Miitomo is the first mobile app made by Japanese game developer, Nintendo, and is already a worldwide hit. After launching on March 31 worldwide, it skyrocketed to the No. 1 free app on Apple’s iTunes store and No. 2 on the top free Android apps behind Facebook Messenger.
Miitomo is a social media app that allows you to find out things about your friends that you never knew. It’s like 20 Questions, but has so much more to offer.
I’ve had this app since April 1, and I can honestly say it’s addicting and entertaining.
It sounds weird being addicted to answering questions, but it’s true. It makes you think more about yourself, and you learn more about your friends as well.
You create a virtual avatar of yourself, called a Mii. Your Mii is what helps you communicate answers to your friends and their answers to you.
There are basic questions such as “What is your favorite food?” or “What book made you cry recently?” but there are some crazy questions like “If you search the Internet for your own name, what comes up?” How you answer the questions is all up to you. You can be dead serious and answer the honest truth to every question, or have fun with them.
If you don’t feel like answering a question, you can skip it and answer it later it you want. Your Mii is also able to visit your friends’ houses, and they can visit your house.
You can connect Miitomo to your Facebook and Twitter accounts, which will help you find friends who already have the app and share your answers on the linked social media accounts.
Miitomo is unique because you can buy clothes for your Mii with coins you earn listening and commenting on friends’ answers. You also earn Game Tickets, which allow you to play the Miitomo Drop games. Within these mini-games, you’re able to win clothes for your Mii that are not found in the shop.
There’s also a feature called “Miifoto” in which you can pose your Mii however you want and add your friends in the picture before sharing it with your friends in the app, on your linked social media accounts or saving it to your phone’s camera roll.
The positive side to this is that only your friends on the app can see your answers and your pictures. So, if there’s someone you don’t want to read your answer to “If you could go back and speak to yourself five years ago, what would you say?” or “If you could return to your past, what age would you go back to being?” you don’t have to add them. If you don’t add them, they won’t see.
So be careful who you friend on the app, because you never know what some people can do with the information you provide.
The only downside is that the app drains the battery life on your phone. It does have a “Power-Saving” mode, but it warns that the app’s performance may be affected. So it’s up to you if you turn on the Power-Saving mode.
This app works well and is a great social app that allows you to learn more about your friends and about yourself. Nintendo, I applaud you.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some questions to answer.