WarioWare: Touched!
North American box art
Developer(s) Intelligent Systems
Nintendo SPD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Director(s) Ryuichi Nakada
Producer(s) Yoshio Sakamoto
Ryoichi Kitanishi
Artist(s) Ko Takeuchi
Composer(s) Masanobu Matsunaga
Yasuhisa Baba
Masaru Tajima
Series WarioWare
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release date(s) Nintendo DS
  • EU March 11, 2005
Virtual Console
Wii U
  • PAL April 2, 2015
  • NA April 9, 2015
  • JP April 15, 2015
Nintendo 3DS eShop
Genre(s) Action, rhythm
Mode(s) Single-player

WarioWare: Touched![lower-alpha 1] is a video game released in 2004 for the Nintendo DS. The game was re-released on the Wii U eShop as a Virtual Console title in 2015, and on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in 2016. The latter version was available as a My Nintendo reward in all regions from March until June 2016.[citation needed]


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 the player reaches higher levels, the speed of the game increases. But, if the player has already beaten the game, they may instead level up, or gain another life, depending if one has been lost or not.


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 81.83%[1]
Metacritic 81/100[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 7/10[3]
Game Revolution Star fullScript errorScript error[4]
GameSpot 7.2/10[5]
GameSpy Star fullScript error11px[6]
GameZone 9.0/10[7]
IGN 8.5/10[8]
NintendoLife 9/10[9]
Nintendo World Report 7/10[10]
Cubed3 8/10[11]
Dark Zero 7.4/10[12]
Pocket Gamer 8/10[13]
NZ Gamer 8.0/10[14]

The game received generally positive reviews from critics.

Sales informationEdit

As of July 25, 2007, WarioWare: Touched! has sold 2.15 million copies worldwide.[15]



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.[17]

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.

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  1. Known in Japan as Sawaru Meido in Wario (さわる メイドインワリオ?, "Touching Made in Wario")


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  14. Mayur Gandhi (2005-04-15). "Warioware: Touched!". Retrieved 2018-01-06. 
  15. Matt Casamassina (2007-07-25). "Nintendo Sales Update". News Corporation. Retrieved 2018-01-06. 
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