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  • Summary: The WarioWare: D.I.Y. game lets players create the same kind of microgames that are the hallmark of the WarioWare series. Players design every aspect of their creations, including graphics, animation, music and rules. Do It Yourself! Take on the role of game designer and create your own microgames by crafting everything from artwork, animations, music and action instructions. WarioWare: D.I.Y. comes with more than 90 pre-made games to play, but players who have access to a broadband Internet connection can wirelessly download a virtually endless supply of user-generated games, or upload their own creations to share with the world. When creating games, players can utilize a library of pre-made graphics and sound samples, borrow elements from other microgames on their system, or start from scratch. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. 100
    Every DS gamer should give it a whirl, regardless of their design ambition, even if just to get a sense of what wacky creativity lies in the minds of their fellow gamers.
  2. While not without its limitations, WarioWare: Do It Yourself provides creative handheld gamers with a wide range of excellent game-creating tools. If you've ever entertained the idea of making your very own microgames, you'll find tons of entertainment in Wario's latest outing.
  3. Using the simple, lighthearted game approach from WarioWare titles and pairing that with an actual use for the design tools in Mario Paint, Nintendo has brought us a great new tool for creating our own Microgames.
  4. WarioWare: D.I.Y is another great game in the series, but in fact doesn´t improve the gameplay or the visuals. But we have the most important ability to create our own games with the easy creation tools included in the game. It has many microgames to enjoy, but a little lack of variety.
  5. If you want to let your creative side loose, WarioWare D.I.Y. is a great game to do it with. Nintendo has given you, the gamer, the tools to make your own crazy micro-games, even if it takes an abundance of learning to accomplish
  6. Still, the pros far outweigh the cons in this game. Making your own WarioWare game is even more fun than it looks. It's especially cool to download the game's multitudes of free DLC microgames.
  7. There are good ideas here, and around 100 pre-made micro-games to play, but WarioWare: D.I.Y. ultimately reveals itself as an obscure, cluttered experience.

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  1. Nov 8, 2013
    I don't know how to describe how awesome this game is, but I've made over 150 microgames, and I've made tons of music compositions and comics too. Buy this is you want to make microgames, and if you're a creative person. Nintendo made a track of pure gold. Expand
  2. Oct 8, 2010
    This game is amazing. Even if you have zero creativity, you can still edit the existing games, changing, for example, a balloon-popping game into a flying monkey-shooting game. There is no end to the content, especially if you have many friends with the game to share over wifi. It has it's limits, but within those, your creativity is pushed to ITS limits. This game is awesome. Expand
  3. Oct 18, 2011
    its either hit or total utter fail 500billion miles away, but for meh its a definite hit, getting an almost perfect score of 96%, simply one of the best ds games, and you can make a mini elite beat agents! Expand
  4. Aug 25, 2010
    In a word-bonkers. Not just a game maker, but the chance to take the mick out of anyone (provided your stylus skills are up to it) with plenty of modes and downloads to keep you playing. Bored on a train/bus/car? Make a game where said train/bus/car/U.F.O flies through planets, zapping aliens and anyone who gets on your nerves. Dangerously addictive, too. Expand
  5. Dec 20, 2012
    This game would be considered, in my opinion, almost perfect. The main idea in this game is to create your own minigames, there are even rewards for your efforts. There are also quite a few pre-installed minigames in it as well. The only parts to this game that I don't like are: 1-Orbulon's number sliding puzzle 2-slightly limited for certain aspects when creating minigames (mainly how much actions you can make). Overall 8.7/10 Expand
  6. Feb 26, 2011
    There are about 90 microgames here, but those are just for a laugh. The main big thing here is that you can create your own microgames from scratch. It works surprisingly well and after you've cleared lesson 2, you'll be making games in no time. The tutorial hits the spot perfectly. It strikes the perfect balance of entertainment and helpful information. The music creator could not be bettered in terms of simplicity and usefulness. If you can't be bothered doing the AI, you can import a preset game and modify it. If you're bored of making games, you can write a comic book or create a record. I wish they'd scrap the points system because it limits you quite badly in the number of sprites and animation frames you can get. You are quite badly punished for doing larger sprites. You can only create four cells for one animation and four different art for one sprite. There needs to be more coding space as well. Some things you can't do, like you can't do when (sprite)'s art is set to (whatever). If you're ever interested in creating games, this is a great place to start. Expand
  7. Jul 10, 2011
    Extremely good game, although i still prefer the GBA approach to it. Touch-screen based games feel too easy, somehow. The D.I.Y. aspect of the game is a big plus, although the game shouldn't force everyone to invest so much time on them to unlock everything from the game. Expand

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