Money-grubbing Wario decides to make a name for himself (not to mention some cash) as a video game designer in this unusual cartridge from Nintendo. The newly created company, Wario Ware, Inc., challenges players to beat all of its developers' games within the time limit. The catch? There are more than 200 games in the library, none of which have any instructions, and the allotted time to beat each title is a mere five seconds. Games range in scope from putting a golf ball to snapping a log in half with a karate chop, cracking an egg over a moving frying pan, or training a spotlight on a criminal during an escape attempt.
There are also abbreviated versions of classic Nintendo games, including takes on Punch-Out!!, Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, F-Zero, and the R.O.B.-powered Stack-Up. Completing a random set of mini-games from each developer opens up a boss encounter, which is fought without a time limit. A number of two-player games can also be unlocked by defeating certain game developers, all of which are played using a single Game Pak. Progress during the adventure is automatically saved to battery after completing a developer's set lineup of games.
PLAYERS: 1 Player
GENRE: Arcade, Compilation
RELEASE YEAR: 2003