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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Feng Shui – how to decorate, color zones

Published: 2/Jun/2020 23:24

by Brittany Vincent


In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Feng Shui methods are the best way to ensure you consistently receive the best Happy Home Academy scores each week.

Feng Shui, much like the traditional Chinese practice, is an important method in Animal Crossing: New Horizons to achieve harmony in your environment. It’s an important hidden mechanic that the game itself won’t tell you about, but it’ll play an important part in the rank you’ll receive from the Happy Home Academy each week.

It can be somewhat difficult to work the proper techniques into an attractive room design, but it’s necessary if you want to create the type of home that consistently nets you a considerable amount of points. If you’re looking for a way to bag the Happy Home Academy bonuses, you’ll have to successfully implement a simplified version of Feng Shui in your home. Here’s how you can take the time to do that properly.

What is Feng Shui in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Your Animal Crossing: New Horizons home is yours to decorate as you see fit.

Feng Shui is a traditional Chinese practice used in a bid to help individuals achieve harmony with their surroundings by way of placing furniture according to the cardinal directions. These include north, south, east, and west. The idea is to create a balance between the directions in a way that promotes zen. It just takes some doing in both the real world and in-game.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons isn’t the first game to utilize this system, based on the real-world practice, as it’s been seen throughout Happy Home Academy rankings across the series. The better you are at placing items in your home according to the fundamentals, the better scores you can expect to see.

How to achieve Feng Shui in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

This grid-based color chart from Nookapedia is a good reference for Feng Shui decoration.

Animal Crossing doesn’t get too complicated when it comes to Feng Shui requirements. It only uses south, east, and west out of the four cardinal directions as well as three primary colors to worry about: red, yellow, and green.

Your home has three potential zones, as seen in the graphic above. The zones are essentially two sets of tiles along the eastern, west, and southern walls. You must place the correct type of item with the right color in the corresponding zone to earn the Happy Home Academy bonus. The colors that correspond to each zone are as follows:

  • Color: Green
    Direction: South
  • Color: Red
    Direction: East
  • Color: Yellow
    Direction: West

You’d need to place a yellow item to the left of your room, a green item to the front, and a red item to the right according to the grid. Be careful not to exceed the tiles allotted for each zone, or you won’t receive as large of a bonus.

How to maximize Feng Shui placement

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Placing simple furniture in the correct area is all you need to concern yourself with.

Though you need to be careful about which decorative items you place in each zone, you only need to concern yourself with one correctly-colored item in each area. This way, you can customize a room that you enjoy with your own personal style without making it a mix of arbitrarily-colored items that don’t necessarily match.

You can’t achieve Feng Shui by using colored wallpaper or flooring, and you may only use furniture items to do so. However, wall-mounted furniture like wreaths, cameras, and even insect models can count toward color bonuses.

They shouldn’t take up much room, and you can put whatever other decorations you enjoy in the home while still fulfilling Happy Home Academy requirements.

You need to follow these guidelines in each room of your house. Remember that, because a fantastic bonus from the Happy Home Academy is riding on it, and they will check every room when handing out a rank. If you’re after the best possible rank you can get, cover all your bases.

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The Simpsons intro gets epic recreation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 8/Aug/2020 1:00 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:22

by Brent Koepp


An Animal Crossing YouTuber went viral after re-creating The Simpsons’ iconic intro in New Horizons. The player’s incredible mashup is one of the best things you’ll see today.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the world by storm after making its debut in March. The latest release in the long-running franchise introduced new features such as the ability to shape your village however you see fit using terraforming.

The new mechanic has sparked the imaginations of millions of users on social media, and one creator went viral after using the tool to bring The Simpsons to the social-simulation title. Their re-imagination of the classic cartoon’s intro is the perfect crossover.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
A talented creator made The Simpsons intro in Animal Crossing.

The Simpsons re-imagined in Animal Crossing

The Simpsons made its debut in 1989, and has gone on to become a juggernaut in pop culture over the last three decades. In 2020, the animation is in its 31st season. To celebrate, a player re-created the show’s intro in New Horizons.

Gaming YouTuber ‘Great-Bit Arcade‘ uploaded their mind blowing creation to their channel on July 29, and quickly went viral. The video carefully re-creates the animation’s iconic intro, which follows the Simpson family throughout their town of Springfield.

The fan creatively used assets from Animal Crossing to create the town’s nuclear plant, before hilariously cutting to their character writing on a chalk board in school while wearing Bart Simpson’s signature outfit.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
Maggie and Marge Simpson are re-created in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Great-Bit’s video meticulously recreates every scene, from Maggie and Marge driving to Lisa playing her saxophone in school. The YouTuber even created a couch gag with the Simpson family walking in to find Tom Nook and Isabelle taking up all the space on their sofa.

Animal Crossing’s latest release has been a major success for Nintendo. In a quarterly report posted in August, it was revealed the social simulation title has sold over 22.4 million units – making it the second highest-selling game on the console.

New Horizons’ terraforming tool has encouraged players from around the world to share their creations on social media. Fans have reimagined things from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away to Avatar: The Last Airbender using the game’s new feature.