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WarioWare: Get It Together! Review – Blast From The Past

WarioWare: Get It Together! Review – Blast From The Past

WarioWare hasn’t seen a release on Nintendo consoles since 2010 when we saw WarioWare: Do It Yourself (D.I.Y) come to the Nintendo DS. And with those servers being shut down just four years later in 2014, the franchise has been a little stale. Until now that is. Nintendo dropped the bombshell on us during their E3 2021 showing that WarioWare: Get It Together! would be making its way to the Nintendo Switch.

Now it is here, and we at Nintendo Link are ready to tell you all about it. Is it a worthy comeback? Read on to find out.

WarioWare has always been a little – no – a lot whacky, hasn’t it? WarioWare: Get It Together! is no exception. From the get-go, you’re presented with some pretty weird and wonderful mini-games. But, more on that later.

WarioWare: Get It Together! features a small, but fun, story mode. It’s a simple one; Infamous game designer Wario and his team have been sucked into his latest video game creation. He quickly realises that this gaming world has been overrun with bugs and glitches. It’s up to Wario and his crew to stomp out these glitches and return the game to its former glory and escape its clutches.

The story mode features several different levels that require you to play through a selection of mini-games ending with a short boss battle. Defeat the boss and that particular level will be reverted to its former glory.

Each one of these levels will allow you to unlock and use another character, one of Wario’s team. Each character in WarioWare: Get It Together! has a different ability to the next. For example: one character can only shoot a projectile upwards whilst another character doesn’t stop moving at all. There’s a wide range of characters, and they all provide some helpful abilities. Luckily, you are able to choose which characters you will be using at the start of a level so you can choose your favourites. Although some mini-games are tougher with certain characters than others, which I found to be a little frustrating.

As far as the mini-games go, it seems they are missing the same kick that previous WarioWare games had. I can’t really put my finger on why, but I found the majority of these ones to be uninteresting. Perhaps that’s because they were pretty basic and over very quickly.

There are 200+ mini-games to experience, and while this sounds like a lot, you will still often find yourself replaying a number of them. There’s a range of different mini-games to play through such as pushing toothpaste out onto a toothbrush or spinning a windmill. See? Completely random.

It’s worth noting that the game’s story mode isn’t a long one, and you can complete it within a few hours. It does feel like it’s over before it really begins, which is a shame. I was left wanting more. That being said, when you have completed the story mode, you will unlock what’s known as ‘Variety Mode’ – a game mode that is more like a party-game mode to enjoy with up to four friends.

There are a group of mini-games that are a direct homage to all Nintendo games. So you have a game dedicated to older Mario games where you actually play through a level, you have an Animal Crossing level, and even a Metroid one. You name a first-party Nintendo game, and it will be referenced here. That was really cool, and these were my most enjoyable mini-games to play.

Visually, WarioWare: Get It Together! looks fantastic. The story cutscenes look great and every mini-game is packed full of detail which was great to see. Although, you don’t exactly have much time to admire them. Even the games menu screen looks good.

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The same can be said about the music that accompanies the game. It automatically gets you pumped and ready to play. Exactly what is needed.

It has to be said that WarioWare: Get It Together! does severely lack online multiplayer support. Yes, you can play local multiplayer with friends and family when you’re all together, but how often is that the case? I would have much preferred an online option where I could link up with my friends for 30 minutes of whacky, crazy, mini-game fun. Or even to play against random people. Hopefully, this is something that will be implemented in the future.

Overall, WarioWare: Get It Together! is a fun and bizarre reintroduction to the series, even though it does feel like it’s lacking a little in content. It’s best enjoyed in short bursts, as it can quickly get repetitive, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun.

It’s random, whacky and weird – and it’s great. I only wish there was some online multiplayer support to make it better.


WarioWare: Get It Together! Review provided by Nintendo Link
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Release Date: September 10th, 2021
Price: £39.99, $49.99
Game Size: 1351.0MB

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Pros

Fun, whacky gameplay

Fantastic art style

200+ Mini games

Variety of characters to unlock and use

Cons

Can get repetitive

Lacking from online multiplayer

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