WarioWare DIY opens Showcase on WiiWare

Nintendo Store Update: DSi XL launch title gets WiiWare complement; Diner Dash, Disney Fireworks, Super Yum Yum Puzzle Adventures, Ogre Battle 64 also available.

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Over the weekend, Nintendo rolled out the DSi XL in North America, the presumed final precursor before moving into the 3D space with the 3DS. Nintendo supported the more-than-a-handful handheld's launch with WarioWare DIY, a game that's primary draw is players' ability to make their own absurd minigames. As part of the publisher's weekly online store update today, Nintendo released the handheld's WiiWare complement, WarioWare DIY Showcase.

WarioWare DIY Showcase doesn't include game-making tools like its handheld counterpart. However, for 800 Wii points ($8) gamers are afforded 70 fast-draw minigames as well as the ability to download and play experiences created on the DS. WarioWare DIY Showcase accommodates play for up to four. GameLab's frenetic time-management sim Diner Dash also heads to WiiWare this week, courtesy of Hudson Entertainment. It costs 1,000 Wii points ($10).

The WarioWare gravy train continues to roll.

On DSiWare, Disney Interactive Studios will riff off of Bizarre Creations' 2007 Boom Boom Rocket with Disney Fireworks. The 800 DSi-point game ($8) sees gamers timing fireworks explosions in a bid for high scores across 15 levels. Sabarasa's eco-friendly Save the Turtles charges gamers with rescuing turtles across 32 real-world beaches. Bearing the "comic mischief" indicator, Save the Turtles costs 500 DSi points ($5).

Wii Music may not have been the evergreen hit Nintendo was looking for, but the publisher is returning to the rhythm scene this week with Nintendo DSi Metronome and Nintendo DSi Instrument Tuner. The self-descriptive games are 200 DSi points ($2) each. Mastertronic's Super Yum Yum Puzzle Adventures, a puzzler where gamers gobble fruit to navigate around environments, also launches this week for 800 DSi points ($8).

Lastly, Nintendo has added Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber to the Wii's Virtual Console this week. Having received rapt critical praise upon its release for the Nintendo 64 in 2000, the strategy role-playing game costs 1,000 Wii points ($10).

Discussion

11 comments
Guest107
Guest107

WOOOOOOOOT!!!!!!!!! Ogre Battle 64 is going to be awesome to play again... I still have my game.

TongLong
TongLong

YES!!! Ogre Battle 64! Awesome! :D

sman3579
sman3579

Can't wait to get DIY Showcase

Moloch121
Moloch121

chibi-acer the games are more jagged because the Dsi XL doesn't have a higher resolution just the same as the original DSi. I do hope the 3DS has support for HD res though i highly doubt it...

squall_83
squall_83

DAMN!!! I have 1000 points on my console right now, but I can't buy Warioware DIY Showcase, because I accidentally left my wiimote at my friends house the other day!

willyfoureyes
willyfoureyes

I got the D.I.Y. showcase today, along with the games made by Sakurai and that Metroid guy. Zero Suit Samus looks funny when she's hand-drawn...

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

I picked up the DSi XL yesterday. It's pretty cool. ^_^ I was worried the larger screens would like pixelated, but I threw several games at it, including text heavy Phoenix Wright. The text is crisp; the picture is just bigger. Some games are a bit jaggy to be sure, but that's only because the graphics were that way to begin with. Bottom line, it's the same thing, but way bigger.

Kbs64
Kbs64

DIY looks epic!! I love games that allow your creativity run wild!!

Flint247
Flint247

I need a new DS game, I might get DIY.