There are a number of furniture items based on other Nintendo games:
The three sacred golden triangles of Power, Wisdom and Courage from The Legend of Zelda series. When activated, it plays the Great Fairy/File Select theme.
The legendary sword with blue hilt from The Legend of Zelda series. When activated, it plays the Zelda item fanfare.
Three Pikmin stalks sticking out of the soil of a rectangular plant pot, from the Pikmin series. This item is only available as a gift from Nintendo.
Captain Falcon's racer from the F-Zero series. This item is only available as a gift from Nintendo.
An upright arcade machine. The screen seems to show a polygonal 3D fighting game starring Mario and Luigi of the Mario series.
A blue bench featuring the Nintendo logo.
A pink shelving unit with a GameCube and controller on the top shelf.
One of the furniture sets is modelled after sprites from Super Mario Bros. All of the items in this furniture set are only available as gifts from Nintendo.
- Warp Pipe
- ? Block
- Brick Block
- Empty Block
- 1-Up Mushroom
- Super Mushroom
- Fire Flower
- Bullet Bill Blaster
- Fire Bar
There are a number of shirts, hats and other clothing accessories based on other Nintendo games:
Big Bro's Shirt
A red shirt featuring Mario's "M" logo.
Li'l Bro's Shirt
A green shirt featuring Luigi's "L" logo from the Mario series.
A red shirt with white spots, named after Toad from the Mario series.
Big Bro's Hat
A red cap with an "M" emblem, based on Mario's hat.
Li'l Bro's Hat
A green cap with an "L" emblem, based on Luigi's hat from the Mario series.
Big Bro's Tash
A curly moustache, based on Mario's moustache.
A blue baseball cap named after the "1UP" phrase, meaning an extra life, from Super Mario Bros.
A light blue hat with a picture of a dolphin and the word "Dolphin" on it. Dolphin was the working title for the GameCube, and references to the name have appeared in many Nintendo games.
The "SMB3 Paper" stationery features the background from the titles screen of Super Mario Bros. 3.
Several of the characters in the game feature references to various Nintendo characters:
A lazy penguin wearing the "G Logo" shirt. The name and shirt are both references to the GameCube.
A cranky frog character whose name suggests a reference to Wart, the final boss of Super Mario Bros. 2. In Japan, this character's name is Sam.
Once a day, a rock in your town will drop Bells when hit. If you hit it fast enough, the last three strikes will play the 1UP sound effect from Super Mario Bros.
Animal Crossing features a lot of text, with dozens of characters, items and things to do. Some pieces of text make reference to Nintendo and their games:
Dressers & Cabinets
When investigating dressers or cabinets, you may see one of two references:
"Hey… what are Luigi's clothes doing in here?"
A reference to Luigi from the Mario series.
"You found 50 rupees! Very nice! Too bad you can't use them in this town…"
A reference to the rupees from The Legend of Zelda series.
The original design shirts in the Able Sisters' shop are said to be designed by "Treehut", a reference to Nintendo of America's "Treehouse" localisation team.
If you make good friends with a character by talking to them every day, they might send you a picture with a message on the back. If you befriend the character Goldie, you may get the following reference to Nintendogs:
"I'm really into that lab on the back of Nintendogs. He's pretty dreamy!"
Throughout the game, the female snooty type characters will refer to a glamour magazine called "Ms. Nintendique", a pun on Nintendo's name.
Peppy characters in your town may occasionally tell you about their trip to another town and make the following reference to Link, the hero of The Legend of Zelda series:
"A cute boy in green clothes who could knock items out of the sky with his boomerang. Why doesn't Tom Nook sell magical boomerangs?"
Gulliver, who in this game is a space traveller, sometimes mentions that he has met a fox who rides in ships and a bounty hunter, referring to Fox McCloud from the Star Fox series and Samus Aran from the Metroid series.
When Katrina is reading your fortune, she will call out the word "Hokotate". This is the name of Captain Olimar's home planet in the Pikmin series, as well as the street address of Nintendo's Japanese headquarters.
Dr. Shrunk teaches your character emotions, but you can only know four emotions at any one time. If you already know four and try to learn a new one, he says the following:
"Uh oh, you already know four emotions. Would you like to forget one in order to learn another?"
"Which emotion would you like to forget?"
"Alright, one, two, three…SHRUNK!! You have successfully forgotten [emotion]"
This is parodying the Pokémon series, where each Pokémon can only remember four moves.