StreetPass Mii Plaza

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StreetPass Mii Plaza
StreetPass Mii Plaza logo.png
The StreetPass Mii Plaza logo.
Developer(s) Nintendo SPD
Downloadable Content
Good-Feel, Grezzo, Spike Chunsoft, Prope
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release date(s)
  • JP 26 February 2011
  • EU 25 March 2011
  • NA 27 March 2011
  • AUS 31 March 2011
Genre(s) RPG, Puzzle, Shoot 'em up, Simulation
Mode(s) Single-player

StreetPass Mii Plaza (すれちがいMii広場 Surechigai Mī Hiroba?) is an application which comes pre-loaded on all Nintendo 3DS systems. In the game, players can meet other players' Miis over StreetPass and online through Nintendo Network, and interact with them.[1]

Summary[edit]

StreetPass Mii Plaza is an application that makes use of the Nintendo 3DS's StreetPass functionality, in which the system can detect and exchange data with other nearby systems whilst in sleep mode. The game revolves around a player's chosen Mii, which can be customised with accessories earned from minigames, along with a short customizable message and some optional information about likes. When new Miis are registered by the system, they will appear at the gate. Up to ten Miis can show up at the gate at any one time, after which the player will need to use them with their minigames before checking for more. Meeting the same Miis multiple times adds extra functionality, such as personalised messages and the ability to rate them. There are also special Miis that appear via SpotPass during special events, such as Nintendo staff members. After meeting another player's Mii, the player can then use that Mii to play a variety of different games, three of them being playable free of charge: Puzzle Swap, StreetPass Quest, and StreetPass Quest II.

After the 3DS December 2011 update, extra features were added to the game including a map in which players can see which countries they have met the most Miis from (not all countries have this feature) and a music player which features unlockable tracks of music from the game and an accomplishments section.[1] Another update was added in June 2013, introducing four new purchaseable games, as well as a new interface and framerate improvements.

Preloaded games[edit]

Puzzle Swap[edit]

Puzzle Swap (ピースあつめの旅 Pīsu Atsume no Tabi?, lit. "Journey of the Piece Gatherer") is a game in which players aim to complete a 3D animated picture of a Nintendo video game by gathering its pieces. If a player encountered on StreetPass possesses any pieces the player does not have, the player can choose one of their pieces to add to their own. The player may also use Play Coins to buy random pieces for their existing panels, although it won't always be a new piece. After the December 2011 update, new puzzles became available which included four or eight pink squares in the center. Pink pieces are distributed to players via SpotPass and can only be gathered via StreetPass; they cannot be bought using Play Coins. Some puzzles have more pieces than others, making them harder to complete.

