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"Welcome to Vineland Island Part 2... Medieval Times."
Vinny, after starting the demo

In 2014, Vinny of Vinesauce fame started a playthrough of an odd life simulation game known as Tomodachi Life. This playthrough quickly became one of the longest-running and most popular series he's done, though he eventually concluded the series to prevent it from becoming stale. In 2017, a successor to this game was released, and Vinny decided to stream it, embarking on a very different — but no less weird — adventure.

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The Vinesauce Miitopia series once again focuses on the Mii known as Vinesauce (pronounced "Vin-eh-sauce", of course), now a small-time adventurer instead of an apartment resident. He gets unwittingly thrust into adventure after a chance encounter with the Dark Lord, who is stealing the faces of Miitopia's Miis to power his army of monsters. He gathers a large Ragtag Bunch of Misfits to assist him, most of whom also come from Vineland Island. During their travels, the party meets many, many other Miis, all picked randomly from what other players have uploaded online. Vinny completed the game after 19 streams, but he plans to return to it on occasion until he's finished with the postgame.

The series's full streams are here. Vinesauce collaborator Captain Southbird is once again making condensed edits of the streams, which can be found here. In addition, he has started his own playthrough of the game, featuring Cling On the alien girl as the hero, numerous Tomodachi Life characters making cameos, and a self-made text corruption applied to the game that replaces most of the text with pieces of YouTube comments on Southbird's channel; the first video of this is here.

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See Vinesauce Tomodachi Life and Mayor Vine for Vinny's other story-based stream series.


This series contains examples of:

