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  • Summary: [DSiWare] Let your inner artist loose with Flipnote Studio, an easy to use and surprisingly powerful animation application. Create Flipnotes by using the stylus to write letters and draw pictures, capture sounds using the microphone, and even insert photos captured with the Nintendo DSi[DSiWare] Let your inner artist loose with Flipnote Studio, an easy to use and surprisingly powerful animation application. Create Flipnotes by using the stylus to write letters and draw pictures, capture sounds using the microphone, and even insert photos captured with the Nintendo DSi Camera. Save a Flipnote with multiple pages that run successively and you've just made an animated Flipnote that works like a flip book! And if you feel like sharing your masterpiece, send it to your Flipnote friends or, if you are a registered Hatena.com user, release it via Flipnote Hatena, an online service run by Japanese Web-service provider Hatena. With such a large set of tools available, you’ll quickly find that there are many ways to enjoy Flipnote Studio. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    100
    Maybe it’s not the game actually, but still Flipnote Studio is brilliant, enjoyable and easy to use tool for all creative home designers. And – it’s completely free! [Oct 2009]
  2. Flipnote Studio is simply essential. It's a superb animation application and it's completely free. All DSi owners should download it.
  3. 90
    It's a shame that original DS and DS Lite owners have no way of trying out Flipnote Studio, as what is on offer here exceeds any other DS game in terms of potential and creational ability.
  4. Flipnote Studio is a fun and simple tool to create short animations and share them with friends and people on the web. Everything works fine, and being a free download makes it a must have for every DSi owner out there.
  5. While the program is simple enough for people of all ages to create a project, it still manages to offer up an almost endless amount of creative power limited only by the amount of time and effort users are willing to put into their projects.
  6. 90
    After toying with the program for hours and seeing co-workers' reactions and excitement, both in what I produced and how easy it is to use, I'm now comfortable in saying that there's a real reason to own a DSi system. Flipnote Studio is the system seller Nintendo really needs.
  7. Like any social network activity, this is here to last. It's a new form of expression for creative people, and creating animations is so easy that soon there'll be millions of Flipnotes in Hatena's database. Fun stuff!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Jun 4, 2011
    10
    Interface of this application was made as simple as possible. So even the most talentless in drawing people (like me) can draw with fun. AndInterface of this application was made as simple as possible. So even the most talentless in drawing people (like me) can draw with fun. And Flipnote Agenda's idea is just awesome! I'm sure people made a lot of masterpieces for only being popular there. My rate is superb! 10.0! Expand
  2. Mar 8, 2019
    10
    introduced me and many others to the world of animation. Its so much fun to mess around with! After Hatena being shut down, I was super sad,introduced me and many others to the world of animation. Its so much fun to mess around with! After Hatena being shut down, I was super sad, but it didn't really matter to me because I could just make my own and share them to YouTube! Sure, the 3DS version was better, but this is the DSi we are talking about. What do you expect? I really love this animation tool and I use it almost daily. Expand
  3. FredB
    Aug 14, 2009
    10
    Do you remember making flip book movies when you were a kid? Well, this free DSI application is a flip book makers's dream come true! Do you remember making flip book movies when you were a kid? Well, this free DSI application is a flip book makers's dream come true! With "Flick Book" unlimited frames of animation (hand drawn or photos) can be strung together to make animation shorts or loops. The animation can be set to any speed you chose; sound effects and music can even be added. The trick here is that you can chose to see the last frame drawn so that you can trace the next on top of it, you can even copy a frame and use it as your background and then animate on top of it! This is easiliy the most creative application yet on the DS. You can even post your "films" to a "DS website" where others can view your work, or you can just go and check out (and rate) all the films others have created. Expand
  4. Feb 5, 2021
    10
    While it may be without it's online servers on, to this day, this is still a very great app with you can do animations and draw a lot of things.
  5. BenC
    Aug 30, 2009
    9
    Fun, Free, its fun with a whole load of customisation. Could of used more colours though :(.
  6. Aug 30, 2011
    8
    Flipnote Studios is undoubtedly an excellent application for its price. (Which is free.) You can create really impressive animations, butFlipnote Studios is undoubtedly an excellent application for its price. (Which is free.) You can create really impressive animations, but the quality of course depends on your artistic ability. You can create anything from animations, to "comic books" that you manually turn the page. But, as many users of the Flipnote sharing service Hatena have discovered, you can draw a picture of an adorable animal with a sign that says "Adopt me for 100 Stars," and gullible users will add 100 stars to the drawing to "adopt" it, forcing this little doodle to the top of the "most popular" page. There are also flips with a song recorded from YouTube, which says "Download for 50 stars." People will then add 50 stars to perform a download which is free, and forcing this "no-effort" note into the popular section.

    These can be ignored if you want, but the fact is that most Flipnotes on the Hatena site won't fit your tastes. But if you have a DSi and want to try your hand at some animating, Download Flipnotes. It's probably pre-loaded if you have a newer device. It's a blast to animate, and even if your actual "animations" don't get popular on the Hatena at least you had fun making them.

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  7. Jan 24, 2013
    4
    this game started well, but it has been reduced to people stealing original flip notes with the only change at the end saying "add stars ifthis game started well, but it has been reduced to people stealing original flip notes with the only change at the end saying "add stars if blah blah blah" or a change in speed. and are these thief's punished? no, there put on the "most popular videos" section. and if its not stolen, its some sort of song with a page saying "add stars if you like songs", or a video that says something like "add stars or you will die in 3 days". and if not that, some sort of one direction love story. flippant hatena has become a hole of star beggars, reposts, and stupid scams. however, flip-note studio itself (without hatena) isn't that bad, its a good way to make videos. i personally think that they should shut down the hatena system and keep it as a system to just share some videos with some close friends, not to the internet where someone can steal it. Expand

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