Gamedaily writes: "It's rare that Nintendo releases a 2-D adventure game on the Wii, so Wario Land: Shake It! comes as a cool surprise. Simple, pretty and fun, it reminds us more simpler times when we didn't care about polygons, bump mapping and other technical jargon. Instead, all we wanted was to help a fat and mustachioed antihero run through several loot-filled stages. Not only does Nintendo deliver, but it also lets us shake our Wii remotes."