The Tom Nook Point System or Nook's Point-Tracking Machine(City Folk), is a small machine that can be found in Tom Nook's store in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk. Its purpose is to record the number of Bells spent by the player in the store, and to encourage spending by offering discounts and rewards depending on the amount of Bells spent. The machine is often called by its initials, making it the TNPS.
For each 100 Bells spent, the player would earn 1 'Nook Point'. Points are not cumulative- any extra Bells from a purchase that are not converted into Nook Points are lost, and are not carried on to the next purchase. For Example, an item bought for 880 Bells will equal 8 points, not 8.8 points.
Function in Wild World
New for Wild World, the TNPS was a small rectangular machine that sat in a corner of the store- lower left in Nook's Cranny, upper right in Nook 'n' Go, and lower right in later stores. Upon interaction, the TNPS allowed Players to view their point total, see their status or get general help regarding the machine.
|Status||Points Needed||Equivalent in Bells||Store Discount||Reward|
|Bronze||300 Points||30,000 Bells||None||Nook's Cranny Model|
|Silver||5,000 Points||500,000 Bells||5%||Nook 'n' Go|
|Gold||10,000 Points||1,000,000 Bells||10%||Nookway|
|Platinum||20,000 Points||2,000,000 Bells||20%||Nookington's|
Rewards would be received from letters apparently sent by the system itself.
Function in City Folk
Aside from being changed to a green color and having its name changed to the Nook's Point-Tracking Machine, there are two notable additions to the TNPS since its appearance in Wild World. The Player can claim three free points each day, and there are Nintendo-themed rewards available in exchange for points. After purchasing a reward, the number of Points remaining to spend on items is lowered, but not the Player's overall Points. This means that the Player will remain on a certain Points status, even if their Points balance is below the required number. Only one reward can be purchased per day.
All rewards from Wild World can also be obtained in City Folk; Points status' are also the same.
|Item Name||Points||Equivalent in Bells||Item Type||Origins||Description|
|Banana||500 Points||50,000 Bells||Furniture||Mario Kart series||A smiling banana that is used to trip enemies up.|
|Triple Shell||800 Points||80,000 Bells||Furniture||Mario Kart series||These red koopa shells are fired to knock over enemies.|
|Yoshi's Egg||1,000 Points||100,000 Bells||Furniture||Yoshi Series||Yoshi can lay these eggs.|
|Bad Bro Mustache||2,500 Points||250,000 Bells||Accessory||Wario Series||Mario's arch-rival Wario's nose and mustache|
|Toad Hat||3,000 Points||300,000 Bells||Helmet||Mario character- Toad||The head of Toad, a friend of Mario|
|Peach's Parasol||4,000 Points||400,000 Bells||Umbrella||Mario character- Peach||A favorite accessory of Peach, Mario's love interest.|
|Hero's Clothes||5,000 Points||500,000 Bells||Clothing||Legend of Zelda character- Link||Clothes of Link, protagonist of the Legend of Zelda series.|
|Varia Suit||5,000 Points||500,000 Bells||Clothing||Metroid character- Samus||Armor of Samus, protagonist of the Metroid series.|
|Wario Hat||5,000 Points||500,000 Bells||Hat||Wario Series||Mario's arch-rival Wario's hat.|
|Samus Mask||6,000 Points||600,000 Bells||Helmet||Metroid character- Samus||Helmet from Samus' Varia armor.|
|Hero's Hat||6,000 Points||600,000 Bells||Hat||Legend of Zelda character- Link||Link's hat, hair and ears.|
|Majora's Mask||6,000 Points||600,000 Bells||Helmet||Legend of Zelda character- Skull Kid||The mask of one of Link's toughest enemies.|
|Midna's Mask||6,500 Points||650,000 Bells||Helmet||Legend of Zelda character- Midna||The hat and hair of Link's friend & assistant, Midna.|
|Kart||10,000 Points||1,000,000 Bells||Furniture||Mario Kart Wii Vehicle||Mario's red go-kart.|
Function in New Leaf
The TNPS is no longer available in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and is replaced by Fortune Cookies which give out Nintendo related items much like the TNPS. All items formerly available in the TNPS are also available this way, except for the Banana item, which has been replaced with the Triple Banana item. Timmy or Tommy will occasionally inform the player that Nookling Stores do not operate a point system, referring to the TNPS.
- In Wild World, lazy villagers appear to be under the impression that there is a person in the TNPS who performs its actions.
- Gifts sent by the TNPS do not go through Nook first- they are addressed from it directly.