Sheriff (minigame)

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The Sheriff stage select portrait from WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!.
Appears in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
Type Single player
Info Too much of a good thing? Never! Play this arcade masterpiece. This time, get your hands on Wario's version! Shoot without getting shot!
Controls +Control Pad – Move
A Button – Shoot
L ButtonR Button – Direction
Initial record 50000

Sheriff is a bonus minigame from WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!. It is based on the arcade game Sheriff, but in this version, the main character has been changed to resemble Wario, much like in Dr. Wario. The game opens with the original sheriff walking across the screen before he is quickly chased off by Wario (on an identical horse). Wario then proceeds to resume the original opening's slow trot until the player starts the game.

Aside from the substitution of Wario for the sheriff and initially in black and white (except for Wario's pink nose) the gameplay is just like in the original: the player moves around in a square barricade with gangs of rogues circling around. The goal is to shoot the enemies while avoiding their shots. Sometimes, an enemy will leave the outside area and enter the player's area. The level repeats over and over each time until all of the enemies are defeated. There are also bonus points for shooting a condor that flies at the top of the screen. As more points are accrued, the screen will restore more color from the original arcade game and difficulty increases. When the points are maxed out, the victory cutscene shows Wario and Betty, the damsel-in-distress, riding away on his horse.

This game was also included as a seconds-long microgame with the same name.