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This is Game8's complete Game Review for Miitopia on the Nintendo Switch. Learn what we thought of the game, whether it's worth buying Miitopia for the Switch, and what type of players will best enjoy it.

Miitopia Rating

Overall Score

Overall Score
34/50
Story & World Size Graphics Sound Ease of Play
9/10 6/10 6/10 7/10 6/10

See our Scoring Criteria
Overall Score:
This is a score assigned by our contents team. The number is a total of five criteria, each ranked from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest.
Five Criteria:
Story: How captivating the story and worldbuilding are
Size: The length of playability and replayability available
Graphics: The beauty and design of game elements and scenery
Sound: The quality of voices, sound effects, and music
Ease of Play: Quality of life aspects such as controls, load times, and bug fixes

Players who might enjoy Miitopia

  • Players who don't game often, but are interested in trying an RPG
  • Players who enjoy life simulation games like The Sims, Animal Crossing: New Horizons or Tomodachi Life
  • Players who like artistic in-game elements and creating their character from the ground up
  • Players who want to design Miis together with their friends and family and watch them interact in-game

How are you enjoying Miitopia?

What is Miitopia?

A Remaster of a 3DS RPG

Forget Wii Sports – in Miitopia, the Miis are going to the big leagues! Create a team of unique Miis on a grand quest across the realm to take down a Dark Lord. With a variety of jobs to choose from, and full sets of unlockable equipment and skills for each, Miitopia is an RPG in every sense of the word. Originally released for the 3DS, Miitopia has returned to the Nintendo Switch with new features, but is still the same game at its core.

Our Thoughts on Miitopia

Game8 writers with no experience with the 3DS game

Contents Team “Alice”
Favorite Job: Miitopia Cleric JobCleric
Character Creation:
Everyone from your party to random townspeople, to the final boss of the game, is a Mii you can fully customize. The Switch remaster has an expanded character design system, so players can go to town making characters from their favorite games. That said, there are few parts in the new “makeup” system which actually work well for constructing a face, so it's not as easy as people make it look. It's also possible to use Miis which other players have uploaded online, but you might not find a design you like unless you use a specific Access Key, and downloading characters requires a paid Nintendo Switch Online subscription.
RPG Elements:
The leveling and battle system of the game are very simply designed, and even players who are not so familiar with RPGs can easily enjoy them. On your adventures, your party members can go on dates together, help each other in the heat of battle, and become closer to each other, which a variety of players can enjoy watching.
Overall:
All in all, Miitopia is a game that can be recommended for a winding-down light experience for casual gamers or anyone who's looking for something less intense. For long-time RPG fans who are looking for a deeper class-building and strategic experience, there's plenty of other games that are much further up your alley.

Game8 writers who played the 3DS game

Contents Team “Harold”
Favorite Job: Miitopia Flower JobFlower
Remaster Differences:
The contents of the game are almost exactly the same as the 3DS version, but the addition of the Horse has brought the difficulty down a full octave. On the other hand, expanded character creation is one of the main draws of the Switch remaster, and skilled creators can work wonders with it. It seems like any character that exists can be remade with the Miitopia character creator.
Multiplayer Aspects:
Miitopia is a one-player game, but families and friends who would rather watch than play themselves can enjoy making Miis together and having them interact can still enjoy this game, and playing it together instead of on your own is likely to provide a better experience overall.
Control Issues:
For players who frequently game, a few inconviences like the inability to skip cutscenes, and having to hold a button continuously to speed up play, hurt the playability as a whole.
Contents Team “Paul”
Favorite Job: Miitopia Scientist JobScientist
Mii Characterization:
On watching the Miis they created find food that they like and dislike, share relationships with each other, and display a range of emotions across the board, you can't help but fall in love with them even if they were thrown together haphazardly in a few minutes. The Outing Tickets introduced in the Switch version are cute and fit right in.
Audience:
Players who don't frequently game can enjoy Miitopia easily, but hardcore RPG fans will likely not find the difficulty here they're looking for. That said, I found this to be a good game enjoyable by a variety of players.
Contents Team “Debby”
Favorite Job: Miitopia Cat JobCat
Character Creation:
The character designer is a whole new world this time around. I was happy with the Miis I made in the 3DS version, but with the new makeup faeture, players can even recreate their favorite characters, and shine them up to their hearts' content. I was annoyed by how the view won't stop rotating on the makeup screen, though.
Controls:
It's a shame that the curse of being forced to continuously hold the B button to skip forward has not been banished (though at least ZL and ZR work as well).

Miitopia Overall Review

The Character Creation is very flexible, almost too flexible

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Without a doubt, the Character Creation system known in-game as “makeup” is the main draw of the remaster. Over 100 parts are available to attach to your Mii, so players who get into it can spend one or two days making their perfect Mii. Far beyond friends and family, players can make characters from their favorite anime or games, or essentially any character that exists.

In one sense, the potential of the system is so high that it becomes unwieldy for novices, and first-timers may find that the character they're trying to create doesn't quite... turn out.

Character Creation Tutorial

The Horse is powerful, almost too powerful

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This time, a Horse will join your party during the first chapter. Like other teammates, characters can improve their Relationship with the Horse, unlocking new skills which multiply their offensive potential.
There are no downsides to using the Horse, so its presence simply serves to make the game easier as a whole.

Horse Guide: What Does the Horse Do?

Enjoyable by all ages

The standout characteristic of Miitopia is its relaxation factor – it's almost impossible to feel stressed while playing this game. It's true that the difficulty has decreased, but this can make the game easier for kids to play and enjoy without struggling at hard bosses.

Still, players who are looking for a challenging experience may find themselves a bit unsatisfied in this regard.

Game Length: How Long to Beat?

Completion Time
Main Story Clear 15 - 20 hours
Tower of Dread Clear Still playing!

The Main Story takes 15-20 hours

The main story up through defeating the Darker Lord takes an estimated 15 to 20 hours. Our team was able to do it in around 15 hours when rushing the game, so players who take their time will likely take around 20 or more hours finshing it.

Miitopia Software Information

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Release Date:May 21, 2021 Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1 Player Developer: Nintendo EPD
Genre: Adventure / RPG Game File Size: 3.0GB
Supported Languages: Japanese, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)
Supported Play Modes: TV Mode, Tabletop Mode, Handheld Mode.
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Crude Humor, Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Language

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