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  • Summary: The Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival game is a new way to play with your favorite Animal Crossing characters. Your amiibo figures are front-and-center in this party game, and you’ll get to utilize them with fun content. Bring to life an expansive and dynamic board game where the board isThe Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival game is a new way to play with your favorite Animal Crossing characters. Your amiibo figures are front-and-center in this party game, and you’ll get to utilize them with fun content. Bring to life an expansive and dynamic board game where the board is based on the months of the year like the core Animal Crossing series. The goal? Make your villager the happiest in town and party hard with your friends. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 20
  2. Negative: 8 out of 20
  1. Jan 27, 2016
    80
    It's a nice way to put your amiibos to use. It's a party game, so don't expect deep or too complex gameplay mechanics, but cards and action figures are implemented in an original and interesting way.
  2. Dec 27, 2015
    62
    Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival is Mario Party but lacking true content!
  3. Jan 1, 2016
    58
    It's digital board gaming at its most basic, with a surprisingly sincere effort from a developer that seems burnt out on the genre.
  4. Nov 27, 2015
    50
    For the money you ultimately get two figurines, three cards and a game package with snippets of fun and charm - it's ultimately up to you whether that's worthy of your cash.
  5. Nov 23, 2015
    45
    Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival retains the charm that the series is known for, but is uneventful and boring. Move out of this town.
  6. Nov 24, 2015
    40
    Hardcore amiibo addicts and Animal Crossing die-hards may even pass up on this, but if you've got a wide range of gamers who want a family-style night, then you may get some enjoyment out of it.
  7. Nov 25, 2015
    20
    A new low for Nintendo and for Animal Crossing, in what is the least amount of fun you can have with an amiibo without needing urgent medical attention afterwards.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 51
  2. Negative: 27 out of 51
  1. Nov 16, 2015
    10
    Fantastic deeper than I thought game that captures the charm and magic of Animal Crossing while presenting hours and hours of fun. TakingFantastic deeper than I thought game that captures the charm and magic of Animal Crossing while presenting hours and hours of fun. Taking away around $30 for the amiibo, the game drops to $30, which is well it!
    Also, please mark the ZERO review of uncoveringlight for "intention to annoy" As giving any game a zero review proves they never played it and intentionally trying to drop the score.
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  2. Nov 14, 2015
    9
    This is a nice, relatively stress-free party board game. There aren't any minigames like in Mario Party, but it instead focuses on the dailyThis is a nice, relatively stress-free party board game. There aren't any minigames like in Mario Party, but it instead focuses on the daily activites of the characters. The game takes 30/31 turns (1 month), and the goal is to accumulate the most happy points by the end. Each turn takes you into the life of your character, and you gain/lose happy points or bells based on what happens. Besides the day to day, the game also has holidays, catching tournaments, special character events, and most importantly turnip sales. You can buy turnips on sunday for a set price, and you can sell them at any point during the week. The price can fluctuate, so a lot of the drive of the game is seing how much of a return you can get on them. The gameplay is decently simple, and there are a lot more ways to help your fellow players than to hurt them. This is a perfect game for any Animal Crossing fan, as it shows off the lives of many favorite characters and has a very cute and feel-good vibe, even if you are losing. However, if you aren't into Animal Crossing, you probably won't get much out of the game. Expand
  3. Nov 22, 2015
    8
    Honestly a fun game, numerous events happen throughout the game, it comes bundled with figures to keep the cost down.

    It has all the
    Honestly a fun game, numerous events happen throughout the game, it comes bundled with figures to keep the cost down.

    It has all the regular animal crossing elements, and numerous events tend to change within each board game session.

    The game has unlockingable minigames, essentially things unlock as you level up your character. You can also customize the boards over time.

    Deserves more praise to be honest, but the internet will always be the internet.
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  4. Nov 19, 2015
    4
    The creators of Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival knew an inferior imitation of the Mario Party franchise for the Wii wouldn’t serve anyThe creators of Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival knew an inferior imitation of the Mario Party franchise for the Wii wouldn’t serve any relative purpose other than to sell more Amiibo figures. But it’s critically disappointing from one of the most critically acclaimed franchises from Nintendo, who have recently caved into more and more marketing gimmicks formerly exploited only by its competitors through third party co-developers, with Pokémon Shuffle and more coming to mind.

    If you were expecting amiibo Festival to be somewhat similar to the overall reaction to Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer on the Nintendo 3DS, prepare to be miserable. At least HHD incorporated addictive, even enjoyable qualities that made me want to continue playing for a couple of days. But amiibo Festivals to deliver “fun” by any definition. The mini-games aren’t very challenging and the visual board game design is poorly executed, making for a boring, dull experience. Even the Amiibo feature doesn’t function as well as it’s supposed to, becoming an annoyance during certain mini-games.

    The only majorly redeeming qualities aren’t gameplay related—it’s certainly charming, especially during the non-playable sequences. Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival could have been an add-on to 2013’s New Leaf or maybe even an upcoming main series console game; however, I couldn’t imagine paying for amiibo Festival as DLC either and would only download it for free if it were essential to completing a task. It’s only moderately more entertaining if you have a friend playing with you and even then, just play Mario Party. I couldn’t bring myself to call this a “terrible” game, it’s simply short of being pleasurable to any extent, only designed to cash in on an Amiibo feature many of us only used to decorate our shelves.

    Overall rating: 4.5
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  5. Nov 17, 2015
    2
    Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival fails at being an interesting party game and at being an Animal Crossing game. While the game maintains someAnimal Crossing Amiibo Festival fails at being an interesting party game and at being an Animal Crossing game. While the game maintains some of the wit and charm of the mainline games, it is drowned out by the mundane and RNG reliant gameplay. As a die hard Animal Crossing fan I cannot recommend this game to either fans of the series or people wanting to try out the series for their own. This game is not worth the $60 price point either, while you may argue "Oh it comes with two amiibos!" you cannot advance past the start screen without an Animal Crossing Amiibo, locking you out of the game unless you own one. It feels as if Nintendo dragged a very prominent series through the mud just for the sake of selling Amiibos. Expand
  6. Apr 22, 2016
    2
    que clase de pendejada es esta, tengo que comprar amiibos para disfrutar el juego al maximo, o es la copia barata de mario party, no lo se, noque clase de pendejada es esta, tengo que comprar amiibos para disfrutar el juego al maximo, o es la copia barata de mario party, no lo se, no lo jueguen menos mal que no compre esta basura de hecho me lo regalaron y lo vendi de lo malo que era es porqueria recien hecha Expand
  7. Jun 16, 2018
    0
    No................................................................Just, no.

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