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WarioWare: Touched!
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Alternate Title:Wario Ware: Touched!
Console: Nintendo DS
Year: 2005
RFG ID #: U-087-S-00130-A
UPC: 045496735180
Developer: Nintendo / Intelligent Systems
Publisher: Nintendo
E (ESRB): Cartoon Violence , Crude Humor

Genre: Action
Sub-genre: Mini Games
Players: 1-2
Controller: System Controls
Media Format: DS Card
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  • 214 of 7581 collectors (2.8%) have this game in their collection
  • 12 of 7581 collectors (0.1%) have this game in their wishlist.
  • 3 of 7581 collectors (0%) have this game for sale or trade.

What could be more fun than plucking fleas off of dogs? I'll tell you what! How about plucking fleas off of a Wario-moustached dog in the most frantic of paces? Sounds like fun, no? Surprising though it is, and this is pretty much the premise of WarioWare: Touched!, the new wacky incarnation in the WarioWare series. Whether it be rubbing, circling, blowing, screaming, or tapping, Touched's microgames (as they are called) try to utilize every feature of the DS in a frantic, fun way.

There are several characters in the game, and each character has a set of microgames that showcase a specific feature of the DS. For example, the character Mike's microgames involve the character utilizing the microphone to pass the microgames. They range from blowing on the screen to move a boat sailing to sweet talking with another individual. Other characters' games utilize other motions that involve the touch screen, such as swirling, circling, rubbing, dragging, and scribbling. Other characters mix all the types of actions that you can do. In Nine-Volt's mini games, the emphasis is on retro gaming, where retro-games are mixed to utilize the DS's features. For example, in a wonderful homage to Duck Hunt, a microgame has you shooting clay pigeons with your stylus. All of these microgames occur at a rather hurried pace, and after every few microgames the fun speeds up, furthering the frantic nature of the game. If you screw up a microgame, you lose one of your four lives, and if you keep going, the game continues to speed up. Sounds like fun, no?

The apex of the microgame onslaught occurs in the boss levels of the game. These levels occur after clearing around ten to fifteen microgames. These levels have no time limits, but are considerably harder than the microgames. The boss levels have you doing interesting things. One boss level has you rubbing the rainbow to fill a bucket, but if you miss the bucket the rainbow shards accumulate on the ground and can potentially knock the bucket over, causing you to lose the level. Another boss level has you completing the shooting range in Hogan's Alley. If you clear these boss stages, you are rewarded with a breather, an extra life, and a new onslaught of the microgames as a new difficulty level. Yay!

The game has many "toys" that you are rewarded with for setting high scores. These toys, while simple, turn out to be a lot of fun. I personally am addicted to a toy were you get to play with clackers. Who says screwing around with momentum isn't fun? The clacker proves that it is. Other toys include a harmonica that you can "play", a Spiro meter (that which measures breathing capacity), and even a grandma simulator, complete with Link's grandmother from The Wind Waker. These toys are extremely addictive, and allow the gamer to enjoy some craziness at a slower pace.

WarioWare: Touched! is an extremely fun and addictive games. Those who own a DS would be at a loss to miss this game. About the only excuse not to own this game would be if you are one of those people that thinks that graphics are the only things that make a game. Touched tells those people to go cuddle up with their copy of Halo 2, and stay there in the corner until they croak as the gaming world would be a better place without them attempting to ruin good games for everyone else.

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Extra Media:

Health and Safety Precautions Booklet (C/NTR-USA)
Registration Card
Manual Back

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Nintendo DS K S Manjyeora! Made in Wario Nintendo 2007 Action
Nintendo DS J S Sawaru Made In Wario Nintendo 2004 Action
Nintendo DS FR, DE, NL, GB S Wario Ware Touched! Nintendo 2005 Action
Nintendo DS E S Wario Ware Touched! [Not For Resale] Nintendo 2004 Action
Nintendo DS U S Wario Ware Touched! [Not For Resale - A22E] Nintendo 2004 Action
Nintendo DS U S Wario Ware Touched! [Not For Resale - AZWE] Nintendo 2004 Action
Nintendo DS Canada S WarioWare: Touched! Nintendo 2005 Action
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Nintendo GameCube U S Wario Ware, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! Nintendo 2004 Action
Nintendo Game Boy Advance U S WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ Nintendo 2003 Action
Nintendo Game Boy Advance U S WarioWare: Twisted! Nintendo 2005 Action
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  • The only way this is 2 player is if you have unlocked certain 2 player mini games after playing single player.
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