Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Video Game Character Of The Month - January 2014 - Jingle - Animal Crossing

Video Game Character of the Month
January 2014
Animal Crossing
It's that most wonderful time of the year again all of you lucky readers get a Video Game Character of the Month post with a slight twist. The twist is that this character is neither too well known nor a main character like all of my other awards. Instead you get Jingle the Black Nosed Reindeer from Animal Crossing, aren't you lucky?! Jingle is a reindeer humanoid (obviously) and is in charge of giving out presents at the time of Toy Day (that's Christmas to us non-humanoid animal folk) as well as generally cheering everyone up. I mean, isn't he just adorable? No? Oh. Well at least he gives out free presents.
A quick bit of info on Jingle:

He wears a Santa's costume
He is a reindeer with a black nose
He can be tricked to giving out more than one present (by means of changing clothes)
And yet, when he finally figures this out, he doesn't seem to mind
He gives out furniture and clothes as presents
He is overly jolly

Origin of Jingle:
Jingle is obviously a merge between Santa and Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer. He is around so that he can give out presents and joy to all inhabitants of the Animal Crossing universe (except Wild World but who would go there?) as well as annoy you when he doesn't give you that specific piece of furniture that you wanted. 

Evolution of Jingle:
Besides becoming less pixilated as time went on Jingle hasn't really changed that much. Until New Leaf that is. Yes, that's right, the overly jolly reindeer has finally felt the crashing weight of pressure that comes of being Santa and told you to do it for a change. A bit of a Scrooge, old Jingle has turned out to be, if you ask me. P.S I didn't mean it Jingle, please don't leave me coal! 

Animal Crossing - released (Japan) on April 14, 2001 on N64/(Japan) on December 14, 2001/(North America) on September 15, 2002/(Japan - e+) June 27, 2003/(Australia) on October 17, 2003/(Europe) on September 24, 2004 on Nintendo GameCube/(China) on January 1, 2006 on the iQue Player.
Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City (North America/Europe)/Animal Crossing: City Folk (Japan) - released (North America) on November 16, 2008/(Canada) on November 17, 2008/(Japan) on November 20, 2008/(Australia) on December 4, 2008/(Europe) December 4, 2008/(South Korea) on January 28, 2010 on Wii
Animal Crossing: New Leaf - (Japan) on November 8, 2012/(Korea) on February 7, 2013/(North America) on June 9, 2013/(Europe) on June 14, 2013/(Australia) on June 15, 2013 on Nintendo 3DS
Animal Crossing: Happy Homes Designer: released (Japan) on July 30, 2015/(North America) on September 25, 2015/(Europe) on October 2, 2015/(Australia) on October 3, 2015 on Nintendo 3DS
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival: released (North America) on November 13, 2015/(Europe) on November 20, 2015/(Japan/Australia) on November, 2015 on Wii U

That's it for this Christmas special of Video Game Character of the Month, I hope you enjoyed it. As always, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Merry Christmas/ Toy Day and a Happy New Year!

Goodbye for now, Harry


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