The Villager Smash amiibo is compatible with Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer; possible Gamecube throwback

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It looks as if the Villager Smash amiibo is compatible with Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer as an unadvertised surprise, and a possible Gamecube reference.

Tapping your Villager amiibo figure from the Super Smash Bros. line when using the amiibo phone in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer actually happens to unlock a Villager statue! You can then place the Villager statue in-game as furniture to decorate your homes, and presumably front yards.

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There aren’t reports of any other amiibo figures working so far, but is it possible that perhaps the upcoming Animal Crossing amiibo figures from Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival will work for a similar functionality? It certainly sounds like a possibility, but we’ll just have to wait and see for now.

I’ve got a little theory on the origins of this statue as well. It might very well be a homage to the original Animal Crossing game back on the Nintendo Gamecube which had a statue of the player unlockable! After paying off your entire house mortgage from Tom Nook, you were rewarded by a gold (or bronze/silver/green) statue constructed of yourself near the Train Station.

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There’s definitely a strong resemblance to be seen between the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer statue and the statues in the image above from Animal Crossing on the Gamecube, so perhaps it is a bit of a clever throwback by the developers. I hope so at least!

Thanks to macaron-designer for discovering this hidden gem in  Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer! Let us know in the comments below if you’ve managed to get ahold of a Villager Smash amiibo yet!

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