Prima Games

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Prima Games
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Type Subsidiary
Headquarters Roseville, California
Products Video game strategy guides
Website https://primagames.com

Prima Games is an American publishing company that publishes video game strategy guides. Prima published officially licensed strategy guides for Animal Crossing, Animal Crossing: Wild World, Animal Crossing: City Folk, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Prima Games ceased publication of print strategy guides in 2019 after being acquired by Asteri Holdings, instead only releasing digital guides.[1]

List of Animal Crossing strategy guides[edit]

Title Image Publisher Release date # of pages MSRP ISBN Notes Ref.
Animal Crossing: Prima's Official Strategy Guide Animal Crossing Prima Guide.jpg Random House, Inc. United States of America September 24, 2002 142 US$14.99
CA$19.95
£12.99
0-7615-4117-9 -
Animal Crossing: City Folk – Prima Official Game Guide City Folk Prima Guide.jpg Random House, Inc. United States of America 2008 208 Unknown 978-07615-6119-4 -
Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Prima Official Game Guide New Leaf Prima Guide.jpg Random House, Inc. United States of America 2013 527 US$19.99
CA$22.00
£12.99
AU$34.95
978-0-307-89707-7 -

List of mistakes and incorrect information[edit]

Animal Crossing[edit]

  • The guide states that the player starts off with no money.[2] However, the player starts with 1,000 Bells.
  • The guide states that jock villagers wake up at 6 AM.[3] They actually wake up at 5:30 AM.
  • The guide states that normal villagers wake up at 9 AM and go to sleep at 3 AM.[3] They actually wake up at 5 AM and go to sleep at 9 PM.
  • The guide states that snooty villagers wake up at 7 AM and go to sleep at 12:00 AM.[3] They actually wake up at 9 AM and go to sleep at 2:30 AM.
  • The guide states that peppy villagers wake up at 5:00 AM and go to sleep at 9:00 PM.[4] They actually wake up at 7 AM and go to sleep at 11:30 PM.
  • The guide states that both the main room expansion and basement addition for the player's house cost 49,800 Bells.[5] In reality, only the expansion the player chooses to do first costs 49,800 Bells; the other costs 148,000.
  • The guide misspells Blanca as "Bianca".[5]
  • The guide lists a character named "Mr. Racketti". His description, "Chilled out groundhog," suggests this is meant to be Don Resetti; however, the artwork displayed next to the name is that of Mr. Resetti during Groundhog Day.[5]
  • The guide erroneously uses artwork of Farley for the snowman. Farley himself is not listed in the list of characters.[6]
  • The guide lists Timmy and Tommy's full names as "Timmy Nookling" and "Tommy Nookling".[6] Their last name is not revealed in-game; however, in subsequent media it is revealed to simply be "Nook".
  • The guide misspells Wisp as "Whisp".[6]
  • The guide lists Wendell as a "Traveling (and hungry) carpet seller." Wendell only offers the player wallpaper and does not sell it.[6]
  • The guide erroneously uses artwork of Jane for June.[7]

City Folk[edit]

New Leaf[edit]

  • The guide states that the silver axe is unbreakable.[12] In reality, it breaks after 136 uses; only the golden axe is unbreakable.
  • The guide states that Kicks is a fox,[13] when he is actually a skunk.
  • The guide lists the buy price of the throne as 8,000 Bells,[14] when it is actually 800,000.

References[edit]

  1. Brendan Sinclair (March 14, 2019). "Asteri acquires Prima Games". GamesIndustry.biz. Retrieved August 11, 2022.
  2. Animal Crossing: Prima's Official Strategy Guide, page 4
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Animal Crossing: Prima's Official Strategy Guide, page 6
  4. Animal Crossing: Prima's Official Strategy Guide, page 7
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Animal Crossing: Prima's Official Strategy Guide, page 9
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Animal Crossing: Prima's Official Strategy Guide, page 10
  7. Animal Crossing: Prima's Official Strategy Guide, page 19
  8. Animal Crossing: City Folk – Prima Official Game Guide, page 17
  9. Animal Crossing: City Folk – Prima Official Game Guide, page 135
  10. Animal Crossing: City Folk – Prima Official Game Guide, page 161
  11. Animal Crossing: City Folk – Prima Official Game Guide, page 183
  12. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Prima Official Game Guide, page 18
  13. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Prima Official Game Guide, page 58
  14. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Prima Official Game Guide, page 276