Animal Crossing is one of Nintendo's top selling franchises that has been around since 2001, starting first on the Nintendo 64. Originally, the title of the series in Japan was "Animal Forest", but once it hit America it began to be known as Animal Crossing. In total the franchise has 7 main stream games (4 in total not counting remakes), 2 application games, and has also made appearances in other Nintendo games, as well as 1 Movie and 1 Manga. Overall, Animal Crossing has proven to be one of the most popular casual game series for the Nintendo systems and will most likely keep that spot in the future.
 Main Games
Animal Crossing for the Nintendo GameCube is the first game in the Animal Crossing Series. It introduced a whole new way of gameplay for the Nintendo GameCube; Life Simulation...with animals as your neighbors? Well, that's how it was. The main character decides to move out and start his own life, and he meets many new characters...whether they become your friends or not is YOUR decision! That's right, you're the main character, and you're going to have a ton of responsibilities in this new town! So, get on your train and ride away, into your new world!
Animal Crossing: Wild World on the Nintendo DS is the second installment in the Animal Crossing Series. Once again, the main character decides to move out of his old town, and start a new life in a new place! He meets many different animal characters, such as Tom Nook, the owner of the Store in town, and The Able Sisters, who own the Tailor shop in town! Together with your friends, you're able to take care of this town. That's right, this game features Wi-fi Interaction, meaning you can bring friends from all over the world into YOUR town! You can also visit their town, and you can play games, trade items, or help each other with their towns. So, go meet up with Kapp'n, the cab driver, and start your adventure into your new home.
Animal Crossing: City Folk is the third installment in the Animal Crossing Series, and it has brought the most to the mechanics of gameplay that any of the games have so far. Once again, the main character decides to move away to a new town, and once again, they meet the various shopkeepers. However, he also finds many different new things. In this town, Kapp'n is the Bus Driver...wait, why would you need a bus? Well, to take you to the City of course! That's right, City Folk introduces you to a new area known as The City. Here, you can go get emotions from Dr. Shrunk, get your hair cut at Shampoodle, or buy expensive furniture and clothing at GracieGrace. There are also other things you can do, such as Katrina's Fortune-Telling, Loid's Auction House, the HRA, and Redd's...thrift shop...anyways, get on the bus and adventure into this unknown land!
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is the series' latest installment for the Nintendo 3DS. Inspired by the criticism received by City Folk, developers have worked hard to jam-pack this game with new content, so much so that it requires a special cartridge. New to the series we have a spherical world that rotates as the player moves, which compliments the 3D capabilities. The town layout consists of the main town (with misc buildings that can be added [i.e. Brewster's Cafe]), the shopping strip, a SpotPass housing development, and the island. The player takes the role of town mayor, aided by assistant Isabelle. Together you host town activities, community projects, and unite your citizens.
 Other Games
This clock for the Nintendo DSi features all of your favorite characters that you've grown to know over the years! Now, check the time and see all of your old friends in the background at the same time. If you're a long time fan of Animal Crossing, this is YOUR clock! Go for it!
Do your math homework using Tom Nook's Price Calculator! This application for the Nintendo DSi features Tom Nook with a calculator...maybe this means Nook carries around an invisible calculator? I guess we'll never know...anyways, have fun with this Calculator made specifically for the Animal Crossing Series!
Ai is young girl who has moved into the Animal Village to start a new life of her own. As the days pass by Ai befriends the local villagers including an adventurous human boy named Yū, an Elephant named Sari with a love for clothing design, and a peppy kitten name Buke. After settling in town Ai one day finds a message inside a bottle that leads her on a quest to fulfill a miracle on the eve of the Winter Festival.
Super Smash Brothers Melee is not a mainstream game in the Animal Crossing Series, but it does feature little things from the series. For example, there are trophies of characters, like Resetti and Tom Nook. Animal Crossing does not play a big role in this game, but it was featured in this installment as an exclusive preview before the first installment for the Gamecube was released.
Super Smash Brothers Brawl is not a mainstream title in the Animal Crossing Series, but the Animal Crossing games do play quite a big role in the game. Smashville, one of the stages in the game is based off of a basic town in Animal Crossing: Wild World. There is also a Resetti Assist Trophy, which causes speech bubbles to appear and block the screen (serving like a Nintendogs Assist Trophy), and just annoys both players. It also has music from the games, including tones you hear throughout the day and K.K. Slider songs! Even if there are no featured characters, Animal Crossing definitely plays a big part in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
It has recently been revealed that the playable Village will be a fighter in this newest installment of the famed Nintendo fighting series.