Parents' Guide to

WarioWare Gold

By Jeff Haynes, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Great fast-paced 300 mini-game collection tests reflexes.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2018
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Time limit

good game but needs time limit 30 min.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (3 ):

This fast-paced mini-game collection is the largest one yet, adding more bonus content to keep you tapping, scratching, and shaking your handheld for hours. WarioWare Gold builds on its twitchy formula by including more than 300 mini-games to test your reflexes. For the most part, the mini-games are easy to grasp and play; you'll be asked to swing a bat at a ball, count frogs leaping across a lily pad, and so on. But you only have three seconds to recognize what you have to do and succeed, or you lose a token. Lose four times, and it's game over. The manic action quickly accelerates to a breakneck pace, but these bite-sized games are perfect if you don't have a lot of time for a dedicated gaming session.

The gameplay also doesn't take itself seriously. This is shown by the wacky dialogue, which finally has voice overs for the first time in series history. You even get the chance to dub these movie clips with your own voice if you think you can do a better job. That's just one part of the extra content, which includes soundtracks, bonus mini-games, and cutscenes. There's more than two hundred extra items you can interact with, and you can even use amiibos to earn coins for more loot. Add this to a huge list of challenges, and you've got a lot of gameplay at your fingers. If anything, there are only two problems that slightly dull the shine of WarioWare Gold. The first issue is that it can be hard to figure out what you're supposed to do in some mini-games, especially when the pace has sped up. When you've got split seconds to read, react, and hopefully pass each game, this raises the difficulty level substantially. The other minor issue is that some games are the same ones previously included in older WarioWare titles, which doesn't feel very creative or clever. But if you're interested in testing yourself against one of Nintendo's more amusing villains, you should go for the gold with WarioWare Gold.

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