Having recently played through Wario Land II, it seemed like a fitting time to try Wario Ware: Touched. I don't think I've ever played any of the Wario Ware games. All I knew going in was that it was a series based around mini games. And that's all been done before. But whatever.
I ended up grabbing the game on the Wii U Virtual Console. Truth be told, it was about the same price as a loose DS cart. So I felt like it was a good deal at the time. Also, DS games look great on Wii U. You have a lot of options for the screen presentation. I went with holding the gamepad sideways for this one, since it's played entirely with the stylus.
The game itself is incredibly charming and honestly funny. Like I actually laughed at some of the things that happened. Most of it was the absurdity of it all... Wario on a motorcycle and the weird pop band playing in a club and whatever. The mini games are all super weird, too. And they're extremely mini. Like you have a couple seconds to figure out what to do and do it. Stuff like petting a dog or mapping a ski trail or tickling someone. All kinds of weird stuff. Who knew that Wario was the Mushroom Kingdom's Andy Kaufman?
The best levels were the ones based on actual video games. These were like super quick beats from old NES games that really seem to be the precursor to NES Remix (which I love).
My one complaint about the game is its brevity. I beat the story mode in a little over two hours, without much difficulty. I understand that there's harder versions of the levels to play through, but I'm not much of a completionist. So while I had fun the entire time I played the game, I'm not totally certain that I feel like I got my $10 worth of fun. I'm not mad, though. It's a fun game, and I think my wife would like it too. I just don't see myself playing through it again. Ultimately, it feels like a very good and fun and funny demo for all the things you can do with a DS stylus. This is not an insult, but it is what it is.