WARNING! Spoilers ahead!
This article may reveal major plot points, especially considering the game had either been released recently or not in specific countries yet.
Miitopia is a role-playing video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. The game was released in Japan in December 8, 2016, and worldwide in July 28, 2017.
On February 17th, 2021, a port was announced for Nintendo Switch, which is scheduled to be released in May 21, 2021.
Why It Rocks
- Just like Tomodachi Life, you get to put your Miis in this game. However, you can use your Tomodachi Life data to put the Miis from the game, so you won't have to end up using Mii Maker nor creating a new Mii.
- The jokes in this game range from hilarious to decent.
- An epic plot twist that the Dark Lord is actually someone good, and that the Great Sage suddenly became the game's main villain until he is defeated.
- Wonderful, appealing and impressive graphics by Nintendo 3DS standards, and even better graphics thanks to the Switch port.
- The idea of someone stealing faces in order to place them on monsters is pretty interesting.
- If you ever want to speed up through the game, there is an option called "Autobattle", which is where your main Mii chooses a random attack, which is great for speedrunning and/or backtracking.
- When you defeat an enemy or a boss, you can get food to feed your Miis, thankfully, the faces will come off as soon as they are defeated, so you won't have to worry about eating the faces!
- You can use amiibo to unlock special items and costumes, from Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Animal Crossing, Splatoon, and more.
- You can also use sprinkles to help your Miis to battle if you're struggling in a tough battle.
- Goofy and wacky soundtrack that is fun to listen to.
- Most of the boss battles are really awesome and feels more comfortable.
- Once the game is beaten, you can unlock two extra maps areas, Galados Isle and New Lumos, just so you can beat enemies and earned rewards.
- The Switch port adds new content of horse, which the player can befriend. Additionally, it introduced new customization options, which you can finally edit for your Miis. Of course, they added Outing features, which you takes your Miis to the cafe, the cinema, or the fishing trip, and you can even download Miis shared by other players as well.
- You can wear and change outfits for your Miis to upgrade your powerful stats.
- The jobs are original and interesting that has different powers, abilities, and stats:
- Default jobs for the first world
- Warrior: Warrior is a knight that focuses on single-target damage and party defense. Boasting high HP, Attack, and Defense, the Warrior is the perfect physical party member, but lacks Speed and Magic. The Warrior's default attack is single-target only and extra skills are very creative. Also, most of all, this can be useful what they can.
- Mage: Mage is a wizard that focuses on high single and multi-target magic damage. With a large MP pool and high Magic, Mages can use magic skills that deal great damage to the enemies. Mage's default attack is single-target only. Additionally, their extra skills are used for magic.
- Cleric: Cleric is a staff-wielding that focuses on party healing and reviving allies. With a high pool of MP and high speed and magic, the Cleric often manages to heal their fellow party members at the beginning of the turn. The Cleric's default attack is single-target only.
- Thief: Thief is a robber that focuses on area-of-effect damage and enemy disruption. With extremely high Speed and decent HP and MP, the Thief is the party's confounder of enemies and stealer of snacks alike. The Thief's default attack hits all enemies, but the strength progressively weakens as it goes down the line.
- Pop Star: Pop Star is a singer that focuses on party support and area-of-effect damage. Unlike other jobs that have at least 30 different gears, Pop Stars have 17 Outfits and 17 Threads. The choice in gear is not gender locked, thus a male Mii may wear outfits if the player chooses the job "Female Pop Star", and vice versa. With a high pool of HP and MP as well as plenty of support abilities, the Pop Star will certainly be a big hit with the party. Pop Star's default attack hits all enemies, but the strength progressively weakens as it goes down the line.
- Chef: Chef is a cooking job that focuses on healing and single-target damage. With high attack and defense, the Chef is able to heal his/her allies while also dishing out some damage. But better watch out, their gonna give your Miis to taste spicy and they will get mad for no reason.
- Jobs unlocked after clearing Greenhorne
- Cat: Cat is a pet that focuses on high damage and minor MP recovery. With high Attack and Speed, the Cat is able to use multi-hit attacks and strength boosts to deal damage, while also being able to self heal and cure own status effects.
- Imp: Imp is a devil that focuses on magic damage and tampering with enemies. The Imp can do serious damage and can not only steal HP and MP from enemies, but also lower their defenses. The Imp can also recover teammates' MP and put a positive status effect on them.
- Scientist: Scientist is a job that focuses on area-of-effect attacks and supporting allies. The Scientist is able to use skills to hit multiple enemies, while helping allies by giving them attack buffs, HP drain attacks, and even status effect immunity.
