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Old 09-16-02, 08:49 AM
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Are their any reviews for Animal Crossing out there yet?

I am curious about this game. Has anyone seen any reviews yet? I think it is slated to ship today or tomorrow (the 17th). It looks rather fun.
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EGM and IGN have both reviewed it. Both gave it high recommendations.
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I heard you can grow trees in this game? Sounds like indoctrination into Environmentalism to me.
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Old 09-16-02, 01:17 PM
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I heard you can grow trees in this game? Sounds like indoctrination into Environmentalism to me.
Got it.


Actually it's a healith game because you walk around and move things.
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Actually it's a healith game because you walk around and move things.
You mean it's like exercise without the gym membership? Cool!
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Originally posted by Groucho
I heard you can grow trees in this game? Sounds like indoctrination into Environmentalism to me.
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Old 09-16-02, 02:11 PM
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Originally posted by Groucho
I heard you can grow trees in this game? Sounds like indoctrination into Environmentalism to me.
i heard you can buy and sell stuff in the game too, they are trying to force capitalism on us too
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Got it today and finally finished working and paying off my house. Picked up a Tower of Pisa from a sailor, but other than that I haven't gotten much. Hope it doesn't take too long to get the NES. Got Excite Bike and Balloon Fight as my two free games and I want to play them.

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Old 09-17-02, 11:19 PM
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If you throw a game on the floor, it morphs into an NES. Then you just use it to start playing.
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Originally posted by Aghama
If you throw a game on the floor, it morphs into an NES. Then you just use it to start playing.
Doh!

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ok...I can't seem to get the mental power together to figure
everything out here...

Lets say I get animal crossing. What other hardware do I need
(if any) to play the NES games? Can I play them on the gamecube
or do I need the GBA and link cable...and/or something else like
that new card reader thing.

Also some sticker I saw on the case at EB made me think the
game comes with a free memory card. If it doesn't I beleive I need
to get a new one correct? The game takes an up entire memory
card right?

Please explain things to me as if you were explaining it to a
five-year old. I don't want to buy the game and be disapointed
when I get home and realize I need to go back out and spend
more money on other hardware.

The reveiws and what not confused me-long day I guess. Sorry
for the dumb questions.
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Originally posted by Aghama
If you throw a game on the floor, it morphs into an NES. Then you just use it to start playing.
Thanks! Good thing I read that here. Otherwise I would have probably never have figured it out. It's not in the manual.

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Old 09-18-02, 01:35 AM
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andrew_randy,

You can play the NES games on your Gamecube. If you have a GBA and link cable you can play them there as well, but it's optional.

Yes, the game comes with a Memory Card.

But don't do what I did! I put the new card in slot B. Turns out that it automatically saves on slot A, so now I have a 57 block file on my 251 card that I wasn't expecting, and the card that came with the game is for naught. You can't move your town file between cards for some reason, so I'm stuck. Oh well, I still got my gift from Nintendo and I can still play, so I'm happy.

Bottom line: no new hardware is needed (although the GBA adds some cool functionality).
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They don't let you copy town data because that would be an easy way to duplicate items.
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But at the very least I should be allowed to MOVE the town data. Since the old copy is deleted...no harm, no foul.
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Yeah, there could have been an in-game option for that. But you also could have just created another town on the other card, and sent the games to your new town. You'll probably want another town anyway in order to get exotic fruit and whatnot.
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Originally posted by Groucho
Bottom line: no new hardware is needed (although the GBA adds some cool functionality).
Thanks for laying it all out for me. I beleive I will be picking
this game up tomorrow...Free memory card-nes games hidden
inside and good reveiws...plus it looks like something my girlfriend
will like.

I am holding off on the gba until something really interests me
with the link cable or I see a "must jump on it now deal" much
like the "buy a gameboy color get a free super mario DX" deal
toysrus and amazon had two years ago on the day after
thanksgiving...

Though the idea of getting one if the animal crossing NES extras
were only for the gba-but not playable on the GC-did cross my
mind. I am glad that is not the case.
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This seems to be the discussion thread, so I'll ask my question here:

How is the island mini-game on the GBA supposed to work? I've read that after your islander eats fruit he's supposed to drop a bag of money, but I've had him eat every coconut on the island and no bags were dropped. I've also tried bringing him other fruit, which he eats but doesn't give me money. Am I doing something wrong here?
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It's not a bag of money for every piece of fruit. You have to fatten your islander up before s/he craps out a money bag.

It's a pretty annoying minigame honestly, considering how long it takes to get to and from the island. One thing you can do to make it less so is to plant fruit trees on the island.
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Originally posted by Aghama
It's not a bag of money for every piece of fruit. You have to fatten your islander up before s/he craps out a money bag.
That makes sense. I'll try having him eat everything, saving, and then going back when the coconuts grow back. Thanks!
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BTW, the more exotic the fruit the more money he'll drop. Coconuts only get you 50 or 100 bell bags.
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Old 09-19-02, 10:36 AM
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whats the best way to get bells in this game. i'm kinda lost right now.... i'm basically just tom nook's little Bit*h right now... i need loot to pay off my debt.... HELP!!!!
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Originally posted by Aghama
Coconuts only get you 50 or 100 bell bags.
Well, that blows. I can sell them to Nook for 150 bells. I guess the key is finding the fruit that he likes best, because he'll occasionally drop 30000 bell bags.
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Some of the shells are good money. I can't remember which off hand, but some of them are worth several hundred bells each; the highest is 700 I think.

Another option is to create a second town on another memory card and gouge it for fruit; Tom pays 500 per.

You can also sell off any items you get from running errands that you don't want.
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