Remember those days gathering around a TV with friends, clutching Wii Remotes, and going wild with laughter while playing WarioWare games? It was all about the quick, frantic microgames that made you do the silliest things in just a few seconds. WarioWare: Move It! brings back those retro memories and much more.

In this latest installment, Wario and his buddies find themselves on a quirky holiday island filled with wacky microgames. The story is light, and it’s all about the crazy microgames where you need to react as fast as possible. You might find yourself stopping a train, unclogging a toilet, or trying to keep the rain away – all in a matter of seconds.

What’s different this time is the focus on “Forms.” You’ll be mimicking various poses using the Joy-Con motion controls, making it an active and hilarious experience. Let’s take a look at what makes WarioWare: Move It! ridiculous fun.

WarioWare: Move It! Details

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
Developer(s): Intelligent Systems, Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development
Publisher(s): Nintendo, Nintendo of America Inc.
Genre: Party
Modes: Single Player, Local Multiplayer ( 1 to 4 players )
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)

A Familiar Setting with bigger and better microgames

Wario and his colorful crew find themselves on Caresaway, a sunny island resort. But relaxation takes a backseat as they stumble upon mysterious items known as Form Stones, Joy-Con replicas. Just like past entries in the series, Move It!’s story isn’t the main attraction; it’s all about the quirky and whimsical microgames.

The heart of WarioWare: Move It! lies in its microgames, and this installment brings them back bigger and better. Unlike its predecessor, which allowed you to choose characters with unique abilities, Move It! adopts a more traditional approach. You must mimic specific poses using Joy-Con motion controls, adding a new layer of fun to the game. Whether you’re copying on screen gestures , wrestling a rabbit-eared fighter, or dodging a plane, WarioWare: Move It! offers a wide range of microgames.

The physicality of the game takes centre stage, with quick switches between forms, creating a humorous workout-like experience. It’s all about flailing your hands wildly one moment and adopting a squatting sumo pose the next. The game’s pace becomes particularly frenzied as stages speed up, testing your reaction times and form-switching agility. These moments lead to epic showdowns, like aerial mech battles or whack-a-mole sessions with octopus tentacles. You’ll find yourself laughing and having a blast, especially when you fail and have to perform the Sacred Pose to rejoin the action.

Solo silliness and co-op capers

WarioWare: Move It! thrives on being a fun and social experience. The single-player campaign offers entertainment and challenge but is enhanced when shared with friends. It’s the kind of game that transforms quiet gatherings into laughter-filled frenzies. The party mode introduces various minigames that range from competing in microgames for points to navigating a board game filled with pitfalls.

Medusa March, inspired by Squid Game’s Red Light, Green Light, challenges players to complete microgames quickly while avoiding the gaze of Medusa. Another mode lets one player control the Joy-Cons while another mimics the actions, introducing cooperative gameplay. While WarioWare games aren’t known for their longevity, these party modes add replayability, making it a great addition to your Switch collection for social gatherings.

A few hiccups along the way

Despite the overall fun I had with the game, there are some small issues in WarioWare: Move It! I encountered that put a bit of a damper on the experience. One of these is the occasional misstep with the Joy-Con controllers. They don’t always pick up your movements accurately and it can be a bit frustrating, especially during microgames that require exact timing.

For example, in some microgames, you’re supposed to use a new “drop” feature, where you quickly drop and then raise the Joy-Cons in sync with what you see on the screen. Sometimes, the Joy-Cons don’t respond and it can throw off your game, leading to unintended mistakes. It felt like sometimes that the game couldn’t up with my quick moves.

Now, don’t get me wrong; these hiccups don’t happen all the time. Most of the microgames work just fine, and these little annoyances aren’t a big deal. They’re just a tiny bump on an otherwise fun ride.

WarioWare: Move It! is the ultimate party game on Nintendo Switch

WarioWare: Move It! is the epitome of a party game. It’s based on quick, wacky microgames and encourages you to enjoy the fun and silliness. While the game may not provide hundreds of hours of gameplay, it’s a great addition to your Nintendo Switch library for social gatherings and moments of pure, unadulterated fun.

If you’re looking for a game that’s bound to get everyone laughing, I highly recommend WarioWare: Move It!, it’s the perfect choice.

+ Great for everyone, making it a fantastic choice for family gatherings and game nights.
+ Super silly and quick mini-games that are hilarious and fun
+ Quick and engaging gameplay

– Sometimes the game doesn’t always recognize your movements with the Joy-con controllers


Gameplay: 4/5
Graphics: 3/5
Sound: 3.5/5
Lasting Appeal/Replayability: 4/5

Overall Rating 3.6/5 (72%)

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Jon Scarr
Jon is the Gaming Editor and is based in Toronto. He is a proud Canadian who has a serious passion for gaming. He is a veteran of the video game and tech industry with over 20 years experience. You can often find Jon streaming the latest games on his YouTube channel. Jon loves to talk about gaming and tech, come say hi and join the conversation with Jon on Threads @4ScarrsGaming and @4Scarrsgaming on Instagram.


  1. I’ve never successfully gotten into the Warioware games. This looks a lot of fun though. I might have to check it out! I need to see a lot of video of Jon playing it though. 😉

    Thanks for the preview!

  2. I have always loved the Warioware games. I can still recall having a lot of fun with the original. This new one sounds like a bunch of fun and lot of laughs especially if your playing with others. Thanks for the preview! I will be considering this game to play with the family for sure.


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