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WarioWare: Touched!, known in Japan as Sawaru Meido in Wario (さわる メイドインワリオ?, lit. "Touching Made in Wario"), is a video game for the Nintendo DS. It has been regarded by game journalists[who?] as one of the games which best utilizes the features of the Nintendo DS, alongside others such as Kirby: Canvas Curse, Nintendogs, and Metroid Prime Hunters.
The game was re-released on the Wii U eShop as a Virtual Console title in 2015, and on the Nintendo 3DS eShop as a DSiWare title in 2016. The latter version was exclusively available as a My Nintendo reward in all regions from March until June 2016.
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.
The microgames are separated by certain characters, including 9-Volt, Mona, Mike, Dr.Crygor, Jimmy T., Ashley, Kat and Ana, and Wario himself. Each character has their own theme, for example; Mike's microgames are completed using the microphone on the DS, Jimmy T.'s microgames include rubbing the screen, Kat and Ana are solved by drawing, and so forth. As you grow to higher levels, the speed of the game increases. But, if you beat the game already, you may level up, or gain another life, depending if you lost one or not.
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The game received generally positive reviews from critics.
As of July 25, 2007, WarioWare: Touched! has sold 2.15 million copies worldwide.
A new WarioWare title, WarioWare D.I.Y. for the Nintendo DS was announced at Nintendo's Fall Conference on October 2, 2008. The game allows users to use the touchscreen capabilities to create their own microgames.
Another WarioWare title is available on the Nintendo DSi system, WarioWare: Snapped! The game requires the player to place the DSi on a table and move their arms and head in a series of minigames. Once all the minigames are completed, the game creates a slideshow or video of the player doing the tasks, usually speeding them up, or freezing them into a picture. There are three sets of minigames for one player, and one for two players. The game is currently available for the Nintendo e-Shop.
- Matt Casamassina (2007-07-25). "Nintendo Sales Update". IGN. Retrieved 2007-07-25.
- "IGN Editors' Choice Games".
- "Gametrailers - Japanese Fall Conference 2008 Reel". GameTrailers. 2008-10-02.