Tomodachi Life (Japanese: トモダチコレクション 新生活 Tomodachi Korekushon: Shin Seikatsu; Tomodachi Collection: New Life) is a handheld life simulation game that focuses around creating Miis that live in an apartment together. It and its Japan-exclusive predecessor Tomodachi Collection went on to be widely successful and serve as one of the biggest inspirations for many of the concepts featured in Miitopia.
List of concepts taken from Tomodachi Life and Tomodachi Collection
- In a literal sense, Miis created in Tomodachi Life can be imported directly into one's Miitopia game.
- The concept of a game revolving around Miis and their interactions with one another, with one being a life sim and another being an RPG.
- Miis can become friends with one another and get in fights, although they cannot get married/fall in love and have children in Miitopia.
- In Tomodachi Life, players could use hair color spray to change the color of a Mii's hair. In Miitopia, hair color can be changed directly from the Mii Maker menu.
- Miis can wear a variety of outfits as well as mix and match both hats and clothes.
- Both games feature grub as a central mechanic, right down to including a "tummy" meter that can get full. Like Tomodachi Life, Miis can also dislike or love specific foods.
- Like Tomodachi Life, Miis can be assigned various personalities that affect how they interact with others.
- Both games feature control pad buttons that can be used for screenshot-taking.
- The concept of creating a large amount of Miis and sending them to live in the villa is very similar to Tomodachi Life's original concept of creating Miis to live in an apartment together.
- Miis can make up with one another voluntarily, without player input.
- Tomodachi Wiki, for more Tomodachi Collection-related details.