Nintendo’s First iOS App Marks Successful Launch
Overall, Nintendo’s Miitomo app has had a successful international launch on Apple’s iOS platform. While it certainly is not “Mario for iOS” or “Zelda for iOS” as fans were hoping it to be, it is a good start and has achieved more than decent rankings in the international App Stores. A prominently featured banner advertised the presence of the app amongst the highlights, however. It comes as no surprise that users were not only interested in Nintendo’s very first mobile offerings, but were also actively prompted to download it after seeing it advertised on the store.
Reviews are on the upside for Miitomo
Despite it being more of a social app rather than a game, Miitomo has not failed to impress the majority of iPhone users and has received an average rating of four stars in the US App Store and in the most parts of Europe. It basically works as a gameified conversation app that brings users together via tiny minigames. You create a so-called “mii” which serves as your avatar and can be equipped with numerous facial features and extras to look just like you. Friends can be added via Facebook or Twitter and a native system.
The point of the app is emphasizing your individuality through fun details such as preferences and aversions, which happens between the different Miis of your friends and your own representation. The Mii can also be dressed up in any kind of fashion you prefer. Clothing items can be acquired by winning in the Miitomo minigame or by buying the internal game currency, the Miitomo coins.