Following the mini-game-fest that was WarioWare: Smooth Moves on the Wii, Wario has starred in the half-hearted Snapped! and the creative DIY. But what weird and wacky ideas could appear in a Wii U version? Here are our ideas for a WarioWare Wii U game.
1. How the tablet controller could be used for mini-games
The new tablet controller presents us with lots of possibilities for new mini-games. For example, you could hold up the Wii U tablet to the television screen and use it as an X-ray machine to scan over a body and find something they've swallowed, or as a metal detector to find some treasure in the sand, or even as a telescope as you search for alien life on a planet.
Or, as the Wii U video demo showed, the tablet could be placed on the floor and you could interact with it using the Wii Remote. The Remote could be a golf club and you could putt a ball in a hole, or you could use it as a broom to wipe away dirt on the screen.
Seeing as the Wii U controller has an in-built accelerometer, you could use it in the tilting-style games. WarioWare Twisted was never released in the UK but these mini-games could be updated for a Wii U version.
Throw in the touchscreen, microphone and you've ggot loads of potential for different types on mini-games.
2. Use the Balance Board
Since the release of WarioWare: Smooth Moves, many peripherals have been released for Wii. Though using MotionPlus for a WarioWare game seems a little unnecessary, the Wii Fit Balance Board opens up a world of possibilities from dancing boss battles to crazier versions of the sort of mini-games included in that fitness package. It's been a while since the board has been used for a game...
3. Online play
Admittedly it's more fun having everyone in the same room doing silly moves, but it would also be fun if you could challenge people across the world and see their actions or face on the Wii U camera? Having an online ranking would also allow for some very unusual video game achievements: "Who is number one in the world in the nose-picking challenge? Me!"