WarioWare: Touched!

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WarioWare: Touched!
WWDS.jpg
Developer(s) Nintendo SPD Group No.1
Intelligent Systems
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release date Japan December 2, 2004
USA February 14, 2005
Australia February 24, 2005
Europe March 11, 2005
China July 23, 2005
South Korea June 14, 2007
Genre Action
Rating(s)
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 3.svg - Three years and older
CERO:CERO A.png - All ages
ACB:ACB G.svg - General
Mode(s) Single player
Media
Nintendo DS:
Cartridge
Input
Nintendo DS:

WarioWare: Touched!, known as Sawaru Made in Wario (さわるメイド イン ワリオ Sawaru Meido in Wario, lit. "Touching Made in Wario") in Japan, is a Nintendo DS game, and the fourth game in the WarioWare series. The game itself is made up of many microgames - tiny minigames with a simple idea. WarioWare: Touched! microgames are based on touching the touch screen with the stylus. There are several characters in the game, and each one has his or her own style of microgames. In addition, the game includes many "mix characters" - characters whose games are taken from normal characters. Besides the microgames, the game also includes special "toys" won by achieving certain tasks (like scoring a certain amount of points in a specific game. The player can play with these toys using the touch screen, but they do not affect general gameplay.

Story[edit]

The Sewer Guru asks Wario what system he dropped.

Wario is walking down a street after having proudly stolen a Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Advance SP, but then he suddenly trips and drops both systems down a manhole. The Sewer Guru then flies up from the hole holding not only the two handheld systems but also a Nintendo DS, and he asks Wario which one he dropped. Wario replies, "Gimme all of 'em!" and lunges at the Sewer Guru, knocking both of them down the manhole. After a brief scuffle Wario emerges with the Nintendo DS. Wario immediately notices that the handheld has two screens, but finds it more peculiar that there are no buttons. Not knowing how to play it, Wario loses a Whack-a-Mole minigame and shakes it angrily, thinking it's busted. However, the stylus flies out into his hand, and Wario suddenly realizes that he must use it to tap the bottom screen. He wins the minigame and then realizes he could make double the profit out of this double-screened apparatus, and so he uses it to make touch-style microgames.

Characters and Stages[edit]

All characters in WarioWare get their own microgames. Below is a list of the characters and stages.

Character Stage Control style, microgame theme or other specialty
Wario Touch Training Tapping objects.
Mona Cute Cuts Slicing objects.
Jimmy T. Dance Club Rub Rubbing objects.
Jamie T. Jamie's Mix Wario's, Mona's and Jimmy's microgames are mixed together, and the microgames start at second level.
Kat and Ana Ninja Scribble Drawing things.
Ashley and Red Total Drag Dragging objects.
Dr. Crygor Slightly Unscrewed Rotating or turning objects.
James T. James's Remix Kat and Ana's, Ashley's and Crygor's microgames are mixed together and the microgames start at second level.
Mike Mic Rocking Blowing in the microphone.
9-Volt and 18-Volt Retro Action Classic Nintendo games. All controls used.
Wario-Man Super Zero Microgames based on Wario. All controls used.
Pink Bear Shuffle Microgames from all characters are mixed here, except boss games, meaning that extra lives can't be earned. The speed increases gradually and without advice. After completing 18 microgames, the level increases, but after the third level, it keeps at a high speed until the player loses. Scoring 25 points or more will unlock a souvenir and the Ultra-Hard stage.
White Bear Ultra-Hard Essentially the same as the Monster Megamix stage, but only one life is available and the player can't earn extra lives due to the absence of boss games, meaning that if the player loses in one microgame, it's game over. The speed is normal and never increases, but the microgames are all in second level. Scoring 15 points or more will unlock a souvenir and the Mirror stage.
Yellow Bear Speedy Essentially the same as the Monster Megamix stage (all microgames without boss games, so extra lives can't be earned), but the microgames are at a high speed, and it also increases gradually (without advice) until it keeps at a maximum speed, almost the highest speed of the game. The microgames are always in first level. However, this time, the microgames are all mirrored. Scoring 20 points or more will unlock a souvenir.

Microgames[edit]

Main article: List of microgames in WarioWare: Touched!

Souvenirs[edit]

Souvenirs can be unlocked by completing tasks like getting 30 points on a stage or playing all microgames. Souvenirs can both be stored in Games and in the Toy Room. If stored in Games, souvenirs can be found quickly, but amount of souvenirs the player can store here is limited. If the player wants all the souvenirs at one place, the souvenirs can be stored in the Toy Room. Below is a list of the souvenirs.

Toy Room 1[edit]

