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Genre: Action / Rating: E - (Everyone) / 1 player / published by: Nintendo

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      12.03.2010 23:46
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      Overall, a great fun game for all

      I think Animal Crossing is extremely addictive and at first glance you might think it's just for kids but you would be mistaken and it's very fun and enjoyable. When you start the game you see your character popping on a train and finding a seat. Once you are seated a character called rover who is a type of dog will begin to talk to you. This is where you get all your data set up which includes your name what you are going to call your town.

      You get a brief five minute tutorial then it's time to get into things. You get off the train and meet up with the owner of the Village general store. You are then given a choice of four different houses to live in all slightly different in colour and floor plans etc. Once you have decided which house you want you will have to pay for it and then work off your debt over time similar to real life.

      Animal Crossing takes place in real time. The game does not have any definitive story and that means that it never really ends. It's very much like the Sims I thought in many ways. So when you first start you will need to pay the debt from buying your house so you'll have to peform a variety of jobs for the owner of the general store to make this money.

      You will of course have neighbours when you move into your house and depending on what you do for them they will either love or hate you. You can befriend them and run errands for them. Like the Sims you pretty much have control of everything you do in this game. The obvious difference betwen this and the Sims is that this time you are playing as animals rather than people. This I thought was very original and great fun.

      You can jump right into this game and I have to admit I found it very interesting and never boring. It's great to play on your own or with friends and live a life within a life in this game. Highly recommended and if you like the Sims then you will love this.

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      05.10.2009 15:56
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      A fun and differnt game to enjoy.

      This is a real life simulation game that relies on the gamecube's clock function. So if you play the game on a tues evening its tues evening in game, and the same if your playing on a sun morning, its the same in game. the game is one where you just play through as your character and just go through life and try and get a bigger house etc. There isn't a real objective in game. However this game is super addictive.

      You have a host of things you can do such as keeping the town tidy from weeds, planting trees, flowers, helping the towns residents, colelcting fish, insects, fossils, pay off your debt, decorate your house. The list goes on. There are several residents in game and they move in and out the town, some get angry at you, they write letters to you, and you even get presents on your birthday.

      This is a very unique game and it takes part with you moving out your parents house into this town. You have no money (bells as they are called in game) and end up working for the local store owner Tom Nook who sets you up a place to stay. Once this is done the general idea is to earn money through catching wildlife and selling it, and helping people etc to pay off your debts to get your house bigger and better.

      Overall I found this game to be different and very fun to play.

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      28.09.2009 00:58
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      A fun game which can be played for hours

      An Animal Crossing game was actually released on the Nintendo 64 in Japan but it never made it to the rest of the world. So this is the technically the first proper game in the series. This is a unique game due to the fact that it relies on the Gamecube's inner clock, this means that if you play at night then in the game it will be night as well but this only works if you have your clock set right. It also relies on the date so if you play in the autumn all the leaves will change colour also if you play on specific dates i.e. your birthday (which you input at the start) then the residents give you presents.

      Another reason why this game is different is that it can never be completed there are no objectives to complete. That be said you don't just wander about doing nothing, you can maintain the town, talk and help the residents, pay off your debts, capture fish, bugs, find fossils and loads more. This game is meant to keep you playing because if you don't play for a while then there are weeds everywhere and the residents get angry, some may even move away.

      The basic storyline is that you have moved out of your parents' house and are moving to a new town. On the train a fellow passenger a cat (all the residents are animals but you are the only human character) and he asks you your details which is a lot more interesting than just filling it out on a menu screen. When the train arrives you get to choose your house from the four that the racoon shop keeper Tom Nook has. The problem is that you don't have any bells which are the native currency so you are forced to work with him to pay off some of your debt. When you pay off the rest then you can ask for an extension but then you will need to pay it off as well, you can also buy stuff like wall paper, carpet, furniture and other items. This is a very unique game and it is certainly interesting. But it is very time consuming and you feel the need to talk to everyone in the town every time you play plus there are so many fish and insects and other things to collect. There are two other games now one on the DS and one on the Wii but if you have a Gamecube then you might as well get this as they are basically all the same.

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        07.09.2008 17:46
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        If you buy this game, I dont think youll be disappointed.

        When I first saw this game advertised, I was not that interested in buying it, because it didnt seem like the type of game I would go for. However, my friend, also a massive Gamecube fan, had the game so one day at her house I agreed to play it.

        Well, how I had been missing out! This is a great game and its addictive. I ended up buying myself one as well!

        The game is basically a version of life, but in the Gamecube. So, you have a house, which you look after and try to make nice, and you have money, well currency, which is Bells, and you have neighbours, who you interact with, and time passes like in a real year.

        The latter point is my favourite thing about the game- it gives it more of a real feel.

        I liked the fact that the animals talk and that you can interact with them too.

        A surprsingly enjoyable game!

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          22.07.2008 10:01
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          Great Game

          This is a truly amazing game and one of my favourites for Nintendo gamecube. The game starts off with you being a new resident in a town. the game is played out in real time by using the gamecubes internal clock. the main aim of the game is to improve your house.
          you do this by doing tasks around your town such as fishing digging and planting trees. you can then sell your produce to a local shop and earn money to spend on furnishings on your home.

          despite the main objective there is endless gameplay as there is so much to do within the game and because of this the game is neverending and provides hours of enjoyments. also real life festivals and holidays occur in the game.

          the graphics are also quite good but the only downer on this game is the fact that there is alot of word scrollingwhich you cant skip or speed up

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            25.06.2008 21:30
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            Such an amazing game full of potential

            This game was originally released on the N64 in Japan but never made it over here until very late on and on the Game cube. Since then there has also been a release on the Nintendo DS and there has been rumors of it appearing on the wii also.

            This is a bit like a more colourful and more friendly looking Sims. The story begins when you decide to relocate to a house of your own and move away from your parents.
            Depending on what answers you give on the train determines what you physically look like and if you are a boy or a girl.
            When you initially get there you meet the mayor who is a tortoise, in fact all the people in this town are animals.


            Your first house is a very small room with rock floorings and wall paper, though once you start paying money back to Tom Nook (who is a racoon as well as your boss and super market owner) you have the choice of getting your house expanded and changing wall paper and the colour of your roof.

            The point of the game is...um, I am not too sure actually it is really addictive and fun though, it runs in real time and all the animals celebrate all the seasons in real time also, for instance you get trick or treaters at Halloween and mushroom collecting contests in the early autumn and festivals in the Summer.

            The game also includes a museum which contains a bug, fossil and fish exibit which you contribute too, but the bugs and fish are only available on certain days of the year at certain times of the day and in certain weather conditions. I think this provides longevity.

            You also get to spend hours selling items and styling your house anyway you want it, there are various furniture collections which take a while to complete. You also can purchase original NES games and play them through the game cube, such games include the original balloon fighter and warios woods. Though this may take a bit of game play first.

            Your job in the game is also to keep your neighbours happy by sending them letters and gifts and planting lots of trees and flowers as well as picking up rubbish and depositing it in the towns dump.

            It may sound a bit boring, but it is actually extremely fun especially if you have friends with this game they can input their memory card into your cube and visit your town and plant trees of their town in yours.

            Also if you have a game boy advance and connector cable you can go to a tropical island and store loads of your spare items in your beach house.

            You earn bells (the currency of this world) by selling anything you find or doing people favours. If you leave the game too long the grass and sun kills off the flowers and rubbish starts to build up. Also the neighbours move away because they think you are neglecting them. For computer generated characters they sure are sensitive.


            Graphics are really pretty and cartoony, yet detailed and sophisticated at the same time so 10/10

            The music and sound effects are awesome and change per hour and season, you can also hear the insects the closer you are the louder they become, although the way the animals speak sounds a bit annoying but this can be turned off so 8/10

            Game play and longevity, well the controls are really simple and easy to use, you generally get the hang of them within the first hour of game play. The game runs in real time so potentially has the ability to last forever. 9/10

            Characters. They all have their own styles and like specific items of clothing and furnitures for their house, in my opinion they are very well developed and colourful looking. However they have a limited vocabulary and it isn't too soon before they start to repeat themselves and they are always at you to send them letters.7/10

            Attention to detail 10/10 just the little things in this make it great, I mean where else can you purchase the master sword and place it in the center of your bedroom or keep a whole exhibition of bugs including scorpions and rare butterflies in your basement?

            Also this edition includes a free memory card as this game takes up a lot of space but for under twenty pounds online or in second hand shops you cant really go wrong with this game.

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              23.05.2008 00:35
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              an amazing little bundle of fun

              This game was very late coming to the UK so many people either gave up on it or forgot about, i myself decided just to get an import from America because i could no longer wait.

              Though this is an awesome wee game it starts with you traveling to a new harm and living away from home for the first time, and your appearance is based on your answers to the questions the guy in the train asks you so its random the first time you play except for your gender.

              You start with a one room house with basics and go work for the local shop. You plant trees and flowers, do errands and deliveries for other people in your new town.

              The better your town looks the more people or animals come to live there so its up to you to put all rubbish in the dump weed the town and water the plants as well as pay of your loan and make friends with the locals by sending them letters and doing them favors.

              Every time you pay off a loan you get the option of expanding your house, having an extra floor or a basement.

              After a while the shop you work for gets bigger too and you can buy a fishing rod, shovel and bug net, so you can catch fish and bugs and sell them on to buy new furniture wall paper and carpet for your house.

              You also have a museum collection to complete which has a fossil, fish and bug section.

              Each town has a specific sort of fruit also but if you connect a memory card from somebody elses town from the same game you can get a new fruit, bury it, grow a tree and sell the fruit on for 500bells

              It also runs on the game cubes internal calender so when you are celebrating Christmas or Halloween so is your little character and everyone in their town.

              It literally has endless hours of fun as it can actually last forever even after you stop playing due to its real time game play.

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              Cross over to a world that thrives 24-7 on GCN. The ambitious Animal Crossing allows players to interact with a virtual village of animals who are doing something different every minute of every day. With Animal Crossings 24-hour clock, the games unique events can be in synch with real time -- as day turns to night in the real world, the sun will also begin to set in the game. Seasons will change and special events will occur in real time, too. The dynamic setup will have players coming back every day to carry out their daily routines, build relationships with villagers, celebrate special days, collect furnishings for their homes and just live life in an innovative experience thats a world of its own.