Wario Land 4 Game Boy Advance

Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. Everything from the design of the bosses to the absolutely incredible levels screams personality.
  2. At the conclusion of some of the levels there are awesome mini-games...Homerun in Wario is awesome--it tests your baseball skills as much as your platform gaming skills!
  3. Game Informer
    85
    It's nothing new to the Wario Land enthusiast, but it's enjoyable nonetheless. [Jan 2002, p.96]
  4. 80
    Be warned however that this game will not take too long to complete and is a tad easy.
  5. 90
    Boasting fantastic graphics and awesome transparency effects for water and fog, Wario Land 4 pushes the GBA to its visual limits.
  6. It's still the best original platformer on GBA, mind. Stitch that Mario! Waaaaaaa! [GamesMaster Magazine]
  7. The gameplay is tight and varied, the graphics are detailed and bright, and the sound is second to none.
  8. 88
    An incredibly entertaining, diverse, and humorous addition to the Mario/Wario legacy. It's challenging and creative, but not as outright frustrating as "Warioland 3."
  9. One of Gamestyle's favourite original platform games on the GBA. In some ways the deviation from the vanilla "run and jump" template makes it more enjoyable than the Mario Advance series, and we heartily recommend the title to anyone who enjoys a good platform game but wants something a little different from the established norm.
  10. Graphically the game looks fantastic. The game is insanely colorful and the sprites are well animated.
  11. 90
    Wario rocks -- there's a lot of variety in the game design and is more challenging than the usual side-scrolling fare due to its focus on making players figure out how to get to certain locations in the level.
  12. Nintendo Power
    80
    It's polished variety paired with a mishmash of moves, which makes Wario Land 4 fun through and through. [Nov 2001, p.144]
  13. These mini-games are one of the only things about Wario Land 4 that I didn't like. In a nutshell, they're repetitive and don't give enough money. Plus, the mini-games are limited in their fun factor.
  14. Moving and controlling Wario is very simple, and very fun.
  15. Pocket Games
    95
    Holds your interest by constantly throwing new play mechanics and puzzles at you. [Spring 2002, p.42]
  16. There's a lot in Warioland to wow you but, at the end of the day, it's just a GBC adventure with nice graphics. Which is REAL daylight robbery.
  17. 80
    One slight drawback is that without a light for your GBA some of the levels are quite dark and the action further down the line can be somewhat repetitive even with the new challenges the game dishes out for you.

Awards & Rankings

#5 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2001
#5 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2001
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Nov 7, 2013
    10
    Welcome to this amazing game in the Wario world. You can execute many types of moves, you can transform into many things. Take this game andWelcome to this amazing game in the Wario world. You can execute many types of moves, you can transform into many things. Take this game and store it in your GBA collection. There are 18 courses, 6 bosses, 3 mini-games, and 16 obtainable records. Nintendo knew how to make a GBA classic! And I mention the graphics? They're awesome! Full Review »
  2. Jul 30, 2016
    10
    This actually one of the best games on GBA. Cool effects, cool graphics... maybe strange soundtrack... but i love this game. Actually - bestThis actually one of the best games on GBA. Cool effects, cool graphics... maybe strange soundtrack... but i love this game. Actually - best in Wario Land series. In full - game is AWESOME! Full Review »
  3. Mar 15, 2016
    7
    Un juego con grandes gráficos y música pero muy inferior a Wario Land 3 y a Wario Land 2. Esperaba mucho más de este juego. Me ha dejado unUn juego con grandes gráficos y música pero muy inferior a Wario Land 3 y a Wario Land 2. Esperaba mucho más de este juego. Me ha dejado un poco frío. Una pena. Full Review »