Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

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First released 30 July 2015
Also known as
  • Dōbutsu no Mori: Happī Hōmu Dezainā

In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, the player takes the role of a new employee at the Tom Nook Housing Center. As part of their job, they have to help animal villagers design homes.

Every aspect of the customer's property can be customised, including location, exterior appearance, and furniture. Animals may have specific requests, such as a mother kangaroo who wants a child-friendly house. Other animals may ask for specific furniture styles or themes, and some pre-selected furniture items will be required to be used in the home design. The player will need to watch their client's reactions as they design the home, as it is possible for an animal to be unhappy with the final result.

By completing requests, the player gains more customisation options to choose from, and can choose to go back to completed homes to make adjustments. Progression in the game will also unlock community buildings for the player to refurbish and redesign, such as schools, hotels, and shops. Completed projects can be visited by the player, where they can watch the town's animals going about their daily lives.

The player can scan in Amiibo cards made specifically for this game, which will cause new animals to appear in town, interact with the current residents, and make their own design requests. Some animal villagers are Amiibo-exclusive.

Metacritic

Critic score User score
3DS 66 70

IGDB

60 27 users 65 11 critics

Releases

3DS
Standard Edition
Japan
30 Jul 2015
Japan
USA
25 Sep 2015
USA
Europe
2 Oct 2015
Europe

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Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer cover art
Standard

Digital stores and services

3DS

Reviews from other sites

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3DS 40
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