Now Playing...Miitomo

So it's been a couple of days since Nintendo's new social app has been available to download, and I'm still using it. Must be good right? 

 Your friend's Miis may pop by from time to time, similar to Tomodatchi Life

Your friend's Miis may pop by from time to time, similar to Tomodatchi Life

Wrong. But you're still right. 

wait...what?! 

You should be confused, because I am. Miitomo in a nutshell is a social app that allows Nintendo to ask you all sorts of questions. By answering said questions you earn coins which in turn in you can use to purchase new outfits for your Mii. You can also join in conversions and comment on your friends answers too. While changing your Mii's outfit isn't particularly exciting alone, join it together with 'My Nintendo Missions' and you'll find yourself doing it anyway.  

The reason? By completing Nintendo missions, some of which are daily (such as listening to 5 of your friends responses and linking Miitomo to popular social media apps like Facebook) grants you Miitomo coins that can be redeemed on the My.Nintendo.com website to unlock neat stuff like Zelda Picross and eShop discounts.

 In game earned coins can be used to purchase outfits for your Mii

In game earned coins can be used to purchase outfits for your Mii

The level of questioning varies from What's your favourite food?' to more, what I would call down right nosey ones such as 'What do you think of <enter friends name>?'. Quite a few poke at your current relationship status, like Nintendo want to ask if your single and looking or are married with kids without outright asking you. 

It does feature a game, entitled Miitomo Drop, which is a pretty basic drop a Mii and see where it lands mini game to earn outfits. Playing the game costs tokens, which are again earned via missions alongside progressing through style and popularity levels.

The most fun element of the app has to be Miifotos, which allows you to pose your Mii in lots of different ways, either solo or with other Miis. Miifoto has a number of backgrounds, props and such to play with, along with the option of using your own camera images. In fact, all of the images in this article were created within Miifoto.

 Using your smart device's camera within Miifotos is fun!

Using your smart device's camera within Miifotos is fun!

The overall layout and look of the app is very professional. I've yet to encounter any errors or crashes while graphically its bright and very appealing. 

Not long after starting to use the app I soon started to question its longativity. While Nintendo could add more games and such in the future, at its core, Miitomo is all about Nintendo gathering intel from consumers. 

I don't really understand why I'm still using the app so much, I almost feel like I don't want to like it especially while the rewards section of My Nintendo hasn't got anything I really want right now. Perhaps it's charming, playful manner in which I'm getting questioned is making Miitomo just addictive enough to keep me entertained for a short time each day. 

Miitomo is available via Apple's App Store and via Google Play. It's a free download and requires you to sign up for a Nintendo account. I've been using the app on my iPhone 6S while I've seen friends running the app fine on a iPod Touch and a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. 

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