Animal Crossing is far from an action game, but learning the controls is still vital.

**Button** **Action**
Circle Pad Move character/menu cursor
Left/Right (D-Pad) Equip/switch tool Move camera left/right (inside room)
Up (D-Pad) Move camera up Zoom camera in (inside room)
Down (D-Pad) Put away tool Zoom camera out (inside room)
A Speak to villager/inspect sign Use tool in hand Confirm choice/select item Hold button and use Circle Pad to push/pull/rotate furniture (inside room)
B Cancel choice/close menu Hold button to run
X Open/close menu
Y Pick up item/furniture
L/R Hold button to run Hold both buttons to take screenshot


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  • Genre
    Social simulation
  • Guide Release
    29 July 2013
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    James Bowden

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf sees you crowned mayor as a result of a bit of an accident. When you arrive, Isabelle the town clerk will reveal that you’ve been given the post and from there you can do whatever you please! Use your powers as the mayor to shape the town however you wish, whether this means building bridges, creating public works projects or laying down laws (or ordinances as they are known). With all this freedom, you could soon have the home and town of your dreams!

Version 1.1:

  • How to get the most out of those vital first few days in town.
  • The easiest ways to stuff your coffers with loads of money.
  • Detailed information on every shop in Main Street.
  • Exact dates for every Special Event in the entire game!
  • Complete your encyclopaedia with every Bug and Fish in the game!
  • Where to find every special visitor and what they can offer you.
  • A full furniture list so you can find exactly what you need to build the perfect home.
  • Beautiful screenshots and exclusive HD 3DS tutorial videos with audio commentary!
  • Comprehensive list of furniture, wallpapers and carpets.
  • Comprehensive list of clothes and accessories.
  • Special event pages for the snowman season and Weeding Day.
  • List of all the decorative public work projects and who requests them.

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