List of available puzzles
Title Pieces Availability Release Additional details Source
Metroid: Other M 15 JP NA EU AUS
  • WW Launch day
N/A [2]
Mario and Bowser 15 JP NA EU AUS In addition to Mario and Bowser, Luigi is also featured. [2]
Super Mario Galaxy 2 15 JP NA EU AUS N/A [2]
The Legend of Zelda 15 JP NA EU AUS Based on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. [2]
Kirby's Dream Land 15 JP NA EU AUS Based on the Kirby series in general. [2]
Pikmin 15 JP NA EU AUS Based on the first Pikmin installment. [2]
New Super Mario Bros Wii 15 JP NA EU AUS N/A [2]
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 24 JP NA EU AUS
  • WW December 6, 2011
N/A [3]
Star Fox 64 3D 24 JP NA EU AUS N/A [3]
Super Mario 3D Land 40 JP NA EU AUS N/A [3]
Mario Kart 7 40 JP NA EU AUS N/A [3]
NARhythm Heaven Fever
EU|AUSBeat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise
JPMinna no Rhythm Tengoku
24 JP NA EU AUS N/A [3]
Donkey Kong Country Returns 24 JP NA EU AUS N/A [3]
Pilotwings Resort 24 JP NA EU AUS N/A [3]
Kid Icarus: Uprising 40 JP NA EU AUS
  • WW February 26, 2012
N/A [4]
Fire Emblem: Awakening 40 JP NA EU AUS
  • JP April 21, 2012
  • NA January 31, 2013
  • PAL April 12, 2013
N/A [5]
Mario Tennis Open 40 JP NA EU AUS
  • WW April 21, 2012
N/A [6]
Kirby's 20th Anniversary 40 JP NA EU AUS
  • WW July 19, 2012
Based on Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition. [7]
Brain Age: Concentration Training 24 JP NA
  • JP July 19, 2012
  • NA February 21, 2013
N/A [7]
Big Mac 15 JP
  • JP August 3, 2012
Was only obtainable at McDonald's restaurants. Ceased on September 13, 2012. [8]
ANAでDS 15 JP
  • JP August 12, 2012
Was only obtainable at three ANA airports. Ceased on September 30, 2012. [9]
New Super Mario Bros. 2 40 JP NA EU AUS
  • WW August 9, 2012
N/A [10]
NAKirby's Return to Dream Land
EU|AUSKirby's Adventure Wii
40 JP NA EU AUS
  • WW November 7, 2012
N/A [11]
Animal Crossing: New Leaf 40 JP NA EU AUS
  • JP November 7, 2012
  • WW May 17, 2013
N/A [12]
NALuigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
JP|EU|AUSLuigi's Mansion 2
40 JP NA EU AUS
  • WW March 23, 2013
N/A [13]
Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger 40 JP NA EU AUS
  • JP May 24, 2013
  • NA May 24, 2013
  • PAL June 25, 2013
N/A [14]
Heroines / Nintendo Starlets 40 JP NA EU AUS
  • JP June 18, 2013
  • PAL June 18, 2013
  • NA July 12, 2013
Features female Nintendo characters such as Peach, Zelda, Pauline, and Rosalina. [15]
Xenoblade Chronicles 40 JP NA EU AUS N/A [16]
New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U 40 JP NA EU AUS N/A [17]
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 40 JP NA EU AUS N/A [16]
NAMario & Luigi: Dream Team
EU|AUSMario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros.
JPMario & Luigi RPG 4: Dream Adventure
40 JP NA EU AUS
  • JP July 11, 2013
  • PAL July 11, 2013
  • NA July 17, 2013
N/A [18]
NAChibi-Robo! Photo Finder
JPChibi-Robo! Photography
40 JP NA
  • JP August 7, 2013
  • NA January 5, 2014
N/A [19]
Darumeshi Sports Shop 24 JP
  • JP September 6, 2013
N/A [20]
Pokémon X and Y 40 JP NA EU AUS
  • WW October 12, 2013
N/A [21]
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 40 JP
  • JP December 18, 2013
This is the first puzzle that is based on a video game made by a third-party. [22]
Kirby: Triple Deluxe 40 JP NA EU
  • JP December 26, 2013
  • NA May 2, 2014
  • EU May 9, 2014
N/A [23]
Super Mario 3D World 40 JP NA EU AUS
  • WW February 21, 2014
N/A [24]
Yoshi's New Island 40 NA EU
  • NA March 28, 2014
  • EU March 28, 2014
N/A [25]
Rusty's Real Deal Baseball 24 NA
  • NA April 11, 2014
This puzzle is based on the Darumeshi Sports Shop puzzle, but is changed to represent the visual differences made to the US version.[26] [27]
Nintendo Pocket Football Club 15 JP EU
  • JP June 26, 2014
  • EU June 26, 2014
N/A [28]
Mega Man 40 NA
  • NA August 7, 2014
N/A [29]

StreetPass Quest / Find Mii[edit]

StreetPass Quest (すれちがい伝説 Surechigai Densetsu?, lit. "StreetPass Legend"), known in North America as Find Mii, is a role-playing game. In this game, the player's Mii has been captured and it is up to the player to save him/her by battling their way through a series of rooms containing different enemies. Players use the Miis they have encountered, but can also use Play Coins to summon additional wanderers. Each Mii has a standard attack and a magic spell based on their color. For example, red Miis can cast flame spells whilst light blue Miis can freeze their opponents. Certain colored Miis are required to clear certain rooms, such as using a yellow Mii to break an enemy's yellow shield. If a Mii is encountered on StreetPass several times, their level in StreetPass Quest will increase, making them stronger, but only to level 7. As the player progresses through the game, they can earn hats for their Mii to wear.

