Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival
|Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival|
Also known as: Doubutsu no Mori: amiibo Festival (JP)
Party: amiibo Festival is a party game in the same vein as the Mario Party series or Fortune Street (due to lack of minigames), only with more amiibo cards. It says a lot about the games success that the amiibo's this game comes with are worth more than the game itself!
Two generic dummy textures. The first one is intended for clothing, while the second is intended for house roofs and external walls.
Additional placeholder textures. The K.K. Slider texture is internally named "dummy", while the (仮) texture is internally named "temp".
Present in \common\bin\bd_toc.bin\common\bd\indoor\room are two dummy textures for carpets and walls respectively.
Two dummy character icons. They're silhouettes of Isabelle's icon.
Four flavors of a dummy texture, presumably for quiz signboards. They are located within \common\bin\bd\map_obj\ev_quiz_bg.bin-extract\common\bd\map_obj\ev_quiz_bg\ev_qz_quiz_box.
Two test textures, both 128x128 pixels in resolution. The checkerboard pattern is also a modest 16x16 units. These textures are stored in \common\bin\bd\map_obj\test.bin\common\bin\bd\map_obj\test.
Game Mode Previews
The early preview image here contains some illegible debug info. A debug screenshot with similar (but legible) info can be seen below. Isabelle is stuck in the sky, and the island is missing two signboards and a coconut tree in the early version. The player cards at the bottom read "あかのひと, "あかのひと", and "みどりのひと" respectively. These translate to "Blue Person", "Red Person", and "Green Person". There's also the Kanji character for "temporary" to the left of each number 0.
Three additional small temporary preview images for Balloon Island. These are nearly identical to the early image above, but they all contain a dark overlay on the bottom half.
The core design is mostly the same, but the graphics are severely different. Additionally, there is a set of Peanuts by the campfire in the early version.
The early preview here features the same image of Peanut from Mystery Campers. The early version seems to use assets very similar to New Leaf. The grass/dirt path is crudely drawn, and the UI is missing.
amiibo Card Battle
This is easily the most drastic design difference out of all the leftover preview images. Character face icons seem to have been revamped, and the background was changed from a nearly blank location to Katrina's tent. Astrological symbols were completely stylized for the final version, whereas the early preview uses a very traditional look. The text underneath the symbol reads "おひつじ座", which translates to Aries. Neither character's sign is Aries, so Nook wins... again.
These are two additional placeholder UI images for amiibo Card Battle. They show that the win symbols were originally shaped like candy.
Character icons are different, rocks appear to be renders of ones that appear in New Leaf, the play area was originally a much larger grid, and key spots were originally marked with gold stars.
Five copies of another unused preview image for Acorn Chase. This one seems to be mid-way between the early and final designs above.
A detailed debug font was left in the game.
A debug screenshot named "tree_cap_bq". The debug info on the bottom left is unfortunately illegible. This screenshot is hiding out in \common\bin\bd\map_obj\ev_quiz_bg.bin-extract\common\bd\map_obj\ev_quiz_bg\ev_qz_stage.
A debug screenshot of Balloon Island. This looks quite close to the game's final design. The debug info is similar to Mario Party 10's, and understandably so. Both games use the same engine. The debug text reads as follows:
Cafe [Build] Apr 10 2015 10:18:31 NDGS version 0.10.206 Cafe OS SDK Version 2.12.12 Build 67129 Branch MS Revision 3642 Sequence: 3 Player 1 rank: 0 score: 3 Player 2 rank: 1 score: 0 Player 3 rank: 153 score: 10 Round: 3
This build version is much more recent, compared to the latest Apr 22 2014/version 0.10.150 one visible in Mario Party 10.
House Texture Sets
There are a ridiculous amount of leftover furniture & house texture sets from New Leaf in various sizes. Determine what's actually used and unused.
A complete set of Splatoon-themed external house textures. This set doesn't appear in amiibo Festival. Interestingly, the door textures were completely remade, compared to the wall and roof textures which are either stretched or the original resolution from New Leaf.
"Mushroom Park Theme" from Mario Party 10 was leftover in the game. There are three copies of it, named SM BGM BD001 THEME, SM BGM BD001 THEME CAFE, and SM BGM SAMPLE 01 CAFE.
The internal name for this game is "bbq".
|The Animal Crossing series|
|Nintendo 64||Doubutsu no Mori|
|Nintendo DS||Animal Crossing: Wild World|
|Wii||Animal Crossing: City Folk|
|Nintendo 3DS||Animal Crossing: New Leaf • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer|
|Wii U||Animal Crossing Plaza • Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival|
|Android||Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp|
|iOS||Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp|