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Overview

WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase (Asobu Made in Ore in Japan) is the WiiWare counterpart to the DS game WarioWare: D.I.Y., which lets players create and share their own WarioWare microgames. Although content cannot be created in Showcase it includes totally different preloaded microgames, comics and music than those found in WarioWare D.I.Y., and empty slots to store up to 72 of each content type imported from a DS, exchanged with friends or downloaded from Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

Playing Games (Wario-Man Super Store)

72 pre-made microgames are included. As well as playing the Game Blender stages, single microgames can be played on a loop to get a high-score

Wario-Man Software

Four characters have pre-made microgame sets in Showcase. Rather than the stories of previous games, each character stage is based around a simple TV show and features no conclusive ending. A simple interactive animation is played following the Boss Stage. All four character stages are unlocked from the beginning.

  • Wario-Man: "The Extraordinary Wario-Man" - While flying through the park Wario-Man sees some boys trying to get into the public restrooms, but the doors are jammed shut. After each Boss Stage, Wario-Man runs past a billboard for his movie.
  • Dribble & Spitz: "Dribble & Spitz Rally!" - Dribble & Spitz enter the Diamond City Rally in their modified taxi cab. During the interval, an ad for their Taxi Company is shown. Again, you need to see it after a Boss Stage is beaten or failed.
  • Kat & Ana: "Kat & Ana's Sky Patrol" - Kat & Ana jump off a cliff and fly through the skies using capes. The break shows them using their "ninjitsu" in a park and you can see it after each Boss Stage.
  • 18-Volt: "Jet 18-Volt" - 18-Volt stars in his own 8-bit scrolling shooter very similar to Xevious in design. At the end of the Boss Stage, 9-Volt appears in a spaceship to meet 18-Volt.

There are also two Remix modes that incorporate all the Wario-Man Software microgames. Instead of a TV show theme, the remixes use differently-colored Wario TVs.

  • Shuffle: Games start at normal speed and get progressively faster. Boss Stages appear, in the order they appear in the character stages. Unlocked by playing all 72 microgames at least once.
  • Ultra-Hard!: The games start from a much higher speed. Unlocked by reaching 25 points on Shuffle.

D.I.Y. Games

There are four stages made up from downloaded and player-made microgames (imported from the DS game) labeled D.I.Y. Games 1-4, with 18 slots each. The Shuffle and Ultra-Hard! remix modes above also return but containing only the D.I.Y. sets.

Mix All

These remixes incorporate both the pre-made and player-made microgames in a single mix. All three are unlocked by scoring 10 points on Wario-Man Software: Ultra Hard!

  • Shuffle: The games start at normal speed. Boss Stages appear, in the order they appear in the character stages.
  • Ultra-Hard!: The games start at a much higher speed.
  • Versus: The games can be played with up to 4 players. Each player takes a quarter of the screen and when their section lights up they play a microgame. Other players can interfere with each others games, and when each player loses their four lives, they're out. The last player standing wins.

Music and Comics

18 records and comics are included in the game, and like with microgames there's 72 slots for D.I.Y. content. Unlike the DS game, all 18 records and comics are unlocked from the start. Each of the six characters in the game has three comics and three records, released under the Wario-Man Records/Publishing brand.

The music player is styled after Balloon Trip from Balloon Fight and allows the player to adjust tempo by dragging the character left or right in Listen mode. There's also a Play mode that plays like the aforementioned Balloon Trip, with the player collecting the notes in the sky. The comic viewer is almost identical to the DS version, with no features other than the ability to click though the pages.

Sharing (Distribution Center)

Due to the shutdown of WiiConnect24 (on June 28th, 2013) and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (on May 20th, 2014), all internet-based features (including microgame downloads and exchanging games to another Wii) are no longer available. Local wireless features are unaffected.

Exchanging Games

Games, music and comics can be sent to another Wii friend (via WiiConnect24) or to the DS game (via local wireless). Up to 72 of each type of content can be stored on the Wii. Wii-exclusive content can be transferred to DS, but DS-exclusive content cannot be sent to the Wii.

In order to share games on Wii, players must switch on the D.I.Y. Friend Notification Switch, which will allow Showcase to check which friends in the console's Address Book own the game and if they're sharing anything. When sending to another Wii console, you can send out two members of staff per content type (games, music, comics) at one time. Each staff member can deliver one piece of content to up to 8 friends at once.

Once a friend has received and played a game, they can rate it (out of five stars) and write a comment, which is sent back to the creator's Survey Box on the Main Menu.

NinSoft Store

Players can visit the "NinSoft Store" to get free downloads from Nintendo. The shop stocks 100 Weekly Games (created by Nintendo), released 2 per week from launch for 50 weeks in each region. Big Name Games (by game developers) and contest-winning Theme Games are also available. The same downloads are available for both the DS and Wii games.

Big Name Games were posted every week until July 26 in North America. In Japan, Big Name Games were removed one year after their original release, with the exception of Line Slash and Metroid, the first two releases. The selection of Big Name Games differs significantly between regions.

Theme Games were posted following the conclusion of each Design Challenge, featuring the best 48 games judged by Nintendo. Only two sets of Theme Games were available at an one time, and distribution ended completely following the final Design Challenge.

Pricing & Availability

WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase is available from the Wii Shop Channel for 800 Wii Points. It launched day-and-date with the DS game in Japan and Europe, and the following day in North America (to line up with the Shop Channel's Monday update schedule). The download takes up 83 blocks in the Wii system memory (112 blocks for the Japanese and European versions).

Complete Microgame Listing

All the preloaded microgames are listed below, in the order they appear on the Super Store shelves. Showcase includes 76 microgames (72 regular games + 4 boss games), which can be transferred to the DS game (excluding boss games). The genres are the same as the original WarioWare, Inc., except 18-Volt who takes 9-Volt's genre (9-Volt has his own Nintendo set on the DS game). Downloadable microgames are listed on the WarioWare D.I.Y. page.

Wario-Man (Games Featuring Wario)

  • Stamp Out
  • Wario 101
  • Let's Bounce
  • Idol Hands
  • Outta My Way
  • Spearhead
  • Wardi Gras
  • Wanna Slice?
  • Who Nose?
  • Navel Force
  • GAME & WARIO
  • Watched Pots
  • Out With It!
  • MechaWario
  • Flag Waver
  • Money Hungry
  • How Old?
  • Speed Trap
  • Boss Stage: Pass the Bomb

Dribble & Spitz (Sci-Fi)

  • Garden Pests
  • Moon Balloon
  • Leaf Thrower
  • On Course
  • 1, 2, ROBOT!
  • Space Trap
  • Tenderfoot
  • Stop! Go!
  • Spirit Spot
  • Domino Block
  • Blocksmith
  • Spring Bot
  • Clock Rocks
  • Heat is On
  • Shell Game
  • On-Line
  • Gun Vs Ninja
  • Wind Fall
  • Boss Stage: Oh Nose!

Kat & Ana (Nature)

  • Stripy Sea
  • Fish Which
  • Ball & Chain
  • Crypto Zoo
  • The Lily Cup
  • Officer K-9
  • Bird-Watcher
  • Animal Xing
  • Critterific
  • Red-Handed
  • Pork Sort
  • Rabbit River
  • Cheese Run
  • Door Dash
  • Out of Water
  • Worm Food
  • Escape Hatch
  • Dog Catcher
  • Boss Stage: Giant Bug

18-Volt (Nintendo)

  • Mario Kart
  • DK 3
  • Wario Land
  • Duck Hunt
  • Mario World
  • DK Country
  • Donkey Kong
  • Advance Wars
  • Punch-Out!!
  • Wild Gunman
  • Wreck, Crew
  • Mario Bros.
  • Clu Clu Land
  • Mario Slots
  • Kid Icarus
  • Mario Adv.
  • Boo
  • Zelda 2
  • Boss Stage: Chiritorie

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