Old Nintendo Manual Says Wario Is Mario's Childhood Friend, Which Is BS

Console Wars author Blake Harris gave the internet another peek at the treasure trove of an historic Nintendo character guide recently. The main revelation this time is that the company insisted Wario "is not Mario's evil twin," but rather his "childhood friend." Wait a second. What?!?! » 12/31/14 6:00pm 12/31/14 6:00pm

Disappointing Game & Wario "Crowdfarter" Campaign Lacks Actual Farts [Update]

I'm just saying. I'M JUST SAYING. If you're going to call the promotional campaign for your game a "Crowdfarter" and talk ceaselessly about farts, said promotional campaign had best feature some actual flatulence. In that respect, Game & Wario's goofy new promotional campaign is a disappointment. » 5/20/13 2:00pm 5/20/13 2:00pm

Wario Shows Us Some Creative Things The Wii U Controller Can Do

Leave it to Mario's evil doppelganger to demonstrate the innovative potential of a new piece of hardware. As you can see from this video we shot of Game & Wario at E3 this week, Wario and his friends do a nice job showing off some of the unique ways you can use the Wii U's GamePad controller to play games.… » 6/08/12 12:00pm 6/08/12 12:00pm

Nintendo Didn't Show This Wario Game, But Maybe it Should Have

The 3DS Excepted, new Nintendo hadware launches over the last decade or so have almost been defined by the Wario games released at or near their launch. Combining quirky mechanics with an almost requirement to play them socially, they do as good a job of any game of making the most of a system's unique capabilities. » 6/05/12 3:35pm 6/05/12 3:35pm

Wario Land: Shake It! Review: Shakin' To The Core

For Wii owners bemoaning the lack of "core" targeted software coming from Nintendo, there's Wario Land: Shake It! » 9/24/08 4:30pm 9/24/08 4:30pm, an unapologetically old-school 2D platformer starring the anti-Mario on a hunt for treasure. The micron thin plot is a forgettable excuse to guide the gluttonous Wario through five worlds of no-frills…

Crappy Look At Potentially Cool Wario Land Shake

Take a gander at the recently announced Wario Land Shake, which, crap scan aside, looks pretty great. The game will apparently have hand-drawn character animation, sport 20 stages and mix-and-mash straight up D-pad and buttion pressing with Wii-mote shaking. Squint at the above scan to see what kind of shake-action… » 5/30/08 4:00am 5/30/08 4:00am