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Animal Crossing: New Leaf

by Nintendo
Nintendo 3DS
Everyone
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (808 customer reviews) 9 answered questions 88 / 100

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  • Create your own happy place - As the mayor, you get to make the big decisions that shape your town. Add new features, decide which facilities get built, change shop hours and more to let you experience Animal Crossing however you like.
  • New discoveries await every day - Time passes in Animal Crossing just like it does in the real world, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. No two days are the same, with things happening at all hours and events happening throughout the year.
  • Freedom to live life at your own speed - Is your passion fishing? Fashion? Fossil digging? Gardening? YOU can decide where you spend your time, whether it?s on your own or interacting with the animal townsfolk.
  • Decorate your house inside and out - Choose from furniture new and old, carpets, wallpaper, and enhanced design tools to customize your house inside. Choose from new house layouts and remodel your home's exterior as well. Change the outside wall, the fence, your mailbox, and more to change the look of your house completely. Living in a castle is not just a dream in Animal Crossing.

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  • ASIN: B0053BCML6
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 4.9 x 0.6 inches ; 2.4 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: June 9, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (808 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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Spend your time fishing
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Decorate your house inside and out
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Welcome to Animal Crossing where, as mayor of your own town, you make the decisions that shape your town and your life. Experience a living, breathing world where new friends and new discoveries await every day, morning, noon, and night. Express yourself by customizing your character, your house, and your town as you create your own ideal world.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is loaded with characters, items, and activities to enjoy all year long. Customize outfits in countless ways. Furnish your house with an extensive variety of furniture, carpet, and wall decorations to reflect your personality. Visit the Main Street Shopping area and Happy Home showcase. Swim in the ocean to find rare shell fish. Collect insects and fossils all year long. As mayor, make the big decisions about what build, business hours for shops, and other new ways to customize your town to your liking. Then connect with friends to show off what makes your character, your house, and your town unique.

Key Features

  • Create your own happy place – As the mayor, you get to make the big decisions that shape your town. Add new features, decide which facilities get built, change shop hours, and more to let you experience Animal Crossing however you like.
  • New discoveries await every day – Time passes in Animal Crossing just like it does in the real world, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. No two days are the same, with things happening at all hours and events happening throughout the year.
  • Decorate your house inside and out – Choose from furniture new and old, carpets, wallpaper, and enhanced design tools to customize your house inside. Choose from new house layouts and remodel your home’s exterior as well. Change the outside wall, the fence, your mailbox, and more to change the look of your house completely. Living in a castle is not just a dream in Animal Crossing.
  • Freedom to live life at your own speed – Is your passion fishing? Fashion? Fossil digging? Gardening? YOU can decide where you spend your time, whether it’s on your own or interacting with the animal townsfolk.
  • A tropical island full of fun – Take a break from it all on the tropical island where alone or with friends you can join tours filled with fun activities. You can play alone, or connect with up to three other players to play them together locally or over the Internet.
  • Connect with others any time, anywhere – Up to four players can connect locally or via Internet. Visit each other’s town, or travel to the Tropical Island to swim together.
  • Share your creativity by showing off your home – Exchange custom home data when you tag with other players via StreetPass. See houses of players you’ve passed in the Happy Home Showcase. Get inspiration for your own creativity or place orders for furniture you want for your own house.
As Mayor, you make all the big decisions
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Explore your town anytime, day or night
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Days, Months, and Seasons change
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Welcome to Animal Crossing, where as mayor of your own town you make the decisions that shape your town and your life. Experience a living, breathing world where new friends and new discoveries await every day, morning, noon and night. Express yourself by customizing your character, your house and your town as you create your own ideal world. Expand and extend your Animal Crossing experience with the Animal Crossing Plaza application for the Wii U console! Post messages and attach screenshots of your Animal Crossing: New Leaf moments and learn about new characters and in-game tips. Invite others to see your town by sharing your town’s Dream Address, organize your photos, and more! Animal Crossing: New Leaf game and Nintendo 3DS console sold separately.

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467 of 478 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this Place! June 15, 2013
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Ok, I know I'm a little old to be playing this, but at 65 and all that is going on this country let alone the world, I can honestly say it is a great escape. It's simple, cute, fun, and creative. I have been a gaming grandma since 1981 when I was introduced to a computer game called Zork created at MIT, I believe. That game got me hooked on computers and games in general and since then with the birth of 4 grandchildren that I could introduce games too, it's been quite a ride. When I first played Animal Crossing "Wild World" I got hooked. I'm not a "shoot 'em up" gamer. I like adventure games and this game offers me that playful time of creating a town, meeting nice critters, build houses, bank "bells", and just have a fun moment where the arthritis doesn't hurt, the world is a better place and I can just be retired. As for children playing this game, they will come to understand that work has it's rewards, paying your bills brings you a better house, gardening makes your world prettier, sharing your finds with the museum in town is community service. It's just an all around feel good game for all ages. Another little caveat is I am playing it on my new 3D DS. Enjoy!!!
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152 of 170 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Absolute Must-Have For Any Animal Crossing Fan June 9, 2013
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I was a huge Animal Crossing fan on the GameCube back in high school. So much so that I would wake up two to three hours early some days so I could play some before I had to catch the bus. I don't know what it was exactly that sold me so hard, but when I think of my most fond gaming memories from back then, Animal Crossing is top of the list. My siblings and I used to FIGHT over who's turn it was to play.

