1001 Video GamesAnimal Crossing: Wild World appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
K.K. SliderThere 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 machineWhile 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!
- 2005 – #3 Nintendo DS Game of the Year