Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. If you were around for the glory days of the NES and SNES or you simply disagree with the notion that all modern games need online play and 3D graphics, then Wario is the game for you.
  2. Wario Land: Shake it! is a good new game (which will satisfy the new fans) based on old games (which will make the old fans happy).
  3. A brilliant return to the roots with fantastic level design and tight gameplay.
  4. A compassionate and hugely entertaining throwback to a classic kind of game that isn't often released these days.
  5. A gorgeous adventure with bags of invention. Behind "Galaxy," this is the second-best platformer on Wii. [Oct 2008, p.74]
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Apr 14, 2011
    7
    Just got this game via Goozex. Yeah, it's kinda fun, and the art style is definitely interesting, but I'm only on the second "world" and I'm already bored. Maybe I'm tired of Wii games, or maybe this game just doesn't hold up over the long run. Full Review »
  2. Sep 6, 2013
    9
    Una total entretencion un juego excelente que demuestra salir adelante en una regular compaƱia como es Nintendo Wario land shake it es lo que buscaban nosotros los aficionados a Wario. Full Review »
  3. Jun 28, 2012
    10
    One of the top 10 Wii games and one of the best 2D sidescrollers ever made!! Pluzzes are intelligent, graphics are artistic beautiful, every level has different scenario and music. Excellent use of Wii controls. Full Review »