New cats have been released, so I’m popping in to check on the kitties again. After the sweet confectionery theme, it’s cooling summer time! And it’s featuring some really cute new goodies, check out that penguin cushion! And that dinosaur slide! Can’t wait to see what the cats do with them. :3
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Spotted this Facebook post on my wall and I’m so super envious of the fans living in Hong Kong now!
Look at those faces in 3D smiling at us~~ So cuuuute!!
Apparently it’s the second time a limited-time Pop-Up store for Neko Atsume has opened there. The first time was in February, and this time it’s until the end of August. Those who are interested and living in the area, do head over to the official Facebook page for more details.
I really hope they come to Singapore one day!
Out of curiosity, I checked out the Dragon Nest R patch in Dragon Nest SEA which increased the level cap to lv 90. And I immediately realized that with such a huge overhaul, there are going to be so much changes to Collection Titles.
I am actually pretty glad that I stopped updating the guides, because I would have to undo so much of my previous work that I may actually roll into a ball and weep.
Too Long; Don’t Read version : Due to MASSIVE Nest and Dungeon changes, some missions and title collections have been removed. Some title collections that remain have been drastically changed. So, my Collection Title Masterlist and Guides are going to be VERY inaccurate starting from this patch onwards.
If you want to know more, here’s the important bits from the patch details if you’re a title collector or mission completionist.
All you have to do is just by update your game (if you have already installed it) to the latest version and changing to English language in the Setting! Everything has been translated to English, including the cats’ names (unless you have customized them like I have).
The latest version update also added some new stuff, such as new Cowboy Western style items and a Western Style backyard that you can see in this screenshot.
There’s also new cats added in this version and some special cats have new interaction. (hint, there’s a train so…) I myself have only since one new special cat so far, and its favorite toy is the Cowboy Hat.
All in all it’s a super awesome update! I wonder what they are going to add for Christmas, or for New Year.
Yesterday, while I was on my way to STGCC 2015, I checked my Neko Atsume game as usual to see if my latest setup could finally lure out the elusive Cafe-san. To my surprise, both Cream-san and Cafe-san showed up! Together! The last two cats I’m missing!
Cream-san at least has been leaving fishies for me occasionally after the first and only sighting, during which I totally forgot to take a photo, but Cafe-san had never showed up before! To say that I was very happy is a huge understatement!
The one thing I decided to try in order to get Cafe-san to appear was to remove other items that will attract other rare cats. Lo and behold, Cafe-san appeared right off. 😀 But now I’m wondering if this is a widely known tip that I have somehow missed… ._.
Now I’m looking forward to the Ver 1.4.0 update that’s coming later this month with Autumn items! 🙂 Maybe there will be more cats?
— ねこあつめ公式 (@nekoatsume_tw) September 11, 2015
Update (22nd March 2019) : Rabi Tobi game service ended on 29 September 2016. :<
But, I found a new link to the Rabi Tobi Collections mini-game!! Scroll down to the bottom of the post to check it out!
Lately, while I’m still trying to get Cream-san and Cafe-san in Neko Atsume, I’ve also been trying out a few other games. The newest and cutest of them all is this very new mobile game called “Rabi Tobi (ラビとび)” or “Jumping Rabbit” that was just released on 4th September, and I really want to write about and share this game with everyone.
I first spotted the game made by Japanese developer Cygames, Inc. on QooApp blog about its Pre-Register bonus. One look at the images showing the beautiful storybook style ingame art and how it’s played, and it had all of my interest (you know, other than the fact that cute animals are one of my biggest weakness).
Look how cute the art and that rabbit is!!
And here’s the promotion movie!
Interested? Allow me to give you a brief introduction~
Basically in this game, us players help to control this adorable rabbit called “つきたて” (Tsukitate) to hop islands. How? We pull on the tail (yes, the TAIL!), carefully take aim so that Tsukitate can make it safely to the next island, and let go of the tail to send our furry friend hopping. That’s all there is to the basic controls!
