Miitomo Review [Mobile]

miitomo_iconWho would have thought that the first piece of software from Nintendo to make it on to a mobile platform outside of their own hardware would be a Mii based social network app. But that’s what we got. Miitomo is a social network where we can learn about our friends through questions and answers and they can learn about us.

Miitomo centers around your Mii, which a representation of you. You interact with your Mii virtually by dressing them up and answering questions they’ve asked. It’s through these questions and the answers you given that your friends will start learning more about you. As read through some of your friends’ questions an answers, you can choose to “heart” them and can even shoot back a little comment in response to their answers. It’s a nice little touch that can further the conversation.

Miitomo is all about questions an answers though. It’s also about showing off your personal style and what better way to do that than to dress up your Mii. Almost everything you do in the game will yield Miitomo Coins and with those coins you can buy clothing items in the Miitomo shop. There are tons of items available and even some items that are only available on that day. You’ll want to check it out if you want to personalize your Mii. Miitomo also has mini games called Miitomo Drop. Basically all you do is drop Miis in hopes of them landing on an item you want. These items are usually only available in these mini games.

Since Miitomo is a new app, there are a few areas it can see improvement. First off, you can only add friends via Facebook, Twitter, or locally. The QR Code function that everyone’s been posting doesn’t actually make you friends. If you scan those codes, it just makes a copy of their Mii and adds them to your app. You still aren’t friends. Secondly, Miitomo is a battery killer. If you use this app a lot throughout the day, you’ll have to recharge somewhere because it will eat through your battery.

Overall, Miitomo is a rather interesting social media app. Instead of directly chatting with your friends, you learn about them through questions and answers and they learn about you. These aren’t even common questions either you’d usually ask someone, so you get to learn about weird stuff like what kind of bread they like or what was the funniest thing they’ve experienced lately. You really get to know some of these people in ways you wouldn’t have imagined.

iTunes Link: Miitomo
Google Play Link: Miitomo
Price: Free
In-App Purchases: Yes

Description

Think you know your friends? Guess again!

Miitomo is an app from Nintendo that brings out a side of you your friends have never seen before!

How? By making a Mii of yourself that’s your personal go-between!

Ever wonder what fun details make you…YOU? Your Mii will find out by asking you questions about yourself!

Want your friends to know all about these little insights into your likes, dislikes, or just what you’re thinking lately? Your Mii will go visit your friends’ Mii characters and tell them!

Then your Mii will ask your friends for fun details about them…and tell YOU everything. Your friends’ Mii characters will also visit you when you play!

Miitomo is a new way to bring you and your friends together like never before. Would you expect anything less from Nintendo?

(Did we mention that your Mii actually speaks too? Anything you or your friends say about themselves!)

Details about Miitomo:

■ Make a Mii to Look Like You

Miitomo features the Mii characters that debuted on Nintendo’s Wii system. Choose from a wide library of facial features to make your Mii look just like you. You can also quickly create one by using a smart device’s camera.

After creating your Mii and giving it a nickname, you can further customize how it speaks and even how it moves and behaves.

■ Your Mii Is Your Social Go-Between

In Miitomo, your Mii and your friends’ Mii characters act as social go-betweens. Your Mii will ask you questions about those little details about yourself you’d never think to ask. Your friends’ Mii characters will do the same.

Your Mii and their Mii characters tell each other about these details, so you and your friends learn fun things about each other that you’d never find out without your Mii characters!

■ Dress Your Mii However You Want

Costumes, streetwear, formal fashion, every-day style-you can find it all in the Miitomo shop. Mix and match clothing items to create looks that your Mii will wear when visiting friends, hanging out in your room, and appearing in Miifotos.

You can get clothing items with Miitomo coins, which you earn by playing Miitomo. You can also purchase Miitomo coins.

■ Win Prizes From Miitomo Drop

Miitomo features a minigame in which you drop a Mii into a play field, and then watch it bounce around as it falls toward a variety of platforms. You’ll win a prize based on where it lands. Some clothing items are available only in Miitomo Drop.

Note: To play Miitomo Drop, you need Miitomo coins, which you earn by playing Miitomo or by using game tickets, which you can get as a daily bonus, among other ways. You can also purchase Miitomo coins.

■ Make Your Mii a Star with Miifotos

In Miitomo, you can create images called Miifotos. You can let your creativity go wild, putting your Mii and friends’ Mii characters in images you make from a library of stamps, fonts, and backgrounds. You can also use photos from a smart device’s camera as backgrounds for Miifoto creations.

You can share your Miifoto creations on social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

*This app offers in-app purchases. As stated in the Miitomo User Agreement, you must be at least 13 years or older to use Miitomo. We permit our third-party partners to collect data from this app for analytical and marketing purposes. For more information about our ads, please see the “How we use your information” section of the Nintendo Privacy Policy.

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