WarioWare: Get it together! | Controls Walkthrough Video

A transcript can be found at the bottom of this video.

Intro

When choosing a new game, knowing more about the game’s control layout, gameplay, options and settings can help you decide on its suitability in terms of how accessible it will be. Here at SpecialEffect we often search for games which may have accessibility features or a playstyle that lends itself to playing with reduced controls.

Today we’re going to look at the controls needed to play WarioWare: Get it together! [PEGI 7], a game exclusive to the Nintendo Switch console. The game features Wario and his friends playing minigames under timed conditions.

The main Story Mode can be played with a second player cooperatively, although the timer for the minigames is shorter with two players than with a single player. There is also a separate multiplayer mode for playing with up to four players, that can be unlocked.

The control layout enables all the minigames to be played with a joystick and single button. Each new character has a different playstyle. For example, some characters can move and attack at the same time, whilst others cannot. Once unlocked, the large range of characters with different playstyles allows the player to choose a character they find the easiest to control.

For some, that could be Wario, as he does not require a button to be held for long periods of time. For others, it could be 9-Volt as the joystick is not required for that character’s controls.   

Whilst all of the minigames can be played using a joystick and one button, access to two buttons for the menu navigation is needed. Timing of button presses and holds may also be required. However, as the game can be played cooperatively with a second person, someone who has access to two buttons and the joystick could navigate the menus. There is no time limit for the menus.

Main Character Controls

In this post we will look at the main playstyle for each character in the game. While the game indicates a specific button will be Attack, depending on the controller orientation, in Story Mode you can actually use any of the face buttons A, B, X or Y as Attack. However, this doesn’t work in the variety pack multiplayer games.

Wario

Screenshot of Wario's intro screen.

Using a jetpack, you can use the joystick to fly Wario around the screen. By pressing the Attack button, Wario will charge forward in the direction in which he’s pointing.  

Screenshot of Wario's control tutorial.

Young Cricket

Screenshot of Young Cricket's intro screen.

Young Cricket moves using the joystick to walk. By pressing the Attack button, Young Cricket will jump. To perform a higher jump, press and hold the Attack button. You can also move the joystick whilst in the air to control where Young Cricket will land.

Screenshot of Young Cricket's control tutorial.

18-Volt

Screenshot of 18-Volt's intro screen.

18-Volt is unable to walk. Instead, your joystick controls his aim to throw his discs. Aiming and shooting a disc at a gold ring will move 18-Volt to hold onto the ring. Press the Attack again to let go.

Screenshot of 18-Volt's control tutorial.

Mona

Screenshot of Mona's intro screen.

You can control Mona’s scooter using the joystick. Mona’s weapon is a boomerang. When you press Attack, she will stop moving on her scooter and your joystick will then control the boomerang’s direction.   

Screenshot of Mona's control tutorial.

Dribble & Spitz

Screenshot of Dribble & Spitz's intro screen.

As Player 1, moving the joystick will control Dribble’s car. Though you can still control Dribble to move and push objects to the left, Dribble is only able to attack to his right when you press the Attack button.

Player 2 controls Spitz and the controls are similar. The Joystick will move Spitz’s car to move and push in any direction, but the Spitz is only able to shoot to the left. 

Screenshot of Dribble & Spitz's control tutorial.

Dr. Crygor

Screenshot of Dr. Crygor's intro screen.

Dr. Crygor is able to use technology to swim through the air. Use the joystick to control his direction and press Attack to swim in that direction. He will only move when the Attack button is held down.

Screenshot of Dr Crygor's control tutorial.

9-Volt

Screenshot of 9-Volt's intro screen.

9-Volt loves skateboarding and will constantly move left and right on the screen. Press the Attack button for him to use his yo-yo. His yo-yo can be timed to reach and hold onto golden rings to traverse the screen. 

Screenshot of 9-Volt's control tutorial.

Mike

Screenshot of Mike's intro screen.

Mike is a robot that you can control using the joystick to fly around the screen. The Attack button will enable Mike to shoot music notes upwards.   

Screenshot of Mike's control tutorial.

