December 6th, 2005, 18:53 Posted By: wraggster
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After the recent release of Mario Kart DS, the online party on Nintendo DS continues with another superb title: Animal Crossing Wild World. Just as huge as the tremendously popular GameCube prequel, you can now make yourself at home in a small town of sorts inside Nintendo's dual-screen handheld. Hang out in the same village and interact with up to three friends in real time, either through wireless LAN or over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. The fun never stops, as there is so much to do here while you create your own story: after entering a lively settlement populated with animals, you get the opportunity to live in peace and harmony with the cows, ducks, horses, sheep and kangaroos (to name a few of the whackily designed characters). The open-ended structure of the gameplay is what makes it so irresistible and the soothing background music adds to the overall peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. Another great Nintendo example for developing a title that doesn't follow current trends and creates an unique gaming experience that appeals to a wide audience instead.
Boost your popularity by showing a high level of reponsibility, caring for a happy village. Your community will be all the more enjoyable if you help out your fellow citizens in several ways, e.g. writing letters or accomplishing little missions for them. Decorating your own house is something you will need to focus on as well. Life in Animal Crossing can't be all about catching fish and bugs! Also, it's always a good idea to have a little chat with the other inhabitants - known characters and new ones, including animals of all shapes and personality types: K.K. Slider, Tom Nook, Blathers, Mr. Resetti and more. Fresh items like hats and sunglasses can be collected in Wild World as well. With the GameCube edition as a design foundation, Nintendo now offers a much more rewarding experience, thanks to the NDS touchscreen. It's as easy as 1-2-3 to paint custom patterns, type up notes for friends and manage the inventory with the stylus. It is even recommended to use it for controlling your character instead of relying on the D-pad. Nintendo certainly did a great job in adapting Animal Crossing for the NDS.
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