Gamermom reviews Animal Crossing: Wild World

Posted by dkidwell on April 13th, 2006 — Posted in Animal Crossing, Nintendo DS

I wrote a review of AC:WW for the lovely folks over at Killer Betties – take a gander…

Animal Crossing: Wild World Review

Son is an angler, Mom catches boots and tires…

Posted by dkidwell on December 30th, 2005 — Posted in Animal Crossing, Nintendo DS, parenting

My oldest son is a fantastic angler. He can, in 10 short minutes, pull in 5,000 – 9,000 Bells (that’s $$ in Animal Crossing.) Fishing for me, on the other hand, is not at all consistent, and when I do get one in, it isn’t worth nearly as much.

He’ll patiently watch me fish and give me pointers, and then laugh at me when I consistently fail. I get a very well intentioned, ‘hey mom, I’ll do some fishing for you so you can take a break…”
Nice guy, that kid is.

DS Daily – 1st Place and loads of letters

Posted by dkidwell on December 30th, 2005 — Posted in Animal Crossing, Nintendo DS, Nintendogs, parenting

Whew! Quick status update on the games…

Nintendogs:

Max is my German Shepherd, and a natural at Disc competitions. He won 1st place in the open competition today with a total of 21 pts and some very nice jumping catches at long distances. Way to go Max!

On the down side, he’s forgotten how to sit down on command. So do you delete the command and start again or hope that it comes back? At this point, we’re unlikely to do well in the Obedience trials.

My daughter’s beagle, Rachel, seems to not like canned dog food. So, no more for her. Max has an adversion to sticks, and growled at the thing until I put it away.

Animal Crossing – Wild World:

Wrote a ton of letters and sent out gifts to the whole dern town. From playing on the GameCube, I know that letters are key to successful relationships with the town folks. Oh, and bizarre real life parallel – real estate agents with databases that they consistent send relevant and useful correspondence with tend to do really well. If you meet an agent who’s netting 6 Million Gross Commission Income or more you can bet that they are sending out letters. Works in real life, works in Animal Crossing.

Animal Crossing Friends Info

Posted by dkidwell on December 29th, 2005 — Posted in Animal Crossing, Nintendo DS, parenting

Code: 3866-0916-4819
Name: Poppy
Town: Speyside
Fruit: Cherry

The snowmen here are great!

Quick update – gave ya’ll the wrong friend code!

Adventures in Nintendo Wifi

Posted by dkidwell on December 29th, 2005 — Posted in Animal Crossing, Nintendo DS, parenting

Credit where credit is due – it was actually very easy to have our Nintendo DS systems recognize our home network. Relatively intuitive and no issues at all. Likewise, the systems recognize the DS to DS easily with no effort on our part at all.

But, connecting our Nintendo Wifi IDs to the Gaming Hub for Animal Crossing has been less easy. The process is pretty straightforward, as presented on the Nintendo Wifi site, but I’ve yet to successfully make a connection.

Nintendo sent me a wonderful email – rather chipper and optimistic in tone. Seems my issue may be that I have no ‘friends’ in Animal Crossing. So, if any you lovely readers are playing Animal Crossing, leave me a comment and we’ll befriend each other in game.

More to come…