A few days ago I picked up a odd looking game called Wario Ware Inc: Mega Microgames. Even though I thought playing 200 hundred or so microgames, which usually last no longer than 5 seconds, would be stupid, it got good reviews so I decided to try it. And let me tell you, it is extremely fun. The downfall? Boring cut-scenes, and a game which takes two hours to beat and four hours to unlock everything.
Game Play- 9.5
This is where the game excels. The game basically goes like this: You enter a level, and then play 10-25 or so microgames. Then you play a boss fight, which is longer than the microgames. You are allowed three fails on microgames per level, and then the forth fail you must start the level over. It is extremely simple, as most microgames only require one or two button presses, except for the boss fights at the end of each section. You rarely ever have trouble doing anything in this game, and it is extremely addictive. However, the reason I only gave it a 9.5 in this section is because there are a few microgames that, since this game does not tell you what button does what per microgame, are impossible to figure out on your first try.
The story goes pretty much like this: Wario sees a video game that is successful on TV so he decides to go make one himself to make money. He then makes you go around and play peoples microgames to add them to his game. The story makes sense, but is obviously just there to give an excuse for having a collection of microgames. The main reason I gave the story a 6 though is the cut-scenes. Even though they look good and are sometimes funny, they take forever and are extremely boring.
Wario Ware's sound is made up of crazy music and typical bleeps and beeps during the microgames. It is very solid and not repetitive at all.
Wario Ware's graphics are so-so. The cut-scenes, although boring, look very good and so does the menus. However, the microgame graphics range from simplistic, but alright to completely sucky. I don't understand why Nintendo would make it like this, it doesn't seem very smart.
This is the worst part of the game. It takes about an hour and a half to two hours to beat the game. And if you want to unlock everything, it will take you four hours tops. After that there isn't anything to do besides play the same microgames over and over (after you have already played them all at least 20 times if you unlocked everything). For that, I honestly cant see any reason to play Wario Ware any more after you have unlocked everything.
Well, I'm going to let you decide. If you want something that will take you a while to beat then this isn't for you. If you want a fun game to play a few minutes of here and there, Wario Ware Inc.: Mega Microgames is for you.
Overall Rating- 7
I found Wario Ware to be extremely fun, but its flaws forced me to give it a seven. Hopefully, the next game will be longer.