|Animal Crossing character|
Artwork of Mr. Resetti from Super Smash Bros. Brawl
|First game||Animal Crossing (2001)|
|Created by||Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development|
|Voiced by||Yūichi Kimura (film)|
Mr. Resetti, full name Sonny Resetti, (also known in Japan as Mr. Reset (リセットさん Risetto-san )) is a fictional character in the Animal Crossing series. He first appears in the Nintendo 64 game Dōbutsu no Mori, released in Europe and North America on the Nintendo GameCube as Animal Crossing.
Mr. Resetti is a mole whose role in the Animal Crossing series is to advise the player to remember to save before quitting the game, and to give a lecture if they don't. After not saving 7 times his brother Don Resetti takes his place. He has made several appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series as well. Resetti has received mixed reception, some calling him annoying, but some calling it one of the best parts of the game.
Because of some reports of kids crying at his sight, he was made optional in the New Leaf installment, not counting him appearing once and also talking about how the mayor can very well bring him back. This is, however, still an issue, because it is possible for a non-mayor player to see Resetti.
Concept and characteristics
During play testing of Animal Crossing, players would simply reset the game and turn the clock backwards to make the daily stock at Tom Nook's store change. In order to prevent this, the development team implemented Mr. Resetti, in hopes that players who want to cheat would be deterred due to the long speeches. The European Let's Go To The City manual warns that young children may find Resetti's authoritative tone of voice disturbing.
Mr. Resetti's role in the Animal Crossing series is to advise the player to remember to save before quitting the game. If the game is shut off without saving, Resetti will appear outside the player's house the next time the player starts the game, and will give a lecture of why saving is important. After resetting more times, Resetti will make the player repeat phrases, and will not let them play until they get it right. If the player inputs something offensive, however, he will get furious.
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mr. Resetti appears the first time the player turns the 3DS off without saving. However, he explains that the Reset Surveillance Center (the facility Resetti works for) has been closed down, and that he will not be able to make any more visits. If the player so chooses, the Reset Surveillance Center can be reopened, allowing Resetti to resume his former role.
In other media
In the Animal Crossing film, Mr. Resetti appears a number of times to remind characters about following the rules of the Animal Village.
Mr. Resetti has made several minor appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series of video games; appearing as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee, and an assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, which summons him onto the stage, where he yells at the opponent, in which his text box obscures a large portion of the screen.
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UGO.com called Mr. Resetti an irritant, but ranked him the sixth best Animal Crossing character, stating that while they do not love him outright, his outbursts are a part of the game's charm. Joystiq editor Chris Greenhough stated "Animal Crossing games would be a lot less awesome without Mr. Resetti," referencing the way he "teaches his lessons through tough love." Kotaku editor Luke Plunkett stated that "Resetti may be just about the best thing about Animal Crossing," and said that "his furious tirades are, after all, both entertaining and informative." Mr. Resetti was named as the 17th best Nintendo character of all time by GameDaily, saying "he's helpful, while at the same time completely annoying". In 2010, GamesTM listed him among the greatest ever game characters, commenting that "may be one of the most annoying characters in gaming" but "Mr Resetti is so meticulously designed with the express purpose of annoying that it's hard not to respect the thought that went into him."
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