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. 78
    The camera minigames are a lot of fun and that fun is enhanced with the payoff of the snapshots that have been taken during gameplay. It's a huge letdown that you can't save these snapshots, however, and hopefully Nintendo will let the team finish what they started so that gamers can send their wacky photo sessions to their friends.
  2. These microgames are so brief that you spend more time wrestling with the camera than you do actually playing.
  3. 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!
  4. It's fun for as long as it lasts.
  5. 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.
  6. It is a good proposal, although with some flaws which don't prevent this game to be enjoyable and original. Sometimes it's hard for the camera to give us the green light, but except for this details, it works, and very well indeed, and we'll laugh with the ridiculous photographs it has taken.
  7. Technical issues aside, the main problem is that each set of games is not a random selection from a larger bunch but the same set of five every time. As such, you'll experience all the game has to offer in less than five minutes. [June 2009, p.129]
  8. A great credits sequence isn't enough to keep the game from getting a [40].
  9. 65
    WarioWare: Snapped! is great fun with friends, but can be difficult to set up and offers little value for money.
  10. Pretty sweet, using the camera in the brand new DSi for a bunch of minigames. Too bad that number of minigames involved is so few that you can hardly call it a game. And with a price tag of 500 points, the only thing we can cheer about is the idea of doing something new.
  11. Lets the series down; it feels more like a tech demo than anything else – there's no replay value because high-scores and full games have been removed, and then you have to be content with the fact that there are only 20 microgames to play (instead of the hundreds available in every other WarioWare!)
  12. WarioWare: Snapped! is a lot of fun, but it never really goes anywhere: it is just a demo of what the DSi Camera can do.
  13. 20
    While we're huge fans of the series, WarioWare: Snapped! is a novel tech demo that shows just how far Nintendo needs to go to create a compelling DSi experience.
  14. When it does work, Snapped! is a really fun experience, if a little short. [June 2009, p.87]
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 60
    Therefore, whilst admittedly still lots of fun on the whole, the overall experience is somewhat lacking and ends up feeling quite shallow.
User Score
4.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 7 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 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 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 demo that doesn't even work that well (set-up is REALLY fussy) and overall the games get boring in one go. Full Review »