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      01.01.2010 11:58
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      A game the DS was made for

      Out of all the Super Mario Characters Wario is my favourite (Thanks to Wario land on the first generation gameboy - those were the days) So was really keen to get this game.

      Wario Ware: Touched is a game that's a little bit different. It's basically a series of timed minigames. You work your way around the city unlocking new characters as you go. Each character has his/her own set of mini games which you have to play against the clock, sucessfully completing a fixed number of games to progress to the next character. The mini games get faster and faster as you're going along, and make good use of the touch screen using the stylus to draw, rub, grab and the mic to blow.

      The mini games are pretty random, they could be anything from catching fish with a net to picking someones nose (yes - really).

      The game is pretty easy to complete, getting more challenging as you race against the clock. Most of the mini games are abvious some some take you a couple of goes to work out what you're supposed to do.

      The graphics are very simple and cartoon like, but really bright and fun. And there's a huge varierty of mini games which really make the most of the DS's touch pad and mic. Racing against the clock is a real challenge and the game is very addictive. It's possibly a bit easier and shorter than I would like, but once you've unlocked all the characters you can go back and play the games to your hearts content. (By doing this you can also unlock more mini games for each character.)

      Some of the mini games are a bit odd (like the nose picking), but it's funny in a childish kinda way! I have no doubt that kids would love this game, but would be suitable for an amuse all ages!

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        07.08.2009 03:28
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        Wario Ware Touched, minigame madness and fun for all

        Wario Ware Touched Ds is an entertaining game consisting of many different minigames.

        There are several different characters and each character has their own set of minigames. The minigames last about five seconds each but as you complete more and more in a row they become shorter. The characters are introduced with a story about them you then play a few of their minigames - you don't get to play very many minigames the first time you play each character - and finally you hear the end of their story.

        Once a character has been completed for the first time you can replay them to unlock all of their minigames and earn crowns. You receive a silver crown for a character by unlocking all of their minigames.

        You can unlock further characters when Wario man has been beaten, they are all teddy bears and the minigames are not new but are mixes of the ones already played. You can also unlock various gadgets you can play with by scoring over 30 on every character.

        It is also possible to attain gold crowns. Once unlocked you can play a characters minigames individually and each has a target of times you must win it in a row to achieve a rose. By achieving a rose on all a characters minigames you earn a gold crown.

        Wario Ware touched is a funfilled game and i would recommend it to everyone.

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        01.03.2009 19:21
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        Wario Ware: Touched is a game that tests your reaction time to complete tasks in a short time against the clock, this game in my opinion is much better on the Nintendo Wii as it is much more entertaining and on the DS i found this game a bit boring and easy after I had completed it once.

        You go through different levels which all have different themes or stories behind them (e.g. retro style and stories and scary witch style and stories) as Wario where you have to do different 'moves' with you ds pen on the screen at the right time, things like shaving peoples beards and controlling a samouri sword.

        The game is very random and the first time round I found all the little levels and tasks quite funny but they start to get repetitive as boring as the game goes on.

        The game is good for building your reflexes on the DS games however, which is good as you go through levels they get harder and you must react the pictures faster than in the level before.

        You can buy Wario Ware Touched in most game stores though it is sometimes quite hard to find and prices range from £15 to £40.

        I recommend playing this game, though its probably only worth a rent as it can get very repetitive after completing it, there isnt hours and hours of game play in it if you bore easiy.

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          25.02.2009 13:47
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          Really fun DS game - recommended for all the family

          My children have had this game for a while but I had never really had much interest in playing it. But this week we were sat in a hotel room when I was asked - "to just finish this game while I go to the loo" and after that I was hooked.

          The games are really simple and easy to pick up what you neeed to do. this may involve tapping, dragging or blowing into the microphone. None of the games are complicated so it is easy to get better at them quite quickly. It is a very addictive game because you want to keep beating you best score. The games speed up as you complete more and more.

