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Game & Wario is out! I grabbed it at around midnight on Sunday off the eShop, but I haven't played it too much yet. Mostly just multiplayer with a little bit of single player sprinkled in. The presentation feels like Wario Ware, but it's mostly larger mini game collections insted of microgames. The multiplayer stuff is hit and miss so far, Sketch is really fun, while a couple others are so-so. I've only played 2 player so far, looking to have some 4 player action soon. Note that all the multiplayer games (so far, anyway) don't require wii remotes, just the gamepad.

In the single player games, so far I like what I've played, there is a bit of depth to the games too, and plenty of unlockables in traditional Wario Ware fashion. Arrow is fun, skiing is fun, the camera one is a bit simple for my liking, and patchwork seems a bit boring, those are the only ones I've played so far and there are 8 more to unlock.

There is a cool Miiverse sketch mode, where you get 60 sec to sketch a random item and post to miiverse.

Anyone else pick this up?

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Posted: 06/25/13, 22:17:00  - Edited by 
 on: 06/25/13, 22:25:10
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I didn't pick it up, no (anyone else get it??), but it sounds neat.

How does it compare to the other Wario Ware type games for you? It didn't look as zany every time I've seen it.
(On Fallon, or with the Fronks?)
Posted: 06/26/13, 02:12:56
Thank you Mustache, for caring. For caring about Game & Wario. Cause apparently the rest of NW couldn't care less

It's still pretty zany in its presentation, but the games are more straightforward than the weird microgame stuff in the past Wario Wares.

But this brings me an excellent point of discussion: Gamer. This game is so simple yet so devilishly fun. Basically, you're playing Wario Ware on the gamepad (about 70% of microgames remixed from the original GBA game, 30% new). While on the TV screen, your mom is constantly checking on you to make sure you're not staying up past your bed time playing games. You've got to hide from her (by hitting the ZL/ZR triggers) whenever she checks in. She has some devious tactics, and you have to pay attention to the gamepad screen and the TV (and sound) all at the same time. It's super fun.
Posted: 06/27/13, 00:18:33
@anon_mastermind

Haha, YES! That part looked HILARIOUS. I like when she's outside of your window (right?) randomly. Good stuff. Parents are always watching (oh no!).

Too bad it sounds like nobody will have this for the Chicago trip. Could be Game of the Meetup (GOTM)!


And sorry about the apparent lack of care otherwise. I can't control them!
Posted: 06/27/13, 00:58:05
@anon_mastermind
Something about the game just seems, err, un-meaty? ALTHOUGH the mode you just mentioned intrigues me.

@Mr_Mustache
I may be willing to pick this up for the meetup. I just need to hear some more positive impressions.
Posted: 06/27/13, 04:20:29
I want to love this game....but from what I've seen, I don't know if I'd want to spend more than $10 on it. Looks like a fun little diversion, but I don't know how much I'd come back to it.
Posted: 06/27/13, 05:36:36
I've been pleasantly surprised with this game.

The Miiverse sketch feature alone will keep me entertained for a while. You can see some pretty awesome drawings, and then some hilariously awful ones.

I personally loved people's drawings of "banana luigi" ;p
Posted: 06/27/13, 05:38:38
I want to get it but im scared its not worth the 40 dollars asking price. Nintendo really needs to have a demo for this game with one of the more fun mini games to get people hooked.
Posted: 06/27/13, 07:06:22
@ploot

Does Anand own it? That guy buys a ton of games and they just go into his basement.
Posted: 06/27/13, 23:37:48
@SeVeN CDN I'm kind of worried that a demo for this game would just turn people off.

With minigame compilations like this, I really need to get hooked on one of them, and I'm not really seeing something similar to say, Monkey Target 2.
Posted: 06/27/13, 23:39:49
I'm getting this game as soon as I get home from vacation. I was tempted to bring my Wii U with me just to play Game and Wario.
Posted: 06/28/13, 05:45:32
So how does the sketch game work exactly? I'm seeing a lot of drawings on my Miiverse stream. Is it like Pictionary where you have to draw something and someone else in the same room as you guesses what it is? Also, do you get to choose the word?
Posted: 06/28/13, 14:24:42
@canonj

The Miiverse sketch game is basically speed drawing. You're given 4 words to choose from, pick the one you like the most, and then you have 60 seconds to draw the picture. After you select done, or you run out of time, your drawing is instantly uploaded to the Miiverse.

