First Impressions: Animal Crossing: Wild World (VC)!

Finally, after weeks of packing, moving, unpacking, organizing, blah blah blah, my house is starting to look like a house and not a war zone! There is still a lot of work to be done, but we are coming along nicely! My office contents are still all boxed up for the most part though, as we are getting ready to paint in there. This means that most of my video games are still packed away, because I don’t want to set everything up only to move everything around again to paint! I did, however, unearth my 3DS and my Wii U! (Too bad all of my Wii U games are still packed up, but whatever) I was happy when I found out that Animal Crossing: Wild World was released on the Wii U Virtual Console a few weeks back! I have been waiting for this game to come out ever since it was released in Europe almost a year ago, I believe. I was so busy moving, the release snuck right by me until I read about it on Jeff’s Animal Crossing: New Leaf Blog. Since I just set my Wii U up in the living room, I decided to download it!!

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Sooooo exciting!!

I was so excited to see the screen load… even though it looked a little different than I had imagined. The “DS” screens are pretty damn small on my tv, so I had to look down at the gamepad to see what I was doing! Even then, it was a little hard to see.

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Well this is… different.

Anyway, I met Kapp’n in his cab, and I answered a few basic questions for him.

Soon, I arrived in my new town, Satanica!

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Home sweet home!

I LOVE my town’s set up! All of the shops and city buildings are on the left side of the map, while my house is nestled away all by itself on the right side. It’s like I have my own little private sanctuary near the beach, which is something I wish for in real life! 😉 I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before a villager moves in near me, but I’ll enjoy it while it lasts.

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Love my town map!

I got a good look at my character for the first time. She’s kinda cute, though her hairstyle is gonna have to change, haha!

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Well, she has blue eyes like I do in real life!

I barely had time to enjoy my new digs before Tom Nook came to pester me about paying him. Check out my thrilled expression!

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Uggh, can I just enjoy my new town for 5 MINUTES please!

Of course, Tom Nook wanted me to work for him to pay off some of my debt. After planting some trees and flowers, I met my 3 new neighbors: Nan, Apollo, and Filbert. I also introduced myself to the mayor, Tortimer.

So, I was enjoying the game, but honestly, the screen was bugging me a little bit. I was a little disappointed that everything looked so tiny. Then I realized… you can change the screen settings! DUH! I’m so dense! To be fair, this is my first DS game on Virtual Console, so I wasn’t aware of the settings! 😉 Anyway, I played around with them for a few minutes, but ultimately, I like it set up this way:

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So the top screen is small and on the left side, and the bottom screen is the main focus on the right side. Not much goes on on the top screen in this game, so this is the perfect set up. As a side note, it’s kind of a bummer that everything is right handed. I’m a lefty, so it’s nice when there’s an extra setting to accommodate my awkwardness! I’m totally used to it, though, so it’s not too big of a deal.

Moving on! I wanted to finish my jobs for Nook, because he was starting to get an attitude with me!

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Wow, thanks douche!

After a few more quick tasks, I was done! If only it was this easy in real life.

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I wish…

Once I was done working, I immediately shook a few trees to gather some cherries, sold them to Nook, and bought the net and fishing rod he had in his shop! There better be a damn shovel for sale tomorrow.

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Since it is Saturday, I figured K.K. Slider would be performing, but nope! He was nowhere to be found! Maybe because I just started the game, he wasn’t there. Who knows.

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Aww. an empty stage… how sad!

However, despite this being the first day of me playing, the game announced that the Flea Market was happening today. As I entered my house to place my hammock that Nan had given me, Apollo busted in and tried to buy each of the four measly pieces of furniture I had! No way buddy!

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That’s my only light source right now…. so no, you can’t have it!

After that, I walked along the beach, picking up shells and catching fish. I then ended my game for the night!

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My first fish!

Conclusion:

I was so happy to see this game come out on Virtual Console. Even though I own (and still actively play) the DS version, it’s still really cool to see this game on the big screen. The game seems to have ported over quite nicely, and I’m sure I’m going to be enjoying it for a long time!