Most people have imagined up a character at some point, right? Whether it's your own fantasy Pokémon, an odd person or a bizarre monster, grabbing a pen and paper and drawing whatever comes into your mind is a lot of fun. Thankfully we're not the only ones who think so, as evidenced by games such as Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive!, the main purpose of which is to create dozens of strange creatures.
Inspired by the retail launch of the Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive! alongside 3DS XL, members of the Nintendo Life team have unleashed some of their created beasts upon the world. Take a gander at our Freakyforms zoo, and if you own one of the games feel free to scan in the attached QR codes if you'd like them to visit your own Freakyforms world. They'd love to meet you.
To add a Formee to your game, simply enter the 'Play' area, hit the 'Read a QR Code' button and follow the on-screen instructions.
Introducing FreakyForms' answer to the Hero of Time, my very own (slightly balding) Link. Based on Young Link from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, but with more appropriate legwear, Link lives not in the great expanse of Hyrule, but the awkwardly abstract planet of KANJI¥¥¥.
If you take a stereotypical British gentleman and re-create them in a bizarre way only possible through a Nintendo game, then you may end up with something like Jeeves. Wearing a snappy blue blazer and stylish white driving gloves, brown corduroy trousers as well as some light leather shoes, he's ready for a pleasant Sunday afternoon drive. Like all gentlemen, he doesn't leave the house without his custom-fit top hat.
When Robin grew up he was a child star, appearing on fashionable Christmas cards, wrapping paper and other festive decorations. Like many child stars he's gone off the rails since, replacing cuteness with attitude and an askew baseball cap. Last spotted falling out of a local bird sanctuary in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Forged in a sulphur lake and running on geothermal power (hence his greenish hue), Rotorua uses his three wheels to speed over geysers and gorges, delivering radio signals to far-flung settlements with his antenna tail. Enjoys long drives on the beach.
A fin-tailed fantail from an alternate-reality Aotearoa, Tīwaiwaka makes up for her lack of legs with speedy swimming and the power of flight! She spends her time flitting around looking for insects and playing Kolibri on the 32X.
Harpaloon is neither a harp, nor a loon. In fact, he's the perfect gentleman; just look at his hat! He often dedicates his time to charity work, particularly favouring his local dog sanctuary, and says "nice" a lot. Don't mention his dribbly mouth, though — he's very sensitive about it.
Genetically unfortunate Wheely Bob has an unnecessary pair of legs, which often means that his feet get stuck beneath his central wheels. He makes the best of it, though, and provides a taxi service for the needy. His one true dream is to meet KITT from Knight Rider.
Remember, you can scan each of these Freakyforms into your own game by using the QR codes included; just enter the 'Play' area and hit the 'Read a QR Code' button. Let us know where our guys have got to and what planets they've visited. We'd love to see some of your creations, too!