A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Crude bathroom humor.
Products & Purchases
Part of the Wario franchise of games.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a platform game about a character who becomes a thief, and it offers puzzles and simple micro-games. Wario is rude and crude, and specializes in bathroom humor, although there isn't anything overtly offensive. The combat is minimal and not difficult, but the levels are long with challenging puzzles and the saves are few and far between. Children with short attention spans will become bored.
Is It Any Good?
To change Wario's costume, players draw symbols on the DS touch screen with the stylus. Unfortunately, the game frequently has trouble recognizing these check marks, circles, and squares, and either nothing happens or the wrong costume appears. This can be problematic during a boss battle.
Gameplay consists of two separate themes: platform puzzles and micro-games. Combining these two play patterns is a good idea in theory, but the implementation is a flop. While the platform puzzles are well designed, there are too many in each level without adequate save points, resulting in players having to replay levels repeatedly. Combine this with the boring micro-games, along with the repeated dialogue interruptions, and the result is a fractured mess.
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