Monday, July 29, 2013

7/29/13 Fun Facts of the Day

For this Fun fact of the Day, I'm going to share some triva about everybody's favorite game (to which  I repeatedly yammered on about in other posts), this is going to be the last one for a while (maybe).

There are several interesting beta elements that were removed from the Animal Crossing GameCube title.
-The sickle, presumably for use in some kind of farming feature. If hacked, it appears as a net in the inventory, but once equipped, it looks like nothing.
-The blue fish, an enigmatic item most likely used to test fish items.
-Unknown, an item that appears as a triangle with the Japanese characters for "DUMMY" on it.
-The paper airplane, a toy with no actual purpose.....

If your a hardcore gamer, you've probably heard of Totaka's Song. It's a 19-note melody you may find hidden in several games. For example, in Animal Crossing: City Folk (AKA Let's go to the City), if you wait a while on the bus at the beginning, the driver (Kapp'n) will whistle it. Its most recent appearence is in New Leaf, where DJ K.K. will occasionally play among his mixes. The irony is heightened by the fact that K.K. Slider is a reference to Totaka himself.

Originally, in New Leaf, there was an ability to pan for gold......... Wait. What?

There is a glitch character hidden within the first Animal Crossing game. Going under the name of "Blazel" among fans, it appears as a cross of the villagers Bliss and Hazel. It can only be accessed through hacking, and will repeat a dialogue sample from Kapp'n.

Oddly enough, in the original Animal Crossing, you can play classic NES games, including Clu Clu Land, Donkey Kong, Punch-Out!!!, Balloon Fight, and Super Mario Bros. While they don't appear in other games, there are some crossovers, including several themed items for Mario, Metroid, Pikmin, and the Legend of Zelda, as well as the furniture piece "Arcade Machine" showing two characters with red and green clothing and hats....... hmmm.....

Lastly, one I noticed myself. I have not seen it anywhere else on the Internet. When at Re-tail, if you use any of the emotions, Cyrus and Reese will occasionally do it as well. So you can have some fun with that.

Well, that's about it. Until next time!

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