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16 memories you'll have if you played Animal Crossing growing up

Hours of fun. Until you got stung by a bee.

ANIMAL CROSSING: POCKET Camp is now available on iOS and Android which means we’ve begun procrast-a-playing to our hearts content.

Long before the word phone had the letter ‘i’ preceding it though, we were flat out playing Animal Crossing on the GameCube (and later, the Nintendo DS). Even if you had no friends in real life (me), you had plenty of pals at hand in the game.

(Seriously, your neighbours would literally give you pictures of themselves to put in your house. And Paris Hilton thinks she invented the selfie).

A lot of Pocket Camp’s features are brand new, so we decided to look back and celebrate what made the old games so great.

1. Slowly watching loan shark Tom Nook work his way up the ladder.

Seriously, look at this for a glo-up.

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2. The fear that a beehive would fall out when you shook a tree …

… And then you’d end up looking like this.

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3. Busting a move to the absolute choons from KK Slider.


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4. How it seemed like you never EVER be able to pay off your house.

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Weird how that’s now kind of similar to real life …

Yeah, in real life, that’d set you back €950 a month. Oh, and you’d be sharing a room/

5. When your favourite neighbour moved away …

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6. … Only for them to move back AND REMEMBER YOU.

Missed ya Chester, even if your test in shirts is questionable.

7. Staying up late to find the ghost.

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8. Burying your shovel to get … A golden shovel.

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9. That bitch Phyllis in the post office.

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Alright, rub it in.

10. Resetti was also a bastard.

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The angriest mole in the entire world. SOMETIMES YOU FORGET TO SAVE MAN, GOD.

11. The absolute pain-in-the-hole that was picking weeds after you didn’t visit your town for a bit.

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12. When Harriet gave you a dodgy haircut in Shampoodle’s.

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13. Running away from scorpions and tarantulas.

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Again, art imitates life.

14. Pretending you were a coffee snob with Brewster.

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15. This guy selling you dodgy paintings.

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Absolute cowboy.

16. Inviting your mates over so you could whack each other with your nets.

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