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WarioWare Gold: A fine example of Nintendo's weird “end of life” history

13 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / It's-a-he, Wario.
Nintendo's WarioWare Gold launches this week, and if we're judging the game within a vacuum, it's pretty good. We've been micro-gaming with the WarioWare series for just a hair over 15 years (a squiggly, Wario mustache hair, for sure), and Gold lands as a "best-of" compilation-one that finally brings the franchise to the 3DS, no less.
But WWG is difficult to judge within a vacuum. The game's release date puts it in a rarified air among first-party Nintendo games: it arrives within a system's end-of-life window. In case you haven't noticed, the 3DS side of...
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