Trivia / WarioWare

  • Completely Different Title: The original Japanese title of the series was Made in Wario, but outside Japan it's WarioWare.
  • Defictionalization: Pyoro, which was the inspiration in story for Wario starting up his own company, was a mini game in every single game in the WarioWare series, and then ended up published standalone by Nintendo for DSiWare under the name Bird & Beans. Paper Plane (retitled Paper Airplane Chase) is possibly the same way.
  • Dolled-Up Installment:
    • The original WarioWare was based on the microgames present in the 64DD game Mario Artist: Polygon Studio; some of the microgames in Polygon Studio even received straight ports in WarioWare!
    • Game & Wario was not originally meant to be part of the series, as explained in its promotional Iwata Asks interview. It was first designed as several generic tech demos pre-installed on the Wii U before being retooled as a new IP featuring expended version of said tech demos. Difficulties linking the minigames together in a coherent storyline lead to the development team scrapping the original framing device and use the WarioWare characters.
  • Fandom Life Cycle: Somewhere between phase 1 and phase 2, which is kind of odd given the popularity of the series. If you ever need proof of this, just try and find a forum/fan site for the WarioWare series, it's much harder than you think...
  • No Export for You: Twisted! never reached European shores. The reason for this was never explained, but it certainly wasn't to do with the illegality of mercury tilt switches in the EU — Twisted! uses a piezoelectric gyroscope instead. Fortunately, the GBA is region free, so anyone in the region who knows English can play the game via importing.
    • And as a result, the Mona Pizza song is unobtainable for European players as well (until Brawl for the song, but it was remixed), because to hear it you need to either play Twisted, or at least have a game cart to use alongside Touched! via the GBA slot in the DS console.
  • Sequel First: Twisted! was released after Touched! in North America (which is even weirder because Twisted was supposed to be 18-Volt's intended debut in the series, which presents a bigger problem since Twisted was in Development Hell until June, and 18-Volt had one repeated line), and not at all in Europe.
  • Throw It In: Wario was put into the game on a whim, simply because he "was very stupid and was always doing idiotic things."
  • Unintentional Period Piece: The first game features a very early 2000s cellphone in certain stages.
  • Urban Legend of Zelda:
    • Ashley's song in rewind supposedly states she has taken kids to Hell. In reality, this was just a Mondegreen of the snippets of the song skipping backwards.
    • It's commonly said that Ashley is a little kid in Japan but a teen internationally. That's not true. Her age is ambiguous in Japan.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • As mentioned, Game & Wario was not originally a Warioware game.
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