Picture Souvenir Description
SnowmanWarioWareTouched.png Snow Man I'm bored… and freezing! Roll a snowball and make a snowman so I can kick it over!
WarSpinner.png Wario Spinner Blow on the contraption to see the gnarliness that is Wario!
WhistleTuneWarioWareTouched.png Whistle a Tune Blow into the microphone to whistle!
Calculator.png Calculator WHAT?! This cheap calculator only adds and subtracts! The salesman told me it could vacuum and bake beans!
JugglyBoy.png Juggle Boy Slap Juggle Boy's hand to keep him juggling! Juggle, boy, juggle!
PianoWareWario.png Piano Don't try to play this mini piano in a concert, because you'll get laughed at. They'll throw things, too... sticky things.
OrbitBall.png Orbit Ball Draw lines to bounce this freakishly happy little ball into orbit. He'll ricochet off stars and UFO's, so watch out!
AirTosser2000.png Air Toss 2000 Blow into the microphone to levitate the ball. Warning: you are guaranteed to look stupid.
WarMetronome.png Metronome This stupid thing won't stop ticking! I threw it against a wall, hurled into an industrial grinder, and even sat on it... and still won't shut up!
WarPaint.png Wario Paint Pick a color from the palette on the top and start painting!
PongPing.png Pong Ping If you want to settle a rivalry once and for all, you've gotta do it with the ultimate game of skill... Pong Ping! Use both the L and R Buttons to settle your spat on the court. The first player to score 10 points wins!
KitchenTimer.png Kitchen Timer Use the kitchen timer to improve your awful cooking. Oh, and hurry up and bake me a pie!
PetBrineBuddies.png Pet Brine Buddies Zoom in on those salty little freaks with the magnifying glass! What does this stupid light bulb do?!
WindChime.png Wind Chime You could cut this air with a plastic spork! Blow into the microphone to cool it down!
Real Reel to Reel.png Reel-to-Reel Spin the reels to play, fast-forward or rewind the film.
BubbleBlaster.png Bubble Blaster Bubbles have only two purposes in life: confusing animals and irritating adults. Choose one and run with it!
MonaPizza.png Mona Pizza Just for forking over your money, you get to watch this hot new video! It hasn't even shown up on the Internet yet.

Toy Room 2[edit]

Picture Souvenir Description
Clacker.png Clacker You don't know old-school gaming until you've tried this thing!
TheyHunger.png They Hunger Don't touch the screen! They're hungry! No...it's too late! They're all over me! Get'em off! Aggghhhh!
Spirometer.png Spirometer This tube measures your hot-air capacity. People say you 're full of it!
PlayByEar.png Play By Ear Hey, Nerdy McGeeker son! You might be a little less of a dweeb if you joined a band! But you gotta learn how to play an instrument, first!
AirDude.png Air Dude Blow into the microphone to keep Air Dude gliding! I tried to fly once, and my face has never been the same.
PartyTooter.png Party Tooter This is a party tooter. Use it to toot at parties.
Turntable.png Turntable Pick a record and press play!
Yoyo.png Yo-Yo Hold your Nintendo DS upside down to play with the yo-yo!
BigHurl.png Big Hurl Spin fast and hurl the hammer! Just don't spin him too long, or...
GrandmaSimulator.png Grandma Simulator Grandma has some advice for you! Blow into the microphone to cool off her tea, and she might share a pearl of wisdom with you. She'll say different things depending on how you blow into the microphone.
PetParrot.png Pet Parrot This stupid parrot imitates everything...you...say. Hey, stop that! SHADDUP!
LightShow.png Light Show Scribble...Ooooooh. Scribble scribble...Ooooooh. Scribble scribble scribble...Ahhhhhh!
SnoreRope.png Snore Rope Blow carefully to keep the miniature senior citizen floating up and over the swinging rope.
GameCreditsToy.png Game Credits This is a list of all the people who made WarioWare: Touched!
PetChameleon.png Pet Chameleon Chameleons blend into their surroundings. If you threw one into a giant mound of butter, it would look like a chameleon-shaped stick of butter! Try pulling down the wallpaper to see this buttery ability in action!
PyoroT.png Pyoro T Grab Pyoro's tail , stretch it back, and let go to skewer insects! Don't let'em land on your flowers!
CustardWarioWareTouched.png Custard Smack that pudding! Jigglejigglejigglejiggle...

Quotes[edit]

Main article: List of quotes in WarioWare: Touched!
  • Wario here! No offense, but you stink! My Touch Training stage is guaranteed to make you 138 percent less pathetic!
  • Just drag stuff. Even you can do that. (Ashley)
  • Wow! That was some serious funkitude. (Jamie T.)

Glitches[edit]

Three microgames in Kat & Ana's set are impossible to complete on some first-run Japanese DSes. The lines in Bright Idea and The Proud, the Fuse cannot be drawn while the flashlight in Midnight Weirdo blinks on and off [1]. Nintendo provided replacement copies for those affected, and the glitches were corrected in later printings and the Western releases.

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:WarioWare: Touched!.

Staff[edit]

Main article: List of WarioWare: Touched! staff

Development[edit]

WarioWare; Touched!'s development overlapped with that of WarioWare: Twisted. As the series core staff was already busy with the later title, the game was primarily developed by staff new to the series and producer Yoshio Sakamoto had to scramble to find a director for the project[2]. Twisted's staff was transferred to Touched following the completion of the title to help complete the game for the Nintendo DS's launch. The game was developed in five months[3].

Trivia[edit]

  • European versions of the game are at some points not localized. Despite the game cover in Europe is yellow, the game's title screen and the menu icon are still orange (while in Japanese editions of the game, the title screen and icon are yellow). Also, in the explanation of the microgame Gold Digger, the series' first game is referred to as WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, while the European title of it is WarioWare, Inc.: Minigame Mania. The game also uses American spelling and grammar in all English versions of the game.
  • In Japanese editions of the game, the music that plays when a boss game is announced is the same as the Speed Up music, while other editions of the game have original music.

References[edit]

  1. ^ WarioWare: Touched! bugging out
  2. ^ Yoshio Sakamoto's GDC '10 Keynote
  3. ^ Kikizo: Nintendo R&D1 Interview