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Our first day on Tomodachi Island


Day one on Magnapop Island was one of intrigue, joy and a little housekeeping; all starting off with the obligatory Mii creation. Now if like me you have had a lookalike Mii following you around your Nintendo games for the past eight years being nothing more than a bystander to the main event, well now is their time as they finally get to be the stars in Tomodachi Life, a game that feels like should have been created for these little chaps years ago. 

Either transferring your own Mii, creating from scratch or a photo fit is quick and simple,
as is naming, ageing and assigning character traits that then build their personality. Once happy you are ready for your first real visit to the island. Though not much is open as yet on the island there is still a lot to take in with the game constantly bringing new items to you with the familiar news flash alerting you to the more important ones.



As the player you act as a kind of life assistant to your Mii’s or as they call you, your personal Mii’s lookalikie, with your job being to generally to keep them and the other Mii’s you create happy. While this may sound like a chore, thanks to the quirky humour and packed content it is actually a lot fun. For instance, Day One on the Tomodachi Island just kept on throwing more and more at me, be that creating a friend for my Mii, decorating their rooms or purchasing clothes and feeding them, with most interactions taking place in the apartment rooms the Mii’s reside in.

As with everything in life, money seems to be the main reason to be doing things, with Mii’s constantly asking for things like food and clothes and a rocket to the moon, so it is important to keep some cash in your wallet for emergencies, though even if you do have a big splurge on shopping general interaction, offering gifts to the residents often rewards you with more cash.



So far on Magnapop Island there are just the two residents, neighbours in the Mii Apartments complex situation in the middle of the Island and as the day turned to night my two Mii’s got tucked up into bed, resting after the first busy day, who knows what tomorrow will bring.

Words by Ash Buchanan.

Edited On 07 Jul, 2014

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Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
You didn't do much on your first fay, sure I had at least half a dozen Miis on my island by the end of the first day. It's a great game though and has tons of content, been playing it every day for just over a month now and I'm still unlocking new stuff every day.
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JoeToots 2 years ago
ohhh look at me i have more miis than you.... ohh look at me my yacht's bigger than your yacht.
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
There are no yachts in the game.
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JoeToots 2 years ago
No yachts! what sort of a game is this!?!?!?!
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
Not a sailing sim, hence no yachts.
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JoeToots 2 years ago
not good enough... heck it doesn't even run at 1080p 60fps!
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
When you can dress Hellboy up as a hamster and force feed Batman ice cream who cares about pixel counts or framerates.
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
Everything I see and hear regarding this title makes it seem like some browser game.
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SquareSofty 2 years ago
Is this just a Mii version of Animal Crossing? Trying to figure out if my gf would want this or not.
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
More like the Sims than Animal Crossing really, you have no direct control over anybody, just interact with them.
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SquareSofty 2 years ago
Ah ok then, she might like that actually. How does controlling your own character work, like a point n click system?
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
You don't have a character, you are like the boss of the island and can interact with anyone you put on the island, manipulate their relationships with each other and clothe and feed them, play games with them and stuff, but there's no main character you can control. It's all done with the touch screen and is easy enough to get to grips with.
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Akemi no Zero 2 years ago
Still sounds fun to have mess about on now & then. I'll have to pick this up at some point.
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
There's a demo on the eshop if you want to check it out.
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SquareSofty 2 years ago
Ah ok that's prettycool. i'll download it today. cheers
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
It'll give you a taster, the really good stuff doesn't happen till after you've been playing a while though and the islanders start breeding, one of my couples has given birth to Dexter, looks like him, has a matching personality, minus the killing, and they even named him Dexter, all without any input from me.
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
Just checked my email and found shopto have gifted me a digital copy of the game ;)
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
Same here Gloria but when I tried it had already been used :(
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
Mine worked, already downloaded it and am transferring my save data across now.
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
Thats good it is certainly more convenient having a digital version. It would have been nice to have got it working but these things happen I suppose at least the thought was there which was definitely appreciated.
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
Definitely going to be more convenient for me, this is one game that I'll be playing every day and it'll be good to switch games without switching the cards when I want to play something else. I've stuck my physical copy on Ebay now anyway anyway, judging by the prices on their I should get most if not all of my original purchase price back too.
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
Nice can't argue with that if you get your money back, I saw GAME were doing a deal if you buy a copy you get another half price so I was thinking about seeing if a friend was interested to get it cheaper.
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
That's a pretty good deal for GAME, would definitely be worth teaming up with someone to get two copies as some features of the game are streetpass exclusive.
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Bindiana 2 years ago
I have been given a digital code to will look into downloading it tonight havent downloaded anything on my 3ds yet.
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Kaysar 2 years ago
Only had the game 24 hours and it's quite enjoyable. It's definitely a pick up and play short bursts kinda game as after you've sorted everyone's problems out it normally takes a good fifteen minutes or so before anything else pops up to do. Of course, you could spend that time creating a four piece heavy metal band called Thrash Bash, and spend 10 minutes creating lyrics to an amazing song, but that's just me...
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
Making bands is a laugh, I created the Scooby Doo gang, called them Mystery Machine and got them to sing the Scooby Doo theme, and now Velma is going out with Darth Vader.
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
Scratch that, they just got married.
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Kaysar 2 years ago
Princess Peach and Brock from Pokemon are currently dating on mine. I opted for Admiral Ackbar over Darth Vader :P
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
I've got three of my real life friends married to Batman, Skeletor and Worf from Star Trek in the game, Velma and Vader are the only all fictional couple who have hooked up so far, I've still got Donkey Kong, Betty Boop, Hellboy and Mr Bean single though.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
You also got an E-mail Bindiana? I thought this was really random
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
Nox what happen to your avatar its unlike you not to have a picture. Joe was looking into my code as its coming up as already used which was strange, if it cant get sorted its ok though.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
It just randomly stopped working. Uploading it again now
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 2 years ago
Yeah I got an email was from Joe and not a general shopto one.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Code worked. Now I will have a reason to start playing my 3DS again
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Bindiana 2 years ago
Oh Nox games arrived fine on Friday thanks for sending them.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Yea, I looked at the tracking info yesterday. I trust the condition of the games (My personal ones) were to your liking?
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 2 years ago
Fear 2 was a little ropey but all the others were fine.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Did I leave Fear 2 in the box? Hehe, I meant to take it out since it wasn't induced in the deal (I was just gonna bin it)
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
Looks like us 4 are the shopto Nintendo elite ;)
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Spear 25 2 years ago
I got emailed a code too. Unfortunately I don't own a Nitendo 2DS/3DS so i might sell mine or give it away.
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Bindiana 2 years ago
Well I downloaded it and have been playing it for the last hour or so its really enjoyable
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
Glad everyone else's worked.
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Spear 25 2 years ago
@Zombieflamingo, if you tell me your email address I will give you my code for free. I Haven't used it and see no reason why it shouldn't work.
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
It is zombieflamingo@gmail.com you don't have to but it would be appreciated and if Joe manages to sort out my code i can give you it in return to do with as you want.
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Spear 25 2 years ago
I've just emailed you the code. I don't have a 3DS or 2DS and its better for the code not to go to waste.
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
Cheers Spear you are a good person.
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redtodead 2 years ago
is this game any good am considering buying a wii
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
Yes. But it's on the 3DS not the wii.

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