, known in Japan
as is a video game
for the Nintendo DS
. It has been regarded by game journalists as one of the games which best utilizes the features of the Nintendo DS
, alongside others such as Kirby: Canvas Curse
, and Metroid Prime Hunters
The game is similar across regions. One of the major differences is the game cover, which is yellow for Europe and deep orange in Japan.
The gameplay is similar to that of WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
, but microgames are only played using the stylus, touch screen and microphone. Examples of microgames include scratching Wario's back, cutting a rope so a cage falls on a duck, and catching fish in a net. After successfully completing a number of microgames, smaller, mostly non-competitive "toys" are unlocked. These use the touch-screen to achieve tasks, such as playing with a yo-yo
(in which one must hold the DS upside down), or building a snowman
Wario is walking along holding two items that resemble a Game Boy Advance and a Game Boy Advance SP when he accidentally drops both into an open sewer. An angel comes out and asks if he dropped the two Game Boy Advance like items or a different item resembling a Nintendo DS. Wario states flatly to give him all of them and pounces the angel in order to get them. They fall into the sewer and Wario emerges holding the DS-like item. He attempts to play a whack-a-mole type game on the lower screen, but fails and shakes the device in anger. This produces a "weird stick" from the device that resembles a stylus and attempts to play the whack-a-mole game again. Now that he has the "stylus", he simply taps the mole with it and passes the game. After deciding that it's a fun game, he declares, "With double the screens, I get double the money!"
As of July 25
, WarioWare: Touched!
has sold 2.15 million copies worldwide.
- IGN: Editors' Choice Award
A new WarioWare title, Made in Ore
(lit. Made in Me) for the Nintendo DS
was announced at Nintendo
's Fall Conference on October 2 2008
. Whilst not much is known of the game as of present, it appears to allow users to use the touchscreen capabilities to create their own microgames.