Prepare for another lawsuit Katy Perry, as Wario Land: Shake It! can’t stop, won’t stop moving onto Wii U Virtual Consoles tomorrow!

Originally released on the Wii back in 2008, Nintendo’s latest showcase of Wario’s gluttonous greed quite literally shakes up the tried-and-true franchise formula. In addition to his standard charge attacks and butt stomps, Wario has a few new moves up his sleazy sleeves thanks to motion-sensitive features of the Wii Remote. As the immediate successor to Wario Land 4, expect more of the same masterfully crafted side-scrolling action through stages filled with clever puzzles, meddlesome enemies and hidden treasures just waiting to be plundered. While the motion controls come off a tad gimmicky at times, Shake It is often praised for its beautifully hand-drawn visuals, fantastic level design and inspired use of old school ideals. As a huge fan of the series, it comes highly recommended by yours truly. Here’s hoping the long dormant franchise eventually finds its way to the Switch sometime in the future.

Wario Land: Shake It! will be available tomorrow, November 17th, for $19.99.


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Written by Matthew Weidner

When it comes to playing and writing about video games, Matthew aspires to be the very best, like no one ever was. Writing for Nintendo Wire and the thought of one day finally achieving a perfect, no death Super Meat Boy run fills him with determination.

Matthew Weidner