So, I'm playing Animal Crossing again. No, not the Japanese version of New Leaf (I wish!). And, no, not City Folk or Wild World, either. Instead, I'm playing the original one--or, rather, the first one to make its way to North America--for the first time in many, many years.
I'm having such a blast with it that, well, I thought I'd snap some photos of my playthrough and share them here. Consider yourself warned, though, that the images shared in this and subsequent posts were made from photos taken of my TV. You heard that right--no fancy-shmancy screen-capturing technology at work here, no sirree. As such, some (all) of them are sure to look a little funky. Sorry in advance.
With that said, why don't I introduce you to my main Animal Crossing character? (Yes, that means I have more than one.) Her name's Mimi and here's a glimpse of her in her Harvest Festival-themed home on her birthday--which took place just after Thanksgiving, by the way:
Note the three NESes sitting around. Mimi actually obtained one of them (Donkey Kong) from a neighbor on her birthday, while the others (Balloon Fight and Pinball) were acquired via the village's black market. (Shhhhh!)
This next shot shows Mimi interacting with one of her Miminton (named in honor of the fabulous Japan-only Wii title, Captain Rainbow) neighbors--almost all of whom are bitchy, it has to be said.
At least the follicley freaky Freckles, above, has a nice thing to say once in a while. The same can't be said of Vladimir, below, who surely has never met someone with whom he couldn't find fault. Still, Mimi can't help but like the ol' sourpuss.
OK, so I caught Tangy in an off moment in the photo below. Thankfully, she's pretty darn peppy most of the time--or maybe I should say "she used to be pretty darn peppy," as she and her orange noggin are now sweetly harassing the fine folk of some other Animal Crossing burgh.
This here zebra is my, er, Mimi's favorite neigh-bor (cue rimshot) in Miminton. She's as sweet as a slice of apple pie doused in honey and then topped with a dollop of whipped cream--or something like that.
Cousteau, below, isn't as sweet, but he sure is stylish. Get a load of that 'stache! Mimi especially likes his obsession with saying "oui oui" at the end of practically every sentence. Yes, his lack of shopping prowess bugged Mimi at first, but she's since come to terms with it.
To say Cookie, below, isn't the brightest bulb on the bush would be an understatement of epic proportions. Also, when she isn't being dumb, she's being s snob. Sigh. Is it wrong that Mimi keeps her around (i.e., she doesn't regularly chase her with an axe or club her with a net) simply because she looks so darn cute?
Mimi's actually run into Gulliver, below, so many times now that they're practically best buds. Sadly, the latter's impeccable fashion sense has yet to rub off on the former.
Mimi's first run-in with fortune teller extraordinaire Katrina was ... interesting, as you can see in the image below. All I know is that Mimi had a good run of luck following this rather odd exchange, so I doubt you'll hear her complain anytime soon.
Speaking of Mimi's run of good luck, here (below) she is picking up the second of two prizes she won later that same day as part of Tom Nook's end-of-month raffle. Is it me, or does she not look all that thrilled to be receiving an NES system and a Donkey Kong Jr. Math cartridge? Hey, Mimi, it could have been far worse; the NES could have come with a copy of Urban Champion. Ack!
Well, folks, that's it for this edition of "Mimi's Adventures in Miminton." Expect to see another installment--which will focus on Mimi's trio of human neighbors and their exploits--in a week or so.