Welcome to LadiesGamers Littlewood Beginners guide. I reviewed this lovely game and gave it a score of Two Thumbs up, our highest score ( find the review here)!
Starting a new simulation game can be daunting as there is usually so much to do, it is sometimes hard to know where to begin. Early in your Littlewood experience, the game is deliberately scaled small so as to not overwhelm you. But as the game progresses you will have more tasks to complete in a day.
This Beginners guide should help you on your way to having a happy and thriving town of Littlewood.
After the opening scenes and after you have created your character, you should note the large bar at the top of the screen. This is your character’s stamina bar or time bar. There is no concept of time in Littlewood. Instead, your stamina bar will function as time. As you use tools and perform actions, your stamina bar will fill, when it’s completely filled you’ll have to go to sleep in the bed in your house to refill it.
If you don’t go to sleep the next day starts and your stamina bar will already be a quarter filled up. So like us it is important for your Littlewood character to get their beauty sleep and start each day fresh.
Talk to all your villagers daily and each day decide who you’re going to hang out with for the day. Villagers can randomly find Dew Drops which is the currency used throughout the game. As you perform tasks, the village you have tagging along will randomly find Dewdrops so this is a great way to make a little money.
Once you build the Coffee shop make sure to stop by every morning and pick a coffee to have. Each coffee gives you a boost to a daily activity, like farming or fishing.
Build the Shop
First off, tools in Littlewood are free and never wear down. They are also automatically all equipped to the A button on the Nintendo Switch. That’s very handy and means you don’t have to faff about with a tool menu to select the tool you need. To use a tool just stand in front of a tree or rock and your character automatically uses the correct tool.
Speak to Dalton and he will give you the General Shop Blueprint. Build the General Shop wherever you want. Once it’s built go inside to trigger a scene and some dialogue with Dalton and obtain the tools.
Tools and Where to Find Them
Novice Gloves: Used for Gathering
Novice Pickaxe: Used in the quarry for breaking rocks.
Novice Axe: Used in the forest to chop wood
Novice Fishing Rod: If you speak to Dudley and build his house for him a cut scene will start and you’ll receive the Novice Fishing rod so you can fish in the ponds around Littlewood. Around day 4 if you speak to Dalton who will give you the Novice Bug Net tool.
Jumpy Boots: This can be obtained from completing Dudley’s first page of requests. It is used to jump over ledges and fences.
Lightning Sword: Once you complete all of Lilith’s house requests you receive the sword. It is used to help in a quick town redesign. When used, it opens up a menu that allows you to destroy all and by that, I mean everything you have built-in Littlewood is destroyed at once.
Rope: Can be obtained from Willow after completing her first page of requests. It is used to access the bottom of the Well.
Watering Can: Can be obtained from completing the first page of Bubsy’s house requests. The watering can waters the flowers in a 3×2 area in front of you, costing no energy. This allows them to breed and you don’t need to water your flowers when it rains.
Silver Axe: This can be obtained from searching behind the Air Balloon Platform at the Endless Forest entrance, 15 days after you have first built it. It is used to chop down trees and has a 5% chance to not consume energy when chopping a tree.
Silver Bug Net: Can be obtained from the Wheel of Loot Casino game. It is used to catch bugs and has a 10% chance to not consume energy when catching a bug.
Silver Fishing Rod: Can be obtained from a chest on the docks of Port City Deluca, blocked by a Gobby. The Gobby will move after you upgrade the City to 3 stars. It is used to catch fish and has a 10% chance to not consume energy when catching a fish.
Silver Gloves: Can be obtained from Ash after he arrives in your Town. It is used to harvest crops and has a 10% chance to not consume energy when harvesting fruit or crop.
Silver Pickaxe: Can be obtained by searching behind the caves in the Dust Cavern entrance. Toad will initially block access and move after 15 days. It is used to mine ore and has a 5% chance to not consume energy when mining ore.
Golden Axe: This can be obtained from completing all of Iris’ house requests. It is used to chop down trees and will grant you a 50% chance of getting an extra piece of wood while chopping down trees.