  • Adapted Out:
    • Southbird's highlight videos don't feature Nintendo Fan MaskSales, who provides amiibo support in-game.
    • Southbird's edits omit the last-minute reveal that Miitopia is actually a sequel, and that Vlinny's stuck in a Stable Time Loop, though the Dark Curse receiving Vlinny's face and Miitopia being referred to as a Tomodachi Life prequel due to the former showing Vlinny's creation are left in. He explains in a theory post that he felt it was too messy compared to the initial conclusion, especially since Vinny admitted he was improvising it on the spot with help from the chat.
  • Aerith and Bob: Mii names are all over the place in this game. The main party in particular contains both normal names (Vinny, Gordon) and odd names (Sponge, Two Faced).
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  • Alien Sky: The sky of Peculia is completely purple. When LumberJahn comments on how strange the sky is Vinny implies that the Jahn home planet has a purple sky as well, by stating that "It's strange [LumberJahn] would say that, since he's used to purple skies."
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different:
    • In Part 5, the Dark Lord kidnaps Sponge, Gordon, and Two Faced, and they're replaced by Hotel Mario, who's a cat and may possibly own all inns in the game, Speed Luigi, who's a failed pop star, and Mike Stoklasa from RedLetterMedia. Shenanigans ensue, as always.
    • Mike Stoklasa turns into a new form of LumberJahn the episode after he's added, replacing him.
  • Bad Impressionists:
    • Vinny tries to read Snoop Dogg's text using an impression of the real Snoop Dogg in Part 1, but he switches to his normal voice because he doesn't think he can do a good impression of him.
    • When Vinny does an Elvis impression after Speed Luigi buys Two Faced a new car, Vinny reads a viewer comment saying that said impression sounds more like Hank Hill.
  • Big Boo's Haunt: Scoot talks to Vinesauce about hearing weird noises in Part 9 and ends up believing that the inn they're in at the time is haunted.
  • Blatant Lies: Vinny denies getting a bad vibe from the Eerie Road region when Thespian Cat Pooh Bear's Travelers' Hub mission takes them there.
  • Brick Joke:
    • In Part 5, one party event has Vinesauce telling a (fairly tame) spooky story while the party is camping out. Two Faced is so badly freaked out by it that her friendship with Vinesauce breaks. Shortly thereafter, Mike Love steals the party from Vinesauce, so this doesn't get resolved. In Part 11, several in-games months later, Vinesauce finally retrieves Two Faced's face(s) in the fourth world... and Vinny discovers that Two Faced has held that grudge for all this time. Fortunately, they make amends quickly enough.
    • Near the end of the party's time in Neksdor, LumberJahn gives a centipede to Vinesauce as a present; Vinesauce likes the gift, but Vinny is mortified. During the last leg of the main-game journey, the centipede shows up again as Vinesauce decides to pass it on to Scoot, who's from a game where bug collecting is the norm.
  • Cast of Snowflakes: Thanks to the game hosting the Miis of every player, the game's cast is very diverse and very odd.
  • Darker and Edgier: Downplayed. Aside from the fact that the game features actual combat, as opposed to the (almost) purely verbal arguments of Tomodachi Life, the characters—most notably Gordon—now actually swear (since this game doesn't censor the characters' catch phrases, Vinny no longer has to come up with similar-sounding words like "fuhcking").
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: The party ends up having to fight Jesus to free him from the Dark Curse.
  • The Dreaded:
    • Vinny is put off by the Twerkey's appearance, particularly the fact that the original Mii's face is on its butt instead of its face, resulting in him closing his 3DS multiple times in a row to avoid looking at it.
    • invoked As with most players, Vinny quickly develops a distaste for Fiends due to their One-Hit Kill attacks. It's especially bad in his case because he chose to be a Mage for the third world, meaning his best attacks had little effect on them.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Zigzagged. LumberJahn was apparently mortally injured at some point off-screen; however, he is able to survive by assimilating Mike Stoklasa, who was introduced in the previous episode, at which point he becomes a regular member of the series once again. So the bridge ended up falling on Mike instead of LumberJahn.
  • Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory: invoked Parodied when the Great Sage Jesus is seen in the Neksdor Desert and Vinny interprets it as a biblical parable, followed by pointing out that Vinesauce's imp costume could be putting him in the role of Satan trying to tempt Jesus. This does gain some weight later, as Vinesauce is eventually cleansed of his sins (he class-changes from an Imp to a Mage), and Jesus (also a Mage) takes him in as a disciple to guide him through Karkaton. Then it gets turned on its head: Jesus becomes the Dark Lord he tried to protect Vinesauce from, so Vinesauce saves him by beating him in the final battle along with his friends, this time as a Warrior.
  • Faux Symbolism: invoked Parodied when Vinny suggests that Starry-Eyed Cleric Bill Nye's quest to defeat the Abominable Snowman might be a climate change-related metaphor.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The four islanders in Vinny's initial group fit due to their personalities. Two-Faced is Energetic (sanguine), Gordon is Stubborn (choleric), Sponge is Cautious (melancholic), and Vinesauce is Laid-Back (phlegmatic).
  • Freudian Slip: Parodied when Vinny reads "faces" in "feces" when reading the Dark Lord's intro in the Part 1.
  • G-Rated Drug: Vinny compares the Hyper Sprinkles to a drug, saying Alpaca in particular would enjoy them because of her cocaine addiction.
  • I'm Going to Hell for This: Vinny's reaction to seeing Darker Lord Jesus, which he says he was surprised to not have spoiled for him, is to say that he's going to Hell on top of getting sued by Mike Love and the Pope.
