WarioWare: Snapped! Review
WarioWare: Snapped! box art
System: DSi (DSiWare) Review Rating Legend
Dev: Intelligent Sys. 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: Nintendo 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: Apr. 5, 2009 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1-2 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Everyone 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

This brings me to the next point. The game is basically a poorly-implemented gimmick to make use of the brand-spanking new DSi camera. Even though it uses the popular WarioWare format and characters such as Wario, Mona, Jimmy, Kat, and Ana, this game is just not in the same league as its predecessors. It's incredibly short, it has terrible control problems, and it doesn't even let you save the videos or slideshows, which are the whole point of playing the mini-games. Therefore, the value of this title is very low, and even though it only costs 500 points, I'd say it's not worth it at all.

WarioWare: Snapped! screenshot

The Kat and Ana ride will let two people play the mini-games together, but this just makes it even more difficult for the camera to distinguish the silhouettes, and most times I tried I couldn't even get past the first snapshot. The credits mini-game, on the other hand, seems to work okay. That's because there isn't much shape-recognition involved. The text just flows towards you in capricious waves or straight lines, and you simply follow them with subtle head motions towards the right or the left. Each letter you get is worth points, and later you'll have to avoid touching enemies while making sure you grab the teddy bears for an extra boost.

As far as audio and visuals go, there isn't much new to discover here. Of course, the off-the-wall design of the mini-games, crazy character voices, and cheery background tunes are all part of the great WarioWare formula, but since the game is so short and simple, there isn't a whole lot of variety overall.


WarioWare: Snapped! was just a complete disappointment. I knew it would be a light version of what we've come to know as WarioWare, but I never thought the game would be just broken! If you're still interested and think you might just find the perfect lighting conditions to make it work, you can go ahead and spend five bucks on it. However, I can't recommend this game to anyone, because it will most likely be a source of frustration and a waste of 500 points. Too bad!

By Maria Montoro
CCC Site Director

Wackiness abounds in these typical WarioWare visuals. Though simple, they fit the game like a glove.
You may be lucky enough to find the perfect lighting conditions to make this game work, but the truth is it rarely ever works and when it does, it does so inconsistently.
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Wario-style tunes are perfect for this short game, but there isn't much variety as far as sounds and voice-over work.

Play Value
It's a WarioWare game and it works with a camera, so it may pique your interest at first. However, it's very short, it won't let you save your goofy pictures or videos, and it's tough to make it work!

Overall Rating - Poor
Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.

Game Features:

  • 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 mini-games.
  • 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 mini-games 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...

  • Screenshots / Images
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