Animal Crossing: Wild World DS

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 244 Ratings

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  • Summary: In this sequel to the wildly popular Nintendo GameCube game, players and up to three friends can hang out in the same village and interact in real time - either through wireless LAN or over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Now players can visit a friend's village from thousands of miles away.In this sequel to the wildly popular Nintendo GameCube game, players and up to three friends can hang out in the same village and interact in real time - either through wireless LAN or over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Now players can visit a friend's village from thousands of miles away.
    The touch screen makes item management and world navigation a breeze. Typing letters and designing patterns are now just stylus strokes away. Days and seasons pass in real time, so whether players want to decorate their homes, catch bugs or fish, collect brand-new items like hats and sunglasses or just chat with the wild and wacky characters in their villages, there's always something to do. [Nintendo]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. The online multiplayer provides for limitless possibilities for handheld gaming, allowing its participants to access a miniature world where individual style and interactivity reign supreme.
  2. With no big battles, mesmerizing graphics, or frustrating challenges, Animal Crossing plummets the player into a new, relaxed world, where your only concerns are to meet the animals, find all species of fish and bugs, excavate ancient fossils, and of course, pay your seemingly endless mortgage to Tom Nook.
  3. 90
    Whether you are a fan of the previous titles or not, the wonderfully incorporated real-time system combined with the villager’s emotional-pull creates a world that has the potential to alter your sleep patterns and actually intertwine and weave its presence into your daily lives.
  4. A game that will last forever. Regardless of whether you have human friends or are just playing the game alone, it will likely last you a long, long time.
  5. 85
    It just seemed to me that for every good addition to the DS game, they left out a good thing or failed to fix a problem that was evident in the first.
  6. 80
    While none of these issues hold the game back from a playability standpoint, Wild World is closer to an enhanced port than an extravagant sequel.
  7. It may sound mundane, but there are enough winning touches to make the game very playable in short bursts.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 93
  2. Negative: 4 out of 93
  1. DonnaS.
    May 7, 2008
    10
    I LOVE this game. I'm 62 and my daughter got me started with it on my birthday, in February.
  2. AdamR.
    May 28, 2007
    10
    Amazing game. You will never get sick of it, or ever sell it. Absoultly amazing game. There is always something to do.
  3. JamesM.
    Dec 14, 2005
    10
    Just a superb game that is going to last for years. It combines the best of its console counterpart with portability and global communication.
  4. SammyL
    Aug 14, 2009
    10
    this game is the best. ive had it for about 3 years and have hardly ever stopped playing it. and for all the people wh sed it is sad it this game is the best. ive had it for about 3 years and have hardly ever stopped playing it. and for all the people wh sed it is sad it really aint. it is amazing and there is always something to do. Expand
  5. KathrynC.
    Nov 17, 2007
    9
    It's a very good game, but it doesn't have a lot of action.
  6. AnonymousMC
    Jun 23, 2008
    8
    Wild World was a good installment for the DS, Awesome new items and a bigger house. I was highly disssapointed in not being able to do choresWild World was a good installment for the DS, Awesome new items and a bigger house. I was highly disssapointed in not being able to do chores for your villagers. Also you actually have to SHARE a house with the other characters? But then again you'll probably not let anyone else touch your game since you are having so much fun Expand
  7. afasdf
    Jan 22, 2006
    0
    Complete bore fest. Period. Yay! you get to be a guy that makes a city with animals as your population. This game must have been made while Complete bore fest. Period. Yay! you get to be a guy that makes a city with animals as your population. This game must have been made while the producers were high. Not meant for the DS whatsoever. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

#2 Most Discussed DS Game of 2005
#5 Most Shared DS Game of 2005