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Animal Crossing player brings Pokemon Gold & Silver to New Horizons

Published: 5/Jul/2020 1:01 Updated: 28/Jul/2020 16:18

by Brent Koepp


A talented Animal Crossing player went viral after merging Pokemon Gold & Silver and New Horizons in an epic crossover. The clever creation re-imagines the Game Boy RPG’s National Park in a whole new way.

New Horizons dropped in March 2020 to high praise and incredible sales. The latest title in the long-running Nintendo franchise gave players the ability to transform their towns however they see fit with the new terraforming tool.

A Pokemon fan decided to use the game’s new mechanic to bring Gold & Silver’s National Park location to Animal Crossing. Their jaw-dropping creation brings the 1999 Game Boy title to life like you’ve never seen before.

Twitter: @zapsuit
Skilled Animal Crossing players such as ‘zapsuit’ have re-created Pokemon locations in their game.

Pokemon Gold & Silver re-imagined in New Horizons

Pokemon’s second gen Gold & Silver first released on Game Boy in 1999. The portable RPG introduced players to the Johto region for the very first time, while adding a wealth of new monsters for them to catch.

A creative fan of the Gen II title used Animal Crossing’s latest release to re-imagine one of the title’s most iconic locations – the National Park. In the games, it’s located north of Goldenrod City, and is where players tackle the Bug-catching contest.

Redditor ‘jetwei‘ shared their incredible creation and went viral. The player posted a side-by side shot comparison of their AC island next to the original 2D pixel version – and they truly brought the park to life. 

I recreated the Pokemon Gold/Silver National Park in New Horizons! (Sorry for the crappy composite, it wouldn’t photomerge well =/) from AnimalCrossing

At the time of writing, the user’s submission has over 9.6k upvotes. In a follow up post, they uploaded a video of their Animal Crossing villager exploring the Pokemon area. Just like the original game, the Redditor hunts for bugs.

Walkthrough of my almost to-scale Pokemon Gold/Silver Johto National Park (Bug-Catching Contest) (turn on volume for some nostalgia, I set it to the original soundtrack) from r/AnimalCrossing

Despite only releasing in March, New Horizons has already become the fastest-selling Switch title of all time. The previous record holder was none other than Pokemon Sword & Shield, making this the perfect mashup between two beloved franchises.

The terraforming tool has inspired players to be as creative as possible. Fans have done everything from re-creating Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away, to the intro to Attack on Titan. Who know what they will come up with next, but we are excited to see.

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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.