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Game & Wario (2013) is a series of small games designed for families to enjoy. Like NintendoLand it shows off the different sorts of games you can play on the Wii U not possible on other systems. Because of this the quality and depth of the games on offer is greater than other WarioWare games.

The games vary greatly but fit together here rather than Wii Party U because each one is a little bit silly. Still, each one offers light-hearted and well-designed gameplay challenges.

There are 12 single-player games:
  • Arrow: You defend a crop of strawberries from robots using the Wii U Gamepad as a bow to launch arrows at opponents.
  • Shutter/Camera: Is an observation challenge where you hold the Gamepad up in front of you to zoom into the picture on the TV screen and take photos of specific individuals amongst a crowd of characters.
  • Ski: Holding the GamePad vertically you tilt to steer down the ski slope while the TV screen shows an action camera of your progress.
  • Patchwork: You use the GamePad's touch screen to place patchwork puzzle pieces in the correct spots to solve each puzzle.
  • Kung Fu: You tilt the GamePad to guide your character over a series of platforms and collect dumplings.
  • Gamer: You are a child sneaking in some classic Nintendo gaming on the Gamepad, but must keep an eye on the TV screen to duck under the covers when you see your parent coming.
  • Design: You draw specific shapes on the GamePad, trying to follow particular instructions (length, angle, circumference).
  • Ashley: Tilt the GamePad to guide fly through a desert world on a broom.
  • Taxi: Use the GamePad to ferry passengers whilst fighting off UFOs that are trying to snatch them.
  • Pirates: Watch the TV to learn the rhythm, then move the Gamepad around in front of you to match the movements and protect your ship.
  • Bird: Use your elongated tongue to grab fruit falling from the air, trying to keep them from touching the ground.

There are then multiplayer games:
  • Bowling (1-2 Players): With another player, use the GamePad screen to swipe and bowl at pins in the shape of the characters seen throughout the game.
  • Disco (1-2 Players): Take turns to create rhythmic button presses that the other player must bounce back in time to the music.
  • Fruit (2-5 Players): One player uses the GamePad to secretly select a character to be the thief. They then must discreetly steal multiple fruits amongst a crowd of similar-looking characters. At various intervals, hints will appear on the TV showing the rough location of the thief. At the end of the game, the guessing players take turns to select who they believed to be the thief.
  • Islands (2-5 Players): Take turns using the GamePad to launch Fronks characters onto a target board featuring various scoring zones knocking each other's Fronks around in the process.
  • Sketch/Artwork (2-5 Players): Like Pictionary but one player uses the GamePad to draw and the others guess.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Game & Wario 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 11 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Brain Game game with Communication, Puzzle and Rhythm elements. You can play with 1 to 5 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Multiplayer games support up to 5 players with a combination of Wii Remote and Wii U Gamepad controllers.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.


This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Fear and Violence.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE for Cartoon Violence and Crude Humour. In one mini-game, players use a “cartoony” cannon to fire at a spaceship from a first-person perspective; in another mini-game, players fire arrows at small Wario-like robot characters and over-sized robotic vehicles. A handful of sequences depict crude and/or bathroom humour: mucous hanging from nostrils; a character emitting a flatulence sound.


You can only play this on older systems (Nintendo Wii U) but can usually find it second hand on eBay. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 28/06/2013

Out Now: Wii U

Players: 1-5

Genres: Action, Brain Game (Communication, Puzzle and Rhythm)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)

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