2007.02.15

Emma wanted to use the gift card she got for Xmas to buy a GameCube game, and she just randomly picked Animal Crossing… We had no idea what we were in for.

Since Animal Crossing is pretty much a one player (at a time) game, her and Maddy take turns, and sometimes play each other’s character, so it’s building cooperation skills, +1 for that.

I’ve mainly been watching, and not playing much, but the game fascinates me, and I wanted to learn more about it, so I read the Wikipedia Animal Crossing (GameCube) article and told the kids what I found there. Now they are shaking every tree and trying to avoid being stung by bees. Last night Emma asked if she could get up at 5AM and start playing. I told her 6AM would be early enough, sadly she discovered that Nook’s Cranny was not open that early.

Animal Crossing

I keep asking the kids if they can jump off the cliff or hit other characters in the head with the shovel, but so far neither has happened.

There is an Animal Crossing Community site, and it looks like the original game site is still around, but there is a new version for the Nintendo DS called Wild World. (Both Schlomo and Phil Wilson seem to be DS Animal Crossing fans.)




3 Responses to “Animal Crossing”

  1. Once you set up your Friend Code, we should exchange them so you can come visit my town Crapston!

    I am also a Brain Age addict.

  2. ZohraNo Gravatar says:

    As on other links (but on this one) it says that if you want to plant a money tree you need some money and plant in on the GOLDEN SPOT. What is the GOLDEN SPOT and where is it? I tried planting it on the golden part (not the grass) but it didn’t work. Can you please give a reply to my question? I am very confused! Thanks very much. :-)

  3. Zohra, as for the ‘GOLDEN SPOT’ what we do is find a spot where rays of light are shining out of the ground, and the dig, and there is usually money there. Then we replant 100 bells there.

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