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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.
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.
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?
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.
@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.
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.
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.
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.
@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.
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.