Happy Home Showcase
Outside the HHS
Inside the plaza
|Function||Visit StreetPass players' homes|
|Opening Hours||All day|
The Happy Home Showcase is a plaza that appears in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, allowing players to meet and visit other players' homes after connecting through the StreetPass feature of the Nintendo 3DS. This feature is not available when the system has parental controls on—Digby blocks the player if they try to enter.
The Happy Home Showcase contains model homes that belong to players that have been StreetPassed with. StreetPassed players will walk around the plaza, holding items such as ice cream cones, balloons, and pinwheels, which represent the number of times they have been StreetPassed.
There are three blocks of houses in the StreetPass plaza, each with 16 homes, allowing each player to visit 48 StreetPassed players at a given time before homes start being replaced. However, the player can save up to 16 houses so they don't get replaced; homes that have been saved are noted on the map by a pink lock with a heart over the house's location. Houses that have not been visited are marked as yellow on the map, while houses that have a yellow outline have been updated since last visited. Houses that have been seen and are not saved are shown in grey.
The player can also order items from the house that they are visiting, though special items cannot be bought, such as refurbished items or items that cannot usually be ordered from the catalog. Only 5 items from each house can be ordered at a time, per day, and they have a 20% markup, rounded down. Players can also see the badges that other players have earned from Phineas for activities.
Players received via Streetpass sometimes hold items that will be given to the player after they have been Streetpassed a certain amount of times. The colors of the items are random.
- Balloon (2nd time)
- Balloon (3rd time)
- Pinwheel (4th time)
- Bunny Balloon (5th time)
- Bubble Wand (6th time)
- Heart Balloon (7th time)
- Ice Cream (8th time)
- Soft Serve Ice Cream (9th time)
- Tweeter (10th time)
North American players could receive special homes belonging to members of the game's staff as well as other Nintendo employees through Spotpass. The feature's availability in other regions is unknown.
|Reggie||Nirvana||June 24, 2013|
- Nintendo World Report - "Swap Items and Homes Over StreetPass in Animal Crossing 3DS"
- Official Nintendo Magazine - "Animal Crossing 3DS Streetpass mode revealed"