Nintendo Switch Review: WarioWare: Get it Together

Wario’s back with more wacky microgames, but he’s not alone…

Microgame mayhem comes to the Nintendo Switch system. Take on over 200 quick and quirky microgames—lightning-fast minigames filled with frantic fun—solo or with a friend! When his latest hare-brained business scheme goes awry, Wario must use his signature style (and smell) to fix it. How? By playing a twisted collection microgames of course! From assembling a robot to pulling out a statue’s armpit hair, the WarioWare: Get It Together! game is a comedic, cooperative microgame mashup.

I’ve been playing WarioWare games since the original GBA entry and have played every one since. I love how each game tries to do something different while maintaining the classic microgame concept. Get it Together ditches motion controls for more traditional button controls albeit with a twist. You’ll get to play as Wario and the WarioWare characters, all of which have their own unique quirk to how they handle…

Some will only hit in one direction, while others can hop or only grip onto hooks and a few other surprises that make the simplest microgame that much tougher. The story mode can be played solo or co-operatively, but each level will require you to pick at least 3 characters that will alternate each microgame so you can’t get complacent on a character’s skill. It makes you adapt to the situation with not much in response time, which adds to the pressure even more.

I love the idea, but I did find myself finding favourites that I kept choosing, even when I unlocked other characters towards the end and once, I knew I didn’t have to pick them again, I never did. They all pose their own benefits and drawbacks, so perhaps you’ll find a better line-up. Like I said, it’s a great idea and also letting you play co-operatively and competitively has been a real blast with my partner.

The microgames are a nice mixture of themes like Nature, Food, Nintendo Classics, Sports and so on. The classic gameplay you know is here, it’s just been turned up a notch with a nice twist to the formula. The visuals are classic of the series, as is the soundtrack and typical WarioWare sound bites.

The Verdict

WarioWare: Get it Together is a great mixture of old and new ideas. There maybe a few characters that don’t quite hold up as well as others to control, but you’ll find the lineup that works for you and even better, if you aren’t sure about the game you can always try the free demo on the Nintendo eShop. I can’t stress enough that you need to give this a chance and if you are on the fence, the demo should more than convince you to trust Wario once again…

Score: 8.5