Monday, May 3, 2010

Review: WarioWare D.I.Y.

For those not familiar with the WarioWare series, let me enlighten your unfortunate brains. It’s basically a set of 5-second microgames that run in quick succession. For example, the first game has you aiming a golf ball toward the hole. If you sink it, you win the game and move on to the next one. If you miss, you lose a life. The next might be aiming a finger directly up a prominent nostril. The longer you go, the faster the games become. Once you lose 4 lives, it’s over.

Yeah, I know. Sounds insane. And by all accounts, it is. Since the first WarioWare game for GBA released back in 2003, there have been literally hundreds of different microgames released across all of Nintendo’s platforms. And now, that number has literally exploded, since the latest WarioWare game lets you make your own games! Make your own characters, animations, and music and let the fun begin! Granted, it can take some time to make a really solid game, but it’s quite literally one billion times easier (for most people) than having to do the programming yourself.

wariowaredraw The game also comes with about 90 microgames for you to play. Plus, if you think a game needs some work, or just want to the copy the structure or music or art, you can do that, too! There are also some games that only lack some drawings, so sketch in some stuff, and you’re done!  And if that weren’t enough, the game comes with a song creator and a comics creator, so you can make full-length tunes and fun comics. You can also go online and download new games from Nintendo or any of your friends.

So, in short, the game lets you make your own stinking games (some of which will likely be stinky), music, and comics. What fun! And don’t worry; there are plenty of tutorials and tips, so even if you don’t have game design experience, you’ll be a top super game maker in no time! That being said, go out and buy the game and make some stuff! We can even share, dangit! Ok, bye!

  • Make almost any kind of microgame you want!
  • Custom music and art!
  • Free downloads every week!
  • You can’t quite make ANYTHING
  • No custom sounds
  • Can be a little difficult to learn
This game has earned a Blatantly Biased:9p5

Here’s a clip from a game I made from scratch.  I even entered it into a contest and won a $50 prize package!  Enjoy!

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Such a fun game :) I like all the games you made! Your brothers need to get it so you can all send games to each other. That would be fun :) Glad you enjoyed this game so much. Love you!