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Let's face it: Penny knows everything! Below are a few hints and tips to help you through the early stages of WarioWare: D.I.Y. Your curiosity will grow as you dive deep in to your game, and Penny is here to help. Keep checking back for new questions, new answers, and new insights direct from Penny herself!

  • Question: How many microgames come included with WarioWare: D.I.Y.?

    Answer: WarioWare: D.I.Y. ships with over 90 games included, but you'll also be able to download more from a vast (and free!) online library,* as well as trade them with your friends. A constant stream of fresh microgames will keep your game exciting and new!

  • Question: Where do I go to start making my own microgames?

    Answer: Head over to WarioWare Inc. to get started. There, you'll have access to the D.I.Y. 101 class and plenty of tutorials. Penny Crygor and Wario himself will walk you through the fundamentals of creating games from scratch.

  • Question: How do I add animation to my microgames?

    Answer: The WarioWare, Inc. tutorials will walk you through adding animation to your games. You'll create each frame of animation for an object and then define the behavior of that object by answering a series of multiple choice questions. Each object has five slots for "action instructions," plus one more for its starting condition. This can allow for some very complex object animation.

  • Question: What are some of the advanced programming techniques available to me?

    Answer: The Super MakerMatic 21 provides simple, but powerful game development tools. By clever use of the Assembly Instruction ("AI") switches, triggers and loops, you can create some amazingly complex object behavior. The graphic tools similarly offer amazing effects for outside-the-box thinkers. For example, make good use of the drawing and animation tools to simulate a three dimensional environment!

  • Question: How do I pull pieces from other microgames to use in creating my own?

    Answer: You can choose to Import any game, or part of a game, from your collection into the Super MakerMatic 21. From there, you can examine and modify the graphics, AI, sound and other bits. This is a good way to learn tricks that were used in games you enjoyed.

  • Question: How do I get to the Assembly Dojo and what can I expect there?

    Answer: Once all of the game-creation tutorials are complete, the Assembly Dojo opens up. It includes a series of puzzles designed to test your knowledge of the assembly language and teach you new tricks.

  • Question: How many songs come included in WarioWare: D.I.Y.?

    Answer: The game comes packed with 90 samples each of music and comic strips.

  • Question: How do I add background music to a microgame?

    Answer: With the Super MakerMatic 21, you can create your own music using the Record MakerMatic and import it into your microgame, or you can import music from another game in your collection.

  • Question: How do I alter music that already exists?

    Answer: You can edit the music in the Super MakerMatic 21, or in the Record MakerMatic.

  • Question: How many comic strips come included in WarioWare: D.I.Y.?

    Answer: The game comes packed with 90 samples each of music and comic strips.

  • Question: Where do I go to start making my own comic strips?

    Answer: Once you complete the Making Comics tutorial with Penny, you can access the Comic MakerMatic in the DIY Studio. It works similarly to the graphic editor for games, but it's optimized to help you create black-and-white, four-panel comic strips. Check out the 90 included comics for inspiration.

  • Question: What can I do in each of the various buildings and shops?

    Answer: Players can start with any one of five buildings: D.I.Y. Shop, D.I.Y. Studio, Distribution Center, WarioWare, Inc., or the Options Garage. Click here for details on the activities found within each building.

  • Question: How do I know what games are available for download?

    Answer: WarioWare: D.I.Y. has three forms of free downloadable content: Weekly Games, Big Name Games, and Theme Games. Click here to see the latest games available for download.

  • Question: How do I trade games with friends?

    Answer: Go to the Distribution Center, and choose "Connect with DS". From there your DS will search for someone to connect with, or you can be the host for your friend to search for.

  • Question: How do I see my microgames on TV?

    Answer: Download WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase through the Wii Shop Channel* for 800 points to play your microgames on the big screen. Learn more.

  • Question: What's WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase?

    Answer: WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase is a WiiWare title that can be downloaded from the Wii Shop Channel* for 800 points. It comes packed with 72 microgames and offers the option to import the microgames you created in WarioWare: D.I.Y. on your Nintendo DS so you can play them on the big screen. Unlock the multiplayer mode to play competitively with up to three friends. Visit the WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase website.

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