WarioWare D.I.Y. DS

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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 ownThe 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. Positive: 49 out of 53
  2. Negative: 0 out of 53
  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.
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    90
    Every step of the way, you'll feel the classic Nintendo touch. [Issue#96, p.98]
  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. 83
    Creativity often thrives under the most severe limitations, and those who relish the opportunity to entertain others (or even just themselves) in videogame form will love WarioWare D.I.Y. It provides a detailed yet streamlined mechanism for creativity, meaning the challenge is in coming up with creative ideas rather than wrestling with the interface.
  5. For those of us with purer nail-hitting, dog-poking and badger-stomping in mind, the pleasure will have to remain in the doing.
  6. If you don't like the philosophy of "play, create and share", maybe you won't like D.I.Y.. But, still, the package of 90 microgames can be interesting.
  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. Sep 20, 2016
    10
    This game is amazing
    first of all its easy to use
    second of all the tutoriels for how to make a microgame is great for teaching how the game
    This game is amazing
    first of all its easy to use
    second of all the tutoriels for how to make a microgame is great for teaching how the game works
    and third you can make music
    sadly the online features don't work but that's not that big of a deal
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  2. Nov 8, 2013
    10
    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 comicsI 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
  3. Dec 13, 2014
    10
    I spent a lot of my time on this game i even go back to it sometime to see my old games that i made. If you want to buy some DS games this isI spent a lot of my time on this game i even go back to it sometime to see my old games that i made. If you want to buy some DS games this is one of the best. Expand
  4. Aug 25, 2010
    9
    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 plentyIn 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. Nov 20, 2016
    9
    Almost every gamer's dream is to program their own games, and WarioWare DIY accomplishes that, allowing you to create your own sprites, AI,Almost every gamer's dream is to program their own games, and WarioWare DIY accomplishes that, allowing you to create your own sprites, AI, and more. Don't like that? You can also make music and comics, or play over 90 remade micro games! MY one complaint is that the tap controls really bring down the possibilities, but it's otherwise an amazing game, and a must have for your DS or 3DS. Expand
  6. Dec 20, 2012
    9
    This game would be considered, in my opinion, almost perfect. The main idea in this game is to create your own minigames, there are evenThis 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
  7. Feb 26, 2011
    8
    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 fromThere 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

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