Hello everybody, welcome to yet another installment of Flashback Fridays. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what’s going on here, please refer to previous articles for more information. Today we are going to take a look at something that takes creativity in the world of video games to a whole new level and then some. The title that I am referring to is one of the better examples of just how different an experience on the Nintendo DS can be, Warioware D.I.Y.
When the Penny Arcade Expo came to the east coast in 2010, I was extremely excited to head on over to Boston to check it out. Upon my arrival, one of the first exhibits that caught my eye was the Nintendo booth. They had quite a few interesting games on display there, but a certain title in particular peaked my interest, Warioware D.I.Y. Upon first glance, this looked like a regular minigame collection similar to the Wii game entitled Warioware Smooth Moves. After a few minutes though, I started to realize that there was definitely more going on here than meets the eye.
The concept at the time was unlike anything I have even seen before on the system. Basically the player is hired by a scientist to create games for him because something went wrong with his machine and erased all of his creations. Gameplay centers around creating individual minigames using the tools provided to you, and is basically an open ended mechanic that let’s your imagination run wild. Sounds complicated right? Not really, the idea takes some time to get used to, but once you wrap your head around it, almost anything is possible.
So what are my personal thoughts on the game? Well, I think it’s a delightful little creation that really proved that DLC can be created for handheld devices in unusual, yet very entertaining ways. Every part of the program was simple and easy to understand, and watching your creations come to life is something truly special in it’s own right. Going on about audio and visual presentation is usually the norm at this point in the discussion, but when it comes to something like this, none of that other stuff really matters too much at all.
Warioware D.I.Y. was a crazy idea that really broke down the barriers of just what a video game experience should be, and is something anybody with a little bit of craziness rolling their veins should definitely consider checking out,
That concludes my story on Warioware D.I.Y,, but if you have any fond memories of this game please feel free to share them with us in the comments below.
Here is a gameplay video that I found for it, enjoy!