There have been several times were I went back, picked up my old copy, and tried to play again. Only to end up doing the turnip cheat, or time shifting like crazy and just pretty much picking weeds for the majority of my play time. I often found myself saying "what was it I loved so much after all?" and it was never quite the same. I tried Wild World, and never really could get into it, never tried the original DS version.

I was so excited for New Leaf this time LAST June that I pre-ordered it right away. I got absurdly lucky and got my copy 4 days early this year.. And I wanted to write a review on it 5 hours into playing, I loved it that much. In case there was someone out there going "oh, I loved the original but is it worth it?" YES. YES and YES.

I love this game. I cannot find one thing I do not like. It is absolutely charming. The graphics are adorable. They play true to the Animal Crossing feeling, and in my opinion look far better than Wild World did on my flat screen on the screen of my Pikachu 3DS XL. The level of customization is FAR superior than that to original Animal Crossing. I especially like being able to change the color of furniture. I love the wigs, the endless outfit options, changing your hair.. I feel like Nintendo really paid attention to all the little things that were wrong with the older games and fixed it.
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188 of 220 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New Leaf, Old Tree June 9, 2013
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Let it be known that between RPG grind-fests, oddball art games and the latest AAA titles, I enjoy an unhealthy amount of "Animal Crossing." The last portable incarnation, "Wild World", easily received hundreds of hours of my attention, and despite its myriad of problems, it remains one of the most memorable gaming experiences I've ever had. But in 2013, many of the clunky interface issues and limited span of things to do simply will not fly in a modern game. That's why I'm greatly overjoyed that Nintendo has definitely improved the AC mechanics in as many ways possible without changing the core experience here. Make no mistake, "Animal Crossing: New Leaf" is more of the same, but delivered in the best possible way.

There's not much by way of "story" here, as expected. Your custom character arrives at your custom town (the layout of which you can select at the beginning of the game) to discover that he/she is now the mayor of the town. After a brief rundown of basic game mechanics with your perky (read: adorable) secretary Isabelle, you're set loose in a town filled with talking, anthropomorphic animals. Over the course of real-world years, you're expected to expand local businesses, improve local agriculture, and turn your home into a sprawling mansion filled with rare items.

If you've played an AC game, you know the drill. The conniving Tom Nook screws you over (he does it worse than ever here, but I won't spoil) at the beginning of the game, you pay off your debt to him, your house gets upgraded, rinse, repeat. All the while, you make friends, fish, water plants, hunt bugs and dig up fossils that can sold or donated to the museum. This time around, though, there's a flea market where you can set prices for items, and buy stuff from other townsfolk.
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41 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Been looking forward to this June 9, 2013
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Coming from Tumblr I can say that everyone was in an uproar over this game and I didn't realize how exciting it was until I started reading the thoughts of others. Now that I own it, I can say this is by far the best AC installment yet.

Gameplay: 9/10. Of course, everything in this game is starting out very slooooooowly. You only have a few basic stores and ways of making money. That said, it is very easy to pay off your first two loans and unlock the island, which surely means Bells will come more easily. I would suggest looking into getting the guide or borrowing it from a friend who owns it, because I believe there are more things with unlocking requirements in this version than any in the past. Plus, there are new villagers and items, and who wouldn't want to have a book full of every last one? :)
**IMPORTANT EDIT: I recommend AGAINST buying the Prima Offical (aka only English) guide out right now. I have purchased it, and as many others would say, it's full of incorrect nonsense. You would be better off purchasing the Japanese one, which has great reviews from its English owners.

Graphics: 10/10. They really outdid themselves with this one. The water looks absolutely stunning, I have to say, as they've added what appears to be a very shiny, glossy texture to it, so it looks very real. The trees and grass have very natural fading, the houses are unique and cute with their little chimneys, and all the animals appear to have a furry texture that seems to be new to ACNL. They've changed the sizes of the animals and the main character, too, making them more realistic and charming.

New features: Not sure if you knew this, but the features on this game far surpass every single predecessor by a landslide.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Love, love this game! Fun for any age!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
this game is very addicting, play it with your friends!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cute, slow-paced game with a few flaws
I played Animal Crossing for the Gamecube and haven't played any Animal Crossing games since, but there was so much hype about this one that I had to get it, even though I was... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!
Wonderful game best animal crossing yet!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm still playing it. It's lovely because you don't ...
I'm still playing it. It's lovely because you don't have to come back to it if you don't want and things do change in the time that you're gone or playing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this game!
Best. Game. Ever. I've had it a year and still playing it weekly. I would advise getting a manual. So much to learn and do. So many hidden things to find! Suitable for all ages.
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as advertised
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5.0 out of 5 stars No damages, arrived early, & a great game!
The game came wrapped in plastic with no damages and arrived well before the estimated delivery date. There are no problems with the game what so ever. Read more
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