Review: WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase, Essential Companion to the DS Counterpart

DIYShowcaseLogo First, a disclaimer: before playing WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase, I had never played a WarioWare game before in my life. However, I have to say that my first experience with this franchise was definately a positive one.

WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase for WiiWare is an excellent companion piece to WarioWare D.I.Y. for the Nintendo DS. This game will allow you to sync up your DS game to the Wii, and play your created games (along with over 50 preprogrammed games and downloadable ones from wifi) on the Wii. The pick-up-and-play nature of the game makes it easy to learn, but difficult to master.

WMAMIOS Within the preprogrammed games, there are four different themed sets with their own animations. My personal favorites were the Wario Man (where you try and rescue kids who are desperately trying to get into locked bathroom stalls before they wet themselves) and 18 Volt (where to play a bunch of 8-bit era Nintendo themed games) sets. My only wish was that you could use these animations when playing your own uploaded stuff instead of the generic TV.

SRAITaJcCLGHgd90nF7-2ti-oYJYGtvD The verdict: this is definately a no-brainer if you’re loving the companion game for Nintendo DS. However, without that game, its still a pretty decent game. If you are trying to decide whether or not you should pick up the DS version, download this first and give it a shot. It will feel like you’re playing a DS game with sub-par DS graphics on the Wii, but that comes with the style of WarioWare D.I.Y. on the DS.


Based on a review copy provided by Nintendo.

7 Responses to Review: WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase, Essential Companion to the DS Counterpart

  1. David says:

    Funny, I have the DS version, but never got the showcase for Wii! I need to do that this weekend.

  2. really? says:

    Did whoever wrote this even read it over before clicking the “publish” button? I can tell they didn’t spell check it. Between this and the new ads in the RSS feed, I’m done with Infendo.

  3. EdEN says:

    It works as a stand alone product as well since it includes over 70 microgames and you can download extra games in the same way that the DS version allows one to do so.

  4. mr.cranky says:

    oh, nice! i was wondering what the deal was with the wiiware game.

  5. Rich T. says:

    The DS/Wiiware combo is pure Nintendo magic. Warioware D.I.Y. is one of the greatest pieces of software ever, and the showcase adds another level of fun: I love the way the messenger characters race back and forth between the TV and DS while importing/exporting games. Plus, any game that brings more Dribble and Spitz is fine with me!

    Nice review! Ignore the overreacting dude above: Even top newspapers have occasional typos. (He made a couple of grammatical errors in his rant: I wonder if he’ll boycott himself, now.)

  6. frstOne says:

    I was also wondering what was this game about. Now I’m going to buy it. Thank you!

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