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Why Animal Crossing: New Leaf Is A Bucket List Game


ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF is a certified Bucket List game that everyone should play before he or she “kicks the bucket”.


Animal Crossing is one of those series that has enthusiastic players prioritizing the game over real life. So do not be surprised if you miss a real life meeting because you are preoccupied with the in-game meeting you have with a pink pig on Friday afternoon. Welcome to Animal Crossing, yet another worthy Bucket List game!

WHAT IS ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF?

It is the Nintendo 3DS portable entry in the long running life simulation franchise (titled Animal Crossing) from Nintendo. You control a cartoon-like version of yourself who is the mayor of a town filled with walking, talking animal villagers.

The game revolves around interacting with your animal neighbors, befriending them while also running errands and collecting a ton of collectibles. You can fish, catch bugs, collect fruit, decorate your home, change your wardrobe, build town projects, set town ordinances, go deep sea diving, accumulate wealth, and much more as the game progresses. The free “Welcome amiibo” update released in late 2016 added a substantial amount of content and improvements as well.

A LOT OF GAME, A LOT OF FUN!

A day in the life of Animal Crossing can be fun and addicting. Since the game is real-time (meaning that whatever time and season it is in real life it is also the same in the game), the player is tasked with making the best of the day ahead. Stores do not open until a certain time in the morning so perhaps collecting the daily dinosaur fossils that can be found throughout town beneath ground will fill your time. And do not forget to donate the fossils to the museum if you are looking to complete your town’s museum showcase.

Perhaps you find fun in socializing. Talking to your villagers can be addicting, too. So much so, you might find yourself planning your entire day around meeting an animal in New Leaf (like my spouse has done so many times before). All of the animals in the game have different personalities and can be comedic, or odd, or simply fun to interact with: I have a Wolf that really enjoys coming over to my place a little too much and can often be spotted hanging behind houses; an orange Toad that likes to workout; and a rainbow colored sheep that I think is a French clown—the awesome oddball collection of animals goes on and on.

BUSY WORK IS THE NEW FUN!

Your animal neighbors can easily entertain you for hours through conversation and chatter alone; when they start asking you to collect things for them and run errands, that is when I suggest you cancel all other social engagements for your day. This is my spouse’s favorite series so it is not uncommon for her to play the game for up to six hours in a row. Because there is so much to do!

Maybe you like fishing. There is always a fish lurking on the beach or in the rivers that run through the town. How about catching bugs? Try hitting the rocks around town and you might just catch a centipede or pill bug. Is your town looking a little thin? Try planting more trees and flowers in the way that looks best to you. Fruit trees will drop fruit for you to sell and flowers will help improve the overall beauty and satisfaction rating of your town. There is truly something fun and addicting in this game for every type of player.

PLAY HOW YOU WANT

You can play the game however you like. I play with a daily routine in mind and it takes me about a half hour just to do that. If I want to explore the tropical island to the south for fish and insects that are worth a lot of cash, I need an extra hour or so. The good thing is that you can save at anytime; there is no time limits, no enemies, and no one telling you what to do.

You can play New Leaf anywhere–since it is a portable game–and spend a minute playing while you wait in a line or play for hours when the mood hits you. Each day I play, I figure out what I want to do and I scale my play style to the amount of time I have allotted. For anyone looking for a pick up and play game or a deep dive hearty meal, this game caters to most play styles.

WELCOME AMIIBO

Fans and new players alike will also surely find joy in the features New Leaf and the Welcome amiibo update adds to the core Animal Crossing game. There are more fruit, fish, furniture, and insects to collect than ever before—completionists, this is your Mount Everest so prepare to have the time of your lives collecting the thousands of items in this game.

If you own the Nintendo figurines called amiibo, you can use them to summon villagers to a campsite near your town, buy items that they brought with them, and even ask them to live in your village. New Leaf also makes it much easier for players to keep the villagers they like from leaving town and this iteration also improves on the ability to accrue wealth and items. Chores may be the main focus of the Animal Crossing series but playing the game is far from a chore. The Welcome amiibo update makes sure of that.

YOUR NEW BUCKET LIST GAME

So, welcome to Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the game that keeps playing even when you are asleep. You will bond with your animal villagers, fall in love with the DJ dog that plays music every Saturday night, love some animal neighbors while despising others, and create a village that you will call home.

New Leaf truly improves on the core Animal Crossing concept in every way. This is the third game in the series I have put hundreds of hours into and it is as fresh and fun as it was nearly fifteen years ago when I played the first localized entry.

For anyone looking for a good time, hop on a train or the bus and travel to Animal Crossing: New Leaf, a Bucket List game, today.

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Why Solitaire Is A Bucket List Game (Part 4)


SOLITAIRE is a certified Bucket List game that everyone should play before he or she “kicks the bucket”.

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MORE FUN WITH SOLITAIRE:

Solitaire (also known as Patience or Klondike) is a game my mother taught me at a young age and it has stuck with me ever since. It is one of my strongest, positive bonding moments with her, sitting side by side, her helping me figure out what to do next.


WINNING SOLITAIRE:

Using my logical brain, I have analyzed hundreds of turns but only beat the game a handful of times. Because my winning percentage is quite low, it is such a rush whenever I do win. Often times, the card I was looking for would be stuck, buried in one of the piles I had no access to.

Which meant the game ended there. But that only encouraged me to play a second game and a third. That is not a problem when the game is such a fun, easy to set-up game.

Give it a try and you will most likely find yourself focused on the game, free from thoughts of your daily life. This game has always been a great, healthy form of relaxation and escapism . . .

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Why Solitaire Is A Bucket List Game (Part 3)


SOLITAIRE is a certified Bucket List game that everyone should play before he or she “kicks the bucket”.