          There are three levels of difficulty for each game but it is the speed of the games that will catch you out more than the difficulty.

          As you complete one section another character's games will appear until you have unlocked all the charcters and their games. You also have the opportunity to practice individual games if you want so taht you can get better and then there is an "album" section where you need to get a certain number of rounds completed before you are awarded a rose.

          The music can become alittle irritating at times - especially when you are on the really quick sections - it is almost squeeky - so now I play it with the sound turned down.

          A really good fun game - frustrating but simple

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            04.09.2008 00:57
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            Good game for children

            Wario Ware touched is the weirdest nds game that i have played. There is not really a story all you do is play the mini games which use different stylus techniques. For example a set of minigames where you have to blow into the microphone, cut something, turn something, pull something, etc... You have to make sure that you don't make 3 mistakes or it's gameover, it gets quicker as you progress the set of mini levels. The more mini levels you play the more chance that new sets will appear. The sets come disguised as other characters and you click on them to go the the mini levels. The mini games are really weird for example draw the mustache, blow a bubblegum, cut the diagram in half. There is no link to the tasks what so ever and they are the most randoest of things. I think that the game is good and would be great for children, however it does get repititive and may be too weird for some.

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              17.05.2008 17:43
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              Fun mini game collection

              Wario Ware Touched is a DS game which uses the touch screen and microphone lot which is good so you can take advantage of the great features that Nintendo DS has.

              This is a game full of fun and you will like it a lot.

              Wario Ware is full of characters, when you select one of these characters you will be able to play many mini games, each character has a different theme. In these mini games you will have four lives, and you have to complete the task written on the screen in time or you will lose one of these lives.
              As you complete the mini games they will speed up more and more until you lose... When you complete a level you will unlock another character or arcade game.
              The mini games put your Nintendo DS skills to the limit as you will have to master the touch screen and microphone.

              This is a great game until you have unlocked every character and just can't beat your already existing records.

              You can buy this game off play.com for £18.92 which is a reasonable price.

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                15.05.2008 11:14
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                A must have NDS title

                Introduction
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                Wario Ware Touched, released by Ninetendo in 2005 was one of the first titles to be released for the Nintendo DS (Dual Screen) console. The Nintendo DS, which drew a lot of its features from the Nintendo Game and Watch series of consoles, has unique features for a handheld console. The incorporation of 2 screens, one of which is touch sensitive, a microphone and backward compatibility with games time titles from its predecessor the Gameboy Advance. Wario Ware Touched took advantage of all of these features and became the first 'must-have' NDS title.

                The game explained
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                Wario, for those who don't already know, is the evil counterpart of console icon Mario who possesses wicked traits not seen in a cartoon since the Wacky Races terror Dick Dastardly. Throughout the game Wario questions 'Why haven't they invented Garlic toothpaste yet?', the man is surely mad!

                The background of the game is that Wario with a bid to make more money for his company Warioware inc. has developed a series of challenging mini games. There are several types of mini game which are in groups and assigned to differently named game characters (detailed later). Some game characters are available immediately to play, others require unlocking by successfully completing other characters challenges.

                The main screen of the game presents you with a blue hexagonal floor space, where you will see the available characters walk around. Below this is series of buttons being - Games, Album, Toy Room, Options, Arrange. Each button has the follow function -

                Games - Displays the main screen detailed above and allows access to each characters series of mini games

                Album - Allows you to play repeatedly a micro game that you have already completed successfully in character mode. This is a good way of improving your performance on games that have proved difficult.

                Toy room - These are a series of rooms where you can store your toys. Toys are won by achieving high scores in character challenges. The individual toys are touched upon later in this review.

                Options - Sound and game data options

                Arrange - The floor space can get messy and overcrowded as you unlock more characters. Pressing the arrange button aligns the characters in a more tidily and presentable fashion.


                Playing the game
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                To start a game you click on a character with your stylus and then after an animated story cartoon their series of microgames will begin.

