New Year’s Day In Animal Crossing!

I was excited to play the GameCube (GCN) version of Animal Crossing, even though I know I have played through the holiday in this game before. This was the game that made me fall in love with the Animal Crossing series, and I have sunk countless hours into it collecting furniture, befriending animals, and discovering all the little secrets the game has to offer. I have owned this game since the day it was released in North America in 2002.

In recent years, however, I have not played this game very frequently. There are many reasons for this, mainly because (1) I have a lot of other games to play and (2) I have completed many of the tasks in the game. Though the game continues on forever without a definite end, eventually there just aren’t a lot of things to do.

Because it has been a long while since I have played this game, I was ready to dive back in! The first thing I did was check my mailbox, which contained a couple strange letters. Why did I order a mossy stone?!

Then I checked the bulletin board, where Tom Nook was displaying a not-so-subtle advertisement for Nookington’s.

Dude, you have the ONLY store in town! It’s not like we can go anywhere else!

I then entered my house and spent about 5 minutes squashing roaches. Gross! That’s what I get for not playing. When I was done with that, I took a moment to admire the way I had decorated my main room. Looks pretty nice to me!

… And then I went upstairs. What. In. The. Hell! I must have been in the process of redoing something, but this is just… pure shit. 😉

I have no idea what is going on in here!

Finally, I entered my basement, which is pretty much how I remembered it. Kind of cluttered, but there are still a lot of rare items, NES games and models in here.

I need to use up all those tickets just laying all over the floor!

After surveying my home, I headed for the wishing well, which is where the New Year’s Day celebration was taking place. I was amazed at how many weeds there were!

That’s just embarrassing…

Upon my arrival at the well, I visited Katrina’s table to get my fortune told.

Humor me, Katrina!

I then talked to Jeremiah. Despite the fact that I scared him, he offered to let me take a turn throwing a penny into the well! I made a wish, then threw my money in.

I felt cheerful for about three seconds until this bitch had some nerve:

Your rudeness pisses me off, Queenie!

Then I chatted with Mayor Tortimer, who gave me his advice.

Right on!

Note that Tortimer will also give you a journal for the new year if it is your first time playing this event. I didn’t get diddly squat since I’ve already played before!

I headed back to my house to save my game, but first I ran into Poncho. He seemed to have a clue as to where I’ve been all this time!

This game is almost self-aware at times. Cool, but creepy!

As you can see from the picture above, I give my animals dirty catchphrases sometimes. I just can’t help myself. Lo and behold, Poncho asked me to give him a new one because his was getting stale. Check out how happy he is!

Yes, Poncho, that phrase will make you SO popular!

I felt bad about neglecting my town for so long, so I returned to the game after midnight to see if I could find Wisp so he would get rid of all my weeds for me. I also chatted up several of my animals to see if someone would tell me just how long I’d been gone. I don’t know why, but I spoke to Queenie again:

I didn’t ask for your opinion, bird brain!

Ugh! She is so rude! Anyway, Axel finally told me that I had been gone for 36 months…

Cool fact about Axel: he has been in my town since I started the game!! 

Wow! Three whole years without playing?! I can’t believe it’s been that long. Well, at least SOMEONE was happy to see me!

Nice to see you too, Rizzo!

Talking to Rizzo paid off, because he wanted that weird mossy stone I randomly ordered three years ago.

Glad you are excited about the mossy stone, cuz I wasn’t!

I walked my whole town, but there was no sign of Wisp. Dammit! The weeds will just have to stay for now, because I am not picking them all! I did decide to make a snowman just for funzies, though. I thought I did good, but it turned out I sucked just as bad as I usually do.

I really enjoyed playing Animal Crossing today! After so long away from the game, it was a welcome return. I’m sure I will play it more in the days to come. I can’t bear to leave my second floor looking so crappy! The next blog entry will be about New Year’s Day in Animal Crossing: Wild World. Bye!

5 thoughts on “New Year’s Day In Animal Crossing!

  1. Wow! Look at all those weeds! haha! 3 years is a long time! Sadly, I do not own this gamecube version of AC. I don’t believe I’ve ever played it before. However, I do remember owning a gamecube many years ago! In fact, it’s sitting upstairs collecting dust and is never touched because it is broken and has no cords or anything to it. Oh, what a poor gamecube it is.

    1. Yes and until I find Wisp, I am not picking all those weeds myself!! 😉 Aww if you ever find Animal Crossing, I would definitely recommend picking it up since you enjoy all the other versions. This one is pretty great! Haha, your poor GameCube! Since you still have your Wii, your GameCube games can still live on though =)

      1. Oh, I always forget that the old Wii plays the Gamecube games too. haha. I’m glad you reminded me. I think my son has told me once or twice, but I just forget. Yeah, I will have to keep a look out for the Gamecube AC.. I will let you know if I ever get my hands on it! thanks!

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