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Overwatch gets crazy minigames with epic WarioWare-inspired mod

Published: 7/Jun/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal

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An Overwatch mod is going to be a blast of nostalgia for some players as it introduced dozens of games inspired by the Nintendo classic, WarioWare.

The franchise that’s ended many friendships finds a breath of new life with the 3D characters of Blizzard’s team shooter, with beefy Tjorbs and Winstons vying for a position on impossibly small circles depending on the ‘microgame.’

The presentation of ‘OWWare’ is straightforward but that’s because ‘Bonkorn’ incorporated a library of modes that players will be randomly inserted into to outlast or outclass their competition.

Inspired by the Team Fortress 2 mod that the name takes after, Bonkorn created 48 microgames with 12 ‘boss stages’ – not to mention the seven different ‘Special Modes’ that adds an extra rule for every other match.

Games include something simple and direct like simply ‘Kill an enemy.’ Others ask for something a bit more compelling, like having to choose one of six spheres to stand, but the catch is that a random sphere kills everyone in it.

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The mod breathes new life into Overwatch with classic WarioWare-esque games.

Boss stages, however, poses a threat to the players availability in the game. Challenges include everyone playing as Genji while trying to either evade or deflect missiles from two Pharahs at the center of the stage.

These types of encounters are only amplified by rule changes such as ‘Slow Motion’ and ‘Third Person’ that alters the game in fun ways.

But the mod has structure in it along with the various game rules that changes the objectives that players need to achieve. Every microgame lasts five seconds until it shifts to the next randomly selected ruleset.

Winning the microgame nets you a point. After five microgames, there’s a ‘boss stage’ that will commence. These stages last for 30 seconds, and whoever comes out on top gets three points.

The mod has endless replayability with a bunch of friends or other WarioWare-fans from Bonkorn Discord community, and is worth checking out with Workshop code: YZNNN.

OWWare is sure to get picked up by a ton of Overwatch players who want to put together an easy community game night with friends.

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Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.

 

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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.

 

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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.

 

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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.