                You start the microgames with a total of four lives. Failure to complete a microgame loses a life. If you lose all four lives then the game is over.

                The microgames, which utilise all of the features of the NDS, only lasts a matter of seconds each. Successful completion of each mini game adds a point to your score and leads almost instantly into another mini game. After successfully completing a series of microgames you will be presented with a boss level. The boss level, which is a longer game, varies depending on the characters group of games you have chose. If you complete a boss level your score is incremented by a point and you are given an additional life. Your number of lives can never exceed four, if you have four lives and complete the boss level then the amount will remain at four.
                Interspersed in-between the microgames are 'level ups'. The 'level up' speeds up the Gameplay and all of the mini games become increasingly difficult or the amount of time to complete them reduced.

                The game ends when all four lives have been exhausted. Depending on your score (being the number of points accrued completing microgames) you may have the option to enter your score onto a high score board. The score board is relevant only to the character that you have been playing against, so there are several high score boards throughout the game.

                If the score warrants in addition to gaining an entry on the high score board you may also unlock a character or a toy. Regardless of which you unlock, either Character or Toy, they are both added to the blue floor space on the main menu. If the floor space becomes messy you can tidy it by clicking the arrange button as previously discussed.
                Toys can also be removed from the floor space by placing them in one of the two toy rooms.


                The Characters
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                As mentioned earlier each Character has their own set of and style of microgames.
                Not all characters will be accessible immediately and will require unlocking by successful Gameplay in other areas. The main characters and their styles are -

                Wario - tapping stylus microgames
                Mona - slashing stylus movement microgames
                Ashley - dragging stylus microgames
                Dr Crygor - Swirling stylus movement microgames
                Mike - Microphone base microgames
                Kat and Ana - Scribbling based microgames

                There are other characters such as Jamie T, Jimmy T etc that sport compilations and a mixture of the above styles.


                The Microgames
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                There are a plethora of microgames and to detail them all would be a challenge, however to get a flavour of some of the games and their varying styles -

                Move jugglers' arms so that he doesn't drop a ball
                Move tiles to recreate a jumbled picture
                Whisper sweet nothings in lovers' ear
                Stretch a giraffe's neck
                Reel in a fishing rod
                Squirt ketchup on a hot dog
                Clear a screen of flees
                Chisel a statue
                Whip a horse tail to win a race
                Circle a correct math's answer


                The Boss Levels
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                Each character has its own Boss Level. These are typically longer than the microgame and include games such as -

                Swat flies without breaking the glass that they walk on
                10 pin bowling
                Walk through a cave without getting dripped on by water
                Avoid asteroids hitting your spaceship
                Keep drawing an elastic line so that a bouncy ball doesn't hit the floor


                The Toys
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                The toys, unlocked by high score and good gameplay are rewards that can be used independent of the game. The toys are stored in the toy room and are permanently accessible once unlocked To get a flavour of the variety, and oddness of this game, here are a few examples -

                A functional kitchen timer
                A metronome
                A virtual sea pet tank
                A yo yo
                A piano
                Clackers (70's toy!)
                Bubble blowing pipe


                Conclusion
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                The game pushes all of the DS specification to its limit. Being one of the first games for the DS it would appear Nintendo had pulled out all of the stops to create a unique, bizarre yet compelling title. A few downsides, such as being unable to play microphone challenges in places such as a car or busy areas are overweighed by the variety and addictiveness of this title. Well done Nintendo!

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                  05.11.2007 19:39

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                  Play it for some serious fun!

                  This DS launch title was a simple demonstration of what the Nintendo ds's intuitive control system was capable of.The game itself is rather simple and has no main charcters or storyline. The aim is to navigte through as many mini games possiblw without losing more than three lives or it's game over and you are forced to start again. The game comprises of a wide selection of mini gazmes from the normal such as air hockey to theabnormal such as plucking hair form a person. The game controlls handle the min-games superbly and it is packed with an incredible ammount of replay value. Overall, I believ this is a must play for any ds fan due to the hours of entertainment this game can bring.