You can then view a gallery of everyone else who also drew that word, or even suggest words of your own

There's also a local multiplayer pictionary game if you're looking for that, heh.
Posted: 06/28/13, 17:00:12
SeVeN CDN said:
I want to get it but im scared its not worth the 40 dollars asking price. Nintendo really needs to have a demo for this game with one of the more fun mini games to get people hooked.
PogueSquadron said:
@SeVeN CDN I'm kind of worried that a demo for this game would just turn people off.

With minigame compilations like this, I really need to get hooked on one of them, and I'm not really seeing something similar to say, Monkey Target 2.
You could be right. With the demos that I've played for Monster Hunter Tri (both the Wii and Wii U versions) they just left me cold. If they wouldn't have been available I might have took the plunge and grown to like/love the game; there must be something great about them since people sink hundreds or even thousands of hours into those games.

Still I do think demos or time limited trials should be available for pretty much all digital download games (even VC). That's just my opinion.

I'd like to pick this up for family play but it may be a while. It would definitely be a digital download so we can just pick up and play without swapping out discs.
Posted: 06/28/13, 17:30:15  - Edited by 
 on: 06/28/13, 17:35:06
I just can't imagine this game having the kind of demo that would make you go "Oh wow, I have to run out and by this now." It's not like it can really leave you on a cliffhanger or anything, you know?

I wish they could've just done a Wario Ware game. I can only think of the tons of things they would do with the Gamepad, rather than the 16 they've chosen for Game and Wario.They could've even still had Wiimote games in there. It could've basically been the ultimate Wario Ware game.
Posted: 06/28/13, 18:45:19
@kgtennispro

Thanks for the info! I remember reading something about a Pictionary minigame, so I was thinking that's what the Miiverse pictures were from.
Posted: 06/28/13, 18:48:24
This game is great. A Wario Ware game on the Wii U would have been totally cool, but I'm glad the developers made this instead. I'm getting that same feeling of unexpected enjoyment that I got from the first Wario Ware game.

I think some of the games here make honest attempts at selling the Gamepad's capabilities and succeed, and the games that use the gamepad passively are pretty fun in their own right. The music is good, the Game & Watch cross Wario Ware presentation is appealing, and it offers a decent amount of content for forty bucks.

Fans of Nintendo Land's arcade-like level progression and scoring systems should consider giving this game a try, and there's still a creative spark in here that should appeal to Wario Ware fans.
Posted: 06/29/13, 05:39:33
@Mr_Mustache
Yeah, what's up with that guy?!

I played the demo for G&W at Best Buy (after playing a bit at the Wii U experience). The single-player seemed moderately amusing, with the exception of Gamer, which was freaking hilarious. Lolling in the aisles of Best Buy.

But the multiplayer modes seem very promising.
Posted: 06/29/13, 15:14:17
@Anand

What kind of multiplayer stuff is there? I only remember FRONKS.
Posted: 06/30/13, 01:08:12
@Mr_Mustache
Have you heard about that Spy Game from the "Wii is two Gamecubes duct-taped together" guy? G&W has something like that. And a rhythm game similar to Rhythm Heaven's multiplayer. And Pictionary. And something else, maybe?

It's a shame, though. If they had just thrown in Wario Ware: Mega Micro on the disc, it would have instantly become the best game of all time.
Posted: 07/01/13, 04:00:34  - Edited by 
 on: 07/01/13, 04:17:53
I picked this game up on friday night for my girlfriend and i to play together. We only had a chance to play the pictionary game but it was awesome! i have been playing by myself the rest of the time and I am having a killer time. Drawing pictures for miiverse and playing some of the single player games is great.
Posted: 07/07/13, 19:08:23
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