Thursday, July 10, 2014

I'm having way too much fun taking screenshots while playing Tomodachi Life

Would you believe me if I told you I've snapped more screenshots while playing Tomodachi Life than I have while playing any other 3DS title?

Well, it's true. Or at least I think it is.

As for why that is, the only worthwhile response is that this portable "life sim" throws players into so many weird, wacky and funny situations that you can't help but try to capture them in a snapshot.

Cases in point: the following photos of the babies that have been born to Rainbow Island's residents thus far.

The above portrait is of one of my Internet pals, Hayden Scott-Baron (aka docky), his wife, Cher, and their newborn girl, Chloe.

The shot above is of Nikki (of Swapnote fame), her husband, Bill Trinen, and their baby girl, the controversially named Genesis.

And here (above) we see Link keeping a watchful eye on his (and wife Zelda's) adorable baby boy.

Sadly, "adorable" isn't the first word I'd use to describe the first child--a girl, Claire--born to me and Ganondorf.

Both of us are hoping she'll eventually grow into her face. And learn to smile once in a while. Anyway, she's now traveling the world--or waiting to travel the world, at least.

Rainbow Island's kids aren't the only things worth capturing in photographs. Other photo-worthy sights include the tropical locale's many fights--with the one above being between former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi and Metroid's Samus Aran.

The island has been host to many proclamations of love, too, such as the one above, from David Bowie to Albert Einstein. (Unfortunately for the former, the latter demurred in the end.)

There have been a number of just plain odd proclamations as well, such as the ones above and below.

The two residents showcased in the above snapshot, by the way, are none other than Madonna and Michael Jackson.

Speaking of well-known or even "celebrity" Rainbow Island residents, the photo above highlights those who made a name for themselves in various big-name games (or big-name pieces of game-related software, in the case of the aforementioned Nikki).

A number of real-life game developers and executives also call Rainbow Island home, including the ones shown above.

And then there are the island's "pop star" residents, as seen above. Can you name them? If so, please feel free to do so in the comment section below. (One little hint for those of you who may need it: the redhead's usually a blond.)

Have any of you also been enjoying--and taking tons of screenshots while playing--Tomodachi Life? If so, which aspects of it do you like the most at the moment?


Justin Difazzio said...

Dang. Sorry about your baby's face. That's an unfortunate look. That Cher Mii, though! So perfect. said...

You're telling me! About my kid's face, I mean. I still love her, though, don't you worry ;) As for the Cher Mii: it is pretty awesome isn't it? I can't take any credit for it, though, as I saw the design (?) on line and basically copied it wholesale. The only ones I can take credit for are the Madonna and Utada ones.

Steve Pixel said...

Your mii is *so* adorable. Did you ever post any screenshots of the pregnancy? said...

Thanks, Steve! Also, I don't know if you are being serious with the second part of your comment, but if you are, sadly, Miis in this game never actually "look" pregnant. They basically just announce that they're trying to have a baby and then a few days later one pops out!

Steve Pixel said...

Oh, of course I was being serious! I don't have the game, but I could've sworn I'd seen or heard about visible pregnancy in the Japanese version. I guess I was just confused. said...

Hmmm, I don't know if that was a part of the Japanese release, but it's definitely not part of the NA one. I guess the folks at Nintendo are fine with game characters/Miis having kids, but not as fine with them looking pregnant before they deliver said kids?

Kaze said...

I agree your Mii is super cute! lol Don't worry my boyfriend and I had a Mii baby who looks really freaky too! I definitely let out a, "Gah!" when they revealed his grownup face! lol

My favorite "celebrity" Miis I have are the 4 main characters form the Goemon series! With the haircolor spray and ninja suits I think they really look like the characters! ^^ said...

Ha ha, thanks, Marty! Also, I'm now going to want to see these Goemon Miis of yours :) BTW, your Mii has yet to get into any real shenanigans on my island. Hopefully he'll get hitched soon so I can show you his babies! (That sounds so wrong...)