Nintendo's Animal Crossing, is a unique game. An RPG, without much of a story but so much more...
Animal Crossing is a unique game with no overall aim or any way to complete it. You start out on a train heading towards a village. You start talking to an animal who eventually puts you in contact with a friendly racoon who can sell you a house in...
Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel
Not long after the arrival of polygons on the video gaming scene, many developers began placing 'Easter Eggs' in their big 3D games that contained references to their older 2D work and even included entire games on occasion. In an age where companies have wised up and realised gamers will...
Is New Horizons the latest AND greatest?
When it launched back in March 2020, it seemed like half the planet was playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Nintendo's serene life sim series has a habit of becoming a part of your daily routine like doing your teeth or walking the dog. Consequently, it etches itself into your brain; reme
It's Christmas, which might mean snow wherever you are in the world. However, not all of us are that lucky, and sadly have to settle for rain or – gasp! – ghastly sunshine instead. Fear not, though – there is a solution: playing winter-themed levels in your favourite games. Christmas is the best time for it too, as you're...
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F-Zero? Eternal Darkness? Rogue Leader?
You might have seen by now, but the reviews for Capcom's Resident Evil 4 remake have been published, signaling yet another modern survival horror classic that can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the original. Our own pals over at Push Square and Pure Xbox gave the remake a score of 10/10 each, with the former...
Written by co-director of The Video Game History Foundation
Last week, the fantastic Boss Fight Books began revealing Season 6 of its documentary-style books along with the first book, which looks at PaRappa the Rapper. And today, the publisher has announced that the second book will be very much in our wheelhouse by focusing on Animal Crossing...
Update: Now available on Amazon US!
Update: It appears the Animal Crossing soundtrack collection is also launching in the US, as it's just popped up on Amazon. If you fancy pre-ordering it, you can grab it below. <products id="14908,14921,14922" style="grid"> Original Article: As you may already be aware, Animal Crossing / Dōbutsu no Mori...
And we're still paying off our loans...
While Animal Crossing still feels like a relatively new Nintendo franchise, today actually marks its 20th anniversary. Yes, the series started out in Japan on 14th April 2001 as a Nintendo 64 title. While Dōbutsu no Mori (otherwise known as Animal Forest) was never released in its original form here in the...
Listed among 11 other nominees
Animal Crossing, the game that truly kickstarted Nintendo's increasingly popular life sim franchise back on GameCube in 2001, could find itself earning a place in The Strong Museum's World Video Game Hall of Fame. The Strong is a New York-based museum that "houses the world's largest and most comprehensive collection...
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Looking back on Nintendo's most evergreen of series
Like most games made by Nintendo, the story of Animal Crossing – Nintendo’s charming social life-sim series – begins in Japan, with a man named Katsuya Eguchi. After he nabbed a job at Nintendo in 1986 he was forced to move away from his hometown of Chiba and relocate to Kyoto, the city where...
Playing the Stalk Market
Although most people stopped playing the original Animal Crossing on the GameCube a long time ago, there's still a dedicated community out there speedrunning the game. One of these individuals, known as 'BrianMp16' on YouTube and Twitch, recently achieved a rather significant milestone in the game. He
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The end of yet another busy week is upon us, and after all the Pokémon Sword and Shield leak drama, news of more NES and SNES games, and review bomb shenanigans, it's time
"It’s a really exciting time to be an Animal Crossing fan"
Even if you’re not an Animal Crossing fan, it would be hard to miss the joyous celebration its cult following is having on social media right now. You’ll find Animal Crossing memes on almost every platform: Instagram, Twitter, Tik Tok, and Discord. The majority focus on relaxing...
Step into the world of Animal Crossing, where villagers live their everyday lives in time with an actual 24-hour clock.
To become a part of the thriving village community, you'll get a job, buy a house and interact with other villagers, some of which can be controlled by friends and family. As you collect furnishings for your own house, check out what other villagers have collected for their houses. Build relationships by talking to other villagers, helping them with tasks and writing letters back and forth. Throughout the game, you'll collect an assortment of items and artifacts and different plants and animals. To ensure it will be a desirable place for people to live, help to keep your village beautiful.
Visit the village often throughout the day, because different activities happen at different times; plus, special things sometimes happen on holidays.
Interact with others-up to four other players can move into the village and take turns playing in a shared village, cooperating and competing on one game pak.
Swap Memory Cards with friends who have the game and travel to their villages to interact with different characters there. In other villages, players find different assortments of items and build new relationships with different groups of villagers.
Pay off and improve your house by returning daily, adding floors and new furnishings; and watch how other human characters improve their houses, which adds a competitive element.
Experience the game's unique and engrossing sense of community as you join villagers in actual time.
Relive many classic NES games included in Animal Crossing, which players will discover, earn or get passwords for the games through Animal Crossing-e cards.
Check back regularly or the virtual residence will become overrun by weeds and cockroaches. And don't dare try to reset the game!
Connect to a Game Boy Advance using a NINTENDO GAMECUBE Game Boy Advance cable. Once connected, players can travel from the village to a remote island, and find exotic items.
Hook up the new e-Reader through your Game Boy Advance and swipe Animal Crossing-e cards to acquire game tips, special or rare items or even special messages from the characters living at Animal Crossing.
Experience the all-new N-Port feature. Download a classic NES game to your Game Boy Advance. Then disconnect and take the game with you!