Review: Dōbutsu no Mori (Animal Forest) (Retro)
Dōbutsu no Mori (Animal Forest): Member ReviewRetro 1,501 view 1 like 1 comment
- Release Date (JP): April 14, 2001
- Publisher: Nintendo
- Developer: Nintendo EAD
- Genres: Life Simulation
Single playerLocal MultiplayerOnline MultiplayerCo-operative
I have been a huge animal crossing fan since Wild World, being such a huge fan I decide to go to the root of the series. BTW this game was a huge pain to get working on a US N64.
I enjoyed this game a lot but like every other game there is problems. I will start with what I liked, I can not say enough how much I liked the controls, they just fit so good with the game. I also like the use of the expansion/controller paks, they expansion pak added higher graphics, they controller pak added the ability to visit others town. Some of the stuff I didn't like was how their was no museum or Able's Sisters shop. To donate to the museum you have to send it to a far away museum to get them checked but then you can only sell/display them in your house. In conclusion I would recommend if you can read Japanese, don not have much time to play/like waiting, or if you are a fan of the series.
+ Nice Use Of Controls
+ Fast loading Time
+ Good Graphics For N64
- No Able's Sisters
- Only Can Store One Song In Radio
- No Museum
I have to give this kind of a low rating because I don't fully know Japanese. If I did know Japanese I am sure I would have loved how the game is lied out. But from what I could tell the text was really close to the Gamecube version so that is where my rating comes from.
This game makes great use of the N64 controller and expansion pak. The expansion pak is used by enabling higher graphics when inserted.
This game doesn't really last for me because it is to dull/slow compared to the others, but I have to give it some slack for being the very first installment.
out of 10
(not an average)
This game is pretty much like the Gamecube game except with less features. But I really do like the use of the N64's capabilities.