Animal Crossing: City Folk
Game info
System: Wii
Genre: Simulation
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Animal Crossing: City Folk screen shot
Release info
[USA] Animal Crossing: City Folk
Date: 11/16/2008 ESRB: E Catalog #: RVL-RUUE-USA  
[Japan] 街へいこうよ どうぶつの森
(Machi e Ikō yo Dōbutsu no Mori)
Date: 11/20/2008 CERO: A Catalog #: RVL-RUUJ-JPN  
[Europe] Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City
Date: 12/5/2008 PEGI: 3+  
[Australia] Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City
Date: 12/4/2008 ACB: G  
Cameo appearances and references

Like Animal Crossing for GameCube and Animal Crossing: Wild World for DS, Animal Crossing: City Folk contains items from the Mario universe.

Mario furniture

Items from the Mario set are found in presents tied to balloons that occasionally float above your town.

  • brick block
  • cannon - shoots a Bullet Bill
  • coin - makes the Super Mario Bros. "coin" sound effect
  • fire bar - continuously plays the SMB castle theme*
  • fire flower - plays fireball sound effect
  • flagpole - plays "down the flagpole" sound effect from SMB
  • green pipe - plays "entering a pipe" sound effect; Piranha Plant moves up and down inside pipe
  • koopa shell - plays the shell-kick sound effect
  • 1-Up mushroom - plays 1-Up theme as "1UP" text floats above it
  • ? block - plays "vine growing" sound effect
  • starman - plays invincibility theme*
  • super mushroom - plays power-up sound effect
  • mushroom mural - wallpaper based on SMB World 2-1 background
  • block floor - carpet with SMB's block-floor pattern

*The fire bar and starman play music without any player input.

Four additional items are obtained from trading in Nook Points:

  • banana - from the Mario Kart series
  • kart - red "Standard Kart M" from Mario Kart Wii
  • triple shells - spinning triple red shells item from the Mario Kart series
  • Yoshi's egg - jumps up and says "Yoshi!"


You can dress up your character with Mario-themed clothing and accessories. City Folk introduces some new items while bringing back all the old favorites.

  • big bro's shirt - a red shirt with Mario's "M" logo
  • li'l bro's shirt - a green shirt with Luigi's "L" logo
  • big bro's hat - Mario's hat
  • li'l bro's hat - Luigi's hat
  • big bro mustache - a Mario nose-and-mustache combo
  • bad bro stache - a Wario nose-and-mustache combo
  • Toad shirt - a red shirt with white dots (Toad's hat colors reversed)
  • Toad parasol - a red umbrella with white dots

Three items are obtained from trading in Nook Points:

  • Peach's parasol
  • Toad hat - Toad's white hat with red dots
  • Wario hat - Wario's classic yellow hat

Other stuff

One of the stationery designs is called "SMB3 paper" and resembles the Super Mario Bros. 3 title screen.

The "arcade machine" shows Luigi and Mario facing each other in a fighting game. "Nintendo" is written in white letters on both sides of the cabinet.

The "pinball machine" has the artwork from the Japanese Super Mario Bros. packaging on its backglass and a picture of Mario on its lower playfield.

One rock per day has bells hidden inside it. For a limited time, each whack with your shovel will knock out some bells. The first four hits will knock out a small amount of bells, then each hit after that will knock out a bag of bells as the classic Mario 1-Up tune plays.

Screen shots

Special thanks to Toad for the screenshots!

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