Once upon a time I was hooked on Animal Crossing for the Gamecube. Every day I would sign in and see what was going on in my town. The game was on real time so that was enough reason to check back several times a day to see what was happening. I collected tons of furniture, clothes and items as well as met almost every animal in the game. I hooked it up to the gameboy and went to my island, bought the collector cards and an e-reader so I could scan items into my game. I spent almost a year playing this game. At one point I knew how to make “perfect” towns and I sold 3 of the on Ebay for $60 each.
Then later they released Animal Crossing for the DS. It seemed pretty much the same except you could have people visit by using the WiFi connection. That meant you both didn’t have to be in the same room. It got boring rather fast mostly because the concept was the same and DS games aren’t as good as console games.
Enter Animal Crossing for the Wii. I’ve had the game for awhile now but recently started playing it more and I’m finding myself getting hooked again. It’s very similar in the beginning to the original game, so much that I think that’s why I put it down for awhile. The fun begins later, after you start exploring your town. I’m going to assume that you’re familiar with Animal Crossing so I’m going to go over the changes and what I like about the new game.
You can ride the bus to the City. If you go in the daytime you’ll find random animals wandering around and you can talk to them. If you enter a store and come back out, the animals will be different. There is a variety of new animals to meet.
You will find Gracie, Redd and Katrina in the City. Gracie offers all her clothes and some furniture and you don’t have to shine her car. The prices are pretty steep but if you’re a collector and it’s a “must have” then you’ll go shop there. There is also a theater and you pay 800 bells to watch the show. The show is lame but in the end you get an expression that you can use in your game.You can also change your look at the salon including making your character look like a Mii. It’s a mask you can wear and take off when you like.
This is mine as a Mii
You can get your shoes shined and change the color and look of your shoes.
Friends can visit by WiFi connection. Like the DS game, your buddies can visit you through the WiFi connection. You open the gates and wait for them to arrive. After you have visited someone you can then send them mail.
There is a coffee shop in the museum. If you drink 7 cups of coffee then you get storage for your gyroids. DJ Slider comes to sing in the coffee shop on Sat. nights.
I finally bought turnips again and planted a red one. Now I have to water it for a week and hope I get a ton of money. My store was closed today for updates and I really wanted to sell some items so I could buy a mummy head. In the Able Sister’s store, there is a different head piece and accessory on sale every day. Today was a mummy mask and pacifier.
You don’t have to mail off the fossils to get the bones back; you can get them identified right away at the museum.
I’m starting to get the urge to keep checking back to see what’s going on. I’ve built two snowmen but haven’t received any furniture. I haven’t seen the ghost yet and I just paid off my loan to get my first house upgrade but now I want to do these things. I want a bigger house and I want more money to buy the cool stuff I’ve seen at the stores. I want more fruit trees so I can make some easy money. I’m talking to the animals more because cool things are happening like they lose their house key and I have to help find it.
One last cool feature, you can take screen shots of your game and save it on an SD card in the Wii. All of the photos on this article are from my personal game. If you want to add me that’s fine but let me know your user name and number.