Metascore
93

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  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
    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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

Awards & Rankings

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14
#14 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
7
#7 Most Shared DS Game of 2009
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 65
  2. Negative: 14 out of 65
  1. Nov 6, 2010
    6
    I was so looking forward to FNS when it came out, and for the first few weeks it was brilliant! Then, several months later the Hatena site gotI was so looking forward to FNS when it came out, and for the first few weeks it was brilliant! Then, several months later the Hatena site got a mass overload of crap flipnotes begging for apparently precious stars, therefore absolutely ruining the experience. What a shame, because it's a great tool, despite a few drawbacks. Full Review »
  2. 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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  3. 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! Full Review »