Golden Bug Net: This can be obtained from completing all of Laura’s house requests. It is used to catch bugs and bugs caught in the net will never fly away when you try to catch them.
Golden Fishing Rod: This can be obtained from completing all of Dudley’s house requests. It is used to catch fish and it catches all adjacent fish too.
Golden Gloves: These can be obtained from the Well after completing all three pages of a single villagers request. It is used to harvest crops and will grant you the ability to harvest 2 adjacent fruit trees or crops when picking fruit or veggies. It also grants a 1% chance to gather a legendary fruit or crop.
Golden Pickaxe: Obtained from completing all of Dark’s house requests. It is used to mine ore and will grant you a 50% chance of obtaining an extra ore when mining.
Town Wishes and Personal Goals
After you receive the blueprint for My Office and you have it constructed you can sit in the chair at the desk to pick a town Wish. Town Wishes are permanent boosts you can buy for your Town. New wishes appear every Wednesday and Saturday. By levelling up your office with Dewdrops you can unlock new Town Wishes to buy.
After you receive the blueprint from Dalton, you can build the desk. Place a desk in each of your villages houses including your own. If you check the desk in your house you will find the list of your personal goals to complete. By checking the desk in each of your villagers’ houses you can see their requests of how they would like their house decorated. By fulfilling the villager’s requests you earn hearts to increase your friendship level with them and unlock new relationship paths.
Right at the beginning of the game, you can move houses, trees and flowers around your town. You can even demolish and rebuild the land in your town. By pressing B on the Switch you bring up the menu.
It is the same menu you use to build outside or inside to place or remove an item in a villagers house, to use the build menu to place items in a villagers house you do need to be inside the house and the menu will change to show inside furniture.
Inside and Outside Build Icons
The move menu is used to move objects around either outside or inside. In move mode you can hover over an object and press the A button, this will select the object for moving. You can move your cursor around and press the A button again to place the object down in the position you want it. To exit this mode, you press the B button.
It is also used to elevate the ground outside. In elevating mode you can hover over an empty ground tile and press the A button, this will build up the ground if you have at least one Grassy Earth, which will then be consumed.
The destroy menu is used to move objects inside or outside a house back into your inventory, press this button to enter destroy mode. In destroy mode you can hover over an object and press the A button, this will move the object back to your inventory. To exit this mode, you press the B button.
In the lower menu, you can hover over an empty ground tile and press the A button, this will lower the ground and gain you one Grassy Earth. If you press the A while on the ground level, you will create a water tile and you can make ponds, lakes and rivers.
Outside using Flooring will allow you to lay paths and place soil for growing crops. You can also use paths to make steps in the terrain. Just place the path on the edge of the terrain and press the A button and steps will appear. Inside you use Wallpaper/Floor to change the wallpaper or flooring of a room. Navigate through the inventory and select a wallpaper or a floor to change the room’s appearance.
Using the nature menu outside allows you can plant trees, flowers, crops and hedges. You can arrange your version of Littlewood how you like!
Using the essentials menu inside shows an inventory of room essentials. Navigate through the inventory and select an object and use the A button to place the object.
Using the structures menu you can view an inventory of structures, such as blueprints for houses or ornaments to decorate outside. Navigate through the inventory and press A to place a house or decoration.
If you hold the Right Shoulder button your character can run, and if you hold the same button in building mode or when moving items outside the cursor moves quickly across the screen.
The Townsfolk Meet tab in the menu will show you a list of all villagers you have met so far, with a counter at the top. If you press the A button you will be able to enter the list and hover over the villagers. By hovering over their sprites you can see the current relationship status between you and the villagers are.
My Hobbies tab in the menu will show you a list of all your characters Hobbies and a total level at the top. If you press the A button you will be able to enter the list and hover over the hobbies. By hovering a hobby will show you what levels you are at.
Quest Board is a decorative object placed outside. You can place it anywhere outside in your town. After being placed, it will feature a request from villagers for a specific action, such as selling a certain amount of items in the Marketplace or to cook a specific dish in the Tavern. You can discard quests without fulfilling them if you wish.