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WarioWare Inc.: Mega Microgame$

This week, Scott dives into our Game of the Month with a video about each character in the original WarioWare. Fascinatingly, he tries to pin down the style of each one and their microgames, which lead me to learn that Dr. Crygor’s are definitely my favorite. Nothing can beat that photorealism…

Here’s a question though: Which style of minigame suits you best, and which character’s games do you like the most? Did you ever really notice a difference in style between all the characters?

(Note: Throughout this podcast I referenced how you can view certain images on your listening device if you’re listening to the “AAC” version of the podcast. That doesn’t work anymore, so I’ve included the images below if you want to see them.)

Podcast Crew: Austin (Twitter), Jack (Twitter), Laura (Twitter)

Everyone’s favorite podcast that they’ve never listened to has returned for a reboot— a reinvigoration, a reincarnation, a rethinking— of old concepts, with all three crew members recording in remote locations over Skype, rather than in the same room as had become customary.

For this episode, we have three primary segments:

Segment 1, What We Played: Intro discussions about an old NES soccer classic, a bit of complaining about The Sims 4, plus the first ever discussion of Itoi-made curiosity MOTHER 3 on our podcast.

Segment 2, Anecdotes: Jack talks about signing “poop sheets” at work, Laura talks about some weird movie named “Tusk”, and the whole crew gives a quick shout-out to everyone’s favorite Daan man.

Segment 3, Discussion: WarioWare Inc. takes the stage as we talk a whole lot about this classic GBA game and others in the series. In addition to giving our general opinions on the game, we talk about connections this game has to the Gameboy Camera, how we feel the aesthetics are paramount in why this game is so good, and what particular micro-games stand out to us.

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An unfortunately truncated Game of the Month for January because the holidays left us a bit lazy and unworkable, but we’re here nonetheless and we’ve got a truly wonderful game for you: WarioWare, Inc. Mega Microgame$!. Released back in 2003 for the GBA, it has spawned plenty of sequels on many different platforms using many different gimmicks, so we’ve tasked our staff writers– Vincent, Kira, Jonathan, Patrick, and Scott– to shed some light on the series as a whole, their thoughts on it, or any other interesting things they might be able to pull out related to the game or its development.

We don’t have a concrete schedule for you, but here’s a short list of some of what you’ll be seeing on the site over the weeks of January:

– Vincent with “A History of WarioWare”
– Scott with “WarioWare’s Characters and the Minigames Behind Them”
– Podcast Gang with “Why is WarioWare so Wonderful?”
– Patrick with “WarioWare’s Heritage on 64DD”

The first article will be going up tonight, with all the rest coming over the course of the month.

Do you like writing and have something interesting you’d like to share about WarioWare? Email us using the “Contact Us” form with your idea and we may select you to have an article published on the website as part of our Game of the Month feature!

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