Nintendo and Hudson briefly took greedy anti-hero Wario in a surprising direction in 1994 when they dropped him into Bomberman's world in the Game Boy title Wario Blast. For a hot second there I had hoped that this collaboration would be the beginning of a fun new career for Wario: professional party crasher. I wanted him to drop into other game properties where he may not exactly be welcome and cause all kinds of trouble. Imagine the possibilities! Mega Man discovers that Wario has sold the Robot Masters for scrap. Teenager Dave turns to his friends Bernard and Wario to save Sandy from Dr. Fred in Maniac Mansion. Dracula gets more than he bargained for when Wario raids Castlevania.
Above all else, I truly believe that the world is a poorer place because we were never given the natural team-up adventure with Wario and Scrooge McDuck of Ducktales scouring the world in search of treasure. Working as reluctant partners in search of gold, they could work together until the time was right to try and screw the other over. The co-op gameplay opportunities practically program themselves! I know you're nodding your head in agreement right now as you read this. It's the crossover you never know you needed in your life. Nintendo, Disney, and Capcom, please start making calls. This needs to happen!