The mod Animals+ by Click_Me is another very simple mod that, as the name states, adds more animals to the game. Though basic in nature, it adds some much-needed extra flavor to the game.
While the idea of adding more mobs to the game is nowhere near being original, it certainly does not hurt to have some extras – and what better way to add a little spice to your Minecraft experience than with a lightweight mod with a few different species?
Essentially, I would look at Animals+ as a companion mod to round out some of the other larger ones like Mo’ Creatures. It could also be great for people who do not want to drastically change the game, but would still like to have a few more animals around town.
Without further ado, allow me to introduce the cast of A+:
This lovely pair of birds, seemingly a Blue Jay and Robin:
Some centipedes which look as gross as they do in real life (I don’t like them!):
Note that they are not poisonous, nor do they only spawn in your shower late at night.
Butterflies in small variety – much better than most of the butterflies I see in other mods, to be honest:
Slithering scaly snakes to scare Steve silly:
Fish! Always a welcome sight in Minecraft’s otherwise nearly barren waters – salmon, maybe?
And some tropical fish to really add variety to the oceans and give you a reason to go swimming:
As if the variety of fish wasn’t enough, you also get giant WHALES!
Plus the majestic sting ray, harmless as far as I am aware because I am too scared to go near them, as is the case in real life:
And finally, if you dare delve deep enough, you might meet the enigmatic angler fish:
I was pleasantly surprised to see so much marine life in this little mod. Most mob mods focus on avian and land-dwelling creatures, with maybe one water-based mob. Again, this is a low-impact mod that simply rounds out the animal population.
Click_Me actually has several other animals already made in a previous version and simply needs to bring them up to speed for the 1.7.10 version. There are also plans to add blocks and items (I presume meat and other mob-related drops). This mod could become much larger, so keep an eye out for it!
How to install Animals+ for Minecraft 1.7.10
Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader
Download the latest version of Animals+.
Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.
Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.
What is your favorite animal from this mod? Despite getting creeped out by them in real life, I think I actually like the stingray the most. The model and animations are wonderful. Leave your answer in the comments!