After a three-year hiatus, Nintendo announced in their E3 2021 Nintendo Direct that a new WarioWare game would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. The WarioWare series are best known for their implementation of so-called "microgames" — these games have you frantically figure out what task you need to complete and execute it in a few seconds. In every "stage," players must complete around four microgames before getting to the boss. Losing a microgame means you lose a sort of "health bar", which if depleted, causes you to lose that stage and you'll need to start over.
Most WarioWare games feature a unique gimmick, such as using the motion controls of the Wii remote or using the touch screen on the Nintendo DS. Wario as a character is certainly a departure from Nintendo's family-friendly cast, with crude jokes, ripped pants, and a LOT of farting. Needless to say, it definitely facilitates some humorous variety to Nintendo's Switch lineup.
Get wild and party with friends!
Get wild with friends to complete microgames — the smallest of games! Different characters have different abilities, so do your best to come out on top!
WarioWare: Get It Together! Story
|WarioWare: Get It Together!
|September 10, 2021
While Nintendo hasn't exactly revealed much on the story side of things, we do know that Wario always has something crafty up his sleeve. Wario's business, WarioWare Inc., is not always exactly... successful. After yet another one of his business schemes goes wrong, so Wario and his friends must set things right by completing hundreds of tasks — that's where you come in! You can help Wario and all the other characters bring WarioWare Inc. to its former glory by making your way across the world, winning one microgame at a time.
WarioWare: Get It Together! Gameplay
Players can move around with the Joy-Con to complete tasks. There are a wide variety of characters to choose from, each with their own abilities. Players like Mona can reach things with a boomerang, while Wario himself can zip around and dash forward while using his jetpack. Completing microgames quickly grants the player more points, and of course, completing stages without losing any lives is also a big plus. These microgames are wacky and hilarious, referencing pop culture and even past Nintendo games.
WarioWare: Get It Together! New features
Nintendo has always tried to breathe new life into their games, and have done an amazing job at keeping the couch co-op gaming experience alive for decades. This continues in WarioWare: Get It Together, as players can now engage in simulataneous multiplayer. Two players can cooperate to solve microgames, and with the minuscule time limits, things can get pretty heated!
WarioWare: Get It Together! Characters
For the first time, players can choose multiple characters from a large roster to assist them in completing microtasks in Wario's iconic microgames. Each player can choose up to three crew members, which can be rotated during a stage to complete microtasks.
In the Nintendo Treehouse Live event, seven characters were announced:
- Wario: This iconic Mushroom Kingdom character loves to use his handy jetpack, when he's not eating garlic.
- Cricket: Your standard run-n-jump character, this crewmate can hit blocks directly above him.
- 18-Volt: This cunning nerd uses his big brain to shoot projectiles in a straight line, which he can use to propel himself upward.
- Mona: A specialist in distance, Mona throws her trusty boomerang. What goes around, comes around!
- Dribble & Spitz: This unique canine duo can be controlled by two people during two-player co-op!
- Dr. Crygor: This futuristic character can drfy gravity itself by "swimming" through the air.
- 9-Volt: This mischievous skateboard-riding kid can shoot his yo-yo to get the job done!
The Nintendo Treehouse Live presentation showed that six additional characters would be available to unlock. We'll be sure to update this space once new information has been released.
WarioWare: Get It Together! Online play
Though Nintendo's attempts to keep couch co-op alive are appreciated, online play has become more and more necessary for friends and family who are unable to visit each other. Nintendo has revealed that the game's co-op multiplayer can be played with two to four players both locally or online. The Nintendo Treehouse Live did not show how gameplay will function with more than two players, but we'll be sure to update this space as soon as new information is released!
WarioWare: Get It Together! Release date
WarioWare: Get It Together! is set to release on September 10, 2021.
WarioWare — Go wild with friends!
It goes without saying that Nintendo will always find a way to innovate, which means that this game, as micro as the games may be, has the potential to be one of the best games on the Nintendo Switch.
Do you have any fond memories of racing through microgames? Is this your first time dabbling in the WarioWare franchise? Let us know in the comments!
Let's get WAH-cky!
Get wild and party with friends!
In WarioWare: Get it Together, you and your friends can compete to complete microgames — puzzles you solve in just a few seconds! Use various characters to solve the microgames in different ways, making the game super replayable. But don't fail too many times, or it's game over! WAH!
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Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.