Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 54 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. Being too uncoordinated to dare attempt one of those arcade dancing machines, it's the first game we've played that has actually made us feel light-headed. It's also exactly what DS needed after the disappointing absence of a genuine must-have title among the US launch releases. Virtually perfect. [NGC]
  2. The incentive of unlocking new characters, minigames, and even the occasional collectible and interactive toy further serves to make WarioWare Touched! one of the best games on the platform. However, players who are still uncomfortable using the stylus need not apply, as using your finger is far too inaccurate for a majority of the games, and many require the touch screen in one form or another.
  3. The brilliance of this game is tempered by its somewhat limited replay value. [Apr 2005, p.99]
  4. 90
    Combine the simple, addictive gameplay with great use of the DS's abilities (not to mention the great songs that play during Mike, the karaoke robot's intro and spooky goth chick, Ashley's stage), and you have the best reason so far to own one of Nintendo's new systems.
  5. 90
    To date, Wario Ware Touched is the only DS game that fully utilizes the DS's unique functions and is a must have for all DS owners.
  6. Even when you start to get bored of playing it in long bursts, the game makes an absolutely fantastic time killer or a great distraction for those long visits to the toilet.
  7. It has quite literally everything you can think of to take advantage of the touchscreen.
  8. The very best DS launch title, and is practically guaranteed to keep you entertained for months. A must-have.
  9. While the game is extremely simplistic and little more than a collection of many minigames, the action is fast-paced and addicting and should provide hours of mindless entertainment.
  10. 90
    An utterly outstanding game. It is also one of the few games in existence where friends gleefully swipe said Nintendo DS hardware in order to play it, resulting in various skirmishes and the subsequent prising of gaming hardware from contorted, cold, dead hands. [JPN Import]
  11. A must have for the Nintendo DS system. It is extremely addictive and once you play it you will not want to put it down.
  12. With the DS's unique capabilities as the star attraction put into a single package with significant gameplay time and replayability, this is one game that should be in everybody's collection.
  13. Touched! has enough thrills and weirdness to keep you playing.
  14. Totally addictive and innovative, and embarrassing to play in public, to boot! (Everything I like in a game.) [March 2005, p.133]
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 62 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  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 »