Dōbutsu no Mori+ (どうぶつの森+[1]), Animal Forest+ in English, is the updated Nintendo GameCube version of Animal Forest, and was released on December 14, 2001, only eight months after the original game. This version contains extra features that had to be left out of the Nintendo 64 version, and also utilizes the GameCube's built-in clock to keep track of the date and time while dropping the Nintendo 64's original system that utilized an internal clock built into the game cartridge. With the use of the GameCube's clock, time passes in the game even when the game is not being played. This led to the game's slogan, "It's playing, even when you're not." Dōbutsu no Mori Plus cost ¥7,140 (around $68 USD) and sold 92,568 copies during its first week of sale in Japan. The new characters from this game are two villagers and the rest islanders.

During the localization process of translating Dōbutsu no Mori overseas as the Gamecube game Animal Crossing, there were many changes incorporated that not only involved immense translation from Japanese to English, but also replacements of many cultural references as well as brand new content, including new holidays, new items and new or altered events. After the success of Animal Crossing, Nintendo of Japan was so impressed with the results of the translation done by Nintendo of America's Treehouse division that they translated NOA's version back into Japanese and released it in Japan as Dōbutsu no Mori e-Plus on June 27, 2003, where it sold 91,658 copies during its first week of sale.

New Features

  • Kapp'n and Mayor Tortimer appear.
  • The Museum and the Able Sisters appear.
  • More Famicom (NES) games added.
  • More house expansions added (second floor and basement).
  • The player can dance in the Morning Aerobics.
  • More fish and bugs added. There are now 40, up from 32 in the N64 Animal Forest.
  • Islanders (and the island) were introduced. The player can travel here via Kapp'n's boat.
  • E- Reader cards and the system are introduced.

Similarities with Animal Crossing

Differences from Animal Crossing

In addition to being an upgraded re-release to the original Animal Forest, there are also many differences between Animal Forest+ and Animal Crossing.


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The Animal Crossing Series
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Main series
Dōbutsu no Mori (Dòngwù Sēnlín) • Dōbutsu no Mori +Animal CrossingDōbutsu no Mori e+Wild WorldCity FolkNew Leaf (Welcome amiibo)New Horizons
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Other media
Dōbutsu no Mori (film)Dōbutsu no Mori: Hohinda Mura DayoriDōbutsu no Mori e+ 4koma Gag BattleMinna no Dōbutsu no MoriOideyo Dōbutsu no MoriTobidase Dōbutsu no Mori Minna de Seseragi Mura Life
Other Series
Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlMario Kart 8Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii UAnimal Crossing cameoes in other franchises


  1. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ngc/gafj/card_e/ Retrieved 04:29, February 15, 2018 (UTC)
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