Due to popular demand Animal Crossing New Leaf gets its own thread.
In Animal Crossing New Leaf, you can visit each others towns, trade items, and play games together on tortimers island, so without further ado, a list of people playing the game.
Southperry Name Friend Code Town Fruit Town Name Lozmaster 1075-0741-4801 Peaches Imperia Polantaris 0919-9813-1996 Pears Asrincos 案山子 3454-0663-8951 Peaches Greatlog Jon 0962-9528-6731 Peaches Kirkland RedRaven16 2680-9376-0757 Cherries Hezial Drift 2809 - 7554 - 7070 Peaches Our-Town See 1435 - 4157 - 8456 Peaches Wisteria Jedward 5112-3636-6559 Oranges West Egg z0mgc00k13 0731-4922-3075 Peaches Egford Remoir 3823-9737-4133 Peaches Arland HeroDDC 2578-3147-0056 Cherries New Bark Punch - Cherries - Aircalibur 5069 - 3932 - 9481 Oranges Altamira Untradeable 3566-1957-7115 Apples Leafre yeahsureokuhhuh 4296-4274-3712 Oranges Agrestic SuperNerd 1246 9205 1553 Peaches Pandora Doxinator 2809-8208-3114 Oranges Eggyokio Highonmushrooms 4141-2392-3393 Pears Henesys Pyro 4382-2815-9489 Apples Everwood Niernen 4639-9079-8376 Pears Grandis Soph 2578-3356-2346 Peaches Ladosary JPopBoi 4398-9607-2533 Pears Radiant Zerard 3222-6015-1622 Oranges Sindain Jayshee 0018-0885-8347 Apples Aselia Solarboy 1435-4110-0047 Pears Larla Frostilyte 3110-4549-4626 Pears Citilyte
So, what changed from previous animal crossing games?
The first person to play any copy of the game becomes the mayor of the town, and can make various changes to the town including bridges, benches, town clocks, and all sorts of things. (Thanks Polantaris!)
Tortimer Island is back from the gamecube game. No GBA required this time!
QR codes allow you to share designs and patterns.
Tons of new furniture and clothes.
You can swim, and fish will move away from you if you get too close! Next gen gaming is here!
Choosing your characters face
The determine which face your character has depending on the choices you make in the questions you are asked immediately after making a character. You CANNOT change this once you have answered (though hairstyle/eye colour can be changed later, and aren't affected by your choices).
Consult this chart and make sure you get the one you want!
The money Rock
In animal crossing, once per day, a random Rock in your town will throw out money if you hit it with your shovel. This is a good way to make money money when you're starting out, because if you do it right, you can get a free 10000+ Bells in a day for a few minutes work.
Other Money Sources: Fruit, Seashells
The other way you earn money early on is to harvest fruit from around your town, and seashells from along the shoreline.
You should sell any items to "Re-Tail" the brand new store to animal crossing which is run by a pair of Alpacas. They give you 20% more bells for items than the Nook twins running the traditional store.
Fruits are worth 5 times as much if you visit other peoples towns where they aren't the native fruit! And vice versa, you can bring fruits back from other peoples towns and plant them in your own to make a ton of Bells. Fruit trees take 3 days to grow, and 3 days to regrow fruit after harvesting.
These aren't the only money sources, but they require nothing else, you can also get money from...
Insects hunting, Fossil Fuels and Fishing Fun, Oh my
There are a number of other things you can do in your animal crossing town, which require you to first earn a few bells and buy an item from the Nook twins shop.
To capture insects, you need a net. Insects float around your town, varying by time of day, day of the week, and even season.
To Dig Up fossils, you need to look for a star shape on the ground (~4 appear per day) and use a shovel there.
To capture fish, you either need a fishing rod, or a swim suit to dive for fish. In either case, you look for black spots on the water and use all your cunning to catch them (i.e. I don't actually have a fishing rod or swim suit to write a proper description on how to catch fish in New leaf yet , I'll get on this soon).
Now, you might have noticed there is a museum on the far left of main street. This is run by Blathers the owl, who accepts donations of Insects, Fish, Paintings and identified fossils for display in the museum. Speaking of which, before fossils are worth anything, you'll need to take them to Blathers to have him identify them for free.
You can either sell your things for bells at Re-Tail/Nooks or donate them to the Museum, and build a huge collection there. Blathers doesn't take doubles of anything, so any repeats should be sold for Bells (Or donated in other peoples towns!)
Play Coins and Fortune Cookies
Each fortune cookie costs you two play coins, and at least initially, you can only get one a day.
Despite what Iron man 3 might lead you to believe, these fortune cookies aren't empty and full of lies. They contain a fortune, which when you bring back to the Nooklings, will give you a nintendo themed item from a list of ~50 items.