, where the object is to brush the teeth before time runs out, the 3 different difficulties are the ammount of browness on the teeth which requires more brushing. While this might help 3 year olds remember to brush their teeth, its not exactly what I call nerve-racking excitement, but hey maybe some people do. While there are tons of minigames (over 200) the repeating games tend to get boring after a few HOURS of play and will make you toss this game to the side quickly. What I miss the most from the GBA version is that they TOOK OUT the best part of the game, the actual games. Mainly Dr. Wario, which is Dr. Mario except with Wario throwing the pills, this was the best part of the GBA version and they left it out, I was extremly disappointed by this. Also not in the Gamecube version are: Hurdle, Chicken Race, Dong Dong, Chiritorie, Paper Plane, Skating Board, Jump Forever, Sheriff, Fly Swatter, Pyoro & Pyoro 2.
Sound: The sound is pretty good I guess, I dont really count sound too much in games, tho, unless it is a major part of the gaming experience so the game wont get too much extra for that.
Replay: You better enjoy replaying games OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER or else dont buy this game... After the first hour or so you will have unlocked pretty much all of the games and thus be replaying them over. If you enjoy playing games repeatedly then you'll love this game, however, I do not. Maybe I have a small attention span or maybe I like to do someone I havent done before instead of playing all these over again.
Summary: While the game is good and is fun when you first start, the lack of creativity that went into this from the GBA version is minimal. All they pretty much did is release the GBA version and add a multiplayer function. If you dont have the GBA version I'd advise you to go get it over this game, since you can take it on the go with you and its probably cheapier then this new game, if you have the GBA version and are thinking of buying the GCN version but dont really have too many people to play it with then I WOULD NOT get it. Its really just a waste when you have the samething on the GBA. If you have the GBA version and are thinking of getting the GCN and have people to play with I still wouldnt get it. I'd buy a Mario Party or another multiplayer game. Your friends will most likely grow tired of this game quickly due to the repeating games.
If this game had had all new games or not depended mainly on multiplayer I would have given it a much better score, but I must give it a 3 due to the fact that other reviews didnt focus on the fact you need people to play with you when you play, and a great deal of people dont have people to play with them frequently so they'd just be wasting money if they had the GBA version. If they hadnt of released the GBA version I would have given this game a 8/10 but was forced to give it a 3/10 due to what I said above and the very low creativity.
FINAL SCORE: A 3 outta 10
Reviewer's Score: 3/10 | Originally Posted: 04/11/04
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