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- "C'mon. Let's play a game!"
- — Mii, Tomodachi Life
An islander game is an activity in Tomodachi Collection and Tomodachi Life. Islander games are marked by green problem icons on their window. When the player selects their window, they will be jumping up and down repeatedly; upon entering their apartment, the Mii will ask the player to play a game with them, and the player replies with whatever option. Sometimes, when currently interacting with a Mii after a Mii is given something, they might say to the player, "Since you're already here, let's play a game!", and the player will be prompted to play a game similar to the green problem icon.
Success will grant the player one of three random treasures, while failure will result in receiving either a box of tissues or toilet paper.
Introduced in Collection
|Butt-writing quiz||The Mii will use their bottom to write letters of a word, and the player will pick one of the four objects that has that wrote word. If the player picks the wrong image, the player will lose the game. If the player picks the right image, the player will proceed to the next 2 quizzes.|
|The Daruma Doll fell down!||When the Mii says "The daruma doll...", the player will walk to him/her and touch him/her, resulting in winning the game. When he/she says "Fell down!", if the player does not stop walking to him/her, The Mii will say "[Mii's] splitting image is moving!", resulting in losing the game. The game noticeably plays similar to "Red Light Green Light", a popular children's game.|
|Cards||A simple mini-game where the goal is to get both two red cards, two of diamonds and two of hearts (kings in Europe) cards. There is also a joker card (a two of hearts in Europe) that can be exchanged if the player does not pick the other two of diamonds/hearts/king card. If the player has picked the joker, it can be swiped up to try and trick the Mii into picking it again. The Mii that the player is up against will sometimes give hints or will try to trick the player by closing his or her's eye, that will sometimes tell the player that the card that it's hand is hovering over is the red card. If the Mii picks your red card, the game is over.|
Introduced in Life
|Catch||The Mii drops a treasure and the player has to try and catch it. If the player manages to catch it, the prize is whatever the player caught. Sometimes, the Mii will tell the player something to distract him/her and then drop the item so the player will hardly notice. Other times, the Mii will drop the item, but then pull it back up with a string saying, "Oh, it was attached to the string. Weird." The player has only two chances to catch the item.|
|Zoom Quiz||The player will be presented with 3 consecutive images (zooming in more after each correct answer) and must identify what they are out of the 3 choices given to them. The image zoomed in can be either a food or a treasure.|
|The player faces off against a miniature Mii dressed as a football player/wrestler/sumo fighter and have to tap the bottom screen repeatedly to push the Mii down or out of the ring.|
|Mii Facts||The player is given 3 questions about the similarities (or differences) between two of their islanders, ranging from whether or not they own the same gift to what day of the month they were born.|
Games with multiple variants
Look that Way: The player has five chances to point in a certain direction that the mii is facing. If the Mii faces the direction the player is pointing, they win. This game only appears in Tomodachi Collection
|Look that way||The Original.|
|Rock-Paper-Scissors Look that Way||The player must play rock paper scissors before challenging the mii. If they loose, the mii will decide where to look.|
Shadow Quiz: The player is presented with 3 (5 in Tomodachi Collection) consecutive shadows of images and must answer what's hidden in the shadows. Sometimes, the item will be spinning, being able to give a precise shape.
|Food & Treasure Shadow Quiz (US)
Object Shadow Quiz (EU)
|The shadow can be any food or treasure.|
|Double Food & Treasure Shadow Quiz (US)
Double Object Shadow Quiz (EU)
|The shadow can be any combination of two foods, two treasures, or a food and a treasure.|
|Headwear Shadow Quiz||The shadow can be any piece of headwear.|
|Mii Shadow Quiz||The shadow is a random islander (on the player's island) wearing their current clothing.|
Pixel Quiz: The player is presented three consecutive images (with reducing resolution as he/she answers correctly) and must identify what they are. These also might be the same sprites the game uses for Tomodachi Quest.
|Food & Treasure Pixel Quiz (US)
Object Pixel Quiz (EU)
|The pixelated image could be any food or any treasure.|
|Mii Pixel Quiz||The pixelated image could be the face of any islander from the island. The first one is a 3D model that spins around, while the second is still, and the third is only part of the image.|
Match: A memory-based mini-game where the player has to match panels on a 3x4 board. The items displayed on the panels could be a Mii's face, any food, or any treasure.
|Match||This variation simply features matching 6 pairs of panels, allowing up to 5 mistakes to be made if the player matches incorrect panels.|
|Vs. Match||The player plays against the Mii who wanted to play with him/her, with alternating turns. At the beginning, the player gets to choose if he/she want to go first or second. This is also the only mini-game where it is possible to end in a draw.|
Introduced in Collection
|Backscratch||The Player has five chances to scratch the correct spot on the mii's back. If they miss, the mii will give directions on where their back is itchy. This game does not return in Tomodachi Life.|
|Mosquito||The goal is to splat the mosquito with the player's hand. With only five chances, and misses landing on the Mii's face instead, the player has to wait for the mosquito to reduce it's spastic movements or "land" as it says. If the mini-game is completed successfully the Mii will gain some gratitude. In Tomodachi Life, this minigame was moved to the campgrounds.|
Introduced in Life
|Sneeze||Swipe the feather across their nose until they sneeze. When the Mii opens his/her eyes and says "Ah...!", move the feather away from the nose. This one is similar to a playful mini-game because it will have a game card and the mini-game music will play. However, the player does not get the choice to pick a prize after completion. If the Mii does not sneeze within the time allowed (about 20 seconds), then they will say "No... It's gone." (EU) "Darn, I lost it" (US) and the Mii will not gain happiness.|