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Animal Crossing: Wild World (Nintendo DS)

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Description

Animal Crossing: Wild World is a sandbox game in which players assume the role of a new resident in a town populated and run by animals. Players can interact with townsfolk, write letters, send presents, dig for fossils, fish, and perform other activities. The game also runs in realtime and utilizes the Nintendo DS' internal clock and calender to keep track of special events that occur on certain dates.

New additions in Wild World include touch screen support and online play. The touch screen gives players finer control when performing certain activities like designing clothes and creating constellations. The other major addition, online play, lets up to four players interact with each other through local wireless or via Internet through Nintendo WiFi. Players can open up their town gates and invite players on their Friends List to visit their town. Visiting players can chat with each other, play games like Hide-and-Go-Seek, or interact with local residents and shops. Other additions to Wild World include new characters, items, and events.

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Alternate Titles

  • "おいでよ どうぶつの森" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Oideyo Doubutsu no Mori" -- Japanese title
  • "Animal Crossing DS" -- Working title
  • "놀러오세요 동물의 숲" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

Uhh....What's this game supposed to be about? ZenicReverie (1894) 2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars
All the fun on the go Stephen Lambert (5) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

The Press Says

Just RPG 2005 92 out of 100 92
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Dec 29, 2005 A- 91
Gamer 2.0 Dec 13, 2005 9.1 out of 10 91
Pocket Gamer UK Mar 14, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Daily Game Dec 19, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Nintendojo 2005 9 out of 10 90
Fragland.net Jul 12, 2006 87.3 out of 100 87
Factornews May 03, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Top Consoles Feb 23, 2006 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de May 04, 2006 78 out of 100 78

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Animal Crossing: Wild World appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

K.K. Slider

There is a troubadour called K.K. Slider in the game. He plays a song and then says: "Those industry fat cats try to put a price on my music, but it wants to be free." Some webloggers derived from this that Nintendo promotes music piracy or wanted to speak out against the RIAA. The story even got picked up by The New York Times, Slashdot and local TV stations.

In a statement, Nintendo vice-president Perrin Kaplan said no real social commentary was intended.

"People can read a lot into a little," Ms. Kaplan said, "but musician K.K. Slider - a guitar-playing cartoon dog - is saying only that he's a free spirit who cannot be bought and sold for any amount of money."

Ms. Kaplan also said that K.K. wanted his music to be free in the sense of being "freed from his guitar, free from any constraints." She added, "as a dog, it's understandable that he would not want to deal with any 'fat cats.'"

Sewing machine

While at the Able Sisters' store, look at the pattern that Sable is making on the sewing machine. It's likely to be one of tomorrow's shirts!

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – #3 Nintendo DS Game of the Year
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