f5: Four-Second Fury (Friday Flash Fun)
July 14, 2006 8:25 AM   Subscribe

I liked it better when it was called "WarioWare"... If you you ever wanted to play a WarioWare knockoff on your PC, now you can. Armor Games brings Four Second Fury to life, and they have several other games on their main site. Nifty.
posted by andreaazure (15 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Yeah, I just played this for a couple minutes and it doesn't have anywhere near the pull of WarioWare. When I first got that it stayed in my GBA for months (although that was in a large part because of the Dr. "Wario" game included. Theres a lot of charm and replay value in WarioWare that goes beyond the idea of microgames. For starters, the staggering amount of games it contains, the tracking of high scores and level progress, the the overall production values / feel of the game.
posted by grapefruit at 8:45 AM on July 14, 2006


I'm still waiting for them to develop a WarioWare title completely full of multiplayer WiFi games for the DS. They can call it "Wario: Connected" or whatever. Can you imagine a group of 4-8 people whipping through 4 sec mini-games?

It'd be a blast.
posted by mr.curmudgeon at 9:01 AM on July 14, 2006


I'm sure it's coming. WarioWare on the GC with 4 people is a total blast. I really did like Touched on the DS, although I tend to run through each WW title in a week and never want to play one again for months :)
posted by neustile at 9:10 AM on July 14, 2006


Mr. Curmuddgeon: Big Brain Academy is pretty similar to what you're looking for. The games aren't as wacky or quick as Wario Ware, but they're still very fun and they work with up to 8 players on one cart.
posted by adrianhon at 9:11 AM on July 14, 2006


neustile: I'm the exact opposite - Touched is one of the games I keep coming back to on the DS. I tend to use mine as a 5-minute time-killer though, so the style of play suits that. Advance Wars is also good for similar reasons.
posted by blag at 9:17 AM on July 14, 2006


But I also enjoyed this - thanks, andreaazure.
posted by blag at 9:17 AM on July 14, 2006


adrianhon,

I'll check it out. Thanks!
posted by mr.curmudgeon at 9:19 AM on July 14, 2006


blag: I love the game but I totally burn out on it, especially when trying to clear out all the minigames (in the screen where you can choose the games and you have to get 10 or 20 in a row on each.) I get a bit.. obsessive. :) I have to see that flower or whatever on every single game screen or else I am not a complete person.
posted by neustile at 9:21 AM on July 14, 2006


That was a techno version of music from Neverending Story, right??
posted by ddf at 10:34 AM on July 14, 2006


If you you ever wanted to play a WarioWare knockoff on your PC

Just play the roms GBA WarioWares on VisualBoyAdvance.
posted by oraknabo at 11:03 AM on July 14, 2006


play the roms *of the* GBA WarioWares
posted by oraknabo at 11:05 AM on July 14, 2006


Wow. That was really not fun at all. I think it was how much time it took in each game to understand how to play it. It makes you realize just how expertly the games in WarioWare were designed - it takes just long enough to figure out the game and play it.
posted by hoborg at 1:21 PM on July 14, 2006


ddf: Yep. Worth it for that alone. :)
posted by graventy at 1:59 PM on July 14, 2006


two words: warioware twisted.
posted by brevator at 3:16 PM on July 14, 2006


That was a techno version of music from Neverending Story, right??

Welcome to the special hell that is mainstream progressive trance. It's this kind of unredeemable shit that makes people think that techno isn't actually music.
posted by loquacious at 5:46 PM on July 15, 2006


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