The new WarioWare game WarioWare: Get it Together is finally here, and like always, 9-Volt’s level features a whole host of references to Famous Nintendo Titles! We’ve comprised a list of all of them here, in alphabetical order no less! Let’s get started!
Deliver! (Animal Crossing New Leaf)
This game is inspired by Animal Crossing: New Leaf and sees you trying to pop the balloon at the right moment so that it lands in front of the Villager and not in the hole!
Create Shape! (Big Brain Academy)
This game harkens back to the classic DS brain teaser, Big Brain Academy. This minigame sees you trying to fit the correct pieces into the diagram to complete the shape!
Strike! (Breath of the Wild)
It wouldn’t be a WarioWare game without at least one Zelda reference, and this minigame takes inspiration from the most recent main entry in the series; Breath of the Wild. This minigame sees you helping Link by building up kinetic energy and then launching the object away!
Create Path! (Captain Toad Treasure Tracker)
This minigame sees the return of our favourite treasure tracking toadstool, as you must hit blocks in order to let Captain Toad and Toadette reach the star!
Land on goal! (Destiny Board Game)
Okay we’ll forgive you if you didn’t know this one! People tend to forget that long before they made videogames, Nintendo made toys and board games for the Japanese Family Market. Destiny was one of them, dating all the way back to 1969! In this minigame, you must stop the spinner on the number that lets the player piece move enough spaces to reach the goal!
Stay alive! (Devil World)
Devil World is quite the obscure gem in Nintendo’s library, probably because it has never been released in North America due to its policies over the use of religious icons in games. Devil World is a Pac-man-style maze game with crosses, bibles, and a Devil who shifts the direction of the screen in an effort to crush you between the walls. You may recognise the titular Devil as an assist trophy from Super Smash Bros. In this quick minigame, you have to navigate the maze and avoid his attempts to crush you.
Defeat! (Donkey Country Returns)
In a reference to the much-beloved 2010 revival of the Donkey Kong Country series, this minigame sees you defeating the menacing Tikis who are infesting DK’s island!
Spin it! (Ele-Conga & Autoplayer)
Another rather obscure reference, this minigame draws upon another of Nintendo’s many old-school toys, this time being the 1972 Ele-Conga & Autoplayer. The Ele-Conga was an electronic drum, and the Autoplayer came with a handle that when spun would play the beats of the drum. This minigame recreates the mechanism by having you spin the handle in order to make the people dance to the drum’s funky beats.
Praise! (Fire Emblem: Three Houses)
Another more modern reference, this minigame hilariously recreates the Tea Party sections from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. In this minigame, you must pick the right phrase to say to your Teatime companion, whether it be praise or a compliment, whatever you do, just don’t make it awkward! It’s the stresses of school-day social interactions in micro-condensed videogame form!
Which is greater? (Game & Watch: Judge)
It may be another old-school reference, but thanks to Super Smash Bros, this one is much more familiar. The Game & Watch LED handhelds were the first Nintendo videogame products to gain major success and have since remained a staple legacy in Nintendo’s history. They are frequently referenced in many Nintendo games, and this one is no different. In this minigame (which specifically references the game Judge), you must quickly do manic maths and figure out which number is greater before time runs out!
Climb! (Ice Climber)
Despite only ever receiving one game back in 1985, the Ice Climbers are still incredibly iconic, no doubt thanks to their playable appearances in Super Smash Bros, but the original game on the NES is still considered a classic and has been referenced several times before in WarioWare‘s history. In this minigame, you must make like Nana & Popo and climb the mountain to reach the top!
Find Ghosts! (Luigi’s Mansion)
Who ya gunna call? Wario apparently, because in this minigame, in a reference to the stellar Luigi’s Mansion, you must help Luigi by finding the ghosts hiding in the mansion’s many objects! Interestingly, this minigame contains High-Res Assets From Luigi’s Mansion E3 2001 Demo!
Clear Course! (Super Mario World)
What game would serve better as a long obstacle course than Super Mario World? In this much longer and more in-depth minigame, you must clear an entire level from Super Mario World with your chosen character. If you choose someone like Young Cricket, then it’s basically like playing the game as Mario, though playing as a flying character like Mona pretty much makes this challenge a cakewalk.
Get the coins! (New Super Mario Bros U.)
Being the mascot of Nintendo, it makes sense that Mario would get the most references here. This minigame takes assets from Super Mario Bros U. and has you collecting coins whilst dodging Fuzzys!
Don’t get caught! (Nintendo Badge Arcade)
For one reason or another, Nintendo really loves that darn Arcade Bunny! Making cameos in Super Smash Bros, Jump Rope Challenge and now WarioWare, this loveable pink rabbit was the host of the 3DS downloadable software; Nintendo Badge Arcade. The software was essentially a glorified arcade crane machine where you picked up badges for the sake of…having badges. This minigame has you avoiding the crane from scooping you up to become another decoration on someone’s 3DS home screen.
Harvest! (Pikmin 2)
It’s always a welcome sight to see the adorable Pikmin make an appearance! In this minigame, they sit idly by in the background whilst you try to harvest their pellets!
Who won? (Splatoon 2)
It’s always the tensest moment of any Splatoon match, but this time you need to work out which team covered the map in the most ink before Judd and Lil’ Judd do! Depending on how closely tied the ink ratio is, this is potentially one of the most stressful and difficult minigames in the game.
Defeat! (Super Mario Bros)
Would it really be a Nintendo game without at least one reference to the original Super Mario Bros? In this minigame, you must be like Mario and get past Bowser to reach the axe in order to have him plummet into the fire below!
Hit it! (Super Mario Land)
The Mario references really don’t stop, this time being a reference to the short but solid platformer Super Mario Land on the original Gameboy. In this monochrome minigame, you must hit the question block, and feel the size growing effects of the mushroom within!
Guide! (Super Metroid)
Samus Aran has seemingly lost her map because in this minigame you must push and guide her in the morph ball towards the exit! Perhaps Samus is taking it as easy as she can for now before facing the nightmares that await in Metroid Dread next month!
Game only! (WarioWare, inc.)
In a reference to the game that started it all, this minigame sees you preventing an onslaught of hands from putting weird objects into the Nintendo Gamecube system! There’s only room for one thing in there, and it’s the original WarioWare, inc. Gamecube Disk! This minigame is WarioWareception!
Slide ’em off! (WarioWare Twisted)
Yet another WarioWare reference within a WarioWare game, this one harkening back to the gimmicky goodness of WarioWare Twisted on the Gameboy Advance. Like in that game, you must make use of the Gyro to twist the console in order to slide off objects and perform all sorts of gravity tricks.
Collect! (Yoshi’s Story)
And last but not least, we have an adorable homage to Yoshi’s Story on the Nintendo 64! In this minigame, you simply need to collect Yoshi eggs, either on the ground or through bumping the Yoshi Block in order to produce more!
And that’s it! Did you recognise all of them on your first playthrough? Are you enjoying WarioWare: Get it Together? Let us know in the comments!