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The 5 Best Mobile Games Like Animal Crossing

Posted by 148Apps Staff on March 12th, 2020

Looking forward to Animal Crossing: New Horizons? We know the feeling. We can't wait to start delivering fish and butterflies to our cute fuzzy friends, despite the fact that at times it can feel more like a vocation than a game.

But what if you're looking for a mobile game to try and ensure you get your cuteness fix in the meantime? Well, there's Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, but we reckon we can do better than that. Which is why we've created this list of the five best games like Animal Crossing for iOS.

Check out our list below, and if you've got your own suggestions make sure you stick them in the comments section. Oh, and click here to check out all of the other great lists we've been making recently.

Happy Street Review

Posted by Monica Stevens on August 10th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Developer: Godzilab
Price: FREE 
Version Reviewed: 1.0.3
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4

Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarstarstar 
Game Controls Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar 
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar 
Replay Value Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar

Okay, Haters, say what you will. I just landed on Happy Street, and, well, I couldn’t be happier. Light and babbling, Happy Street, a universal app by Godzilab, is giddy fun for adults and children alike.

The gorgeous and playful design is an immediate attraction for me. Characters Billy and Pepin greet me on screen. Billy is a spry, open-armed fox with turquoise goggles perched upon his cartoonly tangerine mane. Pepin is a greyish-blue wolfen character who bares a single grinny tooth in profile and wears a cap, a vest, a backpack, and a bit of an attitude.

App developers Godzilab advertise: “Discover a lively world where everybody is happy. In Happy Street you will be able to build your own village, discover new places, make friends, play with mini games, fish, craft objects, collect resources, and much more. . .”

Fans of Happy Street adore its graphics, playful approach, and likeness to the wildly popular game Animal Crossing. Fans also note that children will find Happy Street delightful and, in the words of one fan, “Really pleasant and fun to play--lots to do and explore.”

While I play, Pepin and Billy babble nonsensically as English word “translations” roll across my iPhone screen. The English translations direct me on actions to take, such as the suggestion to “build a fruit stand.” Interjected are sweet and friendly statements Billy and Pepin make to me, “You need to rest!” How do they know? I’m assured that Billy and Pepin truly understand my needs on this day.

Happy Street is a fremium app, which means that my going farther down this street requires my commitment to making in-app purchases. In-app purchases allow me to continue building my happy village, and I can pop balloons for extra coins. A neat social feature may appeal to those looking for this type of interaction and play.

I am not usually a huge fan of in-app purchases, and I don’t prefer fremium games for my own personal use, but the stylized playfulness and attractive sound design and graphics are highly tempting. I can see the appeal of gamers to continue their journey down this dusty, mocha-colored road.

Happy Street is aptly titled. I get a light and giggly feeling as I listen to Pepin and Billy’s forested giggles and punchy quipping. Godzilab’s new app is pure and decadent pleasure. The fluff I see on my iPhone screen is the achingly sweet, pastel, and crystallized cotton candy of kiddie carnivals that melts on the tip of my tongue when it meets me.

Look, Haters gonna hate. There’s nothing to be done. Meanwhile, I’ll trip the light fantastic in my patchy hot air balloon and ride the fields and forests to and through Happy Street.