In Animal Crossing, the main hero relocates to a remote place to refresh their life experience. This Villager does not fight in the original games, but they enjoy it in Smash, using different objects and tricky techniques. Villager is a zoner with excellent recovery and relatively strong attacks.Know more
When living in a city becomes a burden, some people decide to leave all of that behind and move forward to other experiences. Villager is one of such individuals. One day they just entered the office of Tom Nook and purchased a full relocation package. A deserted island somewhere in the vast ocean is their home now. It’s so peaceful out there...
This decision doesn’t mean Villager wants to get bored. Tom Nook is a kind creature (he is tanooki), but you can’t call him generous. The basic relocation costs money (the game currency Nook Miles). Then, making a home on the island and filling it with various useful or just cute stuff also costs money (another type of currency, Bells). Let’s not forget about purchasing bridges, houses for new relocators, and just awesome decorations to put all over the island — Nook is glad to supply everything if you pay properly.
Our Villager has lots of opportunities to earn. Their island is full of trees, so they can collect fruits and wood. A patch of grass, a shell on the beach, fish in the river, or even a fossil can be sold for Bells. Accomplishing various missions on the island, such as talking to islanders (who are adorable animals) and crafting objects on the workbench, are rewarded with Nook Miles. Villager spends lots of time collecting resources and actually working to pay all the bills.
OK, the Villager is not doing anything. That’s the job for gamers who decide to play Animal Crossing. This game is full of creative freedom — from what you choose for your island to how you fill your playing hours.
That money-related thing is a great motivational power to explore the possibilities inside Animal Crossing and put effort into developing your settlement. When the island (or village/town in earlier games) reaches a specific level, players become free to do whatever they want to, unleashing pure creativity. Tom Nook and Isabelle, the local authorities, might give advice on what to do and how to improve the island’s status, but that’s never obligatory tasks.
Animal Crossing has quite a few installments. The most recent one is New Horizons, released in 2020. Not only did it improve lots of ideas and technical aspects of the previous versions, but also it added a super-powerful multiplayer aspect. New Horizons connects people online for fun and relaxing interactions.
Villager is kind of a basic character in Animal Crossing. Every player has a chance to customize their hero in lots of different ways. Still, Villager has unique and well-recognizable features, and this style allows the Animal Crossing guy or girl to stand out from the crowd of gaming protagonists.
The Animal Crossing series is one of Nintendo’s best-sellers, in one row with Mario, Zelda, and Smash Bros. franchises. Here are the core AC games:
The plot around different installments might have unique twists (we described the one from New Horizons), but the story is totally a background thing here.
The popularity of Animal Crossing is a good reason for Nintendo to connect his franchise with Smash — these fighting games are a celebration of Nintendo’s heritage.
In 2014, Villager joined the battle in the game Super Smash Bros. 4 (for 3DS and Wii U). The design of this character is based on AC: City Folk for a male version and of AC: Wild World for the female one.
For Smash Ultimate, the developers kept the character design.
In Smash fights, Villager uses various objects from their original game, and this makes his fighting style pretty unique. The fighter is a zoner with very good projectiles: slingshot aerial attacks and Lloid Rocket. Villager is able to deal with the opponent’s projectile very well by pocketing them or blocking by a tree.
The character has average speed and even a slow dash. To recover, Villager uses a balloon, and it’s one of the best options in the entire game.
Villager’s arsenal has some powerful KO blows, but they are not so easy to land and require some practice.
In general, Villager is a fun-to-play Smash character with pretty limited potential in top-level fights. You might need time to figure out the usage of their objects, such as a pot, a cherry, or a net — how to weave them into the stream of attacks (it’s a bit similar to Minecraft Steve/Alex).