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Stealth Firmware Update: 6.1.0-12U, new StreetPass Mii Plaza games now available in NA
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July 12, 2013, 07:02:54
 
This firmware update gives North American users the new StreetPass Mii Plaza, and the opportunity to download the new StreetPass games.

Go to System Setttings, and select System Update to get the latest goodies!


From Nintendo:

Version 6.1.0-12U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:
Changes to StreetPass Mii Plaza:

The option to update StreetPass Mii Plaza is now available from the Streetpass Mii Plaza menu
Updating StreetPass Mii Plaza will provide new features, such as the ability to change your Mii character's expression and the ability to purchase new StreetPass Mii Plaza games*
*The ability to update within StreetPass Mii Plaza and purchase paid content is only available to users in regions where the full version of the Nintendo eShop is available.

Improved system stability and usability:

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience


The four new games are as follows:

- StreetPass Squad (Find Mii-like but in space)
- StreetPass Garden (Own a house, grow a garden)
- StreetPass Battle (Build a StreetPass army to conquer the world)
- StreetPass Mansion (Solve a mystery in a haunted house)

The 3DS StreetPass games cost $4.99 each, or $14.99 if you buy the four of them together.

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Posted: 07/12/13, 07:02:54  - Edited by 
 on: 07/12/13, 19:30:04    
 
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I think all four of the new games are excellent, I especially enjoy Mii Force and Flower Town.

The only problem I have is that the core mechanics are so good, and so fun, that I want to keep playing, I don't want to wait for the next round of street passes. Mii Force especially seems like a game I'd just like to sit down and play, and the Miis aren't necessarily important to the experience, they're just power ups in any traditional SHMUP, there is no reason they have to be Miis. Other than that gripe I'm really happy with this new update, tons of fun to be had.


Posted by 
 on: 07/15/13, 12:58:27
Stephen said:
I don't use this stuff on 3DS but thanks a lot for the info Grant!

Just curious, why not?


Posted by 
 on: 07/15/13, 15:12:29
I just nabbed a 35 dollar card for my 3DS, I think I'll put it towards these games, and Picross-e.

GameDadGrant said:
Stephen said:
I don't use this stuff on 3DS but thanks a lot for the info Grant!

Just curious, why not?
Doesn't take his 3DS out of the house, I guess.


Posted by 
 on: 07/15/13, 17:14:19
@GameDadGrant
Whaaat? I didn't know that they were fifteen bones together. That's not too many bones.


Posted by 
 on: 07/15/13, 20:53:18
I really like these games, but boy do they take some time. And with 2 3DSes in the house, clearing them all is a pain. Methinks I'll let the tags build up over several days before spending time with them.


Posted by 
 on: 07/19/13, 05:37:01
So I broke down and purchased all four games after getting four streetpasses. It really brought a smile to my face seeing that Good Feel, GREZZO, Spike Chunsoft and Prope developed these little games.

Mii Force seems like the most fun so far, since it has the best gamplay. It's a shmup where you use your streetpassed Miis as powerups. I really like the challenge and the high score system.

Flower Town seems rather boring, it's all about collecting different breeds of plants, but it seems like it's lacking something to make it fun, maybe that somethign will unlock the more I play.

Warrior's Way seems like it has some potential, with huge battles, but they seem like simple rock-paper-scissors things and thus I felt a bit underwhelmed. You can upgrade your castle, but I fear this game is pretty shallow.

Monster Manor is really fun. You build your own path through a haunted manor with Miis, and collect treasure and fight ghosts, with RPG elements.

I really enjoy the little perks you can buy for your Mii by playing these games. Got a sweet 1-up mushroom hat. Makes playing the games extra rewarding. I do fear, however, as many have stated, that I'll spend far too much time on these games. They are pretty fun, though. I think I'll give Find Mii a rest for a while after I conquer the game once more.

@deathly_hallows
What do you like so much about Flower Town?


Posted by 
 on: 07/19/13, 23:20:23
Holy shit, I LOVE Mii Force and Monster Manor. Really fun. Warrior's Way is promising, but I have to get further into it. The hats that you can buy are also a great carrot.

So, essentially, I have the same impressions as Mikey.

Man, I sure hope that Flower Town gets better.

@Koovaps
I don't think that you have to use all of your Streetpasses at once anymore. It used to be that it would warn you that you would lose them if you exited before playing the games, but it doesn't seem that way now. Can anyone confirm by getting some Streetpasses, playing a game, getting some more Streetpasses, and then trying a different game?


Posted by 
 on: 07/19/13, 23:41:45
@Anand

Do you think that three of the four at least are good enough to just pay for the bundle?


Posted by 
 on: 07/20/13, 00:38:30
@DrFinkelstein
Well, Mii Force and Monster Manor are fantastic. Warrior's Way has a really interesting integration of Streetpass. I haven't played it enough to fully vouch for it, but sure! Why not?! Can you really resist the chance to power up your Streetpasses?

