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One of the very best platform Virtual Boy games out there.
Author: Joel Dennison | Date: ? | Rating: 7/10


Wario Land is an action/adventure game, featuring the infamous, Wario. The story line is basic enough, yet has enough twists and turns to keep you interested for hours. Little native people have stolen Wario's loot, (oh no!) and ran behind a waterfall. As Wario peers in, he discovers a hidden passage-way! Chasing after the little people, he suddenly finds himself in a dark, murky cave. Now the game begins. So on you go!


Graphics 7.4 out of 11

The graphics are pretty good for a Virtual Boy game. It makes good use of the red and white limitations, and it also includes some good 3D scenes, where you jump instead from left to right, from front to back. This leaves plenty of room for hidden rooms, and adds challenge. The characters are nicely detailed, and the levels vary enough in decor, to keep it interesting.


Music and Sound 6.3 out of 11

The cartoonish type is cute to some, yet annoying to others. A bit of creepiness is added to some of the level's music. The sound effects are typical of a game of this stature, and consist of the boings, bleeps, and swishes. Nothing too special here, but good enough to keep it satisfactory.


Game Challenge 4.7 out of 11

This game will only present a challenge to younger or less experienced players. Although this true, there are several puzzles that will cause even the most experienced players to scratch their head. Easy enough to beat without any trouble, which is not too surprising from a "Mario" genre game.


Game Play-Fun 5.5 out of 11

This category struck dead center. Not too great, not to bad. Depending on your level of skill, this game may be an epic adventure that you just never want to turn off, or a repetitive journey of squashing baddies and openings doors. I found it quite fun for a while, but then put it down. After a few weeks, I picked it up again. Not a whole lot look forward to in this game, yet for die-hard Mario/Wario/Yoshi game fans, this is a must.


Frustration

This game switches back and forth from easy...to hard. Those keys sometimes are right in front of your eyes...but sometimes.... The control never really bothered me, the moves are pretty simple. I let most things go, not many things bother me.


Replayability 3 out of 11

I don't know about anybody else, but I just did not want to go through all that again. It almost seems like it was torture after you beat it.


Game Value 9.1 out of 11

Defiantly. Though the gameplay value was not the greatest, the price was awesome. If you don't like the game, it won't hurt your wallet. I got mine for only ten dollars, you might be able to find it for less.


Control 8.9 out of 11

A: Jump. B: Attack. As simple as that. A half blind, 75 year old, deaf, man who just had a stroke could learn this in no more than 5 minutes. (an unrealistic estimate) You will find that control is the last thing you will be worrying about.


Overall 7 out of 11

Fun for the whole family. If you actually bought a Virtual Boy, and are satisfied with it, you'll love this game. Constant action, hundreds of puzzles, many things to collect. One of the very best platform Virtual Boy games out there. You go Wario!!