All three of my summer A session (15 day) classes are now finished in their entirety (expect a post on THAT at a later time!) and to celebrate I treated myself to a copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf for my shiny red 3DS. I originally wanted to purchase an actual physical cartridge, however, Gamestop happened to be completely OUT OF STOCK, so I ended up purchasing the game via digital download.
(Pro-tip: When you purchase a digital copy of a game from Gamestop you don’t have to pay tax on the game! Who knew?)Tank (elephant), Octavian (octopus), Carmen (bunny), Sally (squirrel), Snake (bunny), Ed (horse), Elise (monkey), Rocket (gorilla), and Joey (duck). Sally & Joey are definitely my in-game BFFs, Octavian comes in a close third. My least favorite animal resident is the monkey Elise, but I have no real reason as to why, other than that she has a stupid face. I eventually gained access to the island, and with the help of all the expensive beetles that hang out there after 4 p.m. in the afternoon, I managed to pay off 3 home loans so far and finish a public works project! I am not sure what my next project will be yet, but I’m hoping that I can build on the beach, because at some point I want to put up some benches facing the pier.
I haven’t really played around with multi-player much, and I don’t have any Animal Crossing friends to link up with and visit towns (exchange friend codes with me in the comments please?) so I don’t have much to say on that front. I did have an awesome mini-game run with a cool dude during one Tortimer Club meet up, but the game crashed on our 7th mini-game run, I think his battery died.
Anywho, all in all I am loving this game to bits! I can’t wait until the next game-day starts so I can dig up new fossils and build new stuffs!
If you are new to Animal Crossing or just wanted some helpful information regarding how to find bugs or to understand all the new additions that New Leaf brought to the table with this game installment, I would heartily suggest checking out these places for fun (and even cute QR code pattern downloads for your town!)
- Animal Crossing New Leaf Guide (Google Play Store)
I totally recommend this app if you use an Android device. It has a beautiful and intuitive interface and is incredibly fast! I also love that a checklist of Redd’s paintings will be added in a future update so it is less likely that you will end up with a fake painting or sculpture. ♡ While the app itself is free, I paid the $1 for add removal to support the dev, this app is simply lifesaving for a checklist fanatic like myself.
- Bidoof Crossing on Tumblr
The above link directs you to Bidoof’s information master post, not the front of the blog (which is filled with Bidoof’s daily journeys through his/her town), however, there is a ton of information here if you are interested in things like updating your shops, and a guide to get the right ‘face’ for your character in the beginning of the game.