Mii-maker, Mii-maker, make me a Mii ... how many of you can't wait to get your hands on your spankin' new Wii, just to fiddle with the Mii creation? Not to fret -- remember that homebrewed Mii creator that we told you about last month? At the time, a few of you ponied up and showed off your Miis, but we crave more Mii action.
And since we'd never ask you for something we wouldn't do... check after the jump for Miis from the Wii Fanboy staff. In just a few weeks, we'll be breaking these bad boys out for real. But for now, get creative. Break out Photoshop if you want to for a few coloring changes that you won't be able to do on the real deal. It's okay to cheat, 'cause this one's just practice. Then grab a screencap and link the results in the comments. Tell us what you like and don't like about the process and the results Let's get our Miis parading around on a test drive!
Alisha: Shenanigans, says I, because I know there are plenty of people out there who appreciate the fun of frequent hair dyeing. Where's the love for us, Nintendo? The Mii hair colors are so bland, so normal, so ... natural. I had to change it up and add my current haircolor. I'm going to be sad when I have to settle for plain ol' brown on my real Mii. Otherwise, though, these are great! For such a simple creation process, you can really get a lot of detail ... and shifting an eyebrow or a hairline can change the whole look. It's a pretty good likeness.
At first, I thought the plain look of the bodies would bother me a little, but I've decided I like the stylized aspect of the Miis. Puts the focus on the personalization you can have -- the little touches that make each one unique.
Dave: Yes, I have a big old fat head and thanks Nintendo for allowing me to represent it, in all its huge glory, on my Nintendo Wii. As for shirt color, I didn't think about it and now my Mii ended up looking like some fat-headed Ensign about to get a Klingon dropkick to the chest. At least let me make my Mii's body fat!
Other than that, my hair is pretty spot-on (messy and dangerously allergic to a trimming) and my nose is appropriate enough. The eyes look close enough and my face is often affixed with a dumb smile like the one represented here. Lookin' good Dave, lookin' good.
Nikki: The more I look at my Mii avatar I think, "gah, do I really look that much like an emo-art-kid?!?" Okay, I don't wear black all the time, I promise. Yes, I usually sport a ditsy smile on my face that shines on through the day with the exception of sitting in class. My eyes, skin and glasses are close enough for me to accept. I had to adjust to the caricature feel of it but I've grown to admire this look. I think a lot of people are going to have a blast creating their friends and family members in an overly humorous and embarrassing way.
Jason: Thank you, Nintendo, for allowing me to recreate my beautiful self in your hardware. That devilishly handsome grin. Those piercing eyes. That immaculate hairstyle. And yes, I'm actually this good looking. What Nintendo is allowing here is a way to represent oneself in an online space with some measure of uniformity. This has been done before, of course, but on a console, it's something new. I had no trouble creating an avatar that generally looked like me, though I thought the head selection was a bit limited (despite the caricature vibe, I'd like some smaller options as well). Luckily for teens everywhere, the Mii creator does not allow for acne.
[Continued props to Joystiq reader Yann, who originally made this awesome tool!]
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 512 MB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Camera / optical
- Video outputs Component, RCA / composite, S-Video
- Weight 2.65 lb
- Released 2006-11-19