Toronto Thumbs writes: "It's undoubtedly a good time to be a fan of old-school side-scrolling platforming games. Capcom recently released Bionic Commando Rearmed and Mega Man 9, Sony released Little Big Planet today, and Nintendo released Wario Land: Shake It! last month.
The first time I got my hands on this game was in August at a Nintendo holiday preview event. They had a few journalists visit a fancy hotel room and we were all shown their big holiday releases one at a time. Matt Ryan, Senior Supervisor of Communications & Advertising for Nintendo of Canada, remarked that I had a huge smile on my face as I shook the controller madly to get Wario to do the same to a bag of coins."