With Nintendo's first mobile app, Miitomo, it looks like the firm is taking a light touch on monetisation. While the game's virtual clobber is sold through an in-app shop, players won't be forced to hand over real cash for it any time soon.
The basic premise of the app is that you create a cartoonish avatar - or "Mii" as it's known in Nintendo parlance - and then it goes out to seek out friends, either by connecting with Twitter or Facebook accounts or by using the face-to-face sharing feature. Once a connection is made, the Mii will start asking you a series of questions that it'll also ask your new friend, including their personal likes and recent activities.
You'll be rewarded with coins for answering each question, as well as completing tasks and gaining levels. Those that don't want to wait around for coins will be able to buy some through in-app purchases but for the rest of us, there are plenty of ways to earn them.
Topping up your coins will be fairly easy, as the game will automatically reward you with them when you reach certain milestones such as logging in for the first time or adding a new friend. The best way to earn coins though is by playing with your friends and other Mii users. The more you interact with them the faster they'll level up and the more clothes they'll be able to wear. Another good tip is to focus on giving them sides, desserts and drinks versus main meals which will take up much more room in their stomach.