|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.
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!
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