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Wario Land 4 (GBA)

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      22.05.2009 20:18

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      Can cause frustration

      I have played this game for a few months and to be honest I don't think that it is that good compared to the other wario series. The gameplay is a little bit the same as the Mario games. You can get hurt, of course, but there are some enemies that can help you in the game if you get attacked by them. For instance, a bat. If you get attacked by a bat, you will get turned into a bat your self, so you can fly to hidden areas and stuff. When you get to the end of the level, you might think to yourself "that was a piece a cake". But it doesn't end here. At the end of the level there is a detonator in which you have to press. Once pressed, the place starts falling apart and you have approximately 3 minutes to get back to the beginning. In later levels, you have to find the exit instead of going back to the beginning of the level, which can cause a bit of a frustration. On the good side the graphics is surprising good compared to many other games although this shouldn't be a weighted over the awful storyline. Overall a frustrating game not for the faint hearted gamers.

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      26.02.2009 18:47
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      Funny, for the older game-boyers among us.

      It's nice to have a game with the bad guy as the good guy once in a while. Playing this game was fun. There are only 20 odd levels, which is only just long enough for you to get your value for money. Wario is Mario's enemy, and Wario obviously loves the junk food more than Mario (his stomach wobbles as he runs). In this game, Wario wants gold, and while on a casual hike through the jungle stumbles upon a never-seen-before gigantic golden pyramid. You begin on a taster level, and then proceed to a general area. You have four areas you can get to initially, each with a different theme. In each level, you need to find four parts of a crystal, and can find a music disc and a crown shaped thingy which gives you extra points. The idea is, you get four crystals in each of the areas, which gives you access to a boss. The levels are normal Mario levels, and then once you smash a column thing looking like a frog, you are timed to get back to where you started, meanwhile collecting a key, which will unlock the next level. Each level is different and has witty monsters, and the graphics and music are advanced for just a Game Boy game. You can play extra spin off, arcade-like games which can earn you funny weapons to take against the boss. The bosses are very amusing, and are hard to beat, which I find a bonus- a game is good if you can get frustrated over it, it tends to be more rewarding. It is overall a god, but not brilliant game- it should be a little longer, but the levels are imaginative and so are the bosses.

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      03.03.2002 22:17
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      Warioland 4 is the first platfomer to leave its mark on the G.B.A unlike Super Mario Advance which was only brought because it was the only decent game available at the time. But believe me Warioland 4 will have you laughing, crying and your fingers swollen and red by the time you are finished with it. The graphics are the best part of the game. Now not only is Wario in glorious color, but there are small details in the foreground and background that makes the game a 32-bit treat for the eyes. You will see bees sting him, watch the backgrounds scroll effortlessly, and be amazed by the color and detail in twenty huge levels. Special effects, like Wario’s roll, fire-walking, or even his stomping when he is fed apples is strangely interesting, as are the enemies, from bats, and zombies, to bees and strange fish. The sounds are enhanced by a new CD feature you can hunt down CDs to play different tunes. Although it is not important, it is fun, and each track is different from the next. Wario himself grunts and squawks, but never really gets off the lines he is known for. The background music is hip and has a jazzy undertone, but you won’t be hearing Dolby Surround Sound through the G.A.B’s tiny speakers. Guiding Wario through this game is fairly easy, especially if you have played one of the previous Wario games. The only tricky parts are finding where to use his roll, and jumping into and out of small spaces. They have also added a few new moves, including the ability to charge your shoulder ramming capabilities, which makes the learning curve about 15 minutes longer. But there is an excellent tutorial that takes up the first stage of the game, and after that anything else is simple enough for you to figure out. Wario Land 4 also has a number of timed stages one of the most annoying aspect of the game. But it makes up for it with a ton of Wario mini-games, easily one of the best features of past Wario games, and a nice way to even out the fast-paced game play. WarioLand 4 carries on the great tradition of the former Wario games while adding a whole set of options and features to lure in new gamers, but beware: WarioLand 4 should not be confused with Super Mario Advance. Super Mario Advance is a simple 2D platform game with lots of enemy-bashing and not a lot of variety. WarioLand 4 is an immersive and varied platform game that will pull you in and never let go. Get it now.

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