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E3: Game & Wario is neither Game & Watch nor WarioWare photo
E3: Game & Wario is neither Game & Watch nor WarioWare
by Jonathan Holmes

Along with Project P-100, one of the biggest surprises at the Nintendo booth at E3 was Game & Wario. I would have definitely been less disappointed with Nintendo's on-site press conference if they had made some mention of either game. 

That said, Game & Wario was far from a showstopper, and that's coming from a huge fan of the WarioWare series. The games here appear much longer than those found in WarioWare, and they generally lacked the humor and the punch normally associated with the Wario name. The game with the arrows and the stomping was pretty fun, but the others felt rather tame, especially compared with the surprisingly exciting times I had with Nintendo Land

If Game & Wario ends up having 50+ mini-games included, like a traditional WarioWare title or Rhythm Heaven Fever did, then it may end up being a must-have purchase. If it only includes 12 different games like Nintendo Land is planned to, then it may not have what it takes to win your attention.

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5:00 AM on 08.20.2010

Dr. Wily makes necessary preparations in WarioWare D.I.Y.

Let's see now...there have been ten main games, one side story, and five handheld titles in the classic Mega Man series. Dr. Wily builds one or two fortresses for each outing, and they always crumble to the ground in the end...

Tony Ponce



Review: WarioWare D.I.Y./WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase photo
Review: WarioWare D.I.Y./WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase
by Jonathan Holmes

At first I wanted to start this review with a "Do you like to do it yourself" reference to The 40-Year-Old Virgin, but then I thought, "Is that how I really want to be remembered in the annals of Internet history? As a peddler of lame references and bad jokes?"

Every word, every image that has entered the Internet will survive -- in some form or another -- for all time. After the human race is gone and the Earth is governed by super-CPUs in the cloud, my thoughts about videogames will probably be the only thing these self-interested artificial life forms will find interesting about me. "Oh, he used to judge our ancestors, sometimes with an air of pretentious mockery," they'll muse. "What a jackass," they'll exclaim, as they kick the dirt off their feet; dirt that may contains the remnants of my long decompsed corpse.

The digital footprint we leave via the Internet will long outlive us. That brings me to WarioWare D.I.Y. (DS). More than a game, this DS title allows regular people the chance to create tiny, easy-to-make, AI-driven artistic expressions of themselves, to be shared with the world via the DS's Wi-Fi connection, or played on your TV via WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase (WiiWare). You may be dead in 100 years or so, but the stuff you make in this game may last forever.

That's great and all, but the important question is this: Does the game provide you with the tools to create something you'll want to be remembered for, or does it merely let you make a series of lame, referential-humor joke games? Hit the jump to find out.

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1:00 AM on 04.14.2010

Watch Gaijin Games make a WarioWare D.I.Y. microgame

I must say, covering WarioWare D.I.Y. has been nothing but delightful -- and I haven't even gotten around to picking up a copy of the game yet. "Fire Bad!" by Alex Neuse of Gaijin Games is the latest of the developer-created...

Jordan Devore

3:00 AM on 04.07.2010

Tips & tricks with advanced WarioWare D.I.Y. tutorials

And with that, the super helpful, nicely-produced WarioWare D.I.Y. tutorial videos from Nintendo of America Treehouse have come to a close. Since the game has been out in the wild for a while now, this final set delves into ...

Jordan Devore

3:40 PM on 04.06.2010

Watch Ron Carmel make his WarioWare DIY game Suck Goo

Ron Carmel, co-creator of the highly successful WiiWare and PC title World of Goo, has made a WarioWare D.I.Y. microgame. Suck Goo might be simplistic (even by WarioWare standards) but that's exactly the sort ...

Conrad Zimmerman





1:20 PM on 04.06.2010

Cave Story creator's WarioWare D.I.Y. game, Ikachan

As you may be aware already, I love Cave Story. This video is of the WarioWare D.I.Y. microgame that Pixel, genius behind Cave Story, has made available to download. The Ikachan microgame is based on a mechanic from a P...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:00 PM on 03.22.2010

More of those helpful WarioWare D.I.Y. tutorial videos

With less than a week left until WarioWare D.I.Y. hits retail, my curiosity for the game has grown tremendously each passing day. More than the main game itself, I'm curious to see if I have what it takes to make a halfway d...

Jordan Devore

3:20 PM on 03.22.2010

Developers getting in on the WarioWare D.I.Y. fun

As Matt showed us over the weekend, WarioWare D.I.Y. is going to be the next big thing for creative types. This is made even more clear by today's announcement that a handful of big-name developers will be contributing to the...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 03.21.2010

WarioWare D.I.Y. can get really, really violent

What is all this talk about Nintendo not making adult games? The video above clearly shows that WarioWare D.I.Y. is heavily gunning for "Most Violent Game of the Year," and at the moment seems to have a healthy lead in the "...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 03.17.2010

Tutorial Time: Learn to make games in WarioWare D.I.Y.

I passed along a preview of upcoming Nintendo DS game WarioWare D.I.Y. earlier this month, and in it I mentioned that I'm very excited about the tools the game provides to make your own microgame. I'm sure the game itself wi...

Dale North

11:00 AM on 02.25.2010

WarioWare D.I.Y. has my imagination running wild

At Nintendo's media summit, held in San Francisco today, I had a chance to see the localized version of upcoming DS/DSi game WarioWare D.I.Y. in action. After getting a full demonstration on how it worked, my imagination is r...

Dale North

5:20 PM on 05.07.2009

Make 'em hard! Nipple-flicking Nintendo DS boob minigame

Do you know about the Japanese Nintendo DS game Made in Ore (Made in Me)? Bukkake, remember? If you don't, know that it's a game in the WarioWare series that lets players create their own minigames, complete with tools to mak...

Dale North

10:00 AM on 05.02.2009

Surprise: Japanese use Made in Ore to make bukkake porn

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: if you want something sick and twisted, leave it to Japan. Americans didn't do too shabby of a job showing off what perverts we can be during the whole Sporn debacle, but g...

Colette Bennett

10:00 PM on 04.14.2009

Fan-made WarioWare hits the DS and WiiWare with Made in Ore

The world will become a better place on April 29th, as that's the day Made in Ore and Asobu Made in Ore will see a simultaneous release on the DS and WiiWare (in Japan). Nintendo just launched websites dedicated to the two ga...

Jonathan Holmes



Destructoid review: WarioWare: Snapped! photo
Destructoid review: WarioWare: Snapped!
by Jonathan Holmes

The DSi is officially out in stores, and so far the thing is selling like crazy. It's strange for a console that has so few true exclusives at launch to be so hot. Thus far, the only games you can only play on the DSi are a handful of DSiWare exclusives: download-only games made specifically for the console. The most high-profile DSiWare title out right now is definitely WarioWare: Snapped!, the sixth game in Nintendo's ever-popular "micro-game" series. 

I love WarioWare. It's probably the only series that, in my opinion, has yet to strike out even once. Does WarioWare: Snapped! hold up the WarioWare tradition of good, dumb fun, or is this the first flop in the series' history?

Hit the jump to find out.

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