- Jobs unlocked after clearing Neksdor
- Tank: Tank is a vehicle that focuses on high physical damage and high defenses. The Tank is all about pure physical offense and defense. However, its reckless attitude causes other party members to become annoyed, meaning you must be careful when using the Tank as it can cause a lot of resentment. Because of this, they are best when paired up with a Pop Star, due to their Love & Peace skill.
- Princess: Princess is a job that focuses on afflicting status effects and MP Recovery. The Princess's abilities specializes in healing ally MP, afflicting status conditions to enemies, as well as guarding party from negative status effects. Your female Miis can choose this job.
- Flower: Flower is a type of plant that focuses on healing allies and moderate magic damage, unlocked after clearing Neksdor. A hybrid of Cleric and Mage, the Flower specialises in healing and recovery while also dealing moderate amounts of magical damage.
- Jobs unlocked with charms
- Vampire: Vampire is a monster that is a secret job in Miitopia. They are a very powerful class that has different elemental attacks and can steal HP. It is unlocked by obtaining the Bat Charm, which can be found by helping a Vampire in the Travelers' Hub, specifically the quest where the boss is a Pop-Up Puppet. When hit physically, if they have the Curse ability, they can cause half damage they took to the enemy who attacked them, as well as having a chance of reviving on their own after dying. The Vampire's default attack hits all enemies, but the strength progressively weakens as it hits more enemies. Vampires also by far have the largest max HP and can deal both strong physical and magic attacks. Their main drawback though is that they are also one of the slowest jobs aside from the Tank job, typically moving after everyone else on the battlefield (including monsters) has had a turn.
- Elf: Elf is a type that is a secret job in Miitopia. Acquire the Elven Charm to unlock this job. The player can find this at the end of Galados Isle in the secret grotto. The Elf is a "jack-of-all-trades" sort of job; while not as potent, they are capable of doing just about anything that any of the other jobs can do. They can attack one or all enemies, deal splash damage, put up barriers, counter direct attacks, and even heal HP AND MP. Their main drawback, however, is their sluggish speed and low max HP. They will need to be healed far more often than most other jobs.
- As the result, once the Dark Lord steals the protagonist's companions and renders the protagonist without a class, you can choose the job that is unlocked. Afterwards, you can continue the job back because they were "too strong". You also add teams into the game and then moved to Villa that opens up immediately post final boss that holds up to 90 Mii characters.
- Default jobs for the first world
- Some may find the fact that the Miis are eating parts from the enemies after defeating them a bit morbid.
- Just like Tomodachi Life, this game has relationships, such as a best friend. This also means the same thing, fighting. However, it isn't as hard as Tomodachi Life. All you need to do is to put the foes in the same room and they will forgive each other.
- Your Miis can't speak in full English or other languages unlike in Tomodachi Life.
- Just like with Tomodachi Life, you have only one save the profile. If you wanna create a new profile, you have to delete the current profile and then restart the game and lose the memories.
- When you completing the Tower of Dread, you don't get a reward nor a cutscene.
- A few monsters are clones of their original counterparts, but only recolored and made stronger, some may even be resized if the original enemy is small or large.
- While the new additions to the Nintendo Switch port are nice, it doesn't really justify the increase of the game's price to $60 (or more outside of North America) due to there being extra content that does little to change the original, although it gives people a second chance to play the game if they don't have a 3DS or the original version of the game.
- It is really annoying when the Dark Lord steals the protagonist's companions, as you are forced to start from square one (with the exception of the protagonist's levels) to acquire new companions, which happens three times throughout the game. Thankfully, you can get them all back later before the halfway mark.
- Some enemies such as Fiends are quite hard to defeat.
Miitopia received mixed reviews from critics but received generally favourable reviews from users, according to review aggregator Metacritic.
Trailers and gameplay
- Miitopia's internal name is "mimic".
- The game was rated 18+ in Russia because of same-sex relationships.
- The US version's tagline as seen in the official Nintendo website is "Your friends. Your adventure. Your rules.", a call back to Tomodachi Life's tagline "Your friends. Your drama. Your life." in the same region. Meanwhile, the European version omits the "Your rules." part, rendering the tagline as "Your friends, your adventure!"
- In Japanese box art and trailers, this has a Mii with Cleric job white skin, but in overseas box art and trailers, there is a Mii with Cleric job black skin.
- Two music tracks from Miitopia appear in the crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.