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!
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.
I usually rush through Flower Town as fast as humanly possible, but it's alright. It uses your Streetpasses kind of inefficiently, though.
And that gazebo is too expensive!!
After punking out in the face of Koovaps giant army twice in a row, I finally took him down in the Warrior game! Felt good, man. By the way, does fortifying your castle give you ANYTHING useful? Besides the privilege of allowing you to spend fifteen play coins at a time?
@deathly_hallows Out of date! I'm rocking a... actually, I don't even know what the hell I'm wearing now. I've been exchanging tons of those tickets. I wonder how likely it is that any of these customizations will become usable in 3DS/Wii U software.
@Anand Yeah it's a couple years old, frozen in time. I've been wearing the cheeseburger hat for at least a year, but just today I decided to give the ole cowboy hat a try for a while, it's pretty stylish. I also got the DK Barrel hat today, it's pretty hilarious.
Hey did you guys know you can get a plaza ticket just for snapping a pic of your garden? What an easy one!
@Guillaume Hmmm, sounds dumb. Miyamoto came over the other day with some silly faberge egg plant. The reason I like this game is to learn about the real flowers.
@DrFinkelstein I think my favorites are as follows: 1. Flower Town 2. Monster Mansion 3. Mii Force 4. Warrior's Way
But I like them all, even Warrior's Way is okay, though it's tedious if you don't get a lot of streetpasses to bulk up your army.
You can customize a garden (instead of your house), you can take on jobs from the townsfolk (instead of doing favors for your neighbors), you can grow and collect different breeds of flowers (instead of growing different kinds of fruits/coconuts/bamboo), and even cross-pollinate with other flowers to get hybrid flowers of different colors (instead of....oh wait, that's exactly like the flowers in Animal Crossing, lol!). You can even earn new hats and costumes for your Mii...which is kind of like getting new outfits and such for your villager avatar...except those hats and costumes are applicable in other games, too.
Maybe you're not seeing the appeal of Flower Town since New Leaf is a thing that exists. So that particular "itch" is already being scratched.
@GameDadGrant Oh man they're all fake? I was wondering... because some of the names are like "Destina" family and whatnot. I thought maybe scientist were just cheesy.
EDIT: well some of them are at least partially real, I just grew a Japanese Camellia. But it doesn't look like the information is all correct, according to Wikipedia the family is "Theaceae" not "Destina". Hrm.
Count me as another person who's warming up to Flower Town. It definitely started out slow, and explained things way more than was necessary, but now that that's out of the way, it's actually pretty fun to grow/customize gardens!
Now I just have to work towards buying the biggest, most badass garden expansion possible and filling out the expanded journal that lists every breed in the game.
@GameDadGrant Really? Maybe you got the ticket the next time you played? That happened with me and my first garden expansion, it didn't register until my next session and Mr. Mendel said "hey I notice you expanded your garden, here's a ticket".
You guys were right, I got my ticket the next time I booted up the game.
Nintendo needs to make Flower Town one of the games that is compatible with the 3DS Photo Share function. I'd like to show off my garden to more than just those on my 3DS Friend List. (which admittedly, I haven't done yet...hm. Maybe I should do that soon.)
Congrats! I think I have 5 and 6 flowers to go on the 2 3DSes I play on (going through all 4 games on both leaves me little time for "real" games!). I could probably burn through my play coins to speed things along, but I usually get one new breed a day, with only a few duplicates so far. It might be my secret favorite game of the four as well.