How You Can Create Funny Mii Characters…

Posted on 5th April 2008 by admin in Wii Features

…Share them with others and Win a Contest!

What is wrong with Mii? In case the caves you hide in don’t yet have a Wii and you are not yet aware: Mii-pronounced “Mee”-is something which on other games and machines is often known as an “avatar” or “toon.” On the Wii, this is called a Mii and represents each player on the Nintendo Wii Console.


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Well, to answer the question in the first sentence would take entirely too long! In reality, nothing is wrong but there are some new downloadable updates on the Wii Shop Channel you may have missed.
When creating your Mii, you get to decide every feature of your face and more such as the size of your eyes, nose, smile, and so on. This may make you feel a bit like that “big bad wolf” preparing for a visit from the grandmother-visiting girl in the red hood who tends to ask too many questions! But, if you are like me, you find it rather enjoyable to peruse the extensive selection of attributes to find “just the right combination” for the perfect Mii for the situation.

If you’re in a hurry or don’t care much about what your Mii looks like, templates are available for immediate use and can be updated later if you’re feeling sassy. There are a number of attributes to choose from, and the ability to apply them in unorthodox ways offers an almost limitless combination (though thankfully, not as detailed as the original Star Wars Galaxies MMO).

On Nintendo’s “Check Mii Out Channel” you can search for Miis based on various criteria, submit your creations and even enter contests that compare your Miis with those made by others. Though often seen as “popularity contests”, these do test your creativity. And the simple act of taking turns designing your Miis can become a family affair or a great conversation piece, at a party that may otherwise die.

The act itself can be quite telling as to the differences between your self-image and the way others see you, albeit in caricature form. With the update, you can view the top 500 most popular Miis from the past 2 weeks, or locate any Mii that you have ever posted. Take into consideration that once a Mii has been entered into a contest, you are no longer able to delete that Mii.

If you find (or should I say WHEN you find) one that you like, you are able to locate all of the Miis that the user has posted, and save any of them to your console for future use if you like. Although you can’t enter someone else’s Mii into a contest, you could use one as inspiration for your own Mii. It isn’t difficult, so go create you own, enter a contest, and don’t forget to vote! Regardless of the intent on the part of Nintendo, many users feel a personal connection to the Miis that they have created.

As we learned on Different Strokes, “What might be right for you may not be right for some.” If you have wee ones on the Wii, worry not; parental controls are available. The virtual community is comprised of such a diverse cross-section of people, simply exploring the Miis created by Nintendo Wii owners and users from around the world can be entertaining. Let’s just suffice it to say that, with the plethora of options open to users, you can make your Mii nearly as unique as you.

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2 Comments »

  1. Robert says:

    how do you make miis that are not real like there are some darthvader miis in the check out mii channel but i do not know how to make them

    Posted on November 29, 2008, 4:19 pm

  2. admin says:

    Hi,

    look all Mii characters are made within the Wii Console using the default features. The only thing you need is some creativity ;)

    There are also some Mii contests, just check all the characters, “download” the creation you like and learn how they did this.

    Posted on November 29, 2008, 7:01 pm

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