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Dōbutsu no Mori +
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Developer Nintendo EAD
Publisher Nintendo
Platforms Nintendo GameCube
Release date JapanDecember 14, 2001
Genre Life simulation
Modes Single player

Dōbutsu no Mori + (どうぶつの森 +), Animal Forest + in English, is the updated Nintendo GameCube version of Animal Forest, and was released on December 14, 2001, only nine months after the original game. This version contains extra features that had to be left out of the Nintendo 64 version, and also utilizes the GameCube's built-in clock to keep track of the date and time while dropping the Nintendo 64's original system that utilized an internal clock built into the game cartridge. With the use of the GameCube's clock, time passes in the game even when the game is not being played. This led to the game's slogan, "It's playing, even when you're not." Dōbutsu no Mori Plus cost ¥7,140 (around $68 USD) and sold 92,568 copies during its first week of sale in Japan. The new characters from this game are 2 villagers and the rest islanders.

During the localization process of translating Dōbutsu no Mori overseas as the Gamecube game Animal Crossing, there were many changes incorporated into Animal Crossing that not only involved immense translation from Japanese to English, but also replacements of many cultural references as well as brand new content, including new holidays, new items and new or altered events. After the success of Animal Crossing, Nintendo of Japan was so impressed with the results of the translation done by Nintendo of America's Treehouse division that they translated NOA's version back into Japanese and released it as Dōbutsu no Mori e-Plus. Dōbutsu no Mori e-Plus was released in Japan on June 27, 2003, and sold 91,658 copies during its first week of sale.

New Features

  • Kapp'n and Mayor Tortimer appear.
  • The Museum and the Able Sisters appear.
  • More Famicom (NES) games added.
  • More house expansions added (second floor and basement).
  • The player can dance in the Morning Aerobics.
  • More fish and bugs added. There are now 40, up from 32 in the N64 Animal Forest.
  • Islanders (and the island) were introduced. The player can travel here via Kapp'n's boat.
  • E- Reader cards and the system are introduced.

Similarities with Animal Crossing

Differences from Animal Crossing

In addition to being an upgraded re-release to the original Animal Forest, there are also many differences between Dōbutsu no Mori + and Animal Crossing.

  • Dōbutsu no Mori + features the Famicom games Gomoku Narabe and Majong. Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+ feature the NES games Soccer and Exitebike. In addition, Doubutsu no Mori + features the Famicom Disk System version of The Legend of Zelda. Animal Crossing features the English NES version, despite being officially unavailable in all versions..
  • In Doubutsu no Mori + Tortimer wears a glass with white blue crystal and a red hat. In Animal Crossing and Animal Forest e+ Tortimer wears a glass with invisible crystal and a black hat.
  • In Animal Forest and Dōbutsu no Mori +, there is the Bell Shrine. On New Year's Day you shake in the pole in the middle and the bell rind. It was scrapped in Animal Crossing and Dōbutsu no Mori e+.
  • Mr. Resetti and Don Resetti's clothes are different in Dōbutsu no Mori +. The clothes were white. These clothes were also in original Dōubutsu no Mori but in Animal Crossing and Animal Forest e+ they have a white T-shirt and a blue overall.
  • Jane/Fiba the Gorilla had a different appearance in Animal Forest, Dōbutsu no Mori +, and Dōbutsu no Mori e+. She has white fur. In Animal Crossing, Jane has purple fur.
  • The Nintendo logo color changes. In Dōbutsu no Mori e+ it was blue, Animal Crossing it was red, in Dōbutsu no Mori + it was white, and Doubutsu no Mori had the Nintendo 64 logo.
  • Dōbutsu No Mori E Plus - A very detailed guide with more specific notes on the differences between Animal Forest, Dōbutsu no Mori +, and Animal Crossing.
Animal Crossing series
Video Games Animal Forest · Animal Forest + · Animal Crossing · Dōbutsu no Mori e+ · Animal Crossing: Wild World · Animal Crossing: City Folk · Animal Crossing: New Leaf
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Films Dōbutsu no Mori
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