Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 46
  2. Negative: 1 out of 46
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  1. With its $30 price tag, the game is perfect for pinchpennies, but there might've been more: more hilarity, more reflex testers, and more ways to tap Nintendo's rich history. [May 2004, p.106]
  2. The Cube version lacks innovation, is disappointing and is almost a complete copy of the GBA version.
  3. This GameCube update is largely the same as last year's Game Boy Advance game, right down to the GBA-quality graphics used in the minigames themselves.
  4. I think this game will be best suited to two groups: those who missed the GBA version, and hardcore WarioWare freaks. [Apr 2004, p.100]
  5. At times the multiplayer features can be quite entertaining but there may not be enough wrinkles added to the gameplay to keep groups playing. [Score = 94 if no experience with GBA game]
  6. A decent party game for the attention deficit disorder crowd, but the single-player game doesn't offer much that you won't have already experienced in the Game Boy Advance version.
  7. 70
    Overall, the single-player mode lacks the charm of the portable edition, and, especially for those new to the series, the multiplayer can't compete with the welcoming embrace that the "Mario Party" series is known for. [May 2004, p.68]
  8. 70
    The Gamecube version presents the microgames as the kitschy things they are by placing them on a multiplayer pedestal. Sitting on a sofa with friends, when it's not apparent what you're supposed to do, a certain kind of unique frustration arises. [JPN Import]
  9. It's not perfect, and we hope Nintendo takes the concept further, but it's still well worth checking out even for a few hours' worth of hilarity.
  10. games(TM)
    70
    It might not sound like much of a change, but the shift of focus into multiplayer territory is quite enough to make Wario Ware appealing all over again. [May 2004, p.108]
  11. Weekly Famitsu
    68
    7 / 7 / 7 / 6 - 27 [Vol 775]
  12. It's one of those games that will get old fast when played alone, but with a bunch of friends will stand the test of time.
  13. The graphics and sound are largely pulled from the Game Boy Advance game. So we're running some graphics far below the GameCube's level.
  14. While it delivers much of the same experiences as before it is its refusal to evolve past its original makeup that proves to be its biggest hurdle.
  15. Cheat Code Central
    60
    How many GBA to console ports can you name? Me neither. This is definitely one and it shows. But despite the somewhat rushed presentation which tries unsuccessfully to combine new graphics and menus with those of 32-bit system, this is still one heck of a fun game - with a four-player mode to boot.
  16. 60
    While the brevity of games would seem to cater to those on Ritalin, the truth of the matter is you can never relax, which is a big part of the appeal. WarioWare's challenge doesn't necessarily lie in the task itself, but in doing it while under duress.
  17. Despite its sophomoric appearance and single player weakness, the game has multiplayer potential that makes it a must-have party game.

Awards & Rankings

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#15 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
40
#40 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2004
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. EvilFurbyasWario
    Jun 14, 2004
    10
    Very intresting. How fast can you raise the flag? I did it 191 times, and that's really fast! Winning a multi-player game? Prepare for Very intresting. How fast can you raise the flag? I did it 191 times, and that's really fast! Winning a multi-player game? Prepare for Level 3! Nice sequel to WarioWare Mega Microgame$! This ROCKS! Maybe Furby will sign up for employee of WarioWare Inc in the future... Full Review »
  2. VikramM.
    May 15, 2004
    10
    I played this game at a friends house and it was awesome. When I first heard of it I thought it might do okay, but not great. Well, so it I played this game at a friends house and it was awesome. When I first heard of it I thought it might do okay, but not great. Well, so it seems that this game was the bomb! The mini-games were so much fun and it is perfect for like sleepover parties because this game is perfect for four player. It only took like six minutes to figure out most of the games and the GREAT thing about this is that what Nintendo does best is make the game ADDICTING! I could not stop playing at my friends house. Great game, not a waste of cash! Full Review »
  3. Jul 21, 2016
    9
    Wario brings you a party that you'll never forget with WarioWare! The game has amazing mega party game$. Lol see that pun. This game shows whyWario brings you a party that you'll never forget with WarioWare! The game has amazing mega party game$. Lol see that pun. This game shows why Wario isn't bad. Full Review »