I know this game is supposed to be for younger gamers, but who else thinks it looks really cute? Just me then? Okay. Well, even if gamers over the age of five want to play Miffy’s World, they’ll have a job playing it after 9pm, as the game uses an innovative parental control feature that means it’s only playable between the real-world hours of 6am to 9pm. This is achieved by having time in the game synchronized with the Wii’s internal clock. When it gets to 9pm or any other time set by the parent, an alert is sent to the player, the game is saved, and an animation will show Miffy going to bed. And cue major tantrum after that!
Miffy’s World is amazingly the first time that the legendary cartoon rabbit has ever appeared on a games console. It features a simulated game world that children are encouraged to explore. There they can interact with Miffy and her friends, such as Poppy, Boris (not the Mayor of London, apparently), Grunty, Snuffy and The Teacher, and many more. Miffy’s Mum or Dad can also be controlled by a parent at the same time as their child is playing as Miffy. They won’t be able to directly interact with the game world, but they can point at various objects using a second controller and help their child out with any quests or puzzles.
Look for the game to hit WiiWare this summer.