ANIMAL CROSSING: AMIIBO FESTIVAL – REVIEW

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Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival is the board game that has been heavily criticized, ever since its announcement during E3.
Naturally, there are people who say “why not try the game, before saying anything about it?” Well, we’ve tried the game and we’re still not that impressed. It’s just not competitive at all.

The game can only be purchased in retail stores – so you can’t purchase the game through the Wii U eShop. Of course that’s understandable, considering the game HAS to be bundled with amiibo’s, but let’s just get to the game itself.

So you’ve got the main game and the mini-games. The main game is pretty much the board game, in which you play as any character but according to which amiibo you tap on the NFC reader. You can change the board’s seasons, depending which month you play on and you can actually set a time limit incase you cannot go through the whole month in-game.

The aim of it is to gain as many Happy Points as possible. Getting a lot Bells help too, because at the end of the game it’ll add on to your Happy Points – so you have to make sure you’re good at selling your turnips for a high price and make profit! Take advantage of event spaces too!
Unfortunately, the main game doesn’t have mini-games, like Mario Party. Instead, it feels like you’re reading a little story each time you land on a space. Depending on what space you land on, it’ll increase or deduct your Happy Points & Bells.

The mini-games, which are not part of the main game is probably much more interesting to be honest. Especially when you’re playing mini-games like Quiz Show, Mystery Campers and Island Escape. The Quiz Show has proven itself to be the hardest, so it definitely caught our interest.

Overall, Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival is quite an adorable game to play and had a few fun bits to it, but you’ll get bored of it easily. It’s too simple for our liking and it’s not a game for everyone. It’s just missing that competitive feel to it.
Having paid £39.99 for the bundle, it really does make us think that the game should’ve been a free download. The amiibo’s are definitely worth the buy, we’ll give you that.

It may not be the Animal Crossing game everyone was hoping for, but hopefully Nintendo learns from this mistake and tries to fix the damage it has caused for fans alike.

RATING: 5/10

 

ANIMAL CROSSING: WILD WORLD IS COMING TO WII U VIRTUAL CONSOLE IN EUROPE THIS WEEK

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Animal Crossing fans will be happy to know that this Thursday, Animal Crossing: Wild World is coming to Wii U Virtual Console!

It seems that it’s for Europe only. Not only that, but the online and multiplayer functions will not be working, which is a bummer for gamers that would love to purchase the game.

The game will cost around £8.99 and you can purchase it from the Wii U eShop. Will you be getting the game? Let us know in the comments!

YOU CAN USE THE VILLAGER AMIIBO TO UNLOCK A GOLD VILLAGER STATUE IN ANIMAL CROSSING: AMIIBO FESTIVAL

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Wondering what the Villager amiibo does in Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival?

It lets you unlock a golden Villager statue in the game’s plaza. You can’t exactly do anything with it, but it’s a nice addition to the plaza.

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It’s not long now until the game launches in Europe on the 20th November, then the 21st worldwide. Are you still thinking about getting the game? Let us know in the comments!

UNANNOUNCED AMIIBO’S ARE SHOWN ON DISPLAYS IN RETAIL STORES IN NORTH AMERICA

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In certain retail stores in North America, you can go to these stores and see on the amiibo displays which amiibo’s will be arriving soon.

A bit too soon? Probably. However, these are just sneak peeks on what you should be expecting to come out in the next few months.
The photo above shows certain amiibo’s such as Roy, Wolf Link, Lucas, Famicom R.O.B and a pack of Animal Crossing amiibo cards from the 2nd series.

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This photo is pretty much the same as the one above, but it shows a Timmy & Tommy amiibo. Looks like it’s going to be a Target exclusive.

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Rover and Kapp’n amiibo’s from the Animal Crossing series

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And of course, a Ryu amiibo, from the Street Fighter series.

Some people are afraid that these will launch without warning, but there’s no release date for all the amiibo’s, especially the ones that have not been announced officially by Nintendo.

Give us a comment and tell us if you’ll be picking up any of these amiibo’s, once they’re released.

LUCAS AND 2ND WAVE OF ANIMAL CROSSING AMIIBO’S ARE COMING TO NORTH AMERICA FOR THE 22ND JANUARY

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Nintendo has finally revealed the Lucas amiibo for Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U! Not only that, but they’ve also revealed the next wave of Animal Crossing amiibo’s which include the following characters:

  • Resetti
  • Blathers
  • Celeste
  • Kicks

Not only have these been revealed, but it looks like the second series of Animal Crossing amiibo cards will also be released on the same date as the amiibo’s stated above.

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All these amiibo’s will be released on the 22nd January, 2016 for North America.

Leave us a comment and tell us if you’ll be getting any of them.

ANIMAL CROSSING: AMIIBO FESTIVAL IS BEING RELEASED AS RETAIL-ONLY

  
Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival is launching in North America today, then launching in Europe next week.

But from what we’ve seen, the game will not be available to purchase on the Wii U eShop. Amiibo Festival will be retail-only.

  
This will probably annoy some gamers that do not wish to buy the physical copy, but perhaps it makes sense since you do need amiibo’s to play after all.

What are your thoughts on this?