Animal Crossing: Wild World

Animal Crossing: Wild World
System Nintendo DS
Developer Nintendo
Genre Communication
Series Animal Crossing Series

You are a newcomer to a village populated with animals. You arrive without any money, so you are given a home by local businessman Tom Nook, and you have to work to pay him back.

Wild World adds some new features to the village. The museum includes an observatory where you can draw constellations, and a new coffee shop is run by Brewster. You can buy haircuts, hats and other accessories to further customise your player.

You can use the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to travel to friends' towns. This brings new fruit, items, constellations, and characters to your village. You can also visit other villages over the local wireless connection.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan おいでよ どうぶつの森 Oideyo Dōbutsu no Mori 23 Nov 2005
US Animal Crossing: Wild World 05 Dec 2005
Europe Animal Crossing: Wild World 31 Mar 2006


System Japan U.S. Europe
Wii U Virtual Console - - 19 Nov 2015


Nintendo Furniture

There are a number of furniture items based on other Nintendo games:

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The three sacred golden triangles of Power, Wisdom and Courage from The Legend of Zelda series. When activated, it plays the Great Fairy/File Select theme.

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Master Sword

The legendary sword with blue hilt from The Legend of Zelda series. When activated, it plays the Zelda item fanfare.

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The energy-sucking alien parasite from the Metroid series. It is in a container, based on the opening of Super Metroid. When activated, it plays the Metroid theme.

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The combat space fighters from the Star Fox series. When activated it plays the Star Fox theme.

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Three Pikmin stalks sticking out of the soil of a rectangular plant pot, from the Pikmin series. This item is only available as a gift from Nintendo.

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Blue Falcon

Captain Falcon's racer from the F-Zero series. This item is only available as a gift from Nintendo.

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Arcade Machine

An upright arcade machine. The screen seems to show a polygonal 3D fighting game starring Mario and Luigi of the Mario series.

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Nintendo Bench

A blue bench featuring the Nintendo logo.

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Pink Box

A pink shelving unit with a GameCube and controller on the top shelf.

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SMB Furniture

One of the furniture sets is modelled after sprites from Super Mario Bros. All of the items in this furniture set are only available as gifts from Nintendo.

  • Warp Pipe
  • ? Block
  • Brick Block
  • Empty Block
  • Coin
  • 1-Up Mushroom
  • Super Mushroom
  • Fire Flower
  • Bullet Bill Blaster
  • Fire Bar
  • Flagpole

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Nintendo Clothing

There are a number of shirts, hats and other clothing accessories based on other Nintendo games:

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Big Bro's Shirt

A red shirt featuring Mario's "M" logo.

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Li'l Bro's Shirt

A green shirt featuring Luigi's "L" logo from the Mario series.

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Toad Shirt

A red shirt with white spots, named after Toad from the Mario series.

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Big Bro's Hat

A red cap with an "M" emblem, based on Mario's hat.

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Li'l Bro's Hat

A green cap with an "L" emblem, based on Luigi's hat from the Mario series.

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Big Bro's Tash

A curly moustache, based on Mario's moustache.

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1-Up Hat

A blue baseball cap named after the "1UP" phrase, meaning an extra life, from Super Mario Bros.

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Dolphin Hat

A light blue hat with a picture of a dolphin and the word "Dolphin" on it. Dolphin was the working title for the GameCube, and references to the name have appeared in many Nintendo games.

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SMB3 Paper

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The "SMB3 Paper" stationery features the background from the titles screen of Super Mario Bros. 3.

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Several of the characters in the game feature references to various Nintendo characters:

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A lazy alligator who wears Mario's "Big Bro's Shirt". His default catchphrase is "It's-a ME!", after one of Mario's catchphrases first used on the title screen of Super Mario 64.

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A lazy penguin wearing the "G Logo" shirt. The name and shirt are both references to the GameCube.

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Wart Jr.

A cranky frog character whose name suggests a reference to Wart, the final boss of Super Mario Bros. 2. In Japan, this character's name is Sam.

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Money Rock

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Once a day, a rock in your town will drop Bells when hit. If you hit it fast enough, the last three strikes will play the 1UP sound effect from Super Mario Bros.

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Other References

Animal Crossing features a lot of text, with dozens of characters, items and things to do. Some pieces of text make reference to Nintendo and their games:

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Dressers & Cabinets

When investigating dressers or cabinets, you may see one of two references:

"Hey… what are Luigi's clothes doing in here?"

A reference to Luigi from the Mario series.

"You found 50 rupees! Very nice! Too bad you can't use them in this town…"

A reference to the rupees from The Legend of Zelda series.

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The original design shirts in the Able Sisters' shop are said to be designed by "Treehut", a reference to Nintendo of America's "Treehouse" localisation team.

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If you make good friends with a character by talking to them every day, they might send you a picture with a message on the back. If you befriend the character Goldie, you may get the following reference to Nintendogs:

"I'm really into that lab on the back of Nintendogs. He's pretty dreamy!"

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Throughout the game, the female snooty type characters will refer to a glamour magazine called "Ms. Nintendique", a pun on Nintendo's name.

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Peppy characters in your town may occasionally tell you about their trip to another town and make the following reference to Link, the hero of The Legend of Zelda series:

"A cute boy in green clothes who could knock items out of the sky with his boomerang. Why doesn't Tom Nook sell magical boomerangs?"

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Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver, who in this game is a space traveller, sometimes mentions that he has met a fox who rides in ships and a bounty hunter, referring to Fox McCloud from the Star Fox series and Samus Aran from the Metroid series.

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When Katrina is reading your fortune, she will call out the word "Hokotate". This is the name of Captain Olimar's home planet in the Pikmin series, as well as the street address of Nintendo's Japanese headquarters.

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Dr. Shrunk

Dr. Shrunk teaches your character emotions, but you can only know four emotions at any one time. If you already know four and try to learn a new one, he says the following:

"Uh oh, you already know four emotions. Would you like to forget one in order to learn another?"

"Which emotion would you like to forget?"

"Alright, one, two, three…SHRUNK!! You have successfully forgotten [emotion]"

This is parodying the Pokémon series, where each Pokémon can only remember four moves.

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