Now on to how the game works. Rabi Tobi has different Areas and each Area has many Stages with increasingly difficult puzzles. One Carrot is used for challenging a stage and a Carrot is recharged each 30 minutes, or players can use the In-App Purchase currency “Rubies” to recharge.
The objective of each Stage is to help Tsukitate reach the other shore. If Tsukitate falls into the water, one Heart is used for player to retry from the last island location. Each stage has 3 Hearts before player has failed the Stage and will have to challenge it again (or use Rubies to continue).
If player gets a Star for clearing the Stage for the first time, a Star for within a certain time limit, and a Star for not dropping into water. The Stars are for unlocking Stages.
To spice things up, there are islands and objects with different properties, and items that give Tsukitate different temporary powers and adorable appearance transformations! I’m really looking forward to see what kind of puzzles awaits me in the future stages. 😀
The best part? The game is Free to Play and available on both iOS App Store and Google Play for Android! I couldn’t install from Google Play though as it’s probably region-locked or something, so I downloaded it from QooApp instead. It does have the occasional banner ads, and of course, In-App Purchase.
There’s a really cute web-brower mini-game on the Official Website called ラビとびコレクション (Rabi Tobi Collections) (link updated 22 March 2019) where we can poke and prod at Tsukitate to collect snapshots of it doing really cute things, like rubbing its tummy or doing a dizzying spin.
Collect all the snapshots to unlock exclusive wallpaper! The energy bar refills by one every 2 minute though so it may take a little more patience and effort. The best part for me is finding out that Tsukitate in the actual game has some of these responses when being poked at. :3
And~ that’s it~! I hope everyone will enjoy and love this game as much as I do!
It seems there are more than a few of my Facebook friends are Neko Atsume fans, and they shared some awesome Neko Atsume news with me~!
Neko Atsume’s Web Manga “Wise Neko Atsume”
These weekly three-panels comic strips written by Miyui Tsuki, with assistance by Hit-Point Co., Ltd. are released every Friday, featuring the cute cats from the game with some thought provoking quotes.
I have included this week’s release (click on the thumbnail on the left), which has a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson:
“We walk alone in the world. Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and fables.”
Neko Atsume LINE Stickers now available
Time to spam your friends with these adorable cats doing adorable things!!
Hit-Point has released a set of LINE stickers for Neko Atsume! As they are released under Creators’ Stickers, the set is priced at US$0.99. Here’s a preview of 12 of the stickers, the full set contains 40 stickers in all!
When I was searching for the installation and play guides previously, I came across Miss Kiri’s guide (it’s in Traditional Chinese) and was impressed by the interesting way the information was presented and the animated gifs showcasing the cats. Although ultimately I chose another guide, I never forgot Miss Kiri’s post.
Some days ago, I chanced upon her site again, and decided to share her posts to English fans. She included a lot a lot of screenshots and images so it’s actually pretty easy to make sense of.
- Introduction to the world of Neko Atsume
- Guide to get the Rare Cats (Updated 1st May 2015)
- Details for version 1.2.0 Update
- Tips for cats Marumayu-san, Kurimu-san and Samurai-san
- Neko Atsume Animated Gifs!
- Chinese translation for D2C-Smile’s interview with the Neko Atsume developers (original interview)
With the Heavensward expansion coming soon, I’ve been switching to use the officially released wallpapers. When the ones with the concept art of the three new jobs “Dark Knight”, “Astrologian” and “Machinist” were released, I was disappointed to find that they had a nice plain almost white background because I can’t stand bright backgrounds. 🙁
So I made my own modification to the Astrologian wallpaper, since it’s the one job I want to try the most.
I could have gone with a simple one color background to just make it darker, but I remember downloading a nice background that I found some time ago. So I combined the two.
The stars in the background are pretty fitting, aren’t they? And here’s the result!
While it is not the most balanced of pieces, I don’t think I did too badly for my purpose. Oh, the super dark bottom edge is deliberate, because my Windows Taskbar has transparency and any words showing through the tabs always disorientates me.
If you like any of the above, click on the images to get the original 1920×1080 wallpapers. 🙂