@rebonack
Surprisingly, Chicago kind of blows for StreetPasses. But you'll get a Level 7 Anand!


Posted by 
 on: 07/20/13, 04:00:58  - Edited by 
 on: 07/20/13, 04:17:52
@DrFinkelstein

I think they are. You'll be getting at least one of the games for free when you buy the bundle, so it's worth it for the other three, IMO.


Posted by 
 on: 07/20/13, 14:32:48
@Anand

You can pause and come back later, but if you get some new hits later you have to finish with the previous batch before you can go meet the new ones.


Posted by 
 on: 07/20/13, 17:05:36
@Shadowlink
Yeah, I saw your post in the other thread after I had posted that.

Whyyyyy, Nintendo...


Posted by 
 on: 07/20/13, 17:22:39  - Edited by 
 on: 07/20/13, 17:23:07
Something odd has been happening lately but I think that Flower Town is becoming my favorite of the four, I'm addicted to decorating my garden, it looks so badass right now, I have blue wooden crates and ladders and some really cool iron sconces, lookin' nice!

Meanwhile I'm having a big problem with Mii Force, game is too damn hard if you only get 1 or 2 passes on an off day! You need at least like 6 guys, really 8 or 10 is best.


Posted by 
 on: 07/31/13, 05:35:17  - Edited by 
 on: 07/31/13, 05:36:38
@deathly_hallows

Really? 6+ ?

I can usually handle anything that comes with 3, but some fancy flying will see me through with 1 or 2.

Weapon choices count for a lot as well.


Posted by 
 on: 07/31/13, 06:39:34
@deathly_hallows

Yeah, Flower Town really opens up a bit the more you play. There's certainly more to it than meets the eye. Being able to customize your garden(s), flower pots, grow different kinds of flowers, etc. really speaks to the Animal Crossing fan in me. (I suppose it could appeal to Harvest Moon fans too)

It's the least "game" game of the bunch, but it's still strangely addicting.


Posted by 
 on: 07/31/13, 07:07:19
@deathly_hallows
@GameDadGrant

Same here. Seems I end up spending more time with my wacky flowers than the other games. Taking jobs, trying to grow specific flowers, expanding your garden, all oddly fun and addicting!


Posted by 
 on: 07/31/13, 15:40:07
@deathly_hallows

Why not just hire people then? What are you spending all your play coins on?!

I'm with the folks here, Flower Town is the sleeper hit of the year. I adore it, and I don't even know exactly why. It's one of those games that you just enjoy coming back to. I dread going back to Mii Force (so much work!) but it's relaxing to jump right back into Flower Town. Also Mansion is really fun to me as well, so that's my second favorite. Lack of street passes make playing the World Conquering one kind of a drag. I just have to keep saving up my army to have any shot.

Honestly at this point when I see I get a Streetpass my initial thought is "Sweet! Let's go get some flower seeds!!"


Posted by 
 on: 07/31/13, 15:51:59
Yeah Flower Town really is cool, glad others are enjoying it.

@Shadowlink
Okay maybe 6 is an exaggeration, but the other day I had 1 streetpass and the color was black, trying to beat the level with just one lame/floppy bomb was not fun. Also I'm not really playing these games to get an extreme challenge, I just want to play for 5-10 minutes and have some fun, and this game is more fun when you have a lot of guys and can power up some cool weapons.

@-JKR-
I only have like 30 play coins right now! I blew them all on muscling through my 2nd playthrough of Find Mii 2, besides if you start to spend even a few coins on each of these four games they won't last long. Maybe Nintendo should increase the number of coins you can earn per day, I walk a decent amount going to work and back, like 3-4 thousand steps each day, I'm leaving money on the table!

EDIT: being able to gift play coins to people on your friends list would be a cool feature too.


Posted by 
 on: 07/31/13, 16:44:42  - Edited by 
 on: 07/31/13, 16:49:40
@deathly_hallows

Yeah, bombs stink. But if I get one of the half decent weapons I can usually take a good crack at a level even with only a couple of partners. By the time I get a good chunk of people (3 or more) I know the level well enough to get through it easily with the bonuses and stuff.

Agree on the need to increase the coin limit, so many games use them now, it's getting kinda ridiculous. I'm saving mine for the Puzzle Swap.

Although I suppose this Streetpass/Spotpass hotspot hybrid thingy will mitigate that somewhat.


Posted by 
 on: 07/31/13, 17:01:36  - Edited by 
 on: 07/31/13, 17:03:35
@deathly_hallows

I kind of like the limitation on the play coins you can get. It makes them WORTH something. Like in Animal Crossing, some people have millions of dollars. But you're never, ever going to get millions of play coins. And because of that, you better be SURE you want to get another blossom on that plant vs. adding a piece to your mansion, because those suckers are VALUABLE!

Question: Is Find Mii 2 just the second playthrough of Find Mii? Because I beat it once, but it seems exactly the same when I restarted it again. Do people just call the second play through "Find Mii 2" or am I missing something?


Posted by 
 on: 07/31/13, 17:20:57
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