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Genius Animal Crossing New Horizons trick lets you place houses perfectly

Published: 12/Apr/2020 0:30

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Transforming your town and moving your villagers’ houses into the perfect spots can prove to be a bit tricky at times, especially if you’re still planning your permanent island layout. Thankfully, there’s an easier way.

We all know the struggle of wanting to change your housing placements once you unlock terraforming and your island opens up fully, and it’s overwhelming to decide where to put them if you haven’t thought about how your finished town is going to look.

With moving fees costing 50,000 Bells a pop, you really can’t afford to keep shifting them around until you find the perfect place – but one simple trick might make things a lot easier for you, and be nicer to your wallet.

New Horizons house trick

Reddit user _Greyling_ showed off their method in the form of a video. In their town, instead of placing the houses and then having to build their town around them, they instead planned out where they were going to go first before anyone had even moved in, all thanks to the terraforming tool.

“I’ve been using a grid system to plan out my town, using path squares as markers,” they said in the clip’s caption. “Haven’t had a misplaced building, yet, and I can have each villager’s yard or patio in place before they even move in.”

With the Island Designer app – which is unlocked after K.K. Slider visits your island after getting a three-star rating – they show how using the path placing tool to measure out a 5×5 grid can be used to mark out where villagers’ homes are going to go.

They showed how they’d then built their town around the grids, rather than setting houses in temporary places and having to pay 50,000 in order to shift them if they want to build something else there.

While having patches of dirt and grass doesn’t look all that appealing, it’s a much better alternative than forking out that kind of cash for every home you want to move – it’d end up costing an absolute fortune.

The trick is great for people who want to design their island layout completely before moving all 10 villagers in, whether that’s by amiibo card, Mystery Islands, or just letting fate decide.

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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.