WarioWare: Touched! DS

Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 54 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
Buy On
  1. It's a good product, overall, but its overreliance on touching means that many of the microgames have you doing the same sort of activity again and again.
  2. While it's certainly fun to play and one of the few reasons (currently) to even bother with the Nintendo DS, it just doesn't feel all that special.
  3. Perhaps the coolest part of WarioWare is that it has lots of nods to Nintendo history. There are minigames based on classic Nintendo games, like The Legend of Zelda (touch the fairies to rescue them) and Metroid (pull alien critters off of Samus), and many more.
  4. WarioWare Touched might not have quite the same ‘awe’ factor that it had when it first debuted on the GBA but it’s fun to play and will while away the hours away from home.
  5. Quite how all the features demonstrated here can work as part of a worthwhile, consistent whole remains to be seen but for now, WarioWare has exactly what DS owners were probably looking for when they bought their machine: a fresh, fun and totally unique gaming experience.
  6. Pelaaja (Finland)
    70
    Makers of "Halo" say that in their action games they repeat the same perfect 30 seconds over and over again. Wario Ware Touched! does the same but it needs to repeat only a few perfect seconds at a time. [May 2005, p.84]
  7. To call this game pointless would be trite, but it’s unrelentingly shallow and really nothing more than mental chewing gum. Nothing else tastes quite like it, though, and if you have any sense of fun about you, you’re bound to enjoy the goods.
  8. Bugs aside - and indeed notwithstanding the bugs in our case - it's relentlessly entertaining and commands your attention as well as anything else on the handheld to date. We only wish it put up a bit more of a fight, and did more to take advantage of a system that once seemed purpose-built for it. [Import]
  9. games(TM)
    70
    With the unique interface proving both innovative and obstructive, a bit of the original’s spark has been lost in translation. [Feb 2005, p.88]
  10. Good for a weird shot of fun, or a fun shot of weird, or maybe both. It’s the kind of game that should have been available on your palm pilot five years ago (hell, it would still be a good palm pilot game).
  11. For a system that prides itself on interactivity, WarioWare: Touched! is a notable complement. It's a shallow, inconsistent experience, though, and one I suspect will wear on you after a while.

Awards & Rankings

#11 Most Discussed DS Game of 2005
#12 Most Shared DS Game of 2005
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 71 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. Nov 16, 2011
    5
    It looks and plays out good and nice at first glance, but if you squint and look closer, it's so short and simple the game's not even worth 6 bucks.
  2. CazC.
    Jun 22, 2007
    9
    This is the madest game i have ever played. At first you will be like... "what... the hell.." but trust me once you get the hang of this game This is the madest game i have ever played. At first you will be like... "what... the hell.." but trust me once you get the hang of this game you will want more! Completing it is easy if you get used to the fast paced action in the game but difficult if your hand eye co-ordination is a bit slow! The mini games arn't exactly games per-say, thats if you look at them in the way one is just drawing a line through the eye of a needle and lasts about 2 seconds but the amount of mini games makes it shockingly random and exciting to play! Definately worth getting although not reccomended for people who like to play mulitplayer as there is no option for this. Full Review »
  3. FrancescoG.
    Jul 23, 2005
    7
    This game is a must-buy for the DS.It has a great use of the DS's functions, as well as fun gameplay. The only flaw is this game is This game is a must-buy for the DS.It has a great use of the DS's functions, as well as fun gameplay. The only flaw is this game is waaaaaay too short (i beat it in the first two hours i got it) and gets boring after a while. Full Review »