I’ve had some people ask me if I would be doing a guide for Mitchiri Neko Mix 2 or the Mitchiri Neko games in general. My answer is no. However! I CAN point people in the direction where they CAN find guide-like information. The only catch is that it’s in Japanese. (There DOES seem to be an English Wikia page for the series but there’s no information on it yet. :/)
I haven’t thoroughly gone through the Google results and checked every page it came up but here’s one that I’ve referenced to in the guide for the 1st game: http://nekowiki.seesaa.net/article/379857135.html. By the way, I recommend new players to read my guide for Mitchiri Neko Mix for basic gameplay information on how to mix & unlock cats and some other stuff that’s the same in the sequel.
About the walkthrough site — If you’re Japanese-illiterate and not using Google Translate or any translation services for whatever reason, or just too scared to click around the webpage, the following is a translation and explanation of each link in the center of the page:
- 図鑑 literally means picture book. This particular section lets you see what all the obtainable cats look like.
- 組み合わせ means combinations. It’s the page you want for the list of recipes.
- バイオリズム is biorhythm. It’s a new (annoying) mechanic added to Mitchiri Neko Mix 2. There are charts for each type of cat listed by day and then time of day. If you need to see what kanji corresponds to what day in your language, here’s the English Wikipedia link that lists them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_calendar#Subdivisions_of_the_month.
Since I’m not fully literate in Japanese myself and only played a few minutes of the game, it seems like the biorhythm increases the chances of variants spawning as well as upping or lowering the amount of MP (Mix Points) you get for trading in cats for goodies & consumable items in the shop (くろねこ商会).
If there is a star next to the cat, you will be 0.7 MP per 1 cat traded. If there’s a red X next to it, you’ll get 0.3 MP per 1 cat traded. Cats with normal biorhythms will provide 0.5 MP. Oh yeah, if I remember correctly, any cat with the star tacked onto them will show you which cat you can mix them with to breed a new type~! Also — and this is important — starred cats MULTIPLY FASTER. (See the chart here: http://nekowiki.seesaa.net/article/379879516.html The left column indictates the star one, the middle is for a cat with no star or X, and the right-most column is for the X one.)
As for locating the information about breeding partners, here are some screencaps to help! Again, this is only available for ones with a star next to them:
Oh, like the first game, a cat can have more than one breeding partner so it may take a tap or two on the “details” button to see all combinations.
- 合成のポイント is a page which has a general explanation about mixing.
- 小ネタ・システム acts like an FAQ.
This whole biorhythm gimmick baffles me considering this is a completely FREE game. Adding it in only seems to make things more frustrating for those that want their cats faster (like me)! XD Seriously, I can see this happening in a freemium title where you could purchase premium currency or items with real money to make the critters multiply faster and such. But oddly, Mitchiri Neko Mix games don’t contain ANY in-app purchases so you’re stuck waiting for however long. Granted, there IS an item that reduces reproduction time for 60 minutes/1 hour this time around. (In the shop, check under ねこ缶 (translated loosely as cat food) and choose すぴーど缶 (a.k.a. Speed Food). Anyway, I’m going on a tangent here.
Here’s a gameplay tip for users with rooted Android devices. But wait! There’s a DISCLAIMER!!!!!!!! This is by NO MEANS a suggestion. I am also in no way responsible for overheating, bricking devices, reduced battery life, spontaneously combusting devices, etc. In short, should you choose to use this method, it’s because you opted to yourself. Anyway, there’s an app that can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes for cats to pop up in the mixing jar. However, according to the thread, there are reports that it may not work on certain devices, with certain ROMs, or on certain Android versions.
Finally, but unrelated to reproducing cats, Mitchiri Neko Dash! IS a freemium game where you can purchase regular coins and the premium coins through IAP. (Unless I’m missing something, it’s extremely difficult to get the premium currency through regular play and it’s needed to use items and unlock better cats.) It’s also a rather fun game with silly ways to fail. ^^ More often than not, this is the outcome I experience:
Edit: Actually, my main beef with the Mix games is the waiting aspect since I’m pretty sure the developer could have thought of other, more fun ways for players to mix cats. Waiting reeks of freemium style gameplay which is extremely strange that DC-Archives (the dev) chose to program the game this way. Despite what I ranted about above, I’ve come to realize that with the introduction of the biorhythm gimmick, players actually have increased and faster chances to get new cats & their cousins when compared to Mitchiri Neko Mix. After all, EACH variant has its own biorhythm! This means that there are multiple times in a week and maybe even during the day when you’ll get a star next to one. And with a star comes the information of which partner the selected cat should breed with. We’re no longer completely in the dark … well, maybe except for the secret cats.