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  • Summary: Wario and his Diamond City friends are back in action. Game & Wario (working title) features a collection of games that use only the Wii U GamePad controller. The games retain the original flair and character of the micro-games from the WarioWare series.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 60
  2. Negative: 5 out of 60
  1. Jul 15, 2013
    89
    Game & Wario’s a game, a label it wears proudly in its name, and it delivers entertainment in spades. Get it.
  2. The very definition of a mixed bag, Game & Wario is innovative, but stingy with it; silly, but a bit of a slog. Beware the bad eggs, cherish the prize ones. [July 2013, p.82]
  3. Jun 21, 2013
    70
    Unlike the story depicted in Game & Wario, Wario’s latest game isn’t going to move units. It’s lacking in depth, and while some of the mini-games are stellar, the majority of them are uninspired and dull.
  4. Jun 21, 2013
    60
    Even though some games are funny, Game & Wario loses most of the appeal of its predecessors proposing just a bunch of "not-so-special" games.
  5. Jun 26, 2013
    60
    Wario, what happened to the fun?
  6. Jun 21, 2013
    51
    Wario Ware was once bristling with creativity and energy, fizzing and sputtering with mad, short-form ideas, but Game & Wario is just a bit boring. The selection of games is sparse, and a couple of excellent ones don't make up for the rest.
  7. Jun 27, 2013
    30
    A horribly disappointing mini-game collection that has none of the qualities of the real WarioWare titles and won’t entertain even the most game-starved Wii U owner for more than an hour or so.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. Jan 3, 2016
    10
    Perfect Wii U party game, great with friends. The single player also has tons of good minigames that convinced me that the Wii U gamepad isPerfect Wii U party game, great with friends. The single player also has tons of good minigames that convinced me that the Wii U gamepad is something special. Expand
  2. Jul 3, 2018
    8
    This game is quite fun, and, like Nintendo Land, makes great use of the Wii U's features. It's not quite as addictive as the 'core' WarioWareThis game is quite fun, and, like Nintendo Land, makes great use of the Wii U's features. It's not quite as addictive as the 'core' WarioWare games, but the modes provide enough variety to continue playing for quite a while. Expand
  3. Aug 16, 2013
    8
    This game is a great value it might not be the Wario Ware game that I waited for since finishing Wario Ware Smooth Moves. But is still a veryThis game is a great value it might not be the Wario Ware game that I waited for since finishing Wario Ware Smooth Moves. But is still a very good game despite that with tons of great games (excluding skiing), tons of content on each game, and it only costs $40. Expand
  4. Mar 11, 2015
    7
    I wasn't expecting much from Game & Wario but I was pleased with what I got. Is it one of the best games on the Wii U? Probably not but it'sI wasn't expecting much from Game & Wario but I was pleased with what I got. Is it one of the best games on the Wii U? Probably not but it's still good.

    The multiplayer games are easy the best of the bunch with all four of them being engaging. Yet that's the bad thing. There's only four multiplayer games with the rest being slightly story-focused single player games. Only a few of these single-player games are actually fun with standouts being Ashley which stars the titular witch going through a land of candy, Kung Fu in which a karate student named Young Cricket has to jump through an obstacle course, and Gamer where a kid named 9-Volt has to play games on his system while avoiding the sight of his mom. The rest of the single player games are either confusing to control or boring.

    Overall, Game & Wario is by no means a bad game. Most of its games are good but some of the others just leave a bit to be desired. The game does show off the GamePad well though. It's quite possibly the game to showcase the system best. If you're looking for a simple fun time, buy this game. If you're looking for a game along the lines of Wii Party U, you might want to look further.
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  5. Jun 23, 2013
    6
    While technically not a WarioWare game, it exists in the same universe. And in that respect, its a bit of a let down. The same personality ofWhile technically not a WarioWare game, it exists in the same universe. And in that respect, its a bit of a let down. The same personality of a WarioWare game is there, and that's really the best part. MicroGames are replaced with significantly less MiniGames which can only be played alone. While some games, such as Taxi, are standouts most seem uninspired and dull and simply not fun, more of a chore to play. The potential is there, so here's to the hope that a traditional WarioWare game makes it into this generation of gaming. Expand
  6. Feb 1, 2016
    6
    Game & Wario is a decent game for the Wii U which sadly doesn't have too much to brag about. I've always been a fan of the fun and maddeningGame & Wario is a decent game for the Wii U which sadly doesn't have too much to brag about. I've always been a fan of the fun and maddening WarioWare series, in which you have to complete microgames in a certain time limit to advance with the stories of different characters, all of which have been cleverly and carefully crafted. This game has some aspects of its successful predecessors, but in my opinion is more of a less successful spin-off.
    Game & Wario brings back the familiar characters from Diamond City, such as Mona, Dr. Crygor, Ashley & Red, 9-Volt, 18-Volt, Wario himself and my personal favourite Orbulon, and puts them onto the powerful Wii U system. However rather than give the characters an individual story like previous installments, it gives you a two-minute cutscene, and dives you right into the action. Most of the microgames are pretty fun, and I do warm to some of them, but after a while they start to get repetitive. Take 9-Volt's microgames for example, where you have to dive back under the covers while your mother enters the room, and then resume playing your Game Boy, before surrendering to fatigue - it's fun at first, but slowly starts to get repetitive and boring. There are other microgames two, such as Wario's, where you fire arrows at a swarm of robots, and soon it just gets boring swiping at the GamePad.
    The game is pretty addictive, however, with the wide range of collectibles making it necessary to replay those boring games like Arrow (Wario's microgame) again and again. It's something I dislike, but it makes it all the more sweeter when you're rewarded with a fun, gimmicky prize from the chicken capsule machine.
    The game is quite fun, and overall I do enjoy it. However, some microgames soon get repetitive and tedious. The game has a grand range of collectibles which are often quite fun to play with and make you chuckle, and there is a lot of interactivity with the GamePad. It's also a nice HD rendering of the Diamond City we know and love. However, I wouldn't class it as a WarioWare game but merely as a spin-off, as it doesn't follow the WarioWare formula whatsoever and is nothing like its predecessors.
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  7. Jun 27, 2015
    2
    If you are a fan of the Wario Ware series this will be sure to disappoint you in some way or another. It had 2-3 good mini games and theIf you are a fan of the Wario Ware series this will be sure to disappoint you in some way or another. It had 2-3 good mini games and the others are just forgettable, I hope that Nintendo will soon bring back some of that Wario Ware magic next year. The game is almost 2 years old. Expand

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