Super MakerMatic 21

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The Super MakerMatic 21

The Super MakerMatic 21 is a machine that can create games, as well as records and comics. It appears in WarioWare: D.I.Y.

After having a nightmare where creatures emerge from his TV, Dr. Crygor gets the idea to create the MakerMatic. Wario asks him to fix his TV, but upon seeing the machines, he asks to trade. Dr. Crygor explains that they are not TVs and tells him how they work. Wario then decides that money can be made out of them by making games. Afterwards, Wario hires the player to make and sell games to make him money.

The machine contains tools that can be used to draw graphics, make music and assign AI (Action Instructions) with ease. Penny hosts the tutorial for using the Super MakerMatic. It has three different options: Game MakerMatic, Record MakerMatic and Comic MakerMatic.

Modes[edit]

Game MakerMatic[edit]

An example of game creation

The main length of the game will be spent in this option, as it is used to create microgames that the player may sell and play with. Games are made by creating objects, such as characters, enemies, background objects and even objects that simply allow more AI to be used. The background must also be created, using the same structure as the objects in order to create it. The music must also be created, with various instruments and notes that may be used. The AI must then be created, which makes the objects move and react to certain circumstances. After this is completed, the game may be shipped off to sell. The player may play any of their microgames in the D.I.Y. Shop.

First, the player will need to choose the name of the microgame. The name can be changed later anytime, and can reach a maximum of 12 characters. Pressing the Auto button will generate a random name. There are 100 random names total.[1] After choosing the name, the player can adjust the microgame time-limit. The player can choose from Normal, the default length, or Long, which is double the length of Normal.

Next the player will create the background, using various options with some returning from Mario Paint. The tools available are the pens, spray, paintbrush, shapes, picture stamp, letter stamp, eraser, and frame tool (which can be used to copy or move a part from the image). The player can zoom in and out, the maximum is x16. During drawing, the player may choose from 70 set palettes, or create up to 28 custom palettes. If the player desires, they can import the background from another existing microgame found in the D.I.Y Shop. Imported content can be customized. There is a button known as the time-traveler which acts like the undo and redo button.

To create an object, the player will need to first choose a name for the object, if not inserted, the MakerMatic will insert a regular name such as "Object 1", the player can then choose the size of the object from 16x16, 32x32, 48x48, or 64x64 costing 1pt, 4pt, 9pt, or 16pt respectively out of 256. Once the size is set, it cannot be changed without deleting the object. Next, the player creates a new animation (known as art, up to four), after naming it (or using MakerMatic's automatic names). The player will actually start drawing the first frame (known as cel, up to four). The player can create a new cel for the same amount of points as the object. Using this method, the player can create from a stationary sprite, to up-to four frames animated art. Instead of creating a new cel from scratch, the player can actually import the cel from either the art they are working on, or a completely different art. The player can also turn trace display on which shows a slightly transparent version of the previous cel in the art the player is working on. Creating a new art costs the same amount of points as creating the object.

Next, the player creates the music for the microgame, which is 32-notes long. There are four tracks along with an additional one created using sound effects that runs parallel. The player can choose the instrument, volume, and balance. There is a Hum mode that makes use of the microphone where the game tries to convert the sounds into notes. If the player desires, he or she can import the music completely from another microgame, or press the Maestro button to create a random song.

The player will then need to create the Action Instructions in which the player can set the command that appears when first starting the microgame using a maximum of 12 characters.

Lastly, and after testing the microgame, the player is ready to ship the game. The player can choose the cartridge shape and color and also select the color and style of the logo on it. The microgame is now ready for shipment to the D.I.Y. Store.

The Record MakerMatic.

Record MakerMatic[edit]

In this mode, the player can create a piece of music, similar to that in Game MakerMatic, only that instead of a single section the player can make 24 sections with a maximum of 768 notes per section. For the rest, it is equivalent to making music in the Game mode: there are 5 tracks where the player can create notes (making a total of 3840 notes if all the spaces are filled), the same repertory of instruments, and the balance and volume options. As an exception, the Maestro button doesn't return, not even for single sections. The player can also choose to modify the speed of the music up to double or half of the original and to set the length of the music from the standard 24 to a single section like in the Game MakerMatic. The last setting is whether or not to make the song "swinging" in order to make the rhythm a bit different. Once the player is done, they can send the music to the shop under the Record section.

The Comic MakerMatic.

Comic MakerMatic[edit]

The Comic MakerMatic allows the player to make comics, but only black and white are usable, and the player can only use four panels. Still, the player has a multitude of tools, such as the same tools of the Game MakerMatic, and five sets of stamps:

  • Word balloons (various shapes and sizes)
  • Special effects
  • Landscaping/household/city
  • Wario's friends
  • Custom

There are also graphical effects that can be used to erase/delete a page. When the player is done, they can ship it to the D.I.Y. Shop.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スーパーツクリエイター 21
Sūpā Tsukurieitā 21
Super Tsukreator 21 (pun on the Japanese verb tsukuru (作る, "to make") and the English word "creator")
Spanish (NOE) Súper Inventamatic 21 "Inventa" comes from "Inventar" (to invent)
French Super CréaMatique 21 "Créa" come from "création" (=creation). "Matique" is the equivalent of "matic"

Trivia[edit]

  • On the startup screen of the MakerMatic, the 1 of the 21 will "blink".
  • The background of the startup screen is the same as the background of the DS. Also, the buttons are styled like the buttons on the DS startup screen. This makes sense, considering that the MakerMatic is made to resemble a DS.

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