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.Β Since I just set my Wii U up in the living room, I decided to download it!!

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.

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!

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! πŸ˜‰ 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.

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!

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!

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! πŸ˜‰ Anyway, I played around with them for a few minutes, but ultimately, I like it set up this way:


So the top screen is small and on the left side, and the bottom screen is the main focusΒ 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!

Wow, thanks douche!

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

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.


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.

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.Β 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!

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!

My first fish!


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!

13 thoughts on “First Impressions: Animal Crossing: Wild World (VC)!

    1. I agree! I know when it first came out, I was bummed that there weren’t “normal” holidays, but there were so many other fun things to do in this game, I didn’t mind at all! I’m enjoying the virtual console version so much right now… it’s like re-discovering the game all over again! πŸ™‚

  1. Animal Crossing fun never gets old, right? A couple of days ago I checked my old WW game for my Christmas patterns. I was taken aback at how more pixilated it was compared to NL! But good to read your enjoyment!!

    1. I agree, Animal Crossing never gets old to me!! πŸ™‚ Oh my goodness, you are right about how pixelated Wild World is, haha! I still love it, though! The virtual console version has a “smoothing” option which does make it look a little nicer, too! πŸ™‚

  2. I didn’t realize that Animal Crossing: Wild World was coming out on Wii U! Or maybe I did know and just forgot! LOL. I don’t know.. I’m such a forgetful person anyways! Now I want to play it on the big screen! Seriously! Maybe I never knew… unless you told me about it earlier? ha ha.. Maybe tonight I will download it if I get the time!! YAY!!!! Thanks for telling me!! LOL. πŸ™‚

    1. Haha, I was so happy when it came out! It is a different experience playing it on the tv, and I love it! No I don’t think I told you about it coming out, LOL! Don’t worry you didn’t forget! πŸ˜‰ Let me know if you download it and start playing! πŸ™‚

  3. Oh! So I downloaded it the night you told me about it! I’ve been playing it quite a bit and love having it on the tv too! It definitely gives it a different vibe of playing! I just got in new villagers and so excited! They are so fun and cute! I have Whitney (the snooty wolf!) She’s my favorite! I have Teddy, Dora, Pinky, Kabuki, and my newest villager, Walker! I know I’ve heard you mention some of these villagers before! Yeah, it’s always so fun to meet new villagers and see what they have to say! I am so glad you said something about it… otherwise I probably wouldn’t have figured it out until much later! LOL. Tell me which villagers you have when you get time!! πŸ˜‰

    1. Yay! I’m glad you are enjoying the game!! It really is a lot of fun and it sounds like you have some cute villagers! Kabuki is still in my original Wild World town! Let’s see… I have Nan, Apollo, Filbert, Queenie (ugh), Puddles, Kid Cat, Gwen, and Marina, who I am soooo excited about! She’s a super cute octopus villager that I’ve wanted for a long time! πŸ™‚

      1. Aww… Your villagers sound so cute too..! I don’t know all of them.. Marina is an octopus? I haven’t heard of her.. I hope to meet her sometime! Yes, Kabuki is hilarious!! πŸ™‚

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