WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!

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WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
WW Mega Microgames cover art.jpg
Developer Nintendo R&D1[1]
Publisher Nintendo
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance, Virtual Console (3DS, Wii U), Game Boy Advance - Nintendo Switch Online
Release date Game Boy Advance:
Japan March 21, 2003
Europe May 23, 2003
USA May 26, 2003[2]
Australia June 6, 2003[3]
China July 4, 2005[4]
Virtual Console (3DS) (Ambassador Program Release):
Australia December 15, 2011
Japan December 16, 2011
Europe December 16, 2011
USA December 16, 2011
Virtual Console (Wii U):
Japan April 3, 2014
USA April 10, 2014
Europe April 10, 2014
Australia April 10, 2014
Game Boy Advance - Nintendo Switch Online:
USA February 8, 2023
Japan February 9, 2023
Europe February 9, 2023
Australia February 9, 2023
South Korea February 9, 2023
HK February 9, 2023
Language(s) English (United States)
French (France)
German
Spanish (Spain)
Italian
Japanese
Chinese (Simplified)
Genre Action
Rating(s) Game Boy Advance:
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 3.svg - Three years and older
CERO:CERO A.svg - All ages
ACB:ACB G.svg - General
Virtual Console (Wii U):
PEGI:PEGI 7.svg - Seven years and older
Mode(s) Single-player, 2 players simultaneous (four minigames)
Media
Wii U:
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Game Boy Advance:
Media GBA icon.png Game Pak
Nintendo 3DS:
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Input
Wii U:
Wiimote Sideways.png Wii Remote (Sideways)
Nintendo Switch:
Game Boy Advance:
Nintendo 3DS:

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, known as WarioWare, Inc.: Minigame Mania in the European English version, is a minigame compilation for the Game Boy Advance and the first title in the WarioWare series of games. It was released on March 21, 2003, in Japan; later that year in Europe, the Americas, and Australia; and on July 4, 2005, in China. The game has the player play through themed gauntlets of microgames, very short minigames which only last for a few seconds each and whom the player must figure out how to complete through short written instructions and contextual clues. The game's plot centers around Wario who founds a game company and creates a video game along with his friends, an entirely new cast of characters introduced herein. The music and sound effects were taken from Wario Land 4.

Based on the "Sound Bomber" mode of Mario Artist: Polygon Studio, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! was a passion project for its development team, who developed it in secret before showing it to their producers. The game was praised by critics for its innovative concept and addictive nature, and would become a commercial success despite low internal expectations, selling over one million units worldwide.

It was re-released as a free downloadable title for the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program in December 2011, only available to people who purchased a 3DS before the August 12, 2011 price drop. The game was also released on Wii U's Virtual Console in the Americas, Europe, and Australia on April 10, 2014, then for Game Boy Advance - Nintendo Switch Online as one of the application's launch titles on February 8, 2023.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メイド イン ワリオ
Meido in Wario
Made in Wario
Chinese 瓦力欧制造
Wǎlìōu Zhìzào
Made in Wario
French (Europe) WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Mini-jeux WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Mini-Games

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