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- After the game launches, Nintendo will regularly make new micro-games available for download to players who have access to a broadband Internet connection.
- Take on the role of game designer and create your own micro-games by crafting everything from artwork, animations, music and action instructions.
- Comes with more than 90 pre-made games, but players who have access to a broadband Internet connection can download a virtually endless supply of user-generated games, or upload their own creations to share with the world.
- When creating games, you can utilize a library of pre-made graphics and sound samples, borrow elements from other micro-games on your system, or start from scratch.
- Sharing new content is the real key to WarioWare - D.I.Y., and there are a number of ways for you to participate - Using a local wireless connection, friends can swap micro-games, comics and music you've created.
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Every WarioWare game has featured a frenetic mix of wacky, five-second “microgames,” but WarioWare: D.I.Y. adds the next evolution to the same crazy gameplay: making your own microgames from the ground up. • Design your own games! Create your own microgames from scratch, or customize previously existing ones. Create custom graphics, compose music, and design your own gameplay rules, OR borrow any of these elements from other microgames and tweak them as you see fit. • Play, download, and trade! In the WarioWare tradition, there are plenty of microgames to play from the getgo! The game ships with over 90 microgames included, but you will also be able to download from a vast (and free!) online library of games (wireless broadband access required for online play), as well as trade them with your friends. A constant stream of fresh games will keep your game exciting and new! • Play on the Wii console, too! By downloading the WiiWare title WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase, you can experience your creations on the TV screen, access another 72 pre-made microgames, and even play microgames head-to-head with up to four players! • Music and comics as well! Besides games, WarioWare: D.I.Y. has a full suite of music-composition tools, as well as a set of tools for creating four-panel comic strips. Naturally, you can trade all these creations with friends as well, or just enjoy the 90 samples of each provided with the game.
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Having said that, if your child has a knack for game ideas and has a lot of patience and logical thinking, this is a wonderful opportunity for them to grow and expand their programming knowledge and basic understanding of cause and effect. You can create your own graphics, scenarios, music, and object interactions.
There are a number of preloaded games that you can work from and you can share games with friends or online.
My son (age 10) has spent hours and hours planning and programming a whole slew of games and loves coming up with new ideas often asking himself, "What would the public like to do in this game?"
It is a wonderful tool and teaches kids (and adults) the amount of work that goes into creating a small section of a video game. It gives a great perspective as to the amount of work done by programmers.
It is not for everyone. Many people will be frustrated quickly since there is not immediate gratification but if it the kind of thing you or your children like, it is well done.
Also, once you have created a cool game, you can use the wireless function to share it with your friends' DS's. You can also put it on your Wii console! How fun is that !?! This is a terrific, non-run-of-the-mill, game, especially for kids.
It's obvious by now that the WarioWare series is Nintendo's license to let its game designers run wild with a very loose leash. I mean, come on, games where you poke someone's eyes out, or pluck boogers out of a nose? Awsomely grose! The untethered creativity has been something the WarioWare franchise has always embraced, from the GBA original to the DS and Wii follow-ups, and WarioWare D.I.Y. is pretty much the company handing over that creative license to the gamer. This is an incredibly experience that puts huge emphasis on user-made content: you have access to a rich set of tools to create microgames on the same level as you've seen in previous WarioWare games. There's a little bit of everything in D.I.Y.: programming, drawing, and music composing, all done in a way that's amazingly accessible to anyone's skill levels.
WarioWare D.I.Y. is essentially this generation's version of Mario Paint. Many Nintendo fans hold the Super NES title in such high regard, so it's baffling Nintendo's gone so long without reviving that mouse-driven art title on the mouse friendly Nintendo DS or Wii. WarioWare D.I.Y. encapsulates all the creative tools of Mario Paint and reproduces them in a versatile game creator. You can animate game sprites and paint full backgrounds as well as create a short musical tune or stitch together a longer song. But most importantly, you're using those assets in game creation: you're building the same style of challenges that have been seen in previous WarioWare titles.
Then, once you get bored of the small screen, go to your Wii and play your games with D.I.Y Showcase! It's great!