Kat & Ana

Screenshot of Kat & Ana's intro screen.

Kat and Ana are sisters. Player 1 always controls Kat who can only attack to the right. Player 2 will control Ana who can only attack to the left. Both characters are constantly jumping and moving. The joystick will control where they land.

Screenshot of Kat's control tutorial.
Screenshot of Ana's control tutorial.

Ashley

Screenshot of Ashley's intro screen.

Using the joystick, you can fly Ashley around the screen. Pressing Attack will let her shoot a blast of magic in the direction she’s facing.

Screenshot of Ashley's control tutorial.

Orbulon

Screenshot of Orbulon's intro screen.

Orbulon flies around in his flying saucer controlled by the joystick. He can lift items with his tractor beam by holding the Attack button. Release the Attack button if you want to drop the item.    

Screenshot of Orbulon's control tutorial.

5-Volt

Screenshot of 5-Volt's intro screen.

To move 5-Volt, you need to use the joystick to move her spirit form. Press Attack to teleport 5-Volt to that location. 

Screenshot of 5-Volt's control tutorial.

Jimmy T

Screenshot of Jimmy T's intro screen.

Disco-loving Jimmy T always wants to dance. Using the joystick you can control the direction of his attack. Press Attack for Jimmy to dance (and attack) in that direction.

Screenshot of Jimmy T's control tutorial.

Post-Game Character

After completing the main story, more characters will be unlocked.

No spoilers for the plot will be included below, but please feel free to stop here if you’d rather not know about post-game characters yet.   

Red

Screenshot of Red's intro screen.

Red is a mischievous creature who flies around the screen using the joystick. Pressing Attack will make Red drop a bomb directly below himself.

Screenshot of Red's control tutorial.

Master Mantis

Screenshot of Master Mantis' intro screen.

Master Mantis walks around and jumps like Young Cricket using the joystick and Attack button. However, holding the Attack button will enable Master Mantis to jump onto the ceiling and walk on the ceiling instead. Press and hold Attack again to return to the ground.

Screenshot of Master Mantis' control tutorial.

Lulu

Screenshot of Lulu's intro screen.

Lulu can walk around using the joystick. She will float up when you press Attack. When airborne, push the joystick down to perform a Ground Pound.  

Screenshot of Lulu's control tutorial.

Penny

Screenshot of Penny's intro screen.

Penny is a young scientist who uses her invention of a water cannon to attack. Pressing and holding the Attack button will shoot out water in the joystick direction. Penny doesn’t move on her own, but the recoil from her water cannon will move her in the opposite direction to the joystick.

Screenshot of Pyoro's control tutorial.

Pyoro

Screenshot of Pyoro's intro screen.

Pyoro can walk around controlled by the joystick. When you press the Attack button, Pyoro will stick out his tongue to attack. Depending on your position, Pyoro’s tongue may bounce off the wall at an angle if he is too close to the side of the screen.

Screenshot of Pyoro's control tutorial.

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WarioWare:Get it Together! Controls Walkthrough Transcript

When choosing a new game, knowing more about the game’s control layout, gameplay, options, and settings can help you decide on its suitability in terms of how accessible it will be. Here at SpecialEffect we often search for games which may have accessibility features, or a playstyle, that lends itself to playing with reduced controls. Today we’re going to look at the controls needed to play WarioWare: Get it together! [PEGI 7], a game exclusive to the Nintendo Switch console. The game features Wario and his friends playing minigames under timed conditions.

The main Story Mode can be played with a second player cooperatively, although the timer for the minigames is shorter with two players than with a single player. There is also a multiplayer mode for playing with up to four players, that can be unlocked. The control layout enables all minigames to be played with a joystick and a single button.

Each new character has a different playstyle; for example some characters can move and attack at the same time, whilst others cannot. Once unlocked the large range of characters with different playstyles allows the player to choose a character they find most easy to control. For some that could be Wario as he does not require a button to be held for long periods of time, for others it could be 9-Volt as the joystick is not required at the same time as the button.

