October 6th, 2013
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When researching a game, I’ll often read its Wikipedia page. While Wikipedia is a great resource, for games with a strong following, the fan-made wikis are the way to go. I love browsing the Super Mario Wiki, and it came in handy when writing about Wario Land 4.
I made this contribution to the Wario Land 4 part of this article.
Quite a good piece on R&D1 by Retronaut’s Bob Mackey.
AJ’s piece on Wario Land 3 covers the game quite extensively.
The Retronauts crew discuss all the games in the series. Some good bits of insight.
Wario Land 4 is covered in the second half of the show. Although the discussion is comprehensive, I do disagree somewhat with the main points.
I didn’t talk much about TASs in Game Design Companion. This article covers some of the tricks of the trade.