Game Support

Animal Crossing: Wild World

 

 

 

 

FAQ - Red Tulip item
I received a mysterious letter in Animal Crossing: Wild World which contains a "Red Tulip." What is this?
If you received this letter as a result of logging into the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection network on January 26, it was the result of a temporary internal error with the communication tool used to upload the letters onto the network.

How does the "Red Tulip" interfere with game play?
If sold or planted outside, nothing out of the ordinary is known to occur at this time; however, if placed on the floor of your living room, the Red Tulip will render the spot where it's placed useless. As a result, other items cannot be placed on or moved across it.

Was this the result of someone hacking into Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection?
No. This was the result of a temporary internal error with the tool used to upload the letters onto the network.

What do I do if I have received this letter?
If you received the letter, please delete it. If you have the item in your inventory, please place it in the recycle bin for disposal.

If I already placed the "Red Tulip" in my home, how do I get rid of it?
Please call our Consumer Service Department at 1-800-255-3700 to discuss available options.

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How do I play with other's online in Animal Crossing: Wild World?
Before being able to go online, you will first need to complete a number of tasks. When the game is started, your character is driven to your town. During the trip, things such as name, date, time, and so on are set. Once you arrive in town, you must do the following before going online:

  • Find and enter your home.
  • Exit your home and be greeted by Tom Nook.
  • Go to Tom Nook's store and talk to him.
  • Tom Nook will give you a list of tasks to complete (plant trees and flowers, talk to everyone, deliver furniture, etc.).

Once the last task is completed, you receive a message that you are done with your part-time job. At this point, you go to the main gate at the north end of town and talk to Copper to go online. Doing so will create a Friend Code. Once Friend Codes are exchanged, you can then go online and visit each other's towns.

To learn how to add a Friend Code to your Friend's Roster, click here.

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How do I get a Friend Code in Animal Crossing: Wild World?
To get your Friend Code, complete the following steps:

  • Find and enter your home.
  • Exit your home and be greeted by Tom Nook.
  • Go to Tom Nook's store and talk to him.
  • Tom Nook will give you a list of tasks to complete (plant trees and flowers, talk to everyone, deliver furniture, etc.).

Once done, visit the checkpoint located at the north end of your town and talk to Copper. When asked, let him know you want to set up a Nintendo WFC connection. He will let you know that you do not yet have a Friend Code and then issue one to you.

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How do I add a Friend to the Friends Roster?
To add a code to your Friends Roster, tap the "up" arrow in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, and then tap the heart icon. On the following screen, tap "Register" and then enter the Friend Code you received from the player you wish to visit or invite to your town.

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How many players can be in the same town at the same time?
Up to three friends can visit another friend's town at the same time. Because the player who lives in the town must be present, this means there can be up to four players in one town at the same time.

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A white cat (Blanca) showed up in my town with offensive features. How can I prevent this from happening?
Players have the option of allowing Blanca, a "Mysterious Cat," to visit their town while they're connected to Nintendo WFC. When she appears, players can re-draw her face for her. This drawing will then be uploaded next time the player connects to the Nintendo WFC, and Blanca will then be sent to other players' towns.

While we make every attempt to review the graphics that players add to Blanca's face to ensure they are appropriate for all Animal Crossing players, it is possible that some content may get through that some people will not like. If you are concerned about this, you can prevent Blanca from entering your village by adjusting the "downloads" settings of the game. To do this:

  1. From the title screen, select "Continue" to reach the attic.
  2. Select the phone, then select "downloads".
  3. When asked if you want a Mysterious Cat to visit, select "Stay out!" to disable this feature.

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What is 'Tag Mode'? Can I play it online?
"Tag mode" sets your Nintendo DS to find another Animal Crossing: Wild World game to communicate with nearby. Once connected, you can exchanges letters with the other person.

It is not an online mode, and anyone you connect with must be within the Nintendo DS's wireless range (65 feet).

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Can I adjust the game's clock?
When you first start the game, before selecting your character, tap on the phone to bring up the option to change the time. (This does not change the time on the Nintendo DS system itself, however. For information on doing that, please click here.)

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How can I receive the letters that Nintendo sends to Animal Crossing games?
If you wish to receive letters and other communications that Nintendo sends out to Animal Crossing Wild World players, pick up the phone in your character's bedroom and select 'Downloads.' Tap through the dialogue until you are asked, "What about downloading letters and bulletin board messages?', and select "That's fine."

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I missed an item that's included with the letters that Nintendo sends to Animal Crossing games. Is there any other way to get these items?
These items are only available by going online when they are being offered. If you missed an item, you could get them from another player who is willing to part with it. It is also possible that we may make an item available again sometime in the future. We encourage you to continue to go online so that you can receive all of the great gifts we will be sending out.

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How do I turn off the Nintendo letters option?
Periodically, Nintendo will send out communications to all Animal Crossing Wild World players. These can be messages from game designers, Nintendo Power staff, and even the president of Nintendo himself. Letters may also contain exclusive items that can't be obtained anywhere else in the game.

If you wish to stop receiving these letters, pick up the phone in your character's bedroom and select 'Downloads.' Tap through the dialogue until you are asked, "What about downloading letters and bulletin board messages?', and select "I'll pass."

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What are the online features of Animal Crossing: Wild World?
In Animal Crossing: Wild World, you can exchange Friend Codes with other players, and then visit each other's town whenever you are both online. While visiting a friend's town, you can interact with their villagers, sell items (such as fruit), and even send your friend a letter. You can even include a gift with the letter if you want.

In addition to interacting with those on your Friends Roster, Nintendo will occasionally send special letters to users who have logged onto the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection during a specific period. The letter will appear in players' mailboxes and may contain a special present you can't get anywhere else! There is currently no set schedule on when these letters will go out, so be sure to log on to the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection often.

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