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Mr. Sonny Resetti (リセットさん, Risetto-san, Mr. Reset), also known as just Resetti, is a mole that appears in all the Animal Crossing series games. His name is a pun on the word "Reset," which is what causes him to appear. His job is to make sure the player saves the game. The more the player resets the game without saving, the angrier he gets, getting to the point where he forces the player to recite specific lines word by word. Resetting the game too many times will lead to a "fake" reset. After the player resets many times in Animal Crossing: Wild World, Mr. Resetti will talk about his cousin Vicious Vole Vinnie. His first name is revealed to be "Sonny" in Animal Crossing and Animal Crossing: City Folk by his calmer older brother, Don.
Resetti's role in Animal Crossing stays the same throughout the whole series, but one of the main differences in this game is that he tells the player "Thanks for buying Animal Crossing!" and breaks the fourth wall. As aforementioned, he appears when the GameCube resets or is turned off without saving. After resetting, he appears outside the player's house, and gives a lecture on why saving is important. Resetting constantly will lead to him forcing the player to repeat lines of text to remind them about the importance of saving.
In Wild World, he plays the same role as in the GameCube game. Resetti can also be seen in The Roost of the Museum on Sundays between 2:30 P.M. and 4:00 P.M., drinking coffee with a relaxed, calm attitude. If the player strikes up a conversation with him he will talk calmly about his work, apparently friendly while not on the job. In this game, he never mentions the "resetting", as none of the DS units have a Reset button; instead he says "save the game".
His role in City Folk stays the same as in previous games, but he can now be encountered in a new area in the City, called the Resetti Surveillance Centre, with his older brother occasionally making an appearance at the venue. This appears when, on a random day, going to the city after 8:00 P.M., and going to the right of the City near the tunnel where he may give the player a Silver Shovel to leave the area. Afterwards, he appears the second time the game is accessed by the same player, to talk about the importance of saving, regardless of whether or not the game has been turned off with or without saving. This is the only time he will appear by the player's house for something positive.
Mr. Resetti appears as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where he will give the players a long lecture. His dialogue box obstructs either the top or bottom half of the screen. Mr. Resetti will also respond to stage events, such as characters falling asleep or getting knocked out. Attacking him for a while makes him angry and causes an explosion.
Mario Kart 8
Mr. Resetti appears as a course obstacle on the Animal Crossing track in the DLC pack Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8. He is found near the course's finish line, where he randomly pops out of the ground, similar to Monty Moles, common enemies from the Mario series who also act as hazards in Mario Kart 8. If players run into him, they flip, stunning them and causing them to lose speed.
Parental Guidance in European Manuals
The European Animal Crossing: Let's Go To The City instruction manual states that Mr. Resetti may be frightening and/or disturbing to young children.
"Information for parents - Mr. Resetti
It is important that players save before switching off the Wii console in order to retain data after each play session (see Saving Data, above). If players switch off without saving, the character Mr. Resetti may appear upon restarting.
Mr. Resetti's purpose is to teach players the importance of saving. However, parents should be aware that his personality and tone of voice, while intentionally humourous, are authoritative and may be disturbing to young children."
Iwata Asks: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Interview
In the "Iwata Asks: Animal Crossing New Leaf" interview session, the directors of the game admitted that Mr. Resetti was disturbing to children and sometimes made young girls who were playing cry. Thus, they made the decision to lay off Mr. Resetti and have the option to include him back at the player's discretion.
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