Review - Wario Ware Twisted (GBA)

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    Wario Ware Twisted

    What can I say, it’s Wario Ware. With a gyration pack. For everybody who complains about Wario Ware being a game using only 2 buttons, here is your answer. A gyration pack. It also rumbles, which is kinda subtle and random, but then again, so is Wario Ware.

    Gameplay
    4 second mini games, all packed into a game, the concept being that 250 short mini games equals one great game. And indeed is does. Twisted ends up being more of an actual game rather than a gimmick, which gives it that Wario Ware feel. Most of the mini-games make full use of this tilting technology. Heck, even the menu is based on the turn table GBA. You have to move your GBA left and right to traverse throughout the menu options, which in public, may or may not make you look like a flailing idiot. However, it does have its ups, for using a tilting technology lets you do many special functions that a D pad just can’t do. Turn table? Done. Skiing? Done. Counting sheep? Done. You choose four options from the menu, either the spindex, story, souvenirs, or options. The spindex, is precisely what it says, which is a rolodex of minigames you can choose from each character. The story involves going through each character’s storyline and completing their minigames. Souvenirs are what you unlock, and they can be split into several categories, such as toys, figurines, instruments, games, and the sort. This is all you could ever expect from a Wario Ware game, except with more ingenuity and surprise, since most of the fun is figuring out how to play a minigame.

    Graphics
    The graphics are classic Wario Ware styled. Wario still has that funky mustache, and 9-Volt is still short. The storylines are still wacky as ever, with Dribble and Spitz driving their taxis, Mona still working for the pizza shop, and Dr. Crygor inventing a washing machine. It looks perfect, zany looking, and nothing short of hilarious.

    Sound
    The sound is intense, coming straight at you from a J-Pop magazine. The music increases as you progress through the mini-games, going faster and faster as you struggle to stay alive. You get four chances and your out, because three just isn’t enough.

    Lasting Replay
    The replay value of this game is through the roof, because amongst trying to 100% every single mini game you’ve unlocked, you also have the three mega mixes of mini games, and the souvenirs to collect. The souvenirs are the most fun in this game, involving more than 10 games, countless marionettes, and sound beats to mix by spinning a “record”. There are instruments to play, like guitar and drums, along with a lie detector to test those truths.

    The game is definitely the best of the Wario Ware series, and definitively beats out the DS brother, Wario Ware Touched. Twisted is just more interactive and has more style and charisma than most Wario Ware games and incorporates you, the gamer, into the game way more than just pressing a button.

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    Gameplay - 9/10
    Graphics - 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
    Lasting Replay - 7/10
    Overall - 9/10 (Not an average)
     
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