Random: Wario Really Wanted You To Shop At TESCO In 2009

Image: Nintendo

If you cast your minds back to the mid 2000s, you’ll remember that the WarioWare series was just starting to take off, with the launch of WarioWare Inc.: Mega Microgame$! in 2003 making a big splash on GBA. The earlier titles in the series didn’t feature much voice acting, and it wasn’t until the 3DS entry WarioWare Gold in 2018 that we started properly hearing the dulcet tones of Wario himself.

Well, it turns out that nearly a decade prior, Charles Marinet himself completed a fairly substantial advertisement gig for WarioWare D.I.Y on the Nintendo DS in 2009. You may remember the advertisement itself if you’re based in the UK, but it essentially featured Wario’s voice describing the game itself, before prompting customers to head to TESCO, a very specific British supermarket chain. You can check out the footage and accompanying voiceover work in the video below.

This information was verified by YouTuber Squishy Pixelz and shared with Gaming Reinvented. Squishy reached out to Mr. Martinet himself via email and the famed voice actor confirmed that, yes, it was really him who provided the voice for the TESCO advertisement.

It seems odd for a major Nintendo character to promote a third-party company, right? It’s unlikely to ever occur again with Nintendo pushing their own web stores, but this is nevertheless a cool little throwback to simpler times!

Let us know if you remember this particular advertisement. If you’re outside of the UK and this is the first time seeing it, share your thoughts!



Related Posts

This Week on Xbox: New Games, Upcoming Releases, and Events

Summary Related:This Week on Xbox: New Releases, Events, and UpdatesThis Week on Xbox: Three New Xbox Game Pass Launches, New DLC, and UpdatesThis Week on Xbox: Day …

Read more

The Body Bugs are Coming for You – Free Today on Xbox

The team at Redstart Interactive recently launched two new games: grapple-heavy platformer Get-A-Grip Chip and its edutainment successor Get-A-Grip Chip and the Body Bugs, on the Xbox …

Read more

Xbox, Dolmen, Multiplayer, and You

In the days leading up to Dolmen‘s release today on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, we had the opportunity to talk in more detail with the …

Read more

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands: Glutton’s Gamble is Out Now for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

It takes a strong stomach to face the monster in Vesper’s second Mirror of Mystery, available now in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands! Trouble is brewing as Imelda, the …

Read more

Farm the Dead to Stay Alive in Deadcraft

Summary Take on the apocalypse today with Deadcraft on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S! If you’re not sure whether you’re ready to face the full zombie …

Read more

Rabbids: Party of Legends Brings The Rabbids Back to Xbox

Rabbids: Party of Legends brings the Rabbids back in a new multiplayer party game, coming to Xbox One on June 30. After an accidental spin in their …

Read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.