WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Games!
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WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Games![a] is a party video game for the GameCube. A remake of WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames!, and the second entry in the WarioWare series, the game translates the "microgame" gameplay of Mega Microgames! to be playable in a multiplayer environment.
The game was developed by Intelligent Systems and Nintendo Research & Development 1, and published worldwide by Nintendo in October 2003 in Japan, and a year later in April for North America and in September for Europe. The game was produced by Takehiro Izushi and Ryoichi Kitanishi, directed by Goro Abe and Osamu Yamauchi and composed by Masanobu Matsunaga and Kenichi Nishimaki. Its gameplay shares elements with other WarioWare titles, emphasising quick consecutive minigames for the player to complete (dubbed by the game as "microgames"), but focuses moreso on multiplayer than other games in the series.
Mega Party Games! received generally favorable reviews upon release, with reviewers commonly citing the game's multiplayer appeal as a positive, but its copied material from Mega Microgames! as a negative. The game is the first in the series to introduce a focus of multiplayer, a theme that wouldn't be re-visited by the series until WarioWare: Smooth Moves in 2006.
- Known in Japan as Atsumare!! Made in Wario (あつまれ!!メイド イン ワリオ literally Gather!! Made in Wario), stylized as WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!
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- Intelligent Systems; Nintendo Research & Development 1 (17 October 2003). WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Games!. GameCube. Nintendo. Level/area: Credits.
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