  • Innocent Innuendo:
    • The name of Two Faced's "Booby Trap" skill was interpreted as innuendo after she learned it.
    • After going on an unrelated tangent in Part 3, Vinny checks the game and sees that he skipped part of a conversation. The part he does see of it is... intriguing. They're talking about MP Candy.
      Two Faced: Those things are huge! I can't fit one in my mouth!
      Vinesauce: What do you mean? I just swallow them whole.
      Two Faced: BUT HOW?
    • Vinny missed some of Alpaca's text when she said she had a hole in her shoe, causing Vinny to misread it as being dirtier than it actually was.
    • Vinny laughs when Hotel Mario says "You came!" right after joking that financial problems with his hotel business led him to get a side job as a Chippendale dancer, saying that the line reflects the dancing's intended response.
    • Vinny comments on how Vinesauce says "I want some kitty cuddles" while Hotel Mario is nearby in a muscular-looking cat costume.
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY":
    • Vinny insists on calling the Cumulus enemies "cum-ulus".
    • When Vinesauce's party first encounters Roaming Gourmet Pringles and the latter discusses haute cuisine, Vinny pronounces "haute" as "ho-tay" and "hotty" instead of "oat".
    • Vinny mispronounces Trudeau as "tra-doo" instead of "true-doe" during Orator Mage Blossom's quest to rescue PM Trudeau and catches himself afterward.
  • Lame Pun Reaction:
    • Downplayed when Vinny's reactions to the name of the kingdom of Neksdor end up being a simple "Get it?" response and a sarcastic, deadpan "Nice name" response.
    • When Vinesauce comments on the strangeness of the land of Peculia, he ends his comments with "How Peculia!" and Vinny mutters "Goddammit" in response.
  • Level Ate: The fact that one area has orange juice flowing everywhere is discussed by Vinesauce and Scoot in Part 9.
  • Lower-Deck Episode: The Post-Script Season focuses on new, underleveled Miis joining Vinesauce's party. But special mention goes to Episode 21, when Vinesauce gets sick, leaving Vinny to complete a quest with Tommy, Pretzel, Peewee and Guy Fieri to accompany the quest-giver.
    "This is not exactly the A Team at work."
  • Massively Numbered Siblings: In the universe of this game (and by extension Tomodachi Life), Vinny has stated that the "Mario" family consists of many brothers, both standard and bootleg. Those appearing in the game are Sponge, Hotel Mario, and Speed Luigi (the Cleric, Cat, and Pop Star in Vinesauce's party, respectively), the real Mario (now a Dirty Old Man who has retired to Neksdor Town), and Waluigi (a greedy genie who gets freed from his lamp prison by Prince Groose). Unseen members include (regular) Luigi and Wario. Meanwhile, brothers Grunge and Schnitzel, the Evil Counterparts to the Bootleg Mario Bros, are cousins to the family.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Vinny's initial party members, as well as the Great Sage, come from the Vinesauce Tomodachi Life series. However, the Dark Lord role was originally filled by Bill Trinen's Mii from the North American Tomodachi Life Nintendo Direct and was later changed to a Mii of Mike Love of The Beach Boys, with neither being connected to Vinny's Tomodachi Life streams.
    • A couple of unintentional references to the Super Mario Galaxy Repainted stream came up: Vinny's Mii randomly wanted (and received) a bee sword and a set of bee armor at one point and Two Faced said "I always do my best!" while Vinny's Mii had his bee gear equipped.
    • Alpaca's Queen Bee outfit and Pizza Fan were interpreted by Vinny as a reference to the Super Mario Galaxy Repainted stream and his taste for pizza, respectively.
    • A one-off comment is made about the voice Vinny gave to Booster from Super Mario RPG during his streams of that game, though the voice itself doesn't appear.
  • Nepharious Pharaoh: The heroes fight a pharaoh monster with the face of Waluigi, which afflicts some of them with a curse that makes them assist the monster instead of the rest of the party.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Subverted when Vinny wonders what the Banana Mii Trap enemy has to do with bananas, shortly followed by said enemy pulling out an HP Banana and eating it.
  • Number of the Beast: Vinny jokes that the world is going to end after the party ends up with a total of 16,666 gold while working on Starry-Eyed Scientist Lucina's Travelers' Hub quest.
  • Oh, Crap!: Vinny knew things weren't going to go well when a Fiend enemy used a One-Hit Kill attack on Scoot. After Cling On was hit with the same attack, the party ran away.
  • Post-Script Season: After Vinesauce defeats the Final Boss ( in Episode 19), Vinny decides to keep the game going for a few more videos.
  • Punny Name: After Scoot gets blond hair at an inn, someone in the chat compares his appearance to Tucker (as he appeared in the Vinesauce Tomodachi Life streams) and Vinny comes up with "Ducker" as a name for Scoot's new look.
  • Pyramid Power: While exploring a giant pyramid in Part 7, Vinny muses on the importance of Egyptian pyramids; he jokes that dimensional-shifting was taught within them, and that they doubled as a Porn Stash storage, and the Sphinx was either a creation of Atlantis or ancient furries. He draws the line at the Mona Lisa possibly being inside one of them (he was fighting a Mona Lisa replica with a Mii's face on it at the time).
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Vinny's party consists of the following: A "jabroni" streamer and warrior (or demon, or sorceror), a depressed cleric who's also a forgotten Mario Brother, a supreme chef known for being constantly angry on TV, an eccentric thief with two faces, a rotund hotel owner who dresses like a cat, the hotel owner's pop star brother with bulging eyes and a long tongue, a grumpy scientist/film critic who gets taken over by a simple-faced benevolent alien, a curious alien girl with outfits themed after plant life, a jock duck who wears parts of a tank on his body, and a druggie alpaca princess.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!:
