Game Argus writes: "Innocent and unassuming, it's normal to believe Wario Land Shake It! is forgettable. Its 2-D style is taken from gaming's past, and its head bouncing mechanics have been done by Nintendo countless time prior. What's not acceptable is to take this at its base level and dismiss it purely on how it looks. This is Nintendo's brightest, smartest, and most beautifully designed Wii game to date, and that includes Super Mario Galaxy and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
Everything about Shake It! is a part of what Nintendo used to be about. Level design here is key, making this a nearly flawless game for newcomers and die-hard alike. The hidden items are not necessary to advance, and allow for a casual approach to the stages. For the completionist, Shake It! offers a staggering amount of content and replay value, easily topping that of the classic Mario games of old."