The cover art
Developer(s) Nintendo SPD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Console Nintendo 3DS
Release dates JP April 18, 2013

NA June 6, 2014
EU June 2, 2014

Series Tomodachi
Genre(s) Life simulation
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Game cartridge
Predecessor Tomodachi Collection
Successor None

Tomodachi Life is a life simulation handheld video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS, and the direct sequel to the Japan-exclusive Nintendo DS game, Tomodachi Collection.


The game takes place on an Island inhabited by various Miis, which the player can import from their 3DS, Kapusta device, other devices, or QR codes, or create from scratch using the 3DS' camera or the in-game creation tools. These Miis can be given their own voice, which is spoken in vocal synthesizer software, and a unique personality based on slider inputs given. Miis can then perform various actions, such as eating, trying on different outfits and doing many leisurely activities. As more Miis are introduced, many strange and curious interactions can occur between Miis, such as friendship, romance, rivalry, and even bizarre musical numbers.


Tomodochi Life has received mostly favorable reviews. It holds an average of 75% and 72/100 on review aggregate sites GameRankings and Metacritic, respectively.[1][2]

IGN gave the game a score of 8.4, calling it "a surprisingly funny and rewarding experience."[3] Polygon gave Tomodachi Life a 7.5 out of 10, praising its likeability despite certain aspects being repetitive.[4] GamesRadar gave the game 4 out of 5 stars, praising its weird humor and relaxing gameplay, whilst criticising the minigames for being too simple.[5] GameTrailers gave the game a score of 6.0, stating "the pervasive sense of quirkiness in Tomodachi Life works, but can’t sustain the entire game."[6]




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Official Artwork


External links

Nintendo 3DS (logo)

Predecessor: Nintendo DS
Successor: None

Nintendo 3DS XL - Nintendo 2DS - Nintendo 3DS Family
Other Hardware
SD Card - Game cartridge
Nintendo Network - Miiverse - Nintendo eShop - Swapnote (Nintendo Letter Box - Nintendo Postbox) - Nintendo Video - Nintendo Zone - Puzzle Swap - StreetPass Mii Plaza - StreetPass - SpotPass - Virtual Console
Pilotwings Resort - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U - Tomodachi Life - Mario Kart 7

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