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Wario: Master Of Disguise!

The latest in the Wario series of games has finally arrived, but will Master of Disguise be worth your time?

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Waaaario: The story of Wario: Master of Disguise features Wario, the greedy, selfish, fat (er) version of Mario. While watching a TV show about a master thief, Wario decides to jump into the TV to start his own thieving adventures.

As you can probably tell, the story isn't the strong point of Wario, and while the story is weak, the gameplay can be genuinely enjoyable.

The gameplay revolves around using a variety of different disguises that each give you unique abilities. The Cosmic Wario for example allows you to pack a laser gun, and also give you the ability to make low-gravity jumps.

The fact that you need to utilize each suit gives the game some sort of depth, but its nothing that will give you huge satisfaction.

WHY: One of the only big flaws with Wario is the crushing difficulty. Wario is supposed to be a game tailored to smaller children, and while they can understand the concept of the different suits and their abilities, the core of the game is punishing even to adults.

Each and every environment look confusingly similar, with maybe one very subtle, almost unnoticeable different thrown into the mix. Travelling around the environments often takes countless backtracking and careful inspection of your surroundings!

Rent vs. Buy: Overall, Wario: Master of Disguise is a decent game with DS level graphics and an interesting aspect with the disguise element. The arduous difficulty takes the game out of children's hands though, and makes this an average game to adults.

Report Card

Overall, Wario: Master of Disguise is a decent game with DS level graphics and an interesting aspect with the disguise element. The arduous difficulty takes the game out of children's hands though, and makes this an average game to adults. (Krakrabbit.com)


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