Game Busters Podcast Ep 14 (Animal Crossing) – The Animal Crackers Variety Hour

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has just received its Halloween update, so many of us are dusting off the Switch and returning to our Islands – if you even left them at all. New Horizons took the world by storm in March, as we escaped the real, coronavirus-infected, world and opted to spend our time hanging out with some animals instead.

With an insanely diverse audience, we’ve all got a different history with the Animal Crossing franchise. So today, we bust open every game in the series. Yes, even Amiibo Festival. 

Join Nirav, Rhi and special guests Elizabeth and Bri as we dive into Animal Crossing, strap ourselves to a desert island, create a socialist utopia with Tom “Bernie Sanders” Nook, join Nirav’s Journey to the Savage Platinum, fight the Nintendo Switch Online App, try to figure out what Reggie Nintended, deny the existence of Amiibo Festival, simp for Japanese toilets and talk about animal crackers for waaaaaay too long.

It’s Game Busters: Barnum & Bailey Edition!


Every week, Nirav, Rhi and a panel of self-proclaimed experts bust open a game to its component parts with a mixture of large hammers and positive vibes. Come join us!

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 10:20 Hall of Fameluster: Best Video Game Villain You Don’t Fight
  • 20:37 Bust ‘Ems – Animal Crossing
  • 1:01:00 Time for Games – Animal Crackin’
  • 1:14:18 Wishing Well – What Would You Do With Tom Nook Money?
  • 01:18:29 Closing and Todd Howard

For more from Nirav and Rhi, check out our video where Rhi tells the story of Dishonored – without ever playing it. For more podcasts from, you can check out the latest episode of Buy It, Try It, Deny It. 

Elsewhere on GameLuster, check out the latest episode of Console Tours, where Tim and Kate take you through the real life locations behind your favorite games.

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