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  • Summary: (Also known as "Wario Land: The Shake Dimension") Wario Land: Shake It!, a classic side-scroller, stars Wario, the smelly, bad-mannered alter ego of Mario. With the Wii Remote controller turned sideways like an old-school controller, veterans and newcomers alike can run, jump and smash their way through hectic side-scrolling stages. Players shake the Wii Remote to help Wario take down his enemies, empty bags of treasure or cause earthquakes. Best of all, there are numerous stages each offering multiple missions to keep players coming back again and again to unlock everything, collect more coins or just improve their best times. [Nintendo] Expand
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  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. Unequivocally, the world would be a better place if there were more games like Wario Land Shake It!
  3. 83
    It's really solid, though never mind-blowing or even particularly genre-defining in any one area. It is, in actuality, a fairly short and straightforward adventure that you'll either love intensely for a very short time - say, over a weekend – or you'll mildly enjoy it and take your time.
  4. 80
    Everything from the stylized presentation to the tiring yet satisfying controls to the hours of playtime added by hidden treasures and bonus challenges just screams, “Love me!” And despite being relatively short and the shaking can be exhausting, there isn’t much that fans of good old-fashioned Nintendo platforming won’t like here.
  5. Wario Land doesn't shake any conventions, but it's still a fun, beautiful platformer.
  6. A rather limp "WarioWare" is followed by a rather limp Wii Wario Land. Wazza's never looked better, but has rarely played so sensibly. Where's the attitude, you porker? [Nov 2008, p.52]
  7. 58
    A pretty face only goes so far when there's no soul beneath the surface, and Shake It! is as hollow as they come.

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  1. 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. Expand
  2. Nov 16, 2010
    9
    A great 2d platformer with great graphics and great music, but its kind of short. the enemies ar sometimes just the same but this game is defenetly whort buying it. Expand
  3. May 27, 2011
    9
    A terribly underrated gem that has a neat gameplay mechanic (shaking your Wii Remote to unleash a devastating ground-punch) and jaw-dropping graphics.
  4. Sep 6, 2013
    9
    Una total entretencion un juego excelente que demuestra salir adelante en una regular compañia como es Nintendo Wario land shake it es lo que buscaban nosotros los aficionados a Wario. Expand
  5. Nov 13, 2011
    7
    Although the gameplay is smooth, the story is quirky and the design in colourful, I cant shake (hehe) the fact that Shake it! just bores me, i found no motivation to finish the game as I was wondering the whole time why I wasn't playing a better game. Expand
  6. 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. Collapse

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