Weekly Game Music: Dr. Crygor’s Theme (Wario Ware Inc.: Mega Party Game$)

New week, new music. I typically talk about lesser-known games in this series of posts, but here’s a more mainstream game I’m sure you’ve heard about. Here’s the Wario Ware Inc.: Mega Party Game$ (shortened toWario Ware) remix of Dr. Crygor’s Theme. It’s a jazzy pop-music by Ryoji Yoshitomi and Kyoko Miyamoto. The random but well-placed voices helps emphasize the bizarre nature of this game.

Wario Ware has a story…and it has nothing to do with the game. It is thatbizarre.

Fortunately, Wario Ware‘s gameplay is easier to describe. Like the Mario Party series, the game involves up to 4 players taking turns playing a randomized 4-seconds single-player minigame. After that game is done, it moves back to a single multiplayer minigame that involves outperforming other the player. The single-player minigames are all strange and funny by nature. Examples includes inserting a finger into a person’s nostrils, scaring away butterflies, and keeping a beach ball afloat by using a human body as a paddle. The multiplayer games are a little more tame, including a balancing game where if you lose on a single-player game, the stack of turtles you balance on grows taller. Another involves obscuring the player’s screen while they’re playing a minigame. It’s a decent minigame compilation that’s bound to make someone laugh.

Wario Ware Inc.: Mega Party Game$ was released by Nintendo in 2004. It’s only available on the Gamecube.


Extra!

Title: Wario Ware Inc.
Game: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Composer: Keigo Ozaki


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