Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Game review by Mark Raby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Cute town sim about friendship and spending virtual money.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 52 reviews

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age 5+

Charming and Harmless, Who Doesn't Love Animal Crossing

The is the most innocent and harmless video game you can buy for a kid besides like a Dora one or something. Everyone loves animal crossing, it entertains anyone from age 5 to adults. Basically as long as you are old enough to figure out controls and how the fictional economy works you can play it. It is a bit slow to start off but so fun and relaxing to play. Unlike apps, you can buy this once and thdn never have to hear your kid whining for a virtual item worth 99 cents. It's a one and done. It's worth it just pay the thirty dollars.There are a few grumpy characters and one cat acts like royalty but all the animals are generally so positive and friendly Pretty! This game can teach hard work ethics to kids, you literally have to pay off a home loan instead of poof her is your virtual mansion like most games. Isabelle is a good role model. Talk abput a working girl, more then just 9 to 5 like the song. Every villager has gone to bed but there's Isabelle, still awake and working, avaliableto help you. She kinda the epitome of what a single working mom must do. Pretty aesthetic too I love the purple water in evenings. It's so cute and charming, nothing at all is wrong with this game and it's for all ages. Just don't use the 3d feature on the 3ds. You'll puke or get a headache.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 8+

Surprisingly educational and fun

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

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