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                  08.06.2007 14:19
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                  If you have a DS it is worth buying

                  Wario Ware was one of the first games to be released on the Nintendo DS and uses the features of the console to perfection. I bought this with the the Nintendo DS and i loved it i bought it along with Mario DS and the demo you get free. All three game got me exited and i just wanted to go out and buy more games.

                  Aim Of the Game
                  The aim of the game is each time you complete a level you get a new character and they have a story at the begginning but then it soon breaks into their own little fast mini games which you have to win. Each little mini game is around 5 seconds long. The thing is you only get 3 lives so if you mess up on any of your mini games you will find your on your last warning. You may be thinking how do i get a live back, well every 10 minigames their a mini boss game and if you pass that game you will retain your live back. If you finish your mini games when the time is up you pass and go on to the next character. The mini games are hard to explain what they are like but for example there is a pizza displayed on your screen and it says above it 'cut it into 4' so you will have to move the pen on your screen and put the knife through the pizza.

                  Difficulty
                  This game is neither hard or easy as the more the mini game goes on the faster it gets and the better and more concentrated you will have to be. Anyone can play this and find it easy but then again anyone can play this and find it hard.

                  Audience
                  This game is targeted at any audience really anyone can play this and enjoy it. But if it had to be age for most gamers it would be 10 years olds, but dont get me wrong 40 year old play it and enjoy it so much. Its such a different game to every other game out.

                  Disadvantages
                  There are not many disadvantages in this game but one is that if you like the game so much and you play it a lot it is likely that the mini games get to repetative and if they are going to make a new game they should make a lot more mini game. Also there have been a lot of reports of people playing this a lot resulting in the screen being scratch and it not working to it best ability. Im not saying this game is dangerous and will damage your Nintendo DS but you should just be careful.

                  It's Competition
                  Theres not much competition up for this game, can you think of another game like this, i can posibly think of one which was called point blank and was on playstation 1. But that was obviously a long time a go and is not on the same console so there is no competition from other games although it will trying to be the best game in the mario creation series.

                  Graphics
                  The graphics are not great but it doesn't efect this game. This game doesn't need good graphics but it would be good if they improve it they were to make another game. Many of the pictures are just cartoons as are a lot of nintendo property. But some are real life pictures as you can get away with that on this game.

                  Addictiveness
                  This is hugely addictive you will be sitting down a home thinking what to do and then this game will appear instantly in your head and you will go ahead and play it. Once you turned this game on it is likely it is going to stay on for a long time. Unless thats just how i feel.

                  Personal Thoughts
                  When i first got this game my exitement levels were sky high and could stop playing this. As this was the first game i played on Nintendo DS and i was on a long car journey and that made a 6 hour journey feel like a 2 hour journey it blew my mind. This game and console really does bring back the memories.

                  Extras
                  There are also extras on this game when you complete levels. You will win a little extra. This could be anything but one a can easily remember is the aeroplane game, what you have to do is when the aeroplane goes off the edge of a platform you need to blow in the microphone and the harder you blow the higher you will go and the aim of the game is to travels as far off the edge as you possbibly can. Sounds great dont it?

                  Summary
                  If you got the Nintendo DS buy this it is essentual to have this if you have the console you will have hours of fun, and you will be suprised how much a simple game like this can give you so much fun



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                  Although in the first week of the Nintendo DS’s launch in Japan Mario 64 DS emerged as the most popular launch title, in the weeks that followed it was actually Wario Ware: Touched! which overtook it in terms of sales and popular support. It certainly makes more obvious good use of the DS’s unique features, with more than 200 new mini-games all of which make bizarre use of the touch screen and microphone. For those not familiar with the original GBA version, Wario Ware features a huge collection of extremely strange mini-games, the majority of which last for no more than 5 seconds.