WarioWare: Twisted!

まわるメイド イン ワリオ

WarioWare: Twisted!
System Game Boy Advance
Developer Nintendo, Intelligent Systems
Genre Minigames

When Wario gets angry and breaks his Game Boy Advance, he takes it to Crygor to have it fixed. The problem is, the new Game Boy doesn't have any buttons, but it does respond to movement. Crazy idea, but Wario calls together his game developers to spew out another couple of hundred microgames for this new device.

Most of the time, you have to tilt your Game Boy left and right to control each microgame, though some require you to press buttons instead. Dodge the Bullet Bills, tease the cat, attack the ninjas... all can be done by tilting. You only have a matter of seconds to play each one, though, so react quickly or you'll fail.

The game includes many minigames without time limits as well, including violin-playing and scratching a record. 'Full' games include the badly-drawn spoof of Metroid, Mewtroid, where you play as a cat with a gun for an arm. Mawaru Made in Wario is as crazy as ever.

Release Information

Region Date Name System
Japan 14 Oct 2004 まわるメイド イン ワリオ Mawaru Made in Wario Game Boy Advance
US 23 May 2005 WarioWare: Twisted! Game Boy Advance

Cameos

9-Volt's Intro & Story

9-Volt the Nintendo fanboy has a number of Nintendo references in his intro and outro movies:


NES

NES

18-Volt finds 9-Volt's NES (Famicom in the Japanese version).


NES Interior

NES Interior

The segments between each microgame are set in a control room inside the NES with 8-Bit style graphics and a + Directional Pad on the wall. When you lose a microgame, one of the workers leaves.


9-Volt's Room

9-Volt's Room

In 9-Volt's room there is a R.O.B. NES accessory and an arcade machine.

Submitted by greatlink

9-Volt's Nintendo Microgames

All of 9-Volt's microgames are based on NES games:


Super Mario Bros. 3 - Lift

Super Mario Bros. 3 - Lift

Based on Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES 1988). Move the lift left and right to help Mario and Luigi avoid Bullet Bills and Venus Fire Traps.


Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Mario Bros. 3

Based on Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES 1988). Spin to select the correct power-up for Mario before he lands.


Mario Bros.

Mario Bros.

Based on Mario Bros. (NES 1983). Tip over the Koopa or Buzzy Beetle shell so it can attack Mario and Luigi. The Koopa Troopa and Buzzy Beetle come from Super Mario Bros. (NES 1985).


Wrecking Crew

Wrecking Crew

Based on Wrecking Crew (NES 1985). Spin Mario around and press A to hit the bombs before the enemies reach the top of the ladders.


Donkey Kong Jr.

Donkey Kong Junior

Based on Donkey Kong Jr. (NES 1983). Rock the Game Boy Advance back and forth to make Junior climb the chains and free Donkey Kong.


Donkey Kong 3

Donkey Kong 3

Based on Donkey Kong 3 (NES 1984). Move Stanley and press the A Button to shoot Donkey Kong to the top of the vines.


The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda

Based on The Legend of Zelda (NES 1986). Spin Link around to deflect the projectiles from the circle of Octoroks.


Metroid - Morph Ball

Metroid - Morph Ball

Based on Metroid (NES 1986). Roll Morph Ball Samus towards the Missile item, avoiding the enemies and acid.


Metroid - Samus

Metroid - Samus

Based on Metroid (NES 1986). Tilt to aim Samus's gun arm and shoot down the enemies with the A Button.


Kid Icarus

Kid Icarus

Based on Kid Icarus (NES 1986). Move Pit left and right to avoid the Eggplant Wizard's magic and falling enemies.


Ice Climber

Ice Climber

Based on Ice Climber (NES 1984) with updated sprites. Swing Popo's mallet left and right to clear out the Topis, Polar Bears and Nitpickers.


Balloon Fight

Balloon Fight

Based on Balloon Fight (NES 1985). Guide the balloon through the stage to the dangling Balloon Fighter.


Clu Clu Land

Clu Clu Land

Based on Clu Clu Land (NES 1984). Rotate the stage to guide Bubbles through the enemies and grab the item.


Mach Rider

Mach Rider

Based on Mach Rider (NES 1985). Steer around corners and obstacles, shooting the enemy riders.


Excitebike

Excitebike

Based on Excitebike (NES 1984). Aim the Excitebike through the floating sparks.


Duck Hunt

Duck Hunt

Based on Duck Hunt (NES 1984). Move the gun to shoot at the ducks.


Golf

Golf

Based on Golf (NES 1984). Spin the entire course to drop the golf ball on the green.


NES Open Tournament Golf

NES Open Tournament Golf

Based on NES Open Tournament Golf (NES 1991). Tilt to move the putting cursor and press A to hit the ball into the hole.


