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Basic Animal Crossing: New Horizons changes would make life way easier

Published: 14/Apr/2020 1:56

by Alan Bernal


A few simple upgrades to Animal Crossing: New Horizons would completely change the game for some players, especially since it would cut down the time to craft and stock up on tools.

There are dozens of elements on an island that need constant upkeep. From weeds to clear, to trees, rocks, and bodies of water to harvest precious resources from.

With every swing of the axe or fishing pole cast, a tool’s durability slowly starts to wear on it until it disappears and breaks from excessive use.

Tools in Animal Crossing can break without a moment’s notice, making it tedious to go back to base and make more.

But the player can run into an annoying problem since New Horizons neither gives people a way to know how much life a given tool has left, or a way to quickly craft a few of the same item if they know they’re about to go on a cleaning spree.

It’s because of those nuances to the game that players have thought up of simple quality of life upgrades that would go a long way to making New Horizons less of a hassle.

A basic life bar under a tool in a player’s inventory would be highly advantageous for villagers to have. User ‘Evagast’ showed how it could look to have a status bar that turns red if your shovel, for example, is about to break.

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This would do away with any guesswork if someone is about to go on a Tarantula Island run or will be far from a crafting station to make new tools.

But even when making new items, there’s still the tedium of having to craft those tools one by one.

However, that could instantly be remedied by user ‘2e7en_’s idea to change the crafting system so that it would let players make multiple items of the same kind with a simple ‘Craft Many’ option.

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The upgrade would let Animal Crossing players make multiple items of the same kind at once.

The idea is to eliminate the default process of having to go through numerous text boxes just to make one item.

Something that would be a joy to have in the game is the ‘Craft Max!’ button in 2e7en’s design that lets players use up all the materials they have in their inventory to make the most with what they’re bringing to the workbench.

These simple Animal Crossing: New Horizons tweaks would let players manage their inventories much better to focus more time into customizing their islands. Whether or not something along these lines will be added in the future, though, remains to be seen.

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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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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.