Check Mii Out Channel

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Mii Contest Channel (Check Mii Out Channel in North America) in Wii Menu

The Check Mii Out Channel, known as the Mii Contest Channel (Miiコンテストチャンネル Mī Kontesuto Channeru?) in Europe, Oceania and Japan and Miirame in Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America, was a channel for the Nintendo Wii that allowed players to share their digital avatars, called Miis, and enter them into popularity contests. It was released worldwide at 12:45 AM UTC on November 12, 2007.

Nintendo ended support for the channel on 28th June 2013 along with four other Wii channels.[1]

Features[edit]

The Check Mii Out Channel has the following features:

Posting Plaza[edit]

People are able to submit their Mii(s) for other Mii creators around the world to view. When a Mii is submitted to the Posting Plaza, a twelve-digit entry number is assigned to it (#### - #### - ####), so others can find it using the search function. The submitted Miis are also given two initials by their creator and the Mii's talent. If a person likes that Mii it can be imported to his or her Mii Channel plaza. An imported Mii cannot be edited, but may be used in Wii games that use the Mii interface. People can favorite Miis, and the Mii will be given a rank out of five stars, depending on how many people like the Mii. The artisan is also given a ratings rank of anywhere from one to five-stars.

Every month, the Posting Plaza has a "Mii Artisan" ranking section that lasts for the whole month. The first ranking Mii Artisan by the end of the month is declared a "Master Mii Artisan".

Contests[edit]

People are able to submit or judge each other's Miis.

Wii Message Board[edit]

Check Mii Out is the first Wii channel that uses the Wii message board. When WiiConnect24 is turned on, Nintendo will send a message as soon as new contests begin or when a contest update is available, if the user has set up an Internet connection. If a user doesn't want to receive these messages from Nintendo, he or she can opt out by going to the settings in the Check Mii Out Menu or the opt out button when viewing one of the messages sent to the Wii console.

Wii Menu Icon[edit]

Scrolling headlines of a contest and a picture above it will appear on the Check Mii Out Channel icon when an update to a contest is available.

Highest Mii Ranking Level and Judging eye[edit]

These stats are located in the "Mii Artisan Info" section of the Main Menu. The "Highest Mii Ranking" stat shows the highest ranking that the user has ever gotten on a contest, and the "Judging Eye" stat shows the user's most recent ranking for judging. Note that this is the user's most recent judging rank, not the best rank.

Contests[edit]

The Check Mii Out Channel has new contests going on all the time. Players submit a Mii that they think fits the category, and they are judged by other players.

At the end of a contest, a "Level System" is shown on a 1-10 scale (10 being the highest, and 1 the lowest). The Mii that the user has created will be running up the mountain. One's Mii will be based on a 1-10 scale, and if it stops at a certain spot (ex: 5th layer), the user's Mii will be ranked level 5. This system is reverse-scored from the normal games; in other words, 10 is best, and 1 is worst. one's "Eye for Miis" is how one judges other people's Miis. A high Mii ranking indicates that the user is a great judge. The user is then shown the first place Mii, along with its "Artisan." This leads into the top 50 Miis for the contest, viewable either as a "Parade" or "Arranged".

For certain contests, those who participated in a contest can create a souvenir photo that shows their submitted Mii and their artisan placed and posed on top of a background related to the contest theme. The image can then be sent to the Wii Message Board. Souvenir photos are usually related to Wii games such as Super Mario Galaxy.

Nintendo-themed contests[edit]

Theme Region Date first seen Date of results
Mario without his cap Worldwide November 11, 2007 November 26, 2007
Luigi without his cap Worldwide December 13, 2007 December 26, 2007
A Mii version of Princess Peach Worldwide January 24, 2008 February 9, 2008
A Mr.Ungry Worldwide November 17, 2011 November 29, 2011
Baby Luigi with cap Worldwide December 4, 2011 December 15, 2011
A Mii outfit with a carnival Worldwide December 17, 2011 December 30, 2011
Princess Daisy the queen Worldwide January 1, 2012 January 12, 2012
Someone like Mario but a little different Worldwide 2009 2009
Princess Zelda laughing out loud Worldwide 2011 2011
Animal Crossing A Good Mii to perform Worldwide December 2012 December 2012

Update[edit]

On January 30, 2008, an updated version of the channel was released for download on the Wii Shop Channel:

  • In the Posting Plaza, users can now easily find all the Miis they have posted, without the need to enter codes.
  • When viewing a Mii Artisan’s profile, a user can now find all Miis posted by that Artisan.
  • If the judging of a contest is cancelled and returned to later, any Miis selected previously for the contest will be retained.
  • Parental controls are now supported in the channel. If a user chooses to block the “exchange of user generated content” from the Parental Controls menu in Wii Settings, users will be prompted to enter the Parental Controls PIN in order to enter the channel.
  • The main menu of the channel has a ticker that warns that the content of the channel may offend.
  • When viewing Miis in the Posting Plaza under the “Popular” category, 500 of the most popular Miis over the past two weeks can now be viewed, instead of 50.
  • When using the Mii search feature, the Mii's entry number is retained on the Entry Number screen. If the Mii searched for is not found, re-entry of the number is not necessary, making it easier to modify the search.

References[edit]

  1. ^ News: Multiple Wii online services discontinued today. ComputerAndVideoGames.com (2013-06-28). Retrieved on 2013-08-23.

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