Rated 7 out of 10 by bunnyboy4ever OK but better off getting New leaf.
I will say this game is decent but it gets boring really fast without any of the extra things the sequels add for you to do so it doesn't get boring really fast. The exclusive extra this thing has requires the E-reader which is useless since most people don't have one. I haven't played Wild World so I don't know what it has, But City Folk let you go to a city to get exclusive stuff in addition to having voice chat which is pretty nice. But yeah New Leaf has the most interesting additions. You get to be the mayor & add extra new landmarks to your town. In addition to going to an Island to get tropical fish & fruit. It even has mini-games & online multiplayer. Yeah this is decent but You're better off getting New Leaf. But If you want to see how the series began then go for it.
Rated 10 out of 10 by gogglefox Still the best!
This is my favorite game and I still play it almost every day (yes I have taken breaks from it, but always seem to come back wanting more after I've been away for awhile). I still love this version of Animal Crossing the best - I own and have played all other US versions and continue to look forward to new releases, but feel they got it right the first time and haven't been able to capture the pure joy of that experience in subsequent releases. I keep hoping for the return of acres, I am really starting to dislike the world as a giant rolling log. Anyway, this is the quitissential Animal Crossing, how it was and hopefully will be again in future releases. The background music in this version is also the best and hasn't been done quite right since. It really helps to immerse you in the gameworld and adds so much to the overall feeling of the game. If you've played Wild World and/or City Folk but have not gone back to where it all started, I HIGHLY recommend you do so.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Chris123456789 Good Game!
I purchased this game after I got all the others including New Leaf. This game (I think) is the 2nd best in the series. With Wild World, you are isolated inside your town unless you have a friend to play with. There isn't much to do except the occasional festival here and there. Also, considering that all the characters on the card have to SHARE a house, I think that Nintendo was doing a budget-cut when they made this game. City Folk has more to do, like going to the city. But there is not really much else. In the first Animal Crossing game, you can visit another town with just a second game card. (As long as it has 5 blocks of available memory on it.) All of the buildings aren't facing the same direction like in the other games, which seems more realistic. The intricate details that the designers put in this game are definitely lacking in the rest of the games. The many events and festivals that they put in are nice, such as the Sports Fair, the monthly raffles, and the morning exercise programs in the summer. The codes that you can give to Tom Nook in exchange for prizes are fun to work with, but be careful not to enter the glitch codes; they will make your game go haywire! I would recommend this game to anyone!
Rated 8 out of 10 by LoveKOTORandLink Best simulation game you'll ever play!
Animal Crossing is the premiere mixture of cuteness, realism, and variety. The graphics are very good, considering that this is actually an emulation of Dubutsimorri (or something like that: It means Animal Forest) that first came out on N64 in JAPANESE! Yep, those Japanese make some pretty up to snuff games! I've played that one a bit, and the graphics are exactly the same (note, I do not speak Japanese). I love RPGs, but simulations come in a close second, strategy third! The realism, of course, has to take a hit because 1. It has talking animals and 2. The boys have horns sticking out of their heads, why, I can only imagine. The controls, I found, are tedious at the beginning. However, once you get used to it, it is quite easy. The interface is satisfactory as well. For any RPG or simulation game, interface is key! One con, though... the music gets on my nerves sometimes, but I look past it. Should you shell out your hard earned cash for this game? YES!
Rated 10 out of 10 by HooplaKoopla BEST GAME EVER!
Alriiiiiight! Blah, blah, blah... this review is gonna be SERIOUSLY long, so be prepared~! I was pretty young, maybe 8 or 7 (or younger!) when my brother bought a GameCube! The discs are expensive sometimes, but this is a really good deal! Six bucks for this game? Holy crapola~ now back to my story! I was pretty young when my bro bought a GameCube, or maybe it was waywayway before that and I just started to share an interest in gaming. I don't remember. So Animal Crossing was a game I played, and let me tell you this now: IT'S THE BEST GAME EVER. Then my GameCube broke, or my bro's GameCube, whichever way you wish to put it. I remember when I got this igloo/snow bunny, I'm not sure which one. Adorable, though. I was pretty happy! And I always changed the month just for the heck of it. You can dig and shake trees, too. It's so fun to go to Nook's after the month changes to get new stuff. It's so cool when it rains! If you have an umbrella, you can twirl it. The rain is so peaceful. ^_^ GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET THIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS GAME!
