Yet another Wii game is making its way to the Wii U Virtual Console in Europe, and this time around it stars everyone’s favorite gassy, garlic eating, lethargic anti-hero: Wario!

That’s right, Wario Land: The Shake Dimension, known as Wario Land: Shake It! in the US, will be popping up in the European eShop this Thursday. The game was originally released in late 2008 and was developed by Good-Feel, who later went on to work with decidedly cuter protagonists with Kirby’s Epic Yarn and Yoshi’s Woolly World.

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The most notable thing about The Shake Dimension is its incredibly fluid hand-drawn 2D animation, which still holds up today. The gameplay involves exploring levels for lost treasures and freeing a species of sprites called Merfles, with the ultimate goal taking down the nefarious Shake King and being rewarded with a bottomless coin sack.

Wario Land: The Shake Dimension will be available this Thursday in Europe!


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