Gamers Universe writes: "Following the glorious 3D interplanetary joy that was Super Mario Galaxy, you may find it somewhat odd that Nintendo has decided to return Mario's nefarious alter-ego Wario to his 2D roots. Then there's that oddly cut-down control scheme. Mario Galaxy lets you direct the rotund plumber with graceful turns and flicks of the Wii-mote. Wario Land: The Shake Dimension just wants you to shake it!
This is the first Wario Land game for the Wii outside of the raucous Wario Ware titles and it's good to see the rapacious fatso bouncing between platforms once again. As ever, Wario's quest is driven by avarice. Everything kicks off when he comes into possession of an antique globe and telescope that grant him access to the mystical Shake Dimension, where the Shake King rules with an iron fist."