LATEST FEATURES7 Lessons From a Japanese Indie Game Festival
Well I went down yonder to a place called Kyoto It gets hotter than the Hotto Motto We rode a few buses and hopped on the train Felt a lotta joy and a little bitta pain
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Talk to Tom Nook, and give him the code 'WB2&pARAcnOwnU (new line) jMCK%hTk8JHyrT'. You can only do this three times a day, but you should receive 30,000 bells each time!
Talk to Tom Nook at his store. Say 'Other Things,' and then give the code '1LhOwvrDA23fmt dsgnvzbCIBAsyd' to receive Train Station Model 1. After opening it, sell it back to Tom; he'll give you 16,000 bells. You can repeat this process two more times, after which, you will have to reload the game. For every reload, you may do this three times.
Random Item Code:
Talk to Tom Nook and give him this: rbhbSCvhathoBa dzddkweuej9rcd
Little bit o' cash code:
Talk to Tom Nook and tell him WB2&pARAcnOwnU jMCK%hTk8JHyrT to get some cash.
Capture an Ant
Get a turnip and wait till its spoiled. Once its spoiled drop it, go to an acre next to you, and come back and an ant will probably be on it
For the following codes, talk to Tom Nook, then say 'Other Things,' and give a code.
Speed it up:
During any given day you can run out of things to do or buy. So here's a solution: save your current game, then turn the GC off. Open the lid and turn the GC on so the main GC menu comes up. Go into the calendar and change the date and/or time to whatever you want. Then close the lid and start the game. It will now be that time/day in the game and you have new stuff to buy and things to do. This works great with Halloween and "Toy Day" (Christmas). You can then switch back to the regular day and time without fault.
Easier speed up:
When you go to load your game, when asked if you are ready, choose 'before I go.' You will then get another options list. One of the options is to change the time/date - you just change it from there, and you don't have to mess with the GC's internal clock.
More fun with Dates - New Year's Day Gift:
On January 1st of every year - New Year's Day, you get a gift from your parents. The gift is 10,000 bells! If you continue to set the year one year ahead or behind, then you get more than enough money to pay off your house in less than an hour.
Find a spot in the ground that's glowing and dig it up. You'll get 1000 bells but instead of keeping it, bury again in the same hole and a money tree will grow.
Bees into money:
It's tricky and you have to time it right, but when you knock a beehive out of a tree get your net out and catch the bees. This is one of the most profitable insects in the game, worth 4500.
After you've dug up a fossil, sent it to the museum and received it back, you can take the fossils to Tom Nook and sell them for very high prices.
Be color coded:
Place orange colored furniture in the North, yellow in the West, red in the East, and green in the South. This will give you certain bonuses. For example, the yellow furniture increases the amount of money you receive. The other colors have similar benefits, so be sure to follow this basic rule when constructing your house.
To get the most expensive fish in the game, fish along the shoreline between the hours of 4pm and 9am. You might catch the LIVING FOSSIL worth 15,000 bells!
Catch all 40 species of bugs to recieve a golden net and a cool emblem on top of your house.
Golden Fishing Rod:
Catch all 40 species of fish to get rewarded with the golden rod. You will also get a cool emblem on top of your house.
Frequently visit the wishing fountain. You must fix all tasks it asks of you ranging from cleaning up the garbage to making areas more green. Get a consistently good ranking on your town from the wishing well for 15 days and you will be rewarded with the golden axe.
See the shiny spots on the ground where you dig up your 1000 bells? Do not fill in the holes yet. Instead, you need to purchase another shovel and bury the shovel in the ground where you got the money. This will sprout a tree that will grow a golden shovel.
Golden Statue of Yourself:
If you pay off all the loans of all parts of your house, the 2 size upgrades, the basement and the upstairs, talk to Tom Nook. He will offer to erect a statue in honor of your paying off all your debt. This will be erected in front of the train station.
How to get Music:
Every Saturday night, K.K. comes to the train station at 8 o'clock. To get music from him, just say that you do not have a request. He will then tell you the name of the song he is going to play for you. After he is finished, he gives you the recording of the song he played to play in your house.
A Gift From Tom:
Give Tom Nook this code to get a rather nice gift - 4UF6T948GZ3zw3dw#%jtLEqj5ZBf
You'll recieve a piece of furniture called the "starman." If you've played the old NES mario games you'll recognize it. Press A in front of it in your home to turn on the star power.
First, you will need to get a shovel at Nook's for 500 bells. Then, go through town hitting every rock. Before you hit each one, dig holes around you so you don't get recoil after hitting the rock. If the rock turns red, you will get 100 bells the first 3 times you hit it. Then you will get 1,000 bells the next 3 times after that. If you can hit it a 7th time, you will get 10,000 bells!
Get rich quick with your GBA:
If you've got a Game Boy Advance and the GameCube Link Cable, you can access an island to the south of Animal Crossing that lets you make money much more quickly. Collect as many pieces of fruit as you can carry, hook up your GBA, turn it on, and then go to the pier at the beach (all the way in the south). A lad named Kapp'n will be waiting here in his boat (he only shows up if your GBA is switched on) and take you to the island.
Once you're on the island, drop all the fruit you have collected and go back to the boat. Tell Kapp'n that you want to leave and that you want to transfer the island to your GBA. Your GBA will turn on and you will see your island, complete with all the fruit you have dropped. Move your hand to the door of your island animal's house and knock. Your animal will come out. Now grab a piece of fruit and put it right in front of your animal. It will eat the fruit and turn happy. After a few pieces of fruit your animal will drop a money bag of random size for each fruit you feed to your little virtual pet. Repeat this process until all pieces of fruit are gone (you can also direct your pet to shake trees to get more fruit), then put your GBA to sleep. Do NOT switch it off.
Go back to the GameCube game. Once back in your town, leave the screen with the boat and come back. Talk to the Kapp'n again and the GCN game will be updated with the new data from the GBA island. Travel back to the island and collect all the money bags. Some bags contain as much as 30,000 coins! You should be able to pay off your house in no time now.
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