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ALL ABOUT SOLITAIRE:

I would look at every third card in the remaining deck and just hope I get something I needed. Sometimes, I would get just the right card while other times I would get that pesky second and third Queen or Jack that I just could not use.


FUN WITH SOLITAIRE:

But even then, the game tested my brain by having me analyze the playing field each and every turn.

As an adult who loves logic and strategy games, looking back some twenty plus years after learning how to play Solitaire, I think that is why I was originally drawn-in . . .

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Why Solitaire Is A Bucket List Game (Part 2)


SOLITAIRE is a certified Bucket List game that everyone should play before he or she “kicks the bucket”.

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The following information comes from Backlog and Bucket List Gaming ISSUE 2:


SUPER ENGAGING SOLITAIRE:

The game itself is engaging as well, matching cards of alternating colors and by suit order to eventually have all cards out on the table. Then it is time to move all of the cards onto four piles placed aside by suit type and order starting from Ace to King.


FUN WITH SOLITAIRE:

It’s a simple game, but remembering the suit order was the part my child self needed the most help with.

 Once I understood the King-Queen-Jack hierarchy, the rest was smooth sailing . . .

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Why Solitaire Is A Bucket List Game (Part 1)


SOLITAIRE is a certified Bucket List game that everyone should play before he or she “kicks the bucket”.

The following information comes from Backlog and Bucket List Gaming ISSUE 2:


ALL ABOUT SOLITAIRE:

Solitaire (also known as Patience or Klondike) is a game my mother taught me at a young age and it has stuck with me ever since. It is one of my strongest, positive bonding moments with her, sitting side by side, her helping me figure out what to do next.


FUN WITH SOLITAIRE:

Starting the game was easy enough; it was always a fun, simple joy that still resonates with me today.

I would grab my mom’s deck and stack cards to set up the game—one card must be placed face up then six face down in six separate piles next to it, then another card is placed face up on the second pile and five face down on the remaining five piles.

I repeated this until all seven piles had face up cards with the remaining deck in my hands. For some reason, setting up Solitaire is such a calming and fun experience . . .

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NOW AVAILABLE: Issue 4 of Backlog and Bucket List Gaming!

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In Issue #4 of Backlog and Bucket List Gaming, learn about . . .

  • 4 must-play games you should add to your Backlog and Bucket Lists!
  • Mortal Kombat 2, ZombiU, Castlevaina: Dawn of Sorrow, Mortal Kombat 1
  • The Top 20 gaming headlines you don’t want to miss: Nintendo Switch!
  • The Topic–What are your PlayStation 1 memories?

And more!

 

Backlog and Bucket List Gaming is your primer of the biggest gaming news in the past month!

It’s overwhelmingly hard to keep up with all the latest gaming news, even for an avid gamer. So why miss the newest article, rumor, or game releases? Backlog and Bucket List Gaming has you covered! Each issue gives digestible details of some of the biggest gaming news of the past month!

 

Too Long, Didn’t Read? (TLDR)

No worries! The biggest headlines, and longest articles, are summarized in a smaller package–while still providing exciting details–just for you, the time crunched reader!

 

Hungry For More?

For those clamoring for more information, article links are included alongside every bit of information provided to provide more information.

 

Backlog and Bucket List Gaming is your source for must-play games to play in your lifetime!

The center piece–and namesake of Backlog and Bucket List Gaming–is our recommended Bucket List games. Enjoy a handful of gaming title recommendations, from great classics to stand-out modern titles, every issue. Each title is detailed with pertinent information such as where you can purchase it and its release year while the persuasive write-ups are written by an avid gamer of over twenty years! We truly have passion and fond memories for the games we recommend.

 

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Want to Know what fun, but not essential, games to add to your backlog?

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Welcome to Backlog and Bucket List Gaming’s “How To Spend Five Dollars” Tutorial!


 

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What Is Backlog and Bucket List Gaming?

This gaming ebook series is for all gamers looking for recommendations of great games to play in their lifetime as well as time crunched gamers looking for quick wrap-ups and short headlines for contemporary gaming news.

Too long didn’t read? Backlog and Bucket List Gaming is for you!

Your 5 Dollars will Net You

The two combined issues will give you a lot of bang for your 5 bucks. The combined issues will provide you with . . .

-Over 50 gaming headlines.

-10 great games to add to your gaming Backlog and Bucket Lists.

-Concise coverage and thoughts on a handful of the biggest gaming news.

-Gaming tips, game releases, and more!

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News You May Have Missed: NES Classic Edition

NES Classic Edition Announced

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Today’s “News You May Have Missed” Brings the Nostalgia of the Nintendo Entertainment System In Miniature Form

Happy Friday, everyone!

With another week ending, let’s take a look back at yet another cool news feature you may have missed.

The following comes from the pages of our first issue of Backlog and Bucket List:

Nostalgia went rampant during the middle of July when Nintendo announced the NES Classic Edition, a miniature version of the classic home console that will contain 30 games and connect to a television via HDMI cable.
Even better, the pricing for the unit was announced as $59.99 (U.S. dollars).

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I can’t wait for the NES Classic Edition. Playing 30 great NES games on a HD TV, with a new NES controller, in 2016, is going to blow my mind.

Until next time, check out the latest BACKLOG AND BUCKET LIST GAMING, and game on!


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In issue 1, learn about . . .

  • A great backlog and bucket list strategy for all gamers, casual to core
  • The Pokemon GO craze
  • Rumors concerning Nintendo’s upcoming hardware
  • Great games to add to your gaming Backlogs and Bucket Lists including Aero the Acro-Bat and Tomb Raider
  • And much more!

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