WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
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Developer(s) Nintendo R&D1
Publisher Nintendo
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Nintendo GameCube
Released GBA
March 21, 2002 (JP)
May 24, 2002 (NA)
April 27, 2002 (EU)
June 6, 2002 (AUS)

October 17, 2002 (JP)
April 5, 2003 (NA)
September 3, 2003 (EU)
Genre Action
Ratings ESRB: Everyone
Modes Single player, Multiplayer
Input Cartridge

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, known as WarioWare, Inc.: Minigame Mania in Europe and as Made in Wario (メイド イン ワリオ Meido in Wario) in Japan, is the first game in the WarioWare series. It was made by Nintendo in 2002.


Wario was sitting at home watching TV when a news report claimed that video game sales were up because of Pyoro. Wario had a bright idea that video games could be a gold mine for him. He goes out and buys a laptop computer and instantly gets to work. However, he finds video game designing difficult and boring, so he calls his friends. They help him make games. Thus, WarioWare, Inc. was created with Wario as president.

At the end of the game, Wario puts the game on the market and gets lots of money, but does not give anybody that helped him make the game any money and tries to escape in a rocket. While he is flying in the air Dr. Crygor is flying in a jetpack. He accidentally crashes into Wario and they fall into the ocean and Wario loses all the money he recently received.


The gameplay of WarioWare, Inc. - as with all WarioWare games - consists of spastic microgames that test player's reaction time. Microgames can consist of many different genres, including short versions of classic Nintendo games. Each programmer is represented by Wario and one of his friends, and they each have their own personal tastes when it comes to video game creation. Mixes with certain rules are also available. Each time a microgame is completed successfully, subsequent microgames get incrementally faster - there is usually no goal except for the high score and unlockable content, but in character storylines there is usually a set number to complete and a boss stage to finish.


GameCube VersionEdit

WarioWare, Inc. Mega Party Game$!, known as Atsumare!! Made in Wario (あつまれ!!メイド イン ワリオ Atsumare!! Meido in Wario, lit. "Gather!! Made in Wario") in Japan, is the updated console version of this title. A great deal of content is shared between the two titles except for the unlockable games and storyline, which has been largely removed and replaced with videos that tell a loose narrative. As the name suggests, it is more "party" centric, and features up to four players. This concept would be revisited in WarioWare: Smooth Moves.