Whilst all of the minigames can be played using a joystick and one button, access to two buttons for the menu navigation is needed. Timing of button presses and holds may also be required, however, as the game can be played cooperatively with a second person. Someone who has access to two buttons in a joystick could navigate the menus. There is no time limit for the menus.

In this video we will look at the main playstyle for each character in the game. Whilst the game indicates that a specific button will be attack (depending on the controller orientation in Story Mode), you can actually use any of the face buttons A, B, X or Y as attack, although this doesn’t work in the variety pack multiplayer games.

Using a jetpack you can use the joystick to fly Wario around the screen. By pressing the attack button Wario will charge forward in the direction he’s pointing.

Young Cricket moves using the joystick to walk. By pressing the Attack button Young Cricket will jump. To perform a higher jump, press and hold the Attack button. You can also move the joystick whilst in the air to affect where Young Cricket will land.

18-Volt is unable to walk. Instead, your joystick controls his aim to throw his discs. Aiming and shooting a disc at a gold ring will move 18-Volt to hold on to the ring. Press the Attack button again to let go.

You can control Mona’s scooter using the joystick. Mona’s weapon is a boomerang; when you press attack she will stop moving on her scooter and your joystick will then control the boomerang’s direction.

As player 1, moving the joystick will control Dribble’s car. Though you can still control Dribble to move and push objects to the left, Dribble is only able to attack to his right when you press the Attack button. Player 2 controls Spitz and the controls are similar. The joystick will move Spitz’s car to move and push in any direction but Spitz is only able to shoot to the left.

Dr. Crygor is able to use technology to swim through the air. Use the joystick to control his direction and press Attack to swim in that direction. He will only move when the Attack button is held down.

9-volt loves skateboarding and will constantly move left and right on the screen. Press the Attack button for him to use his yo-yo. His yo-yo can be timed to reach and hold on to golden rings to traverse the screen.

Mike is a robot that you can control using the joystick to fly around the screen. The Attack button will enable Mike to shoot music notes upwards.

Kat and Ana are sisters. Player 1 always controls Kat, who can only attack to the right. Player 2 will control Ana, who can only attack to the left. Both characters are constantly jumping and moving the joystick will control where they land.

Using the joystick, you can fly Ashley around the screen. Pressing Attack will let her shoot a blast of magic in the direction she’s facing.

Orbulon flies around in his flying saucer controlled by the joystick. He can lift items with his tractor beam by holding the Attack button. Release the attack button if you want to drop the item.

To move 5-Volt, you need to use the joystick to move her spirit form. Press Attack to teleport 5-Volt to that location.

Disco-loving Jimmy T. always wants to dance. Using the joystick you can control the direction of his attack. Press Attack for Jimmy to dance and attack in that direction.

After completing the main story, more characters will be unlocked. No spoilers for the plot will be included in the video, but please feel free to stop here if you’d rather not know about post-game characters yet.

Red is a mischievous creature who flies around the screen using the joystick. Pressing Attack will make Red drop a bomb directly below him.

Master Mantis walks around and jumps like Young Cricket, using the joystick and the Attack button. However, holding the Attack button will enable Master Mantis to jump onto the ceiling and walk on the ceiling instead. Press and hold Attack again to return to the ground.

Lulu can walk around using the joystick. She will float up when you press Attack. When airborne, push the joystick down to perform a Ground Pound.

Penny is a young scientist who uses her invention of a water cannon to attack. Press and holding the Attack button will shoot out water in the joystick direction. Penny doesn’t move around on her own, but the recoil from her water cannon will move her in the opposite direction to the joystick.

Pyoro can walk around controlled by the joystick. When you press the Attack button, Pyoro will stick out his tongue to attack. Depending on your position, Pyoro’s tongue may bounce off the wall at an angle if he’s too close to the side of the screen.

WarioWare: Get it together! also works with a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and a Hori Flex Controller with compatible joysticks and switches connected. For those who wish to, a Titan Two adapter can be used to enable accessible controllers such as the Xbox Adaptive Controller, so you can use your preferred joystick and button options.

Thank you for watching and please get in touch if you have any questions.