Doubutsu no Mori+
|Dōbutsu no Mori+|
|Engine||Doubutsu no Mori|
|Release date(s)||JPDecember 14, 2001|
|Media||1 GameCube Optical Disc|
|Input methods||GameCube controller|
Game Boy Advance
Dōbutsu no Mori+ (どうぶつの森+, lit. Animal Forest+), often referred to as Animal Forest+ in English, is an updated version of Dōbutsu no Mori for the Nintendo GameCube released only in Japan on December 14, 2001, just nine months after the original title. This version contains extra features that had to be left out of the Nintendo 64 version, and also utilizes the GameCube's built-in clock to keep track of the date and time while dropping the Nintendo 64's original system that utilized an internal clock built into the game cartridge. With the use of the GameCube's clock, time passes in the game even when the game is not being played. This led to the game's slogan, "It's playing, even when you're not". Dōbutsu no Mori+ cost 7,140 yen and sold 92,568 copies during its first week of sale in Japan.
During Dōbutsu no Mori+'s localization process overseas as Animal Crossing, there were many changes that not only involved immense translation from Japanese to English, but also replacements of many cultural references as well as brand new content, including new holidays, new items and new or altered events. After the success of Animal Crossing, Nintendo of Japan was so impressed with the results of the translation done by Nintendo of America's Treehouse division that they translated NOA's version back into Japanese and released it as Dōbutsu no Mori e+. Dōbutsu no Mori e+ was released in Japan on June 27th, 2003, and sold 91,658 copies during its first week of sale.
Changes from Doubutsu no Mori
- The villagers' appearances have changed.
- The player can travel to the island.
- Kapp'n and Tortimer appear.
- The Museum and the Able Sisters appear.
- More Famicom (NES) games added.
- More house expansions added (second floor and basement).
- The player can dance in the Morning Aerobics.
- More fish and bugs added.
Similarities with Animal Crossing
- Mr. Resetti and Don Resetti still punish players for resetting.
- The GameCube internal clock feature is also present.
- K.K. Slider is still in the game.
- Famicom (NES) games are in it.
- Copper, Booker, Tom Nook, Tortimer, Wisp, and others are in it.
- Questions are asked to determine the player's look.
- Tools are in it.
- The player still owed debt to Tom Nook.
- Tom Nook's Store upgrades are in it.
- The island and the islanders are in it.
- The Able Sisters and the Museum are in it.
Differences from Animal Crossing
- Doubutsu no Mori+ almost has the same game code as Animal Crossing. Doubutsu no Mori+ is GAFJ, Animal Crossing is GAFE in the US version, GAFP in the PAL version.
- Doubutsu no Mori+ features the Famicom games Gomoku Narabe and Majong, while Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+ feature the NES games Soccer and Exitebike. In addition Doubutsu no Mori+ features the Famicom Disk System version of Legend of Zelda. Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+ feature the English NES version. And player can obtain the Forbidden Four NES games normally in the game. In Animal Crossing they need a cheating device.
- In Doubutsu no Mori+ Tortimer wears glasses with white blue lenses and a red hat, and in Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+ Tortimer wears glasses with clear lenses and a black hat.
- In Doubutsu no Mori+ there is the Bell shrine. On New Year's Day player can shake in the pole in the middle and the bell rings. This was also featured in Doubutsu no Mori but was scrapped in Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+.
- Mr. Resetti and Don Resetti wear different clothes in Doubutsu no Mori+, the clothes were white. These clothes were also in the original Doubutsu no Mori but in Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+, he has a white T-shirt and a blue overall.
- Jane the gorilla has a different appearance in Doubutsu no Mori+, as her appearance has white fur. This appearance was also in the original Doubutsu no Mori, and in Animal Crossing, she has purple fur.
- The Nintendo logo color changes. In Dōbutsu no Mori e+ it was blue, In Animal Crossing it was red, in Doubutsu no Mori+ it was white, and Doubutsu no Mori has the Nintendo 64 logo.
Dobutsu No Mori e+ - A very detailed guide with more specific notes on the differences between Dōbutsu no Mori, Animal Crossing and Dōbutsu no Mori+.
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