StreetPass Quest II / Find Mii II became available in December 2011 for players who had played through the first game at least twice. The sequel includes tougher enemies, multiple paths, and new hats. In addition to wanderers, players can now use Play Coins to hire up to three previously encountered Miis. In battle, similarly colored Miis can form teams to perform stronger combo attacks and spells. Play Coins can also be spent to use potions for various uses, such as clearing a room of gas.[3] There is also a third secret quest that adds more difficulty to the StreetPass Quest II / Find Mii II maps that provides an additional set of hats that the player can win.

[edit]

On June 18, 2013 in Japan and Europe and July 12, 2013 in North America, a substantial updated to the StreetPass Mii Plaza added four new games, which could be purchased and added to the Mii Plaza. In the new games, players can earn Plaza Tickets that can be exchanged for hats and accessories.[30][31][32]

StreetPass Squad / Mii Force[edit]

StreetPass Squad (すれちがいシューティング Surechigai Shūtingu?, lit. "StreetPass Shooting"), known in North America as Mii Force, is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up game developed by Good-Feel. The game revolves around the Mii Force, led by the player, as they battle against the evil Gold Bone Gang. Players traverse each level blasting through enemies and recovering Miis encountered on StreetPass, who each provide unique weaponry based on their color. Miis are arranged on a grid of three forward facing weapons and one rear weapon, which can be rotated to shoot in multiple directions, with additional Miis powering up the main weapons when placed behind them on the grid. If the player is hit, one of the Miis will be forced to retreat, and the game ends if the player loses all of their Miis. After completing the main campaign, players unlock Arcade mode, which tasks players with clearing the campaign on one run. The game also feature leaderboards, encouraging players to beat scores set by people encountered on StreetPass.

StreetPass Garden / Flower Town[edit]

StreetPass Garden (すれちがいガ~デン Surechigai Gāden?), known in North America as Flower Town, is a gardening game developed by Grezzo. The game is loosely based on Mendelian genetics, in which players grow various types of plants, aiming to become a Master Gardener by growing twenty unique breeds of plants. Growing plants are watered by visiting Miis encountered on StreetPass. After a flower has bloomed, players can receive new seeds by breeding their plant with plants of other Miis. Flowers can be arranged in several gardens where the player may take screenshots that are saved to the Nintendo 3DS Camera. Flowers and unwanted seeds can be sold for money, which can be spent on new accessories, seeds, and plots. Job quests are available where the player is tasked with growing plants of specific qualities to fulfill customer requirements.

StreetPass Battle / Warrior's Way[edit]

StreetPass Battle (すれちがい合戦 Surechigai Gassen?), known in North America as Warrior's Way, is a battle simulation game developed by Spike Chunsoft. Players assume the role of a general on a quest to conquer the world one country at a time. Players amass armies either by encountering other players on StreetPass or using Play Coins to recruit mercenaries, before taking on the leaders of each country. Battles follow a rock, paper, scissors mechanic, in which players assign soldiers to three classes, with each have strengths and weaknesses against the other classes, and pit them against the opponent, the first to win two matches winning the battle and earning a portion of their soldiers. Defeating certain leaders earns materials which can be used to upgrade the player's castle, granting new options. Some players encountered on StreetPass will be monarchs, which the player may choose to either greet peacefully or challenge to a battle in order to earn more soldiers.

StreetPass Mansion / Monster Manor[edit]

StreetPass Mansion (すれちがい迷宮 Surechigai Meikyū?, lit. "StreetPass Labyrinth"), known in North America as Monster Manor, is a puzzle RPG developed by Prope. Taking place in a haunted mansion, players create rooms by laying out map pieces given to them by StreetPass-encountered players. Laying pieces of the same color together expands the room, sometimes revealing treasure chests that offer new weapons and items. The main task is to uncover the stairs to the next floor in order to progress. When entering a new room, the player may encounter an enemy, which they must face against using their equipped weapon, which uses rechargeable batteries to function. During battle, the player can either fire at the enemy, which uses one battery charge, or defend against the enemy's attack, which slowly drains the battery meter. Defeating enemies earns experience points which can power up the equipped weapon. There are various types of weapon, some of which are more effective against certain enemies. If the player runs out of health points, they will faint and their session will end.

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