Heading into the holidays, between family get-togethers and presents under the tree, Nintendo always hits the nail on the head with great releases that bring people together. Long-time Nintendo fans know it is hard to deny just how fun the WarioWare series is, filled with microgames. Now, with WarioWare: Move It! on the Switch introducing motion controls to the formula, it is well worth diving into the game to get moving with the whole family.
WarioWare: Move It! is an energetic game that delivers over 200 rapid-fire microgames to players, each lasting just seconds. Even looking at the trailer, you are in for a hilarious spectacle, hinting at the variety of physical activities players would be engaged in. From dodging and dancing to exercising, the joy-cons are used in fun and quirky ways that align with the overall weirdness of WarioWare.
The microgames are an insane mixture of activities that fans of Nintendo will enjoy, blending nostalgia and random ideas in a way that only makes sense in WarioWare. The game can be played with motion and standard game types while in portable mode, so there should be something for everyone. I do have to say, using the Nintendo Switch‘s full capabilities this time, there is a huge emphasis on motion as a key feature.
Diving into WarioWare: Move It! Museum Mode will be a wild ride, allowing two-player action to progress through hilarious story beats via microgames. True to its roots, WarioWare: Move It! embraces being silly with open arms. The game is filled with strange and awkwardly funny scenarios, like drawing with your butt, guiding a train complete with a face and arms, swatting an octopus with a hammer, or becoming a sumo wrestler.
Adding to the main microgame mix, WarioWare: Move It! introduces a new 4-player Mario Party style this time around, board and all. Each player uses a joy-con, and together, you play some particularly odd cooperative and competitive microgames. This mode is made for a group to let loose and will make game nights more lively. For those who prefer a solo challenge, the game also returns with Story and Ultra-Hard modes.
It should be noted WarioWare: Move It! requires two joy-cons to play. Both single-player and two-player will have you holding two joy-cons each. Four-player, however, moves to one joy-con per player. I thought the four-player mode would need eight for a second and panicked briefly.
WarioWare: Move It! is also perfect for families with kids who may not have the attention span for longer mini-games. The games are short enough never to feel frustrating, even when the challenges get a little hard. You will find yourself flailing endlessly or writing with a joy-con and your butt, which will keep the kids laughing, too (and most adults).
The game is also filled with vibrant colors and a ton of funny moments throughout to keep players entertained. Fans of the franchise will also be happy to see familiar characters from the WarioWare series in ridiculous scenarios.
WarioWare: Move It! is not for the faint of heart. You will make a fool of yourself; that’s part of the charm! As both a workout and a wild experience, WarioWare: Move It! is shaping to be a great game, releasing November 3rd, just in time for the holiday season.