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WarioWare: Snapped!

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Camera-based micro-game collection is fun but far too short.

Game Nintendo DSi 2009
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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

This includes 20 new and updated WarioWare DSi camera micro-games!

Five of which are for 2 players. All games are short fun hilarious encounters, as with other WarioWare micro-games. The title is for download (500 points) with other DSiWare on the Nintendo DSi Shop, available through DSi system (which includes 1000-points free, if used before Sept. 5th 2009). So, it's actually good enough. It used the front camera and microphone. They're short enough games so, having to keep the DSi on a flat surface, or still, is not a problem. It's fun to see other peoples, and yourself, after going through 5 micro-games (waving, wearing glasses, getting kissed, etc.) You must accept that its a (first release) DSiWare game that entertainingly uses the DSi system well. Also you must realize that YOU can make up rules, prizes, etc., (essentially use you imagination also) and you can play this anytime and anywhere, when you need some 'fun time', or when waiting for something. **SPOILER ALERT** There is one High Score microgame for the Credits (available right away), where you collect the letters of the credits. Also things "change-up" a little, the next time you or someone else plays. **SPOILER ALERT**

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Snapped! is a good concept that deserved to be fleshed out a lot more. Most of the micro-games are fun, but with only 20 of them scattered over four short levels, players will see everything the game has to offer in well under half an hour. And with no unlockable prizes, high scores, or plot, there's little reason to play again. Complicating matters is the game's iffy image recognition. There will be times when the camera can't distinguish your face or hands from your surroundings, rendering pointless all of your comical flailing. And since Snapped! can only be played with the DSi stationary and set on a table in front of the player, it feels rather like the antithesis of a portable game. Save your DSiWare points for something with a little more meat and utility.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: April 5, 2009
  • Genre: Party
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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