A review of the origins of the addictive saga of Animal Crossing

The game had a lot of merit to be created for a console like the Nintendo 64. Map loading was done squarely, with small loading transitions. Otherwise, all mechanics what do we know they were already in this first versionsuch as fishing, bug hunting, shopping, or interior design. Many of the neighbors who have reached our days were already born at this time. With complete certainty, we are before one of the best aged Nintendo 64 games.

It is not surprising that the Dobutsu no Mori has now become a collector’s piece. It was so well crafted that even you could travel to a friend’s town. It was only necessary to insert your Controller Pack (i.e. the other player’s memory card) into the second slot of the Nintendo 64. It was also possible play nes games inside the game. To do so, all you had to do was get the classic console from Tom Nook’s store and place it in your house. This edition has been translated into English over the years, and is called Animal Forest.

Animal Crossing: Population on the Rise – Game Cube

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The Japanese soon discovered that they had found the key. By December 2001, the developers already had Dobutsu no Mori +a enhanced version of the video game for Game Cube. This title did come to the United States directly in 2001. The video game came with its own 59-block memory card, due to the amount of data it required for use. From the cartridge it jumped to the Mini DVD format, and now it used the internal clock of the console itself.

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In this new version, many things were added. This was possibly because development for the Nintendo 64 had to be curtailed due to cartridge limitations. Appeared for the first time Handyman Sistersalso allowing us to create our own designs. The Museum was also introduced, and was now Socrates the one that identified the fossils, and not Tom Nook, as in the Nintendo 64 version. The westernization of the game ended with the Bell Shrine, which was replaced by the Fountain of Wishes, as well as the titles throughout the game underwent changes. Aesthetic touch-ups and Tórtimer was made mayor from town.

Dobutsu no Mori e+

they existed several versions of this game. Dobutsu no Mori e+ was an update to the original GameCube title that only came out in japan. I had more neighbors, you could sneak into Nook’s store at night, there were more parties in town, and you could even buy a private island when you finished paying the mortgage to Nook, among many other novelties. In any case, Europeans were not able to enjoy this title until 2004, which was when it came out. Animal Crossing: Population: On the Rise! It was a PAL version of Dobutsu no Mori +so many of the novel improvements of the version e+ they never made it to our consoles—or were reserved for the later DS title.

Animal Crossing: Wild World –Nintendo DS

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By 2006, Animal Crossing was already a success. And the nintendo handheld console it was powerful enough to run a game like this. Wild World is he Biggest generational leap in Animal Crossing. The game is still similar to the previous title, but we no longer need to be tied to a television to play a game. For the first time, Animal Crossing can be squeezed to the last detail.

Y it was not a simple port of the GameCube game. Wild World allowed share your house with your siblings or friends, up to a total of 4 players. The Wishing Well disappeared, and in its place, the City hall. The museum increased in size, and it was placed inside the birdseed, the cafeteria where Totakeke played on Saturdays. The watering can was also added for the first time in this game, and with it, the garden competitions.

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The most important visual change was the perspective. The buildings stopped being in isometric perspective to be placed always looking south, change that is still present in current games. Another great novelty was the multiplayer. Animal Crossing: Wild World allowed you to visit another player’s town both for local connection such as Wi-Fi, talking to the two guard dogs at the gate.

Animal Crossing: Let’s Go To The City –Nintendo Wii

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known as City Folk in America, this new game It came to the Wii in 2008. The game could be considered an update to the DS title, with better graphics and access to a city. We could go to town through the bus, and once there, we could spend money in their stores using a Debit. Thanks to that, we could buy in the Graciela’s fancy shop without carrying your pockets full of money like some village hicks.

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Unlike previous titles, the Wii game does had a bad reception. It sold very few units due to its few differences from its predecessor. However, it made use of novel functions, such as the Wii Speak, a microphone that was used to communicate with the voice during the online game. I also used the services of WiiConnect24, that allowed us to communicate and send things to other Animal Crossing players even when they were not online.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Nintendo 3DS

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After the unexpected crash on the WiiAnimal Crossing tried his luck again in the land that had developed the best so far: the laptops. This sixth installment reached a Nintendo 3DS that had not finished taking off at that time. The city from the previous game became the Shopping area, located at the top of the map. Tendo and Nendo took over from their father. The Handyman Sisters for the first time they allowed to share the designs with players from all over the world using QR codes. And Nook became quite a real estate agent.

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We can consider New Leaf As the generational change of Wild World. Finally, Animal Crossing had news again. there was a Postal Servicea shoe shop, the betunio florist and even a Music Club led by Totakeke, the versatile artist who was now also a DJ.

The game also allows you take on some mayoral duties, such as placing bridges, lampposts and other public works. Also the police station returned, which had been removed in the DS version. Lastly, you could visit a desert island to hunt all kinds of bugs and fish, where you could also grow your exotic fruits.

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In 2016, the game had one last call update Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo. It allowed to introduce some neighbors in our town manually with an Amiibo figure through the motorhome area of the game.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons –Nintendo Switch

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The home confinement of the beginning of 2020 only had one positive thing, and it was called Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This title, released for Nintendo Switch revolutionized the technical aspect of Animal Crossingseeking to turn it into something different to set it apart from its predecessor, which had been a real hit.

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This time, it will be our turn populate a desert island. We will arrive with what we are wearing —as always—, but instead of working on a town, we will do it on a Empty lot. we will learn to create tools to be able to work wood, farm and fish. We will be the workforce of Nook, and we will help him to create each house for our future neighbors and also to build the town hall of the island. Once the tutorial is finished —which lasts many hours—, we will be able to shape our island. We will change the course of the rivers and the mountains, we will change the location of the buildings and we will be able to customize our island with total freedom.

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It also allows a absolute customization of the interiors, mechanic that is further expanded in the DLC Happy Home Paradise. Also in New Horizons the premiere mile System, a bonus system that rewards us for performing small tasks. We will visit totally lost islands either by plane, with Dodo Airlines or in the Captain’s boat. We will collect recipes to create our own furniture, we will be able to prevent our neighbors from leaving without warning and we will also be able to enjoy a unique experience thanks to Nintendo Switch Online, that allows us visit other islands sharing the game with friends —and speculating like real Wall Street sharks in the turnip market behind poor Juliana’s back—.

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Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – Nintendo 3DS

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

At the end of 2015, after the success of New Leaf, Nintendo tried its luck with this title. We will work as interior designers for Nook Real Estatein a city nailed to the one we saw on Nintendo Wii. Happy Home Designer allows you to control the furniture in a new way, and offers you a very extensive catalog to decorate iEven the roofs of houses. Graphically, the game is identical to New Leaf. It also allows for some customization if we use physical Amiibo cards.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp – Mobile devices

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Years passed between the 3DS title and the release of the latest game for the Nintendo Switch. In 2017, Nintendo tried to bring Animal Crossing to the smartphones with iOS and Android. The title unfolds in a coastal zone where some animals go to spend their vacations. The campers They will ask for a series of requirements, and we will be in charge of helping them. We can move to different parts of the map using our motorhomewhich, in addition, can be customized both inside and out.

being a match free-to-play, has an ascending progression system, so there will come a time when you have to spend too many hours to level up if you don’t want to help yourself with micro transactions. However, the first hours of play are really fantasticand served to lay the foundations for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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