WarioWare: Snapped!

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WarioWare: Snapped!
WarioWare Snapped logo.png
Developer(s) Nintendo SPD Group No.1
Intelligent Systems
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS
Release date Nintendo DSi (DSiWare):
Japan December 24, 2008
Australia April 2, 2009
Europe April 3, 2009
USA April 5, 2009
China March 11, 2010
South Korea April 15, 2010
Nintendo 3DS (eShop):
Japan June 6, 2011
USA June 6, 2011
Australia June 6, 2011
Europe July 7, 2011
Genre Puzzle
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, 1-2 players simultaneous
Nintendo DSi:
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Nintendo 3DS:
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Nintendo DS:
Nintendo 3DS:

WarioWare: Snapped!, known as Utsusu Made in Wario (うつすメイド イン ワリオ Utsusu Meido in Wario) in Japan, is a DSiWare game for the Nintendo DSi, and is part of the WarioWare series of games. It was revealed at a financial briefing by Nintendo on October 31, 2008. WarioWare: Snapped! was released as a launch title for the price of 500 Nintendo Points. "Utsusu" is Japanese for "being shown in a picture or video", which refers to the game's main feature of using the Nintendo DSi's built-in digital camera to make a silhouette of the player to use as a character in the microgames. WarioWare: Snapped! and the past release, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!, are the only WarioWare games that don't have plots and story-themed stages.


Wario opens his own amusement park called Wario Park, which has four roller coasters. Mona, Jimmy T., Kat and Ana become the park's employees and run it along with Wario, with each character running one coaster.

Aside from the opening which shows the Wario Park scenes, WarioWare: Snapped! makes no use of a storyline.


The player, portrayed by his or her silhouette as seen by the camera, has to grab the coins in one of Wario's microgames.

As with previous WarioWare installments, WarioWare: Snapped! uses a special control scheme. The Nintendo DSi's built-in camera is used to create a silhouette of the player in the microgames. During the game, the Nintendo DSi is placed on a flat surface. To ensure that the player is at an ideal distance from the DSi, the player has to put his or her head and hand to match the respective outlines on the screen. In the microgames, the player must perform certain movements to win the games, such as grabbing coins with the hands, opening the mouth to eat food or catching an object with the head. At the end of a stage, photos of the player that were made during the won microgames are put into a humorous slide show.

In comparison to its predecessors, WarioWare: Snapped! has a much smaller amount of content. Only 20 different microgames are available which all allow for a considerable amount of time. There are neither different difficulty levels nor increasing speed. The game features four different stages which are hosted by Wario, Mona, Jimmy T. and Kat and Ana, respectively. Each stage includes five microgames that appear in random order. While 15 of the microgames are designed for one player, two players have to act in Kat and Ana's stage.

There is no direct penalty for losing a microgame, but it will result into a missing part of the five-part slide show at the end of a stage in each case. There are four different slide shows unique to the character. Wario animates the player's actions, Mona and Kat and Ana add stylish decorations to the player and Jimmy T. puts the photos into a comic strip. However, the slide shows can't be saved.

Additionally, the game's staff credits appear as a mini-game where the player has to steer a line of roller coaster cars through the space. They must collect the occupation terms and the letters of the staff members to score points. The high score of the mini-game can't be saved, either.


Wario Coaster[edit]

The Wario Coaster microgames require big moves. After this level is beaten, the player can see himself or herself doing the actions required to win the microgames in a slideshow.

  • A microgame involving the player using their hands to grab five coins that appear on-screen.
  • A microgame where the player must have his or her hands on three numbered balls at the same time, three times.
  • A minigame involving the player getting their head closer to the screen to look inside a hole.
  • A microgame where the player shakes their head to dry a dog.
  • A microgame involving the player tilting his or her head to pour water on persons' heads.

Mona Coaster[edit]

In Mona Coaster microgames, the player must align his or her body with stuff that appears on-screen. After the level is beaten, a slideshow shows the player using decorations, based on the microgames actions.

  • A microgame where the player must move his or her head to wear one of the falling hats.
  • A microgame involving the player making biting movements with their mouth to eat a loaf.
  • A microgame where the player must move his or her head in order to fit two eyes into glasses.
  • A microgame where the player must get kissed by two characters who shortly appear on the screen.
  • A microgame where the player must use their hands to kill one or two flies.

Jimmy Coaster[edit]

In this stage, the player must do varied actions. At the end, snapshots of the player are used to create a comic strip.

  • A microgame involving the player massaging the shoulders of an elderly woman.
  • A microgame where the player should wave goodbye to a girl.
  • A microgame where players must have their finger either through a floating ring or picking a floating nose.
  • A microgame where the player must play peek-a-boo, so the baby stops crying.
  • A microgame involving the player blowing into the microphone to blow away a man's scarf.

Kat & Ana Coaster[edit]

In this stage, two players are required to play.

  • A microgame where the players must simply get cheek to cheek to win.
  • A microgame involving the players positioning their heads on totems.
  • A microgame where the players must shake their hands and heads to wipe the screen and reveal an item.
  • A microgame involving the players smashing a stone with their heads.
  • A microgame where one player controls a sweaty sun that must get out of the clouds, so the other player's fan cools it off.

DSi Shop description[edit]


Wario™ returns with more manic action made especially for the Nintendo DSi system! WarioWare: Snapped! uses the built-in Nintendo DSi camera to make players the star of the show by placing them right into fast-paced minigames. Take part in wacky challenges simply by moving your face and body as you travel along four wild roller coasters, hosted by Wario and his pals. Beat the minigames using motions ranging from large to small or play with a friend for even more fun. Wario even has a few tricks up his sleeve for after you've finished moving...


Main article: List of WarioWare: Snapped! staff


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


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