El meets Animal Crossing New Leaf

animal-crossing-nintendo-dsSomething super exciting happened recently – El was asked if she would like to try out the new Nintendo 3DS game Animal Crossing New Leaf.

And we were sent a lovely Nintendo 3DS XL which came pre-loaded with the game to try it out on. Huzzah!

But be warned if you buy this model as it doesn’t come with a charger, so we had to order that separately which was frustrating. Luckily the charger is only about £4.

So, on to the game.

Animal Crossing is a game that has been around for a while in various formats, but we haven’t played it before. It’s a type of community game where you the player live in a village along with various animals.

Originally El was horribly conflicted as all the little animal people seemed to think she was the new mayor. Plus there was an over friendly dog on the train. But when she got a letter (because despite living in a tent in the game El has a postbox) from the guy who was SUPPOSED to be mayor her conscience cleared.

It is kind of annoying to walk everywhere because although the fictional town of Ledworth (named by El after the Leadworth of Doctor Who except without the a as only 8 characters were allowed) is very small but it is split in half by a river which has ONLY ONE BRIDGE! It can get a little tedious. So far, El’s just put down the down payment on her house (yet to be built) and her approval rating is 92% so she’s almost got a permit thingy she needs for some reason. It’ll all be clear soon. There are quite a few animal neighbours

We are off on holiday to France soon, and there will be lots of travelling time in the car and on the ferry so El will have plenty of time to explore the Animal Crossing world. So we’ll report back soon on how things are going in Ledworth and what fun times Mayor El is having with her animal subjects.

Au revoir!

El and Jae
Channel Crossing

August 1, 2013. Reviews.


  1. grace604 replied:

    I love animal crossing new leaf! Can I interview you for my blog? My blog is called Inside the brain of leilah

  2. 10 things you need to know about Animal Crossing New Leaf on the 3DS | Eljae - A blog by El and Jae replied:

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