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Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (3DS)

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (3DS)
alaScore 97

167 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 reviews of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (3DS). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Nintendo 3DS Games for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo 3DS Games the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (3DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Bronwyn James (

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer


With familiar characters and atmosphere, can the spinoff of Happy Home Designer live up to the Animal Crossing franchise's reputation?

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Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Gryllis (

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer review


Walking into a broken home.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is a cute, fun creation experience, but absolutely do not buy it. It should be DLC for A New Leaf, and would have added a cool element to the full experience. As a standalone game, it loses all that is great about...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Reiner (

Lego Dimensions


Lego Dimensions is the year’s best toys-to-life game, injecting the \r\nbuildable fun of Lego toys into a hilarious adventure that sees Batman \r\nfighting side-by-side with Gandalf, Doctor Who, Homer Simpson, Scooby \r\nDoo, Portal’s...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Daniella Lucas (

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer review


Unlike other Animal Crossing games, Happy Home Designer doesn't just drop you off in the middle of nowhere with a massive amount of debt to pay. Nor does it have a 24-hour day cycle, fauna to catch, or bells to earn. What it does have, however, is one...

So many furniture options; You can customise items with your own patterns; The villagers are hilarious

You can't ever do badly; You don't have as much freedom as in New Leaf

Utterly charming with a fantastic set of design tools, but it'll make you crave the freedom of more traditional Animal Crossing games.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Nick_Tan (

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Review


On paper, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer turns one of the most addictive parts of the Animal Crossing formula—building a home from scratch—into an appealing offshoot. As a newly-minted employee of Nook's Homes, you must seek out adorable,...

Expanded item catalog; New touchscreen controls; Can design yards

Doesn't reward effort in designs; Doing the bare minimum receives top marks; Extremely limited in breadth; No open field, only a central hub; New Leaf is better at the same price; No StreetPass functionality

The happiness of Happy Home Designer is a sheen. Poke at the surface and the clients are all too delighted about whatever you design, wherever it's located, however you fill it, and no matter the effort you put into it. If you're content with looking...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: vava (

great console


" A nice follow up to the 3DS. Very good quality new features kids loved it.Only drawback is that it does not come with a charger that should be clearly specified on the website and catalogue. Have to pay for a separate charger and buy a cover. Other...

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: Samuell27 (

Animal crossing


" This item is exactly what it says you spend your time building homes for others and making a town. "

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: Jo (

Happy 8 year old


" My son wanted this for his birthday. Has provided him with hours of fun so worth the money.. :) "

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: Jack (

Continously fun


" A birthday gift for my girlfriend, she loves it to pieces "

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: Rachael (

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer NFC Cards Wave 1.


" Excited to collect more! "

May, 2016

Product Specifications


Developer:Nintendo / Nintendo EAD Group No. 2
Distribution type:Download / Physical media
ESRB Rating:E (Everyone) / K-A (Kids to Adults) / PG (Parental Guidance)
Game edition:Basic
Genre :Simulation
Language version:DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA / ENG / English / German, English, Spanish, French, Italian / ITA
Maximum number of players:1
Multiplayer mode:N / No
PEGI Rating:3
Platform:Nintendo 3DS
Release Date:02/10/2015 / October 2, 2015 / Sep 25, 2015
Release date (DD/MM/YYYY):02/10/2015 / 2/10/2015 / 25/09/2015
Split screen:N / No

Packaging Content

Camera included: Yes
Poster included: Yes
Toy figure(s) included: Yes

System requirements

Virtual Reality (VR) headset required:N