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Take a Stroll Through Miyamoto's DSiWare Audio Guide

Posted by James Newton

Free app for Japan

Based on his previous games, Shigeru Miyamoto's first DSiWare application could have been a handy guide for finding a local plumber, gardener or dog-walker, but instead it's a handy tool for creating and listening audio guides for museums, journeys and almost anything else.

A free download available in Japan today, Make It Yourself: Nintendo DS Guide lets DSi owners take snapshots and assign them to a timeline along with a short description to give more information. These guides can be viewed on the original DSi or shared with others using DS Download Play, but interestingly two DSis are required to share the guide: one to send the application and the other to send the audio and video. The received guides can be viewed on any kind of DS, however.

There's no confirmation that the application is on its way to the Western hemisphere, but would you use it if it arrived?


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User Comments (16)



LuWiiGi said:

This sounds utterly pointless, much like most of DSiWare's apps, but at least this is free.



James said:

@shinesprite We don't always have time to follow-up on every tip sent in, and as we have solid information, screenshots etc. of the app it makes sense to post it now.



armoredghor said:

I'd probably use it but the DSi seems kind of ridiculous. can't you just send both one after another



MeloMan said:

I still overall don't really get the point... Maybe with more details, I might be able to see how this would "help me" but right now the jury is out with this...



ToastyYogurt said:

@7: From what I understand, you only need 1 DSi to send the Audio and Video to other DSis. For DS Phats and Lites, you need a 2nd DSi to send the application. This set-up seems mostly for museums that want to make a guide for people.



Capt_N said:

Audio/Video Game guides/faqs made by DSi owners?

Edit: Making the system have versatile functions, like a tour guide?

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