9-Volt is a schoolkid who collects Nintendo games. All of his microgames are based on Nintendo games, Nintendo hardware, and even classic Nintendo toys!
Super Mario Bros.
Based on Super Mario Bros. (NES 1985). Stomp on all of the Goombas.
Based on Donkey Kong (Arcade 1981). Press A to make Mario jump over the barrels that Donkey Kong throws.
Based on Dr. Mario (NES 1990). Clear the viruses by making a line of 4 of the same color with the falling Megavitamin.
Based on the Fly Swatter minigame in Mario Paint (SNES 1992). Hit the flies when they pass underneath the fly swatter.
Based on Mario Clash (VB 1995). Press the A Button at the right time to throw the shell and hit the enemy.
The Legend of Zelda
Based on The Legend of Zelda (NES 1986). Guide Link to the cave, avoiding the enemies.
Based on Metroid (NES 1987). Keep tapping A to launch missiles and destroy the Mother Brain.
Based on F-Zero (SNES 1990). Dodge the other racers and avoid the edges of the track.
Based on the Balloon Trip mode of Balloon Fight (NES 1985). Help the Balloon Fighter avoid the sparks without falling in the water.
Based on Ice Climber (NES 1984). Help Popo jump up and grab the Condor.
Based on Urban Champion (NES 1984). Hit your opponent into the open manhole.
Based on Wild Gunman (NES 1984). Shoot the gunman before he shoots you.
Based on Duck Hunt (NES 1984). Shoot the ducks as they pass over the target. The gun is based on the Japanese version of the Zapper, the "Famicom Light Gun".
Based on Hogan's Alley (NES 1984). Quickly select and shoot the gang member, but don't shoot the civilians.
Based on the LazerBlazer game in Super Scope 6 (SNES 1992). Shoot the missiles out of the air before they leave the left side of the screen.
Based on the Famicom keyboard that came packaged with Family BASIC (NES 1984). Move the cursor and press A to type the correct letter or number on the keyboard.
Based on Stack-Up (NES 1985) and the R.O.B. NES accessory. Press A at the right time so R.O.B.'s moving arms grip the blocks.
Based on the original model Game Boy (1989). Press A at the right time to drop the moving cartridge into the Game Boy's cartridge slot.
Based on the Game & Watch game Helmet (1981). Dodge the tools raining down from above and enter the door.
Based on Sheriff (Arcade 1979). Shoot the displayed number of bandits within the time limit.
Based on the classic Nintendo toy, Ultra Hand (1966). Press A at the right time to grab the correct ball.
Based on the classic Nintendo toy, Light Gun Custom Gunman (1968). Shoot the target on the outlaw's chest as the gun's light beam passes over it.
Based on the classic Nintendo toy, Chiritorie (1979), a remote-controlled vacuum cleaner. Hold down A to make the rotating Chiritorie move in the direction it is facing and clean up the wads of paper.
Boss: Ultra Machine
Based on the classic Nintendo toy, Ultra Machine (1968). Swing the bat to hit back the balls as they are fired from the Ultra Machine. Mario also appears at the start of the game.
Polygon Studio Microgames
The whole concept behind WarioWare started on the Nintendo 64DD, in Mario Artist: Polygon Studio. After you design your polygon model you can use it in a number of minigames in Sound Bomber mode. The Sound Bomber games play almost identically to the microgames in WarioWare: brief games that get gradually harder.
At least six of the eight Sound Bomber games were redesigned for WarioWare – five in Wario's first set of microgames, and one in Jimmy T.'s set of microgames.
The boss of Jimmy T.'s set of sports microgames is a boxing game called Punch-Out!!, named after (and loosely based on) the Punch-Out!! Series.
Dribble and Spitz have three microgames called Classic Clash, featuring a Tokusatsu-style Mario and Bowser fighting each other.
- In Classic Clash I, dodge Bowser's rocks and fireballs.
- In Classic Clash II, Push Bowser until Mario tosses him over his shoulder.
- In Classic Clash III, enter the correct button combination to fry Bowser with a huge energy ball.
In Mona's "Air Supplies" microgame, you have to dump a package onto a flatbed truck from a helicopter, both from different Game & Watch games. The helicopter appears in Parachute and the truck appears in Mario Bros.
I Came, I Saw
In Mona's "I Came, I Saw" microgame, you have to move the Control Pad back and forth to saw through the log and free the character trapped inside. On the hardest difficulty the character trapped inside is one of the acrobats from Mario Paint.
Grow Wario Grow!
One of Wario's second set of microgames, "Grow Wario Grow!", requires Wario to grab a Super Mushroom before it reaches Mario. Mario and the background graphics are from Super Mario Land, Wario's graphic is from Wario Land, and the Super Mushroom is from Super Mario Bros. (but in black & white).
Rock Paper Scissors
One of Wario's second set of microgames, "Rock Paper Scissors", requires you to select the move that will beat your opponent. Your opponent is Mario.
One of Wario's second set of microgames, "Unexcitebike", is based on Excitebike (NES 1984). You have to guide Wario's huge bike to avoid the other Excitebikes.
One of Wario's second set of microgames, "Vermin", is based on the Game & Watch game Vermin, but with Wario's face in place of the gardener. You have to move left and right to hit the moles as their heads pop out of the ground.
One of Wario's second set of microgames, "Wario Bros." is based on Mario Bros. (Arcade 1983). Help Wario to grab the coin before Mario.
One of the full minigames you can unlock is Dr. Wario. This is the full single-player mode from the NES Dr. Mario, but with Wario in place of Mario. The designs of the viruses have also been changed.
One of the full minigames you can unlock is Fly Swatter. This was originally a minigame in Mario Paint known as "Gnat Attack", played with the SNES mouse.
One of the full minigames you can unlock is VS. Chiritorie, a score-based multiplayer version of 9-Volt's microgame. Chiritorie was a remote controlled vaccuum cleaner released by Nintendo in 1979.
One of the full minigames you can unlock is Wario's Sheriff. This is an altered version of Sheriff, one of Nintendo's early arcade games from 1979. A pixellated Wario replaces the original Sheriff character, and the game's title screen has changed to show Wario chasing away the Sheriff.