Wario World GameCube
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  • Summary: While Wario enjoys the riches from his many adventures, a mysterious black jewel in his trove transforms gems into monsters. Now, Wario must scramble to recover his riches in an alternate world filled with quirky puzzles, swarming enemies, and lots of loot. As Wario, you'll punch, kick, jump, grab monsters and objects, and inhale surrounding coins like a vacuum cleaner. You must cling to 3D balls to fight bosses, find hidden areas through trap doors, and bash your surroundings to uncover secrets. Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 30
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  1. For someone who feeds off of the connection between game and player, the kind of connection that only the very best can forge, an hour of Wario is worth ten of a game that only pays of sporadically. Wario World pays off every second I'm holding the controller, and that, to me, is greatness. [June 2003, p.60]
  2. No Treasure game would be complete if it wasn't replete with awesome boss battles. Wario World has them in droves. [July 2003, p.108]
  3. A fun, splashy, albeit short and easy game with some great small touches and a hint of sidescrolling nostalgia.
  4. WW isn't the best platform game on the console, but it has its charm.
  5. Equally goofy and strange, but in an unassuming way, it's also good, unpretentious fun.
  6. No-one was expecting a heavy, lengthy platformer, but neither the puzzly-jumping nor the fighting has been nurtured enough to shine through, and as it stands Wario World is a missed opportunity; not particularly bad, but certainly not what we'd expect from two of the finest developers in Japan.
  7. If there had been more secrets, perhaps some power-ups like the Mario games, and more variety to the action the game would have scored much higher. As it is, Wario World delivers on the action, but falls short when it comes to actual substance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. Jan 3, 2014
    A creative game for the action-platformer genera. The action is cool and combat is fun, but the experience lacks a little bit. Don't get me wrong, this is a great game for the action and platforming; the game itself was just way to short. A hard-core gamer could probably complete it in 4 hours. The boss fights are epic, and graphics are fine. The game itself is cheesy, but takes nothing away from the experience. I would just have liked to seen put more time into Wario World. It could have become a well played and praised games with the necessary resources. Expand
  2. Oct 28, 2012
    Wario World definitely goes on the list of underrated GameCube games. It has great music, colorful graphics, challenging puzzles, and vast, creative levels. The game was kept fresh with many ideas like puzzle areas. The controls were solid once you learned them. The humor in this could only come out of a Wario title! The bosses were fun, but many were too easy. Wario World is far from perfect though. It was fun while it lasted which was not so long. In fact, it is about an eight hour game to finish and a fifteen hour game to complete, so maybe this one is a weekend rental. Also, many of the common enemies took no brain to destroy and were rehashed from other levels. The dimensions felt off and the depth-perception was way off, also the camera was painstakingly too restricting. Furthermore, every time you fell off the level you went into this sub-area where you had to find the exit. This at first was fun, but then started getting extremely irritating. The entire game only consisted of eight levels, which was kind of a bummer. Overall, if you like the Wario Land series, Wario World remains pretty loyal to those, although, I liked Wario Land 4 better than this. Expand
  3. Nov 7, 2011
    It is a fun combat game, but it all goes by too fast because it is simply too short. I would have gave it a much higher score but the only problem with the game is the shortness. Expand
  4. Jan 19, 2013
    A game that's too short for its own good, Wario World exudes wacky personality, starring Mario's nemesis, Wario. The gameplay is fun, but lacks the depth of his counterpart's games. Expand
  5. Jun 28, 2011
    IDK if this is really a good game or not, story is dumb, gameplay can be boring at the beginning and some of the unlockable worlds dont make sence idk what to say now... Expand
  6. Mar 8, 2012
    This is a pretty weird game.Not that it's a bad thing, it's just pure camp. But on the outside, it's a typical 3-D platformer with beat-em-up elements that don't work as well as one would hope that they would. Expand
  7. May 23, 2012
    Allmost all games are fun to play for atleast 1 hour the good games you can play for days or years. This game was booring after 30 minutes. One of the few games I didnt even bother to finish. Stay clear. Its a total waste of money to buy this one! Expand

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