Rated 6 out of 10 by Mickee Animal Crossing: Bored of it?
It's true what people say about Animal Crossing- you will get bored of it after a few months, or maybe even weeks. I found the activities very repetitive and a little strange, as if it's meant for younger children, maybe six to ten year olds. If you are a teenager, I don't think you'd enjoy this game. I think it is pretty fun... for a while. The controls are very easy, and you can get used to them, the graphics aren't the best though, I guess. It isn't exactly "realistic" since animals do not talk, but it's pretty cool how you can make a house and all of that stuff. And another thing: Nook should be a little bit more considerate and give us a break once in a while. He gives me too many jobs! Even when you're done working with him, he bugs you often, and wants to talk to you when you walk into his store. Okay, so it's an OK game. Just don't pay an insane price to get it.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Hunter1000 GREAT GAME!
Just imagine. You're just living home for the first time on your own, and you get to the train station with all of your belongings, and you get onto the train and there's this one person who asks you if he can sit with you for the ride, now you have a choice you can either say yes or no. Just for instance you say yes so he sits with you and you guys talk, then he asks you where you are going, you can now type where you are going, then he says something along the lines as, "Wow. _____, that's my favorite vacationing spot." So you just roll with it. Then he asks for your name(For Example: Frank). "Did I say it was weird it's a great name for a boy!" You can either change your name, change your gender, or say isn't it cool. SO THERE YOU HAVE IT!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Kuinich012 The best game ever!
When i first played this game i was hooked onto it. The game puts all other simulation games to shame! This game is different each and every time you play it in your own way. You can make the house of your dreams(or your nightmares) go on vacation or get rich!The game will give anyone who likes laid back games and classic games(when you unlock the NES) a run for there money. This game lets you find fossils,fish and bugs to sell, give to a Museum or keep for your own home! This game will bring out a side in a person they didn't even know they had. You can have 4 friends live in your town with you.Or have 4 homes to make each one a different side of you. As always this game takes the cake and is waaay better then City Folk and Wild World.No other Animal Crossing game after this can top the original! This game is sooo worth it and you will never regret buying it!
Rated 9 out of 10 by GamerGirl1622 My childhood in one game.
Where do I begin? I remember me being at the age of a wee little 7 year old and playing this game. It was fabulous. I have not played it in over 3 years, for my gaming disk got super scratched. But I'm picking it up tommorow and me and my childhood will be RECONNECTED!!! I just remember being jealous of my sister because she had a 4 story house and I only had a 2 story house! I remember there was the one character you could talk to and you could change his little motto whenever you talked to him and bothered him enough. I remember I changed it to "Sweet Gril", and I meant to make it "Sweet Girl"... WHOOPS! I remember shaking trees and getting chased by bees... I also remember going to visit other peoples towns and being on the trains. This game was just great, every aspect of it. It was a huge part of my young ages and I can't wait to pick it back up!
Rated 10 out of 10 by pearpearthe14th Animal Crossing has always been my Favorite Game
There are few words able to describe Animal Crossing. This game is The Greatest Game Of All Time! And it always will be. No matter how old it is; or how many other better gaming systems have come out. Animal Crossing still, and always will, mantain its title of My Favorite Game. One of the greatest things about this game is the fact that it apeals to almost everyone. I seriously believe any person who plays Animal Crossing will be highly satisfied. Everything about it is great. There is so much to do in the game: talk to the other characters, collect fossils, fish, insects and fruit, upgrade the local shop, furnish your house, accesserize your character, and upgrade your house. It's possible to play this game hours each day; it's that great. Just wanted to say how much fun I had with this game. There isn't another game like Animal Crossing.