29 posts tagged warioware
Stay up past your bedtime to play video games
Wii U’s upcoming Game & Wario has an ingenious mode that lets you relive that childhood feeling of sneaking a late night video game session on your handheld (or in this case, classic WarioWare microgames on the GamePad), while keeping an ear out for parents who might storm in and ground you. What a crazy idea for a game! I love it.
And if you let this video play, you’ll also see another fun mode that has the GamePad holder trying to steal fruit in a crowded area, as other players watch closely trying to identify the thief. There’s a lot more footage of upcoming Wii U games from Japan’s Nintendo Direct stream this morning — watch it in full here.
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Game & Wario, another Wii U launch title that Nintendo neglected to show during its E3 press conference (click for larger images). Details about the minigame shown in the above screenshots are available on this page.
Buy: WarioWare: D.I.Y. See also: More of Tiny Cartridge's E3 coverage
And don’t forget that the system price cuts hit today, so if you’ve been waiting on those, you can now pick up a Nintendo DSi for $149 (Black, Pink, White, Metallic Blue, Blue), and a DSi XL for $169 (Bronze, Burgundy, Midnight Blue). Amazon hooks you up with free shipping.
WarioWare DIY microgame based on CTA Digital’s Wings for Wii. Inspired by our post about the absurd Wii Fit Plus accessory, Duncan Robson put together this microgame with nice, detailed art (check out the game on the TV screen!) and even a shoutout to a certain website.
Speaking of shouting out to websites, you should check Duncan’s site Microcartridge for more DIY “snapshots.” Reader Shawn Bradford also started a Tumblr microgame archive about other people’s works. I’m glad that people picked up Eric’s lazyweb idea!
See also: More WarioWare D.I.Y. posts
Wario Nike Dunks concept by ghettoburger. They’re pretty weird looking, but then they’re patterned after a character whose defining trait is that he’s kind of a dick. Weirdness all around, is what I’m saying.
Speaking of Wario wardrobes, I never understood why he adopted this biker-on-Easter thing for the WarioWare games, instead of the classic yellow/purple Mario suit. Was it to distance the experimental WarioWare from the Mario series? Was it because they wanted him to look more appropriate on a motorcycle? Was it because goggles are neat?
“D.I.Y. Miami” microgame by reader Jesse T.G. This microgame made in WarioWare D.I.Y. is amusing enough to elicit laughter from its own creator. It even uses one of the stock sound effects for the “YEAAAHHHH!” I just wish I had thought of the Horatio sunglasses meme first. I would have done this… myself.
Here’s another of his works, “Retro Gamer,” in which you have to rush to find the good game among crappy ones. If you’d like to see more of Jesse’s inventive work, he’s uploaded several games to his YouTube channel.
“Obama’s Shocking Reveal” by thesimplicity. This pair of games is great not because it dares to tell the truth that our government is overrun with reptilian agents enacting a longterm plan to subjugate humanity — because, come on, obviously — but because there’s so much style to it! The weird pointillist style, the camera flash and news channel graphics… a lot of work went into that! A suspiciously… superhuman amount of work.
Knytt microgame in WarioWare D.I.Y. Creator BooJoh used one game’s editor to make a microgame patterned after another editable game! Well, technically it’s Knytt Stories that has the editor. I wonder if there are any five-second-long Knytt Stories?
With WarioWare D.I.Y. out in North America, we’re going to see a resurgence of user-created microgames. Which is good for those of us constantly searching YouTube for these things. Now, we’ll even be able to play some of them!
WarioWare DIY papercraft. Nintendo included these Wario templates with the materials handed out to GDC attendees. But now you can make a boxy, formally-dressed Wario even if you didn’t attend GDC (or if you didn’t have Joystiq coworkers there), thanks to this scanned template.
It doesn’t really translate to the tasks in the game in any capacity other than that it involves Wario and making stuff, but anything to get people to pay attention to this rad game is a good thing. And since the game is about making stuff, it translates much more than the usual game papercraft. Plus, you know, yay papercraft.
See it yourself: More WarioWare DIY stuff
NSFW: Collection of ultra violent WarioWare D.I.Y. microgames. This likely isn’t what Nintendo and Intelligent Systems had in mind when they decided to give players the power to create their own WarioWare-style games, but if you’re inclined to, you can create experiences just as bloody and tasteless as the Saw films.
Will we see a microgame speaking out against violence soon, similar to the anti-pervy WarioWare D.I.Y. video we posted months ago? Also, I promise to share a post with more family-friendly ideas for microgames soon.
Preorder: WarioWare: D.I.Y.
See also: Microgame: Dragon Punch Ken’s wife
Metal Gear made using Made in Ore. With a North American release date announced for WarioWare DIY (March 28!), we can resume the business of posting random microgames, like this really clever one in which a lot of the gameplay occurs while Snake’s offscreen!
Here’s one based on Metal Gear Solid’s Codec screen:
The goal is to call the Colonel, who responds with “La-li-lu-le-lo! La-li-lu-le-lo!”
Preorder: WarioWare: D.I.Y.
WarioWare D.I.Y., the WarioWare DS title that empowers you to create your own microgames about Golgo 13 and dragon punching Ken’s wife, finally has a North American release date: March 28th, 2010, almost a full year after its Japanese debut. Its complimentary WiiWare game for playing the microgames on a big screen, WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase, is also slated to hit in the first quarter of 2010.
A quick game recap for newer Tiny Cartridge readers: WarioWare D.I.Y. gives you the tools to create graphics, music, rules, and even comics for microgames. It’s a neat app that’s already been abused to create dozens, if not hundreds, of perverted mini games in which you grope and poke anime girls in vulnerable positions (there’s even one for Hachi Koi’s Kurumi floating around somewhere!).
Scribblenaut-ized Heavy, Spy, and Pyro by Turk128. As with the previously featured fan-drawn game characters mimicking Scribblenauts’ playful style, these Team Fortress 2 classes likely won’t appear in the DS game.
Neither will these survivors from Left 4 Dead:
Turk128 also drew these adorable versions of John Shepard (Mass Effect), Mona (WarioWare), and Jack (MadWorld):
And he illustrated these celebrities, too (though the second guy from the right, who I think is the Angry Video Game Nerd, isn’t as widely known as the others):
We’re still months away from Scribblenauts’ release — I imagine that artists and fans will produce hundreds more of these by the time the game hits shelves.