Review by Henaki

"Leave your attention span at home..."

This game, to sum it up, is like a 4 year old on a sugar and caffiene rush. Forget everything that happened 5 seconds ago, it doesn't matter, because everything in this game lasts 5 seconds.

Wario Ware is a game consisted of ''microgames''. Like mini-games, only, well, smaller. Each game lasts about 5-10 seconds. I'm not kidding here either. 10 seconds is how long you have to complete the microgame. ''You get instructions, right?''. Wrong, you have to figure out what to do, using a single word as your guide, and figuring out what the A and D-Pad might do. It's madness.

There are a few things you can do in this game, the first initial thing you can do is the first set on microgames. You have to complete around 14 with only 4 lives. If you fail a game, you still move on, but you still want all of those lives, for the harder, longer, boss stage. The boss stage lets you use all your leftover lives so you can take a sigh of relief.

That's not all of it, it gets harder...and faster...and more confusing. If you aren't a quick thinker, don't have good reflexes, or simply cannot figure something out without ANY help, this game will be REALLY hard. For those video game veterans, you'll probably finish this game in 2 hours. But those two hours are the sweetest 2 hours you'll ever get with your GBA.

So what about the graphics? The graphics are so farfetched, you'll be seeing cartoon style and Atari style graphics and NES graphics within about 30 seconds within eachother. So images are picturographic, some are sprites, some are cartoons, some are vector, some are black and white, some are color. It's pretty much the grab bag of all GBA games.

The music is pretty crazy. It's simple, catchy, but doesn't matter, because it changes every 10 seconds anyway. The music likes to change in tempo when the games get faster. Sound effects are pretty run-of-the-mill here, nothing of intrest.

Like I said, this game is pretty fast, crazy and just plain weird. If you have 35 dollars to spend, and you don't know what to spend it on, spend it on this. The wackiest, most genious game ever.

Also, this game would probably be excellent for parents wanting their kids to shut up, it's pretty much on par with their attention span.


Reviewer's Score: 8/10 | Originally Posted: 05/23/03, Updated 05/23/03


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