If you have played Animal crossing – Happy Home Designer or you just love board games in general then you will love this game.
Animal crossing – Amiibo festival is a game purely based on the Animal Crossing series, amiiboes and amiibo cards. It is a board game.
The game is based on the months of the year and each game lasts the span of the days in that set month. Just like the seasons of the year the months each have their own events and seasonal settings. Throughout the month you will encounter different characters who will give you a special event for that day whether it is to win extra move cards or cards that can turn the tiles either good or bad.
You have the option of playing as a single player with the AI playing as the other three players or you can drag your friends in to play along. A maximum of four players are allowed for each game and you play as the amiibo you have chosen. There are two types of tiles on the board, purple and pink. Purple tiles are the bad tiles, they will make you lose either happy points or bells (these are your currencies) and the pink tiles will give you happy points and bells.
On each board there are four stamps you have to collect before the month is over. By collecting all of the stamps you win a bag of happy points which could boost your progress for the end of the game. Make sure you also collect a lot of bells because these can also determine whether you win or lose the game at the end of the month.
The guide on how to play is very straight forward and there are prompts throughout the game to help you. Note this game is interactive so you get to make your own choices on whether you want to sell stuff or whether you want to participate in the mini games. You are also able to place a time limit on your game. Your guide tells you what the estimated finishing time is based on the amount of players, by doing this you can decide if you want to play on a time limit or if you just want to play until the game is finished. When you have reached three minutes left on your clock your guide will ask you if you would like to add more time or not.
You can also use your amiibo cards to unlock mini games which are fun and quite entertaining to watch. The graphics on this game is colourful and well executed and the gameplay is smooth. It truly is a happy party game to play and my family and I had a blast.
Your goal of the game is to make your character the happiest folk in town and of course to party with your friends until the cows come home.
There is one negative though for me. There are many interruptions in the game, especially with the victories and losses of the rounds for each character. This could cause the players to lose interest in the game especially during the timed rounds.
To all intent and purpose this is an awesome party game and believe me when I tell you, that if you have competitive family members or friends it is so much more fun and funny, you will literally be rolling on the floor laughing.
Nintendo has once again shown us the art of imagination. Embrace it, enjoy it, and enhance it. Fun is measured in the extent of your imagination.
Reviewed on: Wii U
Available on: Wii U
Age Rating: Everyone
Publisher/Developer: Nintendo / Nid cube
Estimated RRP: R 629
Release Date: 20 November 2015
- Alot of laughs
- The constant interruptions