After seven lucky years in the get-rich-quick video game business, Nintendo's Wario is taking on some new employees. Players can go to work for the grumpy garlic-lover, creating their own fast-paced mini-games in WarioWare: D.I.Y. Following the themes of earlier WarioWare games (on GBA, GameCube, and Wii, as well as DS), D.I.Y. casts players as junior "microgame" designers, working at the studio run by Mario's famously greedy counterpart. The game's quick-fire microgames -- mini-games that can be played completely through in just a few seconds -- are similar to those in earlier editions of WarioWare, with lo-tech graphics and sound effects, and one simple goal in each activity. After learning the basics in the game's tutorial mode, players can head to the "My House" area, where they design their own games. Virtual developers can choose from a wide selection of graphics, in the diverse styles featured in previous WarioWare games. To add music, players can hum or sing into the DS microphone, and the software will convert their melodies into game music, with the option to use different voices and effects.
Like any real game producer, Wario's only real worry is the bottom line, so players' final job is to head to the "My Shop" area, where they can design their own market-friendly game cassettes, with hand-drawn artwork and other decoration. DS WarioWare: D.I.Y. players can also connect to the downloadable WiiWare version of the game. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game GuideWarioWare: D.I.Y., click here for more details