Tennis

Tennis

Based on Tennis (NES 1984). Turn the Game Boy to move your player and return the ball.


Baseball

Baseball

Based on Baseball (NES 1983). Tilt to move the ball around the batsman and get a strike.


Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey

Based on Ice Hockey (NES 1988). Move the fat player around on the ice to shove the other players away.


Pinball

Pinball

Based on the bonus round of Pinball (NES 1984). Move Mario left and right to keep the pinball in play.


Records

Boss Stage: Super Mario Bros.

Based on Super Mario Bros. (NES 1985). Guide Mario across the circular stage, avoiding the enemies and pits to reach the end. Each difficulty is set on a different stage:

  • Stage 1: Overworld
  • Stage 2: Underground
  • Stage 3: Castle

Submitted by greatlink

Other Cameo Microgames

Red Delicious

Red Delicious

In Mona's microgame "Red Delicious" you have to cut open an apple and reveal the contents. One of the things that may appear is the acrobat from Mario Paint.


Skyway Highway

Skyway Highway

Mona's boss stage, "Skyway Highway" is based loosely on Balloon Fight's Balloon Trip mode. You have to fly the car through the sparks and land on the distant platform.


Weird Science

Weird Science

In Kat & Ana's "Weird Science" microgame, you have to press the A Button to make a blue virus jump into a vat of liquid. The virus seems to be based on the blue virus from Dr. Mario.


Bubblegum Blues

Bubblegum Blues

In Kat & Ana's "Bubblegum Blues" microgame, you have to press the A Button to pop the bubble being blown by a dozing boy. The boy's t-shirt changes with each difficulty, from a Super Mushroom to a Fire Flower to a Starman, all from the Mario series.


Contact Lens Solution

Contact Lens Solution

In Kat & Ana's "Contact Lens Solution" microgame, the music is a hummed version of the Super Mario Bros. Ground theme.


Boomerang

Boomerang!

On the third difficulty of Orbulon's "Boomerang!" microgame, you have to throw the acrobat from Mario Paint.


Burying the Hatchet

Burying the Hatchet

In Warioman's "Burying the Hatchet" microgame, you have to help Wario give Mario a high-five to show there's no hard feelings.


Super Wario

Super Wario

Warioman's "Super Wario" microgame is based on Super Mario Bros. Everything appears in green and black as you help Wario stomp on the Goomba and Koopa Troopa.


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Chain Letter

In the Speed Stage "Chain Letter", one of the clues is "Plumber" and the answer is "Mario".


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Chain Letter

In Dribble & Spitz's "Wheel of Whack" microgame, you have to hit either moles or bald men with a hammer when they pop up. On the third level difficulty, the bald men are dressed like Mario.


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Crash Prize

In Warioman's "Crash Prize" microgame, you can see the 8-bit style Wario sprite based on the sprites in Mario Bros.

Submitted by greatlink, YoungLink, Aquatics64, Xeno82, almort27, Grandy02

Souvenirs

Love Tester

Love Tester

One of the Souvenirs you can unlock is the Love Tester. This is based on a classic Nintendo toy from the 1970s.


Wario Bike

Wario Bike

One of the Souvenir games you can unlock is "Wario Bike", a meshing of elements from both Excitebike and Super Mario Bros. The game features discoloured 8-bit graphics and redesigned versions of Goomba, Paratroopa, Lakitu, Spiny and Bullet Bill. Collect as much money as you can and hit the flagpole at the end.


Mewtroid

Mewtroid

A shooting game starring a cat with a gun for an arm whose name is based on the Metroid series. While the game itself does not resemble a Metroid game, the Brinstar music from Metroid plays in the background.

In Japan, the game is called "Nekotroid".


Records

Record Collection

The Record Collection Souvenir contains music from several classic Nintendo games, including:

Submitted by YoungLink, Swedol, Aquatics64, icymatt, Boo Destroyer

Wario's Collection

Wario's Collection

During Wario's intro movie, you can see a treasure chest, the music box from Wario Land 3 and a picture of the Golden Pyramid from Wario Land 4.

Submitted by Tanwo

Mona's Intro

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In Mona's Intro, after you play the pizza-making minigame, inside the pizza box you will see the crudely drawn band from the "Garage Rock" microgame in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames.

Submitted by Tanwo

Mr. Game & Watch Menus

Mr. Game & Watch Menus

Each of the main menus feature a Game & Watch style character:

  • The Spindex menu is based on Judge
  • The Souvenirs menu is based on the Game & Watch alarm
  • The Options menu is based on Ball

Submitted by Swedol, Aquatics64

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