    • Vinny jokingly claims he's done with the game after Vinesauce asks for a set of Bee Armor in Part 1.
    • Vinny closes his 3DS multiple times after first seeing the Twerkey, commenting on how people blamed him for making the game dirty.
    • In-game, the party runs from a battle against a Fiend enemy with a One-Hit Kill move after Vinny realizes that continuing to fight it would be a bad idea.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The first encounter with a Goblin in Part 1 leads to a comment about its large nose, with Vinny comparing it to Jimmy Durante, who had a famously large nose.
    • Dark Lord Bill's "Let's dance!" quote in Part 1 leads to a brief reference to the song "Let's Dance" by David Bowie.
    • Vinny's reaction to seeing that King SpongeBob is incredibly fat is to sing part of The Great Mighty Poo's song from Conker's Bad Fur Day.
    • Vinny compares General Lamb Chop's ape-like appearance to Donkey Kong.
    • Vinny wonders how much Tom Nook would pay for the in-game rhinoceros beetle specimen.
    • Vinny says "You're becoming more like your father" in Peppy Hare's voice when LumberJahn impresses Vinesauce with an impression of Hotel Mario.
    • Vinesauce complimenting LumberJahn led Vinny to say that the phrase "The devil complimented the scientist" sounds like a Bob Dylan song.
    • Nikki's face ending up on a painting led Vinny to joke about jumping into the painting to get to another world, as in Super Mario 64.
    • One of Cling On's outfits is compared to the Koroks from The Legend of Zelda series.
    • After Scoot recovers from being sick in Part 15, Vinny says "Scoot has contracted dysentery" in reference to Oregon Trail.
    • Vinny compares Robo-Lucina's appearance to that of the robot enemies from Chrono Trigger.
    • Vinny references The Price Is Right by yelling "It's a new car!" when Speed Luigi gives Two Faced a new car as a present, followed by comparing Speed Luigi to Elvis Presley due to the latter's habit of buying people cars.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: One of the major characteristics of LumberJahn is his inherent optimism and the assimilated Stoklasa's cynicism, and his attempt to adapt to his new body. At a certain point, according to Vinny, LumberJahn goes "Fuck it" and adapts fully to being human, tipping over the cynical side.
  • Spiritual Successor: Since Miitopia is essentially a Tomodachi Life RPG, Vinny's streams of the former were heavily influenced by his streams of the latter. Many of the jokes are also hard to understand without having watched Tomodachi Life.
  • Stable Time Loop: The Vlinny from Tomodachi Life is actually the Dark Curse from Miitopia given a similar form to Vinesauce due to Vinny sparing him. And it will be Vinny's hatred of him that will make him turn into the Dark Curse in the first place, and therefore Vlinny in a never-ending loop.
  • Stealth Insult: Vinny wonders if Cling On was trying to call Alpaca a liar when giving her a lyre.
  • Stealth Sequel: Vinny reveals in the last episode that Miitopia happens after Tomodachi Life. Although for Vlinny it's actually a Stable Time Loop, so the Vlinny from Tomodachi Life is actually from Miitopia.
  • Take That!:
    • The inclusion of Mike Love as the Dark Lord serves as an insult toward the real Mike Love, due to Vinny's dislike of him and his management of The Beach Boys (with Vinny being a huge Brian Wilson fan).
    • Gordon's request for an outfit made out of newspapers leads to an insult toward Guy Fieri, a "trash chef" according to Vinny.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: The party teams up with Ex-Dark Lord Mike Love while traveling in the Sky Scraper. Note that the hostility is mainly on Vinny's end, due to his powerful dislike of Mike Love and relative uselessness in-game; the characters largely get along with Mike just fine.
  • That Came Out Wrong: Vinny's comment on the Twerkey when Vinesauce and Cling On fight one together is "Fuck this enemy. No, I don't mean that literally!"
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • All returning Vineland Miis went from peaceful islanders who verbally argued at most to heroes that fight monsters.
    • New characters, such as Hotel Mario and Speed Luigi, are both rather ridiculous gag characters who are incredibly powerful in the game, Hotel Mario is also the holder of the highest single-attack damage as of Part 6, going at a whopping 80 damage.
  • To Serve Man: Vinny isn't fond of the fact that a hamburger monster tried to eat Gordon.
  • Visual Innuendo:
    • Vinny's response is "Don't read into that too much" when Two Faced wants an HP Banana in Part 2.
    • Vinny thinks Sponge's staff looks phallic when Vinesauce uses his Enlarge Weapon spell on it.
    • Vinny is confused by the concept of the Snowmilk grub. He ends up wondering if "waxing the carrot" is involved in its extraction.
    • Vinny thinks the Running Nose enemy looks like a small penis when it stands on its head, though this ends up amusing him, in contrast to his disgusted reaction to the Twerkey.
  • Weird Crossover: As with Vinny's Tomodachi Life streams, Miis from non-Vinesauce works come from unrelated works (such as Lamb Chop and Gordon Ramsay), but unlike that series, the fact that the game picks Miis from other players leads to more randomness, such as how default Miis included Bobby Hill and a Snoop Dogg Mii that's different from the one in Vinny's Tomodachi Life streams.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Vinny isn't happy when LumberJahn gives Vinesauce a centipede specimen as a gift, given all the times he's had to deal with centipedes in real life.
  • Widget Series: While this game has a defined plot, unlike Tomodachi Life, it keeps the same bizarre humor and can become even weirder at times. Many of the Miis are picked randomly, rather than by Vinny's choice, meaning that a lot of strange characters show up.

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