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iReview: uDraw Studio

Posted by atari2600land, 14 November 2010 · 947 views

uDraw Reviews
Well, after a lengthy system update, (probably due to the fact that the last Wii game I got new was about two years ago, whenever New Super Mario Bros. Wii came out...) I was finally able to take the Game Tablet and the game that came with it (uDraw Studio) for a test draw. The tablet itself is cool, and the program that came packaged with it is cool, too, although the controls take a little bit to get used to. You'd think that just drawing on the pad would make lines and stuff, but you have to press A. (not the button on the stylus, the button on the Wiimote. It would be more fitting to press the button on the stylus, but I didn't create the game.) Pressing the button on the stylus brings up a menu, which is eerily similar to the kinds of things you can do in Photoshop. I didn't count them all, but I guess there's at least 256^3 colors to choose from (way more than Mario Paint!) But before you do that, you choose a surface along with a writing utensil type. For this test spin, I chose a whiteboard with marker. You can actually choose how big or small you want the marker's mark to be, as well as its opacity (again, say "Photoshop".) Also, you can save pictures to either the Wii itself or an SD card (I don't have an SD card available, so I just stored the picture to the Wii's memory.) Another thing I should point out, if you're extremely bored, there is a Replay mode, where you can see how you drew your masterpiece (I didn't try this out.) Note that I didn't get Dood's Big Adventure, I will do that either next month or later this month if I have money left to burn. So in review, people who like Mario Paint would love this, although the price may put people off, but due to the fact that the other games that THQ made for this thing are cheaper than first-party titles ($40 compared to, say, $50 for Kirby or DKC Returns), it's something I can live with. And since I plan to want a complete collection, I'm asking for Pictionary for X-Mas.

Part of me thinks this would be cool, but I'm wondering what options you have to get your creations out of the Wii. Can the pictures be saved to the SD as a standard graphics file? Is it possible to drag in previous creations or clip-art?

Hmm... I wonder if there's a way to use a DS as a tablet. I'll have to check wiibrew and see if anyone has linked a Wii and a DS.
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