WarioWare: Snapped! DS

Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18
  1. WarioWare Snapped! might have set the bar for DSiWare, but it didn’t set it incredibly high. The amount of time it takes to set up the camera usually outlives the amount of time that can be spent with the game, and the limited number of microgames included is regrettable.
  2. 65
    WarioWare: Snapped! is great fun with friends, but can be difficult to set up and offers little value for money.
  3. Even with some nice ideas and the same crazy and funny atmosphere of the WarioWare series, Snapped feels nothing more than a tech demo that shows what DSi can and cannot do.
  4. WarioWare: Snapped! does make for a great tech demo, though. It's pretty crazy that you can do all this on a handheld, and it's goofy enough that you'll want to show it to your friends.
  5. 60
    Therefore, whilst admittedly still lots of fun on the whole, the overall experience is somewhat lacking and ends up feeling quite shallow.
  6. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    60
    When it does work, Snapped! is a really fun experience, if a little short. [June 2009, p.87]
  7. WarioWare Snapped! is like buying a Lamborghini with a bad engine. The game looks super slick and proffers a highly amusing time when running, but more often than not, never gets started because of under-the-hood problems.
  8. It's a WarioWare game and it works with a camera, so it may pique your interest at first. However, it's very short, it won't let you save your goofy pictures or videos, and it's tough to make it work!
  9. It's fun for as long as it lasts.

Awards & Rankings

#40 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. Oct 6, 2012
    5
    This is obviously the weakest entry in the Warioware series. It has a limited, yet fun, selection of minigames. Set up is hard and is by noThis is obviously the weakest entry in the Warioware series. It has a limited, yet fun, selection of minigames. Set up is hard and is by no means what classified as a portable game. Full Review »
  2. Aug 14, 2013
    2
    Warioware snapped is the worst title in the warioware series. As usual, it's a collection of microgames you play on your own. But there areWarioware snapped is the worst title in the warioware series. As usual, it's a collection of microgames you play on your own. But there are only four themes, each with five minigames that always appear in that theme. Warioware snapped attempts to use the potential of the dsi camera to play the games. To win each game, you may need to move your head in a particular way, or your hands, for example.
    This had potential for a lot of fun, but is bad for these reasons: to set up each round takes a very long time for the camera to recognise you actually exist. Also, whenever you lose a minigame, it's down to the camera's bad eyesight, not your lack of ability. But the thing is, these minigames are so easy and simple, only an idiot could possibly lose them- unless the camera messes up, which is often. You may need to wave to someone (wow, I can wave my hand!), or eat the food by chomping your jaw up and down.
    All of the minigames are pointlessly easy, and I think Nintendo meant that to be the case because there is no high scores, and once the five minigames in whatever category you chose are over, that's it. The minigames are so few they are not randomly selected. At the end of each game, the video of you doing these actions is shown ,with photoshopping. It can be quite funny, but if you 'lost' a minigame, this appears broken. Also, the videos aren't even saved.
    I would not go as far as to call Warioware Snapped a game. It's not even a tech demo, as it constantly fails to see you. This sort of thing can be played more reliably on a computer, with actual fun.
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  3. masteratt
    Apr 21, 2009
    2
    Luckily I bought it via the free DSi points you get when you buy a DSi as this game is not worth anything. As mentioned it's just a tech Luckily I bought it via the free DSi points you get when you buy a DSi as this game is not worth anything. As mentioned it's just a tech demo that doesn't even work that well (set-up is REALLY fussy) and overall the games get boring in one go. Full Review »