Game: Animal Forest
Animal Forest Cheats
You’ve done it before — you’ve shaken a couple of trees to find some cash, and out comes a whole swarm of bees and does a “remodeling” job on your face… Painful. But did you know that you can actually catch the bees and make some money? It’s a bit tricky as the bees move fast, but after you’ve shaken a tree and a bee’s hive has fallen out, immediately switch to the butterfly net and turn towards the hive. Time it right and hit the button and you will catch a single bee, worth 4,500 bucks. Not bad, huh? There are three swarms of bees hidden on the map every day, so you can make some big bucks if you go bee hunting.
Don’t ever hit the reset switch when playing this game. If you do, the next time you play you will be chastized by Mr. Reset, an angry mole. He will lecture you on how there is no reset button in real life — so you shouldn’t use it in this game either. Mr. Reset’s rant takes quite a while to get through, but that’s nothing compared to what happens when you hit reset again… His complaints will get longer and longer and he will even force you to apologize (which requires you to manually enter your apology via the letter entry wheels). Not fun. So stay away from the reset switch unless you understand Japanese and want to read some funny stuff.
Grow a Money Tree
Did you know that besides growing fruit trees, you can also grow money trees? Yep, no joke. However, you can’t just grow them anywhere. Find a sparkly glowing spot on the ground (the type that hints at a hidden treasure) and use the shovel to unearth the money bag. Instead of just pocketing the money and closing the hole, stand in front of it, go into your inventory and select the money bag. Now choose the “plant item in ground” option that you also use to sow seeds or fruit and put the bag back into the sparkly spot in the ground. A seedling will sprout, which will grow into a money-bearing tree. Nice, huh? Note that planting a money bag just anywhere will not produce a money tree. It has to be planted in the sparkly special spot.
Are you familiar with the ancient art of Fuusui (Feng-Shui)? Who would have guessed that it even applies to Nintendo’s Animal Forest +? It’s all about how you arrange your furniture in your house.
Orange colored furniture in the North:
Yellow furniture in the West
Red furniture in the East
Green furniture in the South
What does this do? For example, the yellow furniture increases the amount of money you receive. The other colors have similar benefits, so be sure to follow this basic rule when constructing your house.
Get Rich Quick with your GBA
If you’ve got a GBA and the GameCube Link Cable, you can access an island to the south of Animal Forest + that lets you make money much more quickly. Collect as many pieces of fruit as you can carry, hook up your GBA, turn it on, and then go to the pier at the beach (all the way in the south). A Kappa will be waiting here in his boat (he only shows up if your GBA is switched on) and take you to the island. Once you’re on the island, drop all the fruit you have collected and go back to the boat. Tell the Kappa that you want to leave and that you want to transfer the island to your GBA. Your GBA will turn on and you will have see your island, complete with all the fruit you have dropped. Move your hand to the door of your island animal’s house and knock. Your animal will come out. Now grab a piece of fruit and put it right in front of your animal. It will eat the fruit and turn happy. After a few pieces of fruit your animal will drop a money bag of random size for each fruit you feed to your little virtual pet. Repeat this process until all pieces of fruit are gone (you can also direct your pet to shake trees to get more fruit), then put your GBA to sleep. Do NOT switch it off.
Go back to the GameCube game. Once back in your town, leave the screen with the boat and come back. Talk to the Kappa again and the GCN game will be updated with the new data from the GBA island. Travel back to the island and collect all the money bags. Some bags contain as much as 30,000 coins! You should be able to pay off your house in no time now.