Retronauts Episode 192: WarioWare

This week, we look at how Nintendo's anti-Mario created an entirely new genre.

Wario started out as literally the anti-Mario, and his platforming series did a great job of playing with the tropes of the genre. But in 2003, Wario would have a much bigger task: subverting the ongoing trend of bloated game design with sheer minimalism and absurdism. On this episode of Retronauts, join Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, Ray Barnholt, and Henry Gilbert as the crew examines the subversive brilliance of WarioWare series on its 15th birthday.

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As with all of the episodes I personally produce, this week’s cover art is by Nick Daniel. Check out his Twitter, or patronize his Patreon!