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So late to the party I'm vacuuming crushed cheetos off the carpet-Wario Ware Twisted

Grug

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The ridiculous delays that we have been subjected to with this title in Europe finally pushed me too far and I imported a copy.

My impression in a word... 'a-wow-a!'.

The presentation is classic Wario-Ware, exactly as it should be.

But the gameplay possibilities that are revealed just by the simple ability to twist left and right are really quite amazing. My frothing demand increases for the new gameplay concepts the Revolution will be able to provide with even more dimensions of motion sension control.

The challenge factor in Twisted is certainly a notch above Wario Ware and Wario Ware Touched which is good news. Plenty of unlockables as usual.

This game in the GBA slot and Castlevania DoS in the main slot of my DS makes me one happy camper.

Fellow UK/Europe brethren, don't let the fact that this game came out eons ago in the states let you overlook it when it releases next month. Its a gem.
 

Naked Snake

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If you're playing it on DS you should really play it on the bottom (touch) screen, the twisting feels more natural when the screen is centered between your hands.
 

Grug

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Naked Snake said:
If you're playing it on DS you should really play it on the bottom (touch) screen, the twisting feels more natural when the screen is centered between your hands.
Never even thought of that, but the GBA SP screen is at the top as well?

Oh well, I'll give it a try!
 

Naked Snake

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Grug said:
but the GBA SP screen is at the top as well?
I'm not sure what do you mean by that.

In a perfect world WW Twisted would be best played on the original GBA (in which it would be backlit), but a very close alternative to that is playing it on the bottom screen of the DS or on the GB Micro.

I played the game on the SP unfortunately (which is still great because the game flat out rocks), then I got the DS later on and tried it on that and it felt so much better, I got a Micro recently and I plan to replay the game on it someday.
 

ziran

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Grug said:
The ridiculous delays that we have been subjected to with this title in Europe finally pushed me too far and I imported a copy.

My impression in a word... 'a-wow-a!'.

The presentation is classic Wario-Ware, exactly as it should be.

But the gameplay possibilities that are revealed just by the simple ability to twist left and right are really quite amazing. My frothing demand increases for the new gameplay concepts the Revolution will be able to provide with even more dimensions of motion sension control.

The challenge factor in Twisted is certainly a notch above Wario Ware and Wario Ware Touched which is good news. Plenty of unlockables as usual.

This game in the GBA slot and Castlevania DoS in the main slot of my DS makes me one happy camper.

Fellow UK/Europe brethren, don't let the fact that this game came out eons ago in the states let you overlook it when it releases next month. Its a gem.
i agree. ww twisted is super great! :)

it's really bad nintendo has taken so long bringing it to europe.
 

Grug

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I was told the tilt sensor has mercury in it which is not allowd in toys in the EU.

Wouldn't surprise me considering the overbearing, intrusive bunch of socialist maggots that comprise the EC Parliament.
 

ziran

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Pikmindictator said:
I was told the tilt sensor has mercury in it which is not allowd in toys in the EU.
really! like Grug said, it wouldn't surprise me...

it's crazy the way different countries have such different ideas on what safe is.
 

carlos

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pizza dinosaur rocks!
"Mona pizza's got nothing on us!
Cause we've got 6000 stores plus!"

damn thats one catchy tune and good game....too bad the cartridge fell off once when I was gyrating it and all my saved data was erased....That kinda made me stop playing...
 
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When I played this it was on an SP. There was one game (the figure skating microgame) where I would throw the GBA up in the air, let it complete one or more revolutions in midair, and then catch it.
 

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I hate NoE sometimes(although I shouldn't do this *uhh*). Let's hope they'll have it ready for the second quarter, earliest date would be June as far as I know, but its date is to be determined soon...again. [For some people who didn't know: The game won't be released next month, they decided to delay it again on Wednesday]

I want this game now :(


I was told the tilt sensor has mercury in it which is not allowd in toys in the EU.
That's untrue. We already got Yoshi's Universal Gravitation. Reasons for the delays aren't officialy known, but the game was localized last year. I was told it has to do with the rumble pack, this would also explain why there's currently no date announced for Metroid Prime Pinball.



Final Fantasy IV will be released on March 10th, I know wrong thread, but I wanted you to know that ;)
 

Grug

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Shiggy said:
I hate NoE sometimes(although I shouldn't do this *uhh*). Let's hope they'll have it ready for the second quarter, earliest date would be June as far as I know, but its date is to be determined soon...again. [For some people who didn't know: The game won't be released next month, they decided to delay it again on Wednesday]

I want this game now :(
Just import it from Tronix (www.tronixweb.com). Great exporter with great service.

Comes to 42US dollars including Global priority shipping (takes about 5-6 days).

Thats only 24 pounds which is less than what it will cost when it comes out over here anyway.
 

Shiggy

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Grug said:
Just import it from Tronix (www.tronixweb.com). Great exporter with great service.

Comes to 42US dollars including Global priority shipping (takes about 5-6 days).

Thats only 24 pounds which is less than what it will cost when it comes out over here anyway.
Well, I already waited more than a year, these 5 months aren't that much...
And there are other games I'll buy instead of it this quarter ;)
And I also get DS games like Table Hockey or Submarine, which seem to make fun for a while.
 

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This game is perfect with the GB Micro, especially the rounds where you turn it upside down. Terrific game, and I agree with Archie about Wario de Mambo.
 

Jacobi

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It rox so much. i spent a lot of time with it (in school). Samurai mini-game rox for competitions
 

ghibli99

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Yep, WW Twisted! is definitely a great game! While there were quite a few minigames that you could essentially beat infinitely (seemed like there were fewer of these in the original WW), the way they implemented the twist/tilt sensor was great. As always, I love the retro Nintendo 9-Volt levels, and the music throughout the game is really fun. The little toys, records, and minigames you win throughout really keeps the addicitive quality of the game really high until you get everything. I never played the DS version of WW, but by most accounts, I'm not missing too much.
 

8bit

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ghibli99 said:
I never played the DS version of WW, but by most accounts, I'm not missing too much.
It's not bad, but it's kind of short and not a patch on either of the other versions.
 

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I was about to say I was thinking about getting WW Touched. So its not a good game? I like the mini games on M64DS, how does WWT compare? I was also gonna ask how Twisted worked in the DS. Should I get both Twisted and Touched?
 

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Helznicht said:
I was about to say I was thinking about getting WW Touched. So its not a good game? I like the mini games on M64DS, how does WWT compare? I was also gonna ask how Twisted worked in the DS. Should I get both Twisted and Touched?
The size of the DS makes some of the minigames really awkward... like the ones where you have to spin the system around multiple times. Some people think that makes them more challenging, some see it as a nuisance brought on by the DS's bulk. It's easier to play on the SP, IMO, but I can see it being the easiest and most comfortable on the GBM.
 

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Helznicht said:
I was about to say I was thinking about getting WW Touched. So its not a good game? I like the mini games on M64DS, how does WWT compare? I was also gonna ask how Twisted worked in the DS. Should I get both Twisted and Touched?
Touched is a strange bastard sibling of Twisted. It's like they were working on one fantastic game for a DS model featuring built in rumble, but removed that functionality and had to split it into two games. Twisted got all the good stuff, and Touched got the rest. It's worthwhile if you can get it cheap, or are really desperate for more minigames.

Twisted will make you look like someone playing videogames for the first time, but Touched makes you look like an accountant.
 

ghibli99

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Helznicht said:
Damn you and your riddles! Tell me what to spend my Money on!! :D
I think the general consensus here is to go out and get Twisted, and if you can find it for cheap, pick up Touched.
 

Naked Snake

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I REALLY disliked Touched for the longest time, I found it so unchallenging and repetitive, and I left it collecting dust for ages, but a while I go I was bored and popped it in, and I thought "hmm, maybe this isn't as bad as I thought it was"... mind you, I still think the original WW and Twisted are far better.
 

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Archie said:
Wario de Mambo is the best and worst microgame
It's the only one I can't get a gold trophy on! ;_; Every single other one is gold but nooo I'll never unlock the final mini-game cause I just can't do the Mambo!
 

Naked Snake

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Lindsay said:
It's the only one I can't get a gold trophy on! ;_; Every single other one is gold but nooo I'll never unlock the final mini-game cause I just can't do the Mambo!
Me and my friend couldn't do the Mambo either, so fucking hard, but my boyfriend managed to get the gold trophy in it, he said he did it with his eyes closed, relying completely on the sound, that's the only way he could beat it.
 

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Naked Snake said:
Me and my friend couldn't do the Mambo either, so fucking hard, but my boyfriend managed to get the gold trophy in it, he said he did it with his eyes closed, relying completely on the sound, that's the only way he could beat it.
I just watched the background dancers and tried to keep sync, but yeah, it is tough. It was the first and only "boss" level that I wasn't able to get past the first time I got to it.
 

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I am a huge Wario Ware fan like most here, and I think that Touched plain stinks. It's made much worse by the fact that Twisted came out first. I don't think it's something inherently wrong with the screen dynamic, as some of the games (like the boss where you draw a line to keep the guy bouncing) and some other games (Kirby) show how great the screen could be for a Wario game, but the execution and creativity is just not what I came to expect and the game is just very average. Twisted, OTOH is easily in consideration for GOTY imo though no one really takes it seriously since it's so simple (and brilliant).