WarioWare D.I.Y. :: Nintendo DS Game Review
Wario is a lot of things: fat, smelly, and also lazy! In fact, he's so lazy that he's going to have you make your own game in WarioWare D.I.Y.! Luckily, it's still super fun!
WarioWare games are all about quick thinking and fast actions. These are not mini-games. No, they are micro-games! If you have never played a WarioWare game before, here's how it usually works: You are thrown a random game and you have only a few seconds to follow the on screen instructions and complete the task! Once you do, you are given another game to do. Typically, there are different goals, such as making it through a certain number of games, or being the last one standing in a multiplayer game.
Courtesy of Nintendo
Courtesy of Nintendo
Do It Yourself
In WarioWare D.I.Y. the focus is still on these micro-games, but in a different way. The game itself only comes with around 100 designer games to play with. This is not that much. However, you get the opportunity to add to your collection yourself! D.I.Y. features a powerful editing tool that allows you to make your own game, including your own pictures and sounds!
When you first start to play, you will need to sit through a looooong tutorial that shows you have to use the editing tool. Luckily, Wario is there to entertain you and keep boredom away. After the tutorial, you can train and practice the skills in the Assembly Dojo. Complete multiple tasks to unlock more of the designer games. This is important, because you can take the art and music from these games and use them for your own!
Can't Do Everything
While the editing tool is powerful, it can't do everything. For your games, you can only have the player tap the screen. No dragging or drawing. Also, you cannot use the DSi to take pictures or upload things from a SD card.
However, these are only a few limitations. There is still a lot to do with D.I.Y., especially since you can connect to Nintendo Wi-Fi and download other people's games! You do not need to be a super game developer to enjoy D.I.Y., it is easy to make games and to have fun playing them!
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone