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Wario: Master of Disguise Goes On Sale

by Jonathan Metts - March 5, 2007, 8:12 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo Press Release

Nintendo's newest Wario adventure is now ready for consumption in North America.


March 5, 2007

Having your identity stolen can be serious business - unless Nintendo's greedy guy Wario™ is involved. Through the years, Wario has often had his eyes on gold coins and jewels. In the new Wario™: Master of Disguise game for Nintendo DS, he steals the identity of a thief and becomes the man of a thousand faces (or at least eight).

Players navigate the exotic locations in Wario's first platform game using the Nintendo DS buttons, but they use the touch screen to draw symbols on Wario to help him transform into his different disguises. Want to change into the laser-shooting Cosmic Wario? Draw a bubble helmet on his head. To change into Dragon Wario, just draw a long tail on him. Each of Wario's eight different disguises has different abilities to help him fight enemies and get past obstacles.

Players must unlock treasure chests by completing minigames that increase in difficulty as the game progresses. And the game naturally showcases the same off-beat personality that has made Wario such a great character.

Wario: Master of Disguise, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older, launches today. For more information about the game, please visit http://wario.nintendods.com.


I haven't had much time with this game yet, so I can't make a solidified suggestion, but so far it's not very fun.

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterMarch 05, 2007

Heard very mixed opinions about this game.

Still, I would like to try it someday. I love Wario and the platforming adventures.

AdrockMarch 05, 2007

I was looking forward to this game, but I ended up getting Lunar Knights a few weeks ago instead. I don't have time for both and then I read that Wario isn't invincible again.

This is barely a platformer. It looks like a Wario game on the surface but it's a far cry from one. There's some good ideas, but so far the music, pacing (controls, level design and WAY TOO MUCH DIALOG....IN A WARIO 'PLATFORMER'), and simplistic graphics make this sub-par in pretty much every way. I'm getting more annoyed with it as I play.

Let me put it this way...Wario can't butt-stomp. At least, I haven't seen it happen yet.

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