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Animal Crossing players outraged over “insane” Bunny Day Easter event

Published: 2/Apr/2020 18:55 Updated: 2/Apr/2020 19:26

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Easter has arrived in Animal Crossing, but New Horizons players are already fed up with Zipper T. Bunny and his “insane” egg hunt that seems to be ruining the island experience for many.

Animal Crossing has always celebrated holidays – with Easter being no exception – but for the first time ever in a mainline entry, they are no longer a one-day thing. Nintendo has introduced long-form events in New Horizons, with Zipper T. Bunny and his epic egg search lasting 12 days.

The event sees players finding an array of eggs from various activities such as digging, tree shaking, and balloon popping in order to craft special, limited-time furniture, clothing, and items. Not everyone is happy about this, though, and claim that it’s severely affecting their ability to live a normal island life without interruption.

Bunny Day recipes can be found in bottles and from popping balloons.

New Horizons’ “insane” Easter event

One of the types of items, the Water egg, can only be found by fishing. While this seems like fun at first, many are reporting issues with the frequency of them when they’re just trying to catch normal fish to either sell or donate to the museum.

“I’m really starting to hate the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Easter Event,” Twitter video game personality Stealth tweeted. “The rate of eggs when fishing is WAY too high!”

Many users agreed with his thoughts, and even American model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen seemed irked by the frequency of the event items. “I don’t get it. He asked for 6 eggs and I have 1 million. Do I just sell them? All he does is talk,” she quote-tweeted.


It’s not just fishing that’s plaguing players, apparently. The rate for balloons seems to be getting under the skin of some too, especially since tools break in New Horizons, meaning they have to go and craft another one.

“I’ve gone through three slingshots today. That’s more than I’ve made since I bought the game on launch. Balloon spawn rate is insane,” user ‘RomerosSoldier’ replied to Stealth’s original post, calling the frequency “insane.”

“I had three balloons on screen at once,” ‘player965347’ commented. “This was seconds after my slingshot broke!”

People are annoyed by how many eggs they’re getting.

Zipper’s Bunny Day celebration started on April 1 and is set to end on April 12, giving players plenty of time to collect everything needed to craft the limited-time items.

New Horizons has proven to be a hit success with fans worldwide, despite being annoyed by the game’s first event, and smashed sales records in Japan to become the fastest-selling Switch title to date.

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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.