Wario Land: Shake It! (JP) (known as Wario Land: The Shake Dimension in European regions and Australia) is a Wii video game released in mid-2008. It's a classic revisiting of the Wario video games of old, instead of being a new installment in the ever popular WarioWare series. The side-scrolling adventure will take Wario in the new world of the Shake Dimension, and will require him to take on new enemies and use new abilities that'll require the player to, as the American name suggests, shake the Wii Remote in a variety of ways and sometimes twist it as well, depending on what task you have to perform. It is the first Wario Land game since Wario Land 4 and the first Wario Land game to be released on a home console instead of a handheld system.
Wario, the greedy protagonist traverses a multitude of lands placed in the Shake Dimension. He'll be able to execute classic moves such as his charging attack, his ground pound, and so forth. New moves include attacks that involve either shaking or twisting the Wii Remote, which is at all time held sideways (similar to Super Paper Mario and NES games played on the controller).
The player will have to shake the controller throughout the game many times. Wario's most powerful attack, an outstanding punch to the ground which shakes everything in view, can be executed when 1. Wario's hands are free and 2. his meter is full.
When an enemy, coin bag or Merfle prison is in Wario's hands, he can shake it to retrieve garlic or rid the enemy of armor, come in possession of coins, or free the prisoner, respectively. Finally, when on a pole, the player is required to shake the remote to cause Wario to frantically spin around and then launch him off.
Twisting is used for the game's many vehicles, controlling which direction they're traveling in and deciding which way to launch the vehicles attacks. When inside a canon, the player can twist the remote to alter the position of the canon, thus changing where Wario will shoot out of when ready. Finally when the player has an object in his hand, he can chose the direction of where it will be launched by twisting.
Areas and Levels
|The Sweet Stuff||1: Aboard the Sweet Stuff|
|Area 1: Ratl Ruins||1: Stonecarving City||2: Whoopsy Desert||S1: Disturbing Tomb||3: Foulwater Falls||S2: Gurgle Gulch||4: Run-Down Pyramid||Boss: Rollanratl Battle|
|Area 2: Wiggly Wilds||1: Just Plains||2: Wavy Waters||3: Mt. Lava Lava||S1: Sneak Peak||S2: Lowdown Depths||4: Savannah Valley||Boss: Hot Roderick Race|
|Area 3: Rocking Range||1: Wreck Train||2: Stonetooth Cave||3: Its-all Mine||4: Glittertown||S1: Neon City||S2: Derailed Express||Boss: Chortlebot Challenge|
|Area 4: Jiggle Jungle||1: Ropey Jungle||Windbreak Bay||Airytale Castle||S1: Launchpad Labyrinth||4: Soggybog River||S2: Riverboat Rapids||S3: Prism Prison||Boss: Bloomsday Blowout|
|Area 5: Quiver Cliffs||1: Mount Bighill||2: Creep Blue Sea||3: Slipshop Slopes||S1: Bamboozle Village||S2: Freezing Fields||4: Bad Manor||S3: Boogie Mansion||Boss: Large Fry Cook-Off|
|Shakedown Schooner||Boss: VS the Shake King|
Nintendo was satisfied enough with the end product to give Good-Feel the greenlight to create Kirby's Epic Yarn for the Wii, another sidescroller with a unique art style.
On Club Nintendo, when an order goes wrong, an image of Wario pops up saying "There was a problem with your request. But don't worry, your coins are safe with Wario." (pictured). The artwork used was from Wario Land: Shake It!
|Platforming games||Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 • Virtual Boy Wario Land • II • 3 • 4 • Wario World • Wario: Master of Disguise • Shake It!|
|WarioWare games||Mega Microgame$! (Mega Party Game$!) • Twisted! • Touched! • Smooth Moves • Snapped! • D.I.Y • Game & Wario • Gold|
|Wario spin-offs||Mario & Wario • Wario's Woods (Bakushō Version) • Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman!|
|Related games||Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins • Dr. Mario 64 • Mario Kart • Mario Party • Super Smash Bros.|