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Miitopia | Review

Posted on August 18, 2017 by Meghan Kass

Since the beginning of story telling, tales have been told about brave warriors combating and defeating the forces of evil. From Greek myths to comic book heroes, the concept of heroes banding together has been done in many different ways, inspiring the audience’s imagination and creating fantasies of themselves as one of those brave heroes. As video games grew and matured as a medium, people could now go from simply hearing, seeing or reading stories of brave heroes to playing the brave hero and feeling closer and closer to that feeling of saving the world from evil. Now, it is up to you to create and cast the warriors and even the great evil with your Miis with Nintendo’s newest game, Miitopia.

Miitopia is all about the fun of putting your friends or favorite characters from fiction into the roles of the damsels, kings and warriors and seeing them all interact. Are you mad at someone at work or school? Let them take the role of the Dark Lord and let out your aggression through your Mii. Want to see if your one true pairing from your favorite TV show will make it? This game allows you to play it out and see if a relationship build. This game’s main appeal is its whimsical, humorous atmosphere and customization. I spent hours amused doing quests for some of my favorite actors, characters and friends and seeing how my friend’s Miis interacted. It is charming, cute and endearing and a great use of the Mii system. I also enjoyed seeing how  creative the Miis on the Mii network were. Some were sculpted beautifully and really represented their character well. It also makes interesting use of amiibos by allowing for different items to customize your Mii character with. If you have your Tomodachi save files, you can also transfer character data to this game.

The actual gameplay of Miitopia is simple enough. You obtain a quest, watch your character walk through different locations and if you encounter an enemy sent by the Dark Lord you must defeat them in a turn based style combat. Your goal is to rescue innocent people’s faces from the Dark Lord and return the world to how it was before the Dark Lord caused mischief. It is simple to learn and very light hearted. Your relationship with your fellow party members affects the battle in different ways as well. If you are fighting with a party member, they might inconvenience you out of spite and the better your relationship with your party, the more bonuses you get and the more help they offer. You build these relationships in battle, on the road through random events or at the inns you find where you can also eat and buy new gear.

This is also the issue with Miitopia. It is very repetitive and can get a little tiresome after the first few hours. The ability to learn other classes and abilities keeps the game from being so boring I wanted to stop, but there still is not much to the actual gameplay. Unless you like customization and the novelty of seeing an avatar of your friends or favorite characters in funny situations, this game probably will not have enough to keep you interested for long. The abilities aren’t any more unique from other RPGs and the story is not very nuanced or original either.

Overall, this is a whimsical game with a lot of fun to offer as far as customization and silly situations, but beyond that, there is not much more to it. Have some laughs, see if you can make your favorite characters fall in love and defeat the evil Dark Lord, if this sounds appealing then you will want to pick this game up, but maybe wait for a sale.


Miitopia demo now available, full game hits 3DS July 28th

Posted on June 15, 2017 by Jason Nason

When it was first unveiled in Japan I was hoping that Nintendo’s latest vehicle for the Miis would make its way stateside and now we have more information, a release date, and even a demo for the upcoming Nintendo RPG.

In the game you will journey with Mii characters based on your friends and favorite people and save Miitopia! Assign jobs, manage their friendships, and embark on a quest to defeat the Dark Lord and restore the stolen faces of the people. Mii characters mingle over food, camping, exercise, sleeping arrangements and, yes, combat! In these wild, yet traditional RPG battles, your party’s relationships affect the outcome. For more customization options, tap compatible amiibo figures: some yield in-game Mii costumes, and let you dress like Mario in your adventure!


  • Embark on your own personalized journey with Mii characters based on your friends and favorite people.
  • Guide a team of Mii characters on a quest to defeat the Dark Lord and restore the stolen faces of the people of Miitopia!
  • Manage Mii friendships to increase their might in traditional turn-based battles.
  • As your Mii characters interact, watch their hilarious scenes unfold.
  • Assign your Mii allies jobs with specific abilities, stats, gear, and custom looks.
  • Cast Mii characters in roles across the world of Miitopia.
  • Use the SpotPass functionality to connect to Mii Central to download Mii characters created by other players to fill in your world.
  • Tap compatible amiibo figures* to unlock special outfits.

Nintendo demoed the game during E3 in their Treehouse LIVE segment, which you can see over on their YouTube channel. You can download the demo in the eShop right now. Your saved data from the demo will carry over into the full game as well.

Miitopia will be released on the Nintendo 3DS on July 28th.



Miitomo Launches in Japan March 17th

Posted on March 11, 2016 by Jason Nason

Nintendo announced late Thursday via Twitter that they will roll out Miitomo in Japan next week. The app will launch for iOS and Android.

Miitomo is a free-to-start social experience that lets you spark conversations with your friends in a whole new way and uses Nintendo’s Mii characters, which first debuted with the launch of Wii Sports in 2006. More than 200 million Mii characters currently exist across Nintendo systems worldwide. To get started, users can quickly create a Mii character, customizing its facial features, eyes, hair, as well as voice and personality. Users can also use the camera of their smartphone or tablet to snap a photo that will be translated into Mii form, or they can simply import their Mii from the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS systems using a QR Code.

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Nintendo Mii’s Enjoy A Day In Toronto

Posted on November 27, 2012 by Les Major

To celebrate the launch of the Wii U, Nintendo has released this video of a bunch of Mii’s enjoying the day in Toronto. It shows them getting ready for the day and heading out to check out Nintendo’s latest console. They even stop by the Wii U truck. Darkain Arts Gamers has an article on the truck itself when it stopped by Hamilton, Ontario.

It’s a really cute video! How did launch day go for everyone else? Picked up your Wii U yet, or are you waiting for another shipment to come in? I’ve seen quite a few of the basic systems around stores that actually have stock, but otherwise it’s been pretty well sold out. As noted earlier, the system has sold over 475,000 units in it’s first week so I guess it’s safe to say all those new exciting features are a success!


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