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How to create a garden for your Animal Crossing: New Horizons villagers

Published: 18/Apr/2020 1:14

by Meg Bethany Koepp


While making your own garden in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a priority for many players, it is actually possible to make a nice one for each of your villagers too.

One of the biggest challenges in all Animal Crossing games is trying to decide how to decorate your town, and New Horizons is definitely no exception. Especially since it comes with