|Written By: jonniethm
Last Modified: 02/19/2007
I absolutely love Animal Crossing for the DS. In my opinion it takes what was great about the Gamecube version and expands upon it. Writing letters never really made since in the Gamecube version since you were just sending them to computer characters anyway. The characters read them and liked them regardless of what you put in the letter. The DS version solves this problem with its Wi-Fi support. You can right letters to your friends who will actually read them and write you back. The DS screen also makes it much easier to write a letter because you can just tap on the touch screen keyboard.
Besides writing letters the DS version has more items, and more options than ever before. If you Wi-Fi with a friend you can take fruit from their town and plant it in your town to grow, this makes you more money because exotic fruits are worth more. There are also more different kinds of fish to catch, and even more bugs than before. There are also new features, like making your own constellations which you will transfer to another townÂ’s sky should you visit someone locally or over the Wi-Fi connection.
Because there are so many new items the house you live in gets much bigger too, which is great because there are always times you want to redesign a room with new furniture for the Happy Room Academy. If you get bored with that you can try filling your museum or searching for rare items like the golden shovel, axe, fishing rod, or slingshot. During the day things will fly by in the sky and you can shoot at them with you slingshot. You can make dinner dates with the animals in town or plan a day shopping on flea market day. Create new relationships with you Animal neighbors and they will give you a picture of themselves which is an unusual thing to obtain and if you get bored with that you can visit the musical dog in the coffee shop to get new music for you stereo every week.
There are plenty of things to do in this game and this is defiantly one of my top choices for the DS.