Animal Crossing: New Leaf

aka: Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo, Tobidase: Dōbutsu no Mori
Moby ID: 58784

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a social simulation game. The player takes on the role as the new mayor in a small village populated by animals. Gameplay consists of improving the village with new buildings and decorations, collecting furniture and items for one's house, and donating fossils, fish, insects and art to the local museum.

Several features in the game make their series debut here, while others have been brought back from older Animal Crossing games after having not been seen in the DS or Wii entries. These include public works projects, which allow new landmarks and buildings to be added to the town, as well as altering the appearance of certain major buildings; the Dream Suite, which allows players to visit other towns in a single-player session; a tropical island that hosts minigames and multiplayer interactions; Re-Tail, a store that acts as a flea market and allows the player to customize certain furniture items with alternate color schemes or patterns; and QR code sharing for player-made clothing and patterns.

A free update, titled Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo, was released in late 2016. This patch added amiibo functionality, including 64 villagers only available through the use of a corresponding card or figure. 50 of these are villagers who had previously only appeared in the GameCube and/or Nintendo 64 installments of the series; the other 14 are tie-in villagers that represent characters from The Legend of Zelda, Splatoon, Monster Hunter, and Hello Kitty. Other features include new items and currency, an RV campground near the outskirts of town, minigames and features from Animal Crossing spin-off titles, and several miscellaneous features intended for the player's convenience.


  • とびだせ どうぶつの森 - Japanese spelling

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Average score: 83% (based on 24 ratings)


Average score: 4.1 out of 5 (based on 16 ratings with 1 reviews)

A timeless classic

The Good
-You are the mayor of your town which gives you a lot of control over your town -The classic Animal Crossing formula -The music -The characters and much more

The Bad
Nothing really

The Bottom Line
In a natural evolution of the Animal Crossing franchise you become the mayor of your town and have a lot of control over your town. The classic Animal Crossing formula is still here and as fun as ever. This is the best Animal Crossing ever. This game is a masterpiece and a must-play for anyone who likes life-sim games or has a 3DS.

Nintendo 3DS · by 4svvvvvvvv (1) · 2020


Reset Surveillance Center

This is the first game in the series where, by default, Mr Resetti does not appear to the lecture the player when they turn their game off without saving. The player is given the option of building the Reset Surveillance Center in their town, which appears as a manhole in the floor and causes Mr Resetti to appear when the game is turned off without saving. If the Reset Surveillance Center is built, it is possible that the manhole will be open, allowing entry to the center, based on a number of conditions: * It must be the evening, and the day must've had clear weather. * The previous day must've had rain or snow.

Once inside, the player can talk to either Resetti or his older brother Don, depending on who is there. Visiting them six times allows the player to receive a portrait of Mr Resetti; on the seventh visit, Don will be there instead, and will reward the player with his portrait.


According to publisher Nintendo, Animal Crossing: New Leaf sold 9.44 million copies worldwide (as of September 30, 2015).

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Game added by Magnus Roe.

Additional contributors: CalaisianMindthief, Harmony♡, Deleted.

Game added May 16th, 2013. Last modified September 17th, 2023.