If you’ve played a WarioWare game at any point, you’ll likely have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the upcoming Switch exclusive.
There’s 200+ mini games added in here, each with varying objectives and difficulties. Tying them together is a campaign mode centered around Wario’s obsession with building the greatest gaming company in the world.
WarioWare is a celebration of classic Nintendo, showing off iconic levels from Mario games, but also features altogether random activities, like plucking armpit hair and clearing a plate of everything but candy.
The twist is that you never know which game you’re going to be served next and the more you successfully complete, the faster and harder they become.
It’s one of Nintendo’s most entertaining, fun franchises, which makes it a little surprising it’s taken this long to come to Switch, especially considering what the console could achieve with the varying mini-games.
For now, the demo does a good job of showing off not only the fresh creativity that’s in Get It Together but also providing an effective taste of what we can expect from the full release.
Wario can fly around in his jetpack, causing damage to anything he faces, but you can also team up with familiar faces like 18-Volt and Maria, each with their own abilities. 18-Volt, for instance, can throw a discus to break blocks, while Maria uses a boomerang.
Each of these unique skills is put to use in the mini games, varying between them, and so far I’ve been impressed with both the quality and the games.
Some of them are a little bit throwaway and the instructions aren’t always immediately clear on one or two, but as is always the case with WarioWare, the more you play, the more you’ll understand.
Early impressions are good, then. A demo can, of course, only take you so far and there’s just a small selection of the content in the full game, but it does the job, gives you a taste of the franchise if you’ve never experienced it before, and reminds you of just how much fun it can be if you’ve dipped in before.
I’m looking forward to Friday!