Are Mobile Games Any Good Yet? Miitomo Edition
Not got enough Nintendo accounts? In between your Nintendo.com account, Pokemon Global Link account, Nintendo ID, Nintendo Online Store account and MiiVerse accounts, Nintendo has recently launched MyNintendo the new-all you need account for worse news and updates that independent Nintendo fan sites and the first vehicle that uses the MyNintendo account is mobile 'app' Miitomo.
Ninty has been trialling gentle-disgustingly fierce micro-transactions from free to play games like Pokemon Shuffle and Pokemon Rumble World through to not-ware Nintendo Badge Arcade and presumably a lucrative line in customising your handheld with 3DS themes.
Miitomo, like Nintendo Badge Arcade, takes pay-to-not-really-play to the next level. What is Miitomo? It's a hyper scummy new social network that uses Miis. The app is so blatantly aimed at capturing the social network hype, for example, you can earn large amounts of one of the three new MyNintendo currencies just by linking Miitomo to your Facebook and Twitter accounts.
But what do you actually do in Miitomo? Well in my limited experience you create your Mii, and then make willy jokes with all the other 30-40 year old weabos. There's daily rewards for 'liking' and 'commenting' on other people's answers to mundane questions and of course there's a clothes shop with limited and rotating stock which can be bought with real and in game currency (another currency than the three MyNintendo ones). It's a very cynical and initially hugely popular app that combines all the least interesting bits of Tomodachi Life, Everybody Votes Channel and the album cover maker from Wii Music.
You can however, make images like these:
So you know, 9/10. Buy it today.