Various Cheats and Hints - Animal Crossing: City Folk
23 Nov 2008, ID#2160 Various Cheats and Hints
# Bank unlockables
Successfully complete one of the following tasks to get the corresponding bonus:
Box Of Tissues: Deposit 100,000 Bells at the bank.
Gold Card: Reach "VIP" status at the bank.
Shopping Card: Deposit 10,000 Bells at the bank.
# Town Fund unlockables
Donate the indicated number of Bells to the Town Fund at Town Hall to unlock the corresponding item or structure. Note: These items and structures have no effect other than to show off what you donated.
Bridge is built: 200,000 Bells
Fountain is built: 500,000 Bells
Windmill or lighthouse is built: 1,000,000 Bells
Green Feather: 100,000,000 Bells
Blue Feather: 200,000,000 Bells
Yellow Feather: 300,000,000 Bells
Red Feather: 400,000,000 Bells
Purple Feather: 500,000,000 Bells
White Feather: 600,000,000 Bells
Rainbow Feather: 700,000,000 Bells
# Prizes at Tom Nook's store
You can earn 1 point for every 100 Bells spent at Tom Nook's store. They can be used to earn the following prizes:
Bad Bro 'Stache: 2,500 points
Banana: 500 points
Hero's Cap, Majora's Mask, or Samus Mask: 6,000 points
Hero's Clothes, Varia Suit, or Wario Hat: 5,000 points
Kart: 10,000 points
Midna's Mask: 6,500 points
Peach's Parasol: 4,000 points
Toad Hat: 3,000 points
Triple Shells: 800 points
Yoshi's Egg: 1,000 points
# House improvement costs
Improvements to your house will cost the indicated amount of Bells:
Normal house: 19,800 Bells
First expansion: 120,000 Bells; results in larger first floor
Second expansion: 248,000 Bells; results in largest first floor
Third expansion: 368,000 Bells; results in second floor
Final expansion: 598,000 Bells; results in basement
# Better tools
Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding tool upgrade:
Golden Axe: Throw an axe into the town fountain to randomly turn it golden.
Golden Fishing Rod: Catch every species of fish.
Golden Net: Catch every species of insect.
Golden Shovel: Bury a normal shovel, then dig it up four days later.
Golden Slingshot: Knock down eight balloons to have a random chance of obtaining it from a balloon.
Golden Watering Can: Earn a "Perfect" town rating for fifteen days, then talk to Pelly at Town Hall.
Silver Axe: Throw an axe into the town fountain.
Silver Fishing Rod: Purchase from Tom Nook's store.
Silver Net: Purchase from Tom Nook's store.
Silver Shovel: Obtain from Resetti's Surveillance Center in the city.
Silver Slingshot: Purchase from Tom Nook's store.
Silver Watering Can: Purchase fifty bags of seeds from Tom Nook's store.
# Contest trophies
Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding trophy for your house:
Bug Trophy: Catch the largest bug by the end of the Bug Contest.
Fish Trophy: Catch the largest fish by the end of the Fishing Contest.
# Easy Bells
One of the rocks in your town will randomly give Bells when it is hit repeatedly.
# Buying multiple number of same item
Go to Tom Nook's store, and buy everything desired. Then, go upstairs in your house, lie in the bed, and select "Save and Quit". At the very beginning screen, press A, then instead of starting, go to "Others" at the bottom of the menu, and press A. At the next screen, select "Date and Time" at the top of the menu screen, and press A. Set the day to one day before the current date, then go back to the first screen, and start the game. Go to Tom Nook's store to find all the same items that were there before. Repeat this as many times as desired. Note: If you did not save the game before you did this, the mole will appear when you start, and this will not work. -From: Cory Solo
# Bug net
Talk to Tortimer the mayor during the Bug Catching Contest to get a free bug net.
# Fishing rod
Talk to Tortimer the mayor during the Fishing Contest to get a free fishing rod.
# Mush Furniture set
Look under the various mushrooms that appear in your town during the fall. They usually appear around 3:00 p.m. Daily in front of trees. You may find an item from the Mush Furniture set (which includes furniture, carpet, wallpaper, and appliances). You can sell unwanted pieces at Tom Nook's store.
# Tortimer's furnishings
Talk to Tortimer on one of the following holidays to get the corresponding item:
Cool Globe: Nature Day
Leaf: April Fool's Day
Picnic Basket: Labor Day
Resetti Model: Groundhog Day
Sailboat Model: Explorer's Day
Wheat Bundle: Harvest Moon
# Whisp's wish
Go to the southeast corner of town on a Monday night. A voice will talk to you. Follow it's directions until you find Whisp the ghost. He will ask you to find his lost lamp. After you find it, go to the your house's attic. Whisp will give you a wish for finding the lamp. You can ask him to get rid of all your town's weeds, remove all the cockroaches, or get a random item.
# Alternate shoe color
Find Kicks the skunk, sitting on a set of stairs. Have him shine your shoes, and their color will now match your hair. Note: You can change your hair color at The Shampoodle. Select "Change style" to return your shoes to their original color.
# Alternate clothing change sound
Equip one of the Zap Suits to change the sound into a heroic fanfare.
# New message notice
A canary will perch on top of the Message Board outside of Town Hall if you have an unread message there.