The four new paid StreetPass games that came to Japan and Europe earlier this year have finally made their way to North America.
This quartet of games came bundled in a system update, which also included a redesign of the StreetPass Plaza and four new Puzzle Panels - although, at time of writing (and after numerous restarts) only one puzzle for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has appeared in the plaza.
The real focus on the update, however, is on the four new StreetPass games - Mii Force, Flower Town, Warrior’s Way, and Monster Manor - all of which allow you unlock new hats and accessories for your Mii.
Like Find Mii, however, you'll need to StreetPass with other players to make your way through each title.
We gave the four games a proper review already, but here's a quick summary of what you can expect from each of them.
This side-scrolling shmup has you take to the skies to defeat the Gold Bones Gang and save the StreetPass Galaxy.
Your Mii flies the main fighter ship, but every Mii you encounter will make your ship more powerful. If you StreetPass with two Miis, for example, you can fire in two directions. StreetPass with a full stable of ten, and you'll be a shmup force to be reckoned with.
Also, your Miis act as lives - so the more you StreetPass with, the more damage you can take.
Your flower growing fun begins when you move into Florafield and decide to become master gardener. Luckily, you have a mentor - Mr. Mendel - who's happy to help you sort out your planting problems.
Each Mii you StreetPass with will help your flowers grow, and you can even customise your garden with fun accessories and furniture.
In Warrior’s Way, you're out to conquer the world (literally!) with the help of your trusty butler Wentworth.
You begin as the ruler of a remote country in a war-torn empire, and your goal is to build an army of Miis and take over more territories. Each Mii you encounter helps your army grow, and the bigger your army is the more likely you are to win.
There's a good bit of strategy in Warrior’s Way, as you'll need to scout out enemies and set up strategic formations as you try to take over the 20 areas on the map.Monster Manor
This paranormal investigation game puts you in the roll of a detective trying to solve the mystery of a haunted house.
Your assistant Iris Archwell will help you on your quest, which has you take on ghosts, skeletons, and ambulatory suits of armour (shades of Find Mii, anyone?). Your ultimate goal is to reach the top floor of the house, and you manage this by collecting map pieces from Miis that you StreetPass with.
The four games cost $5.34 a piece ($4.99 plus tax), but a special bundle allows you purchase all four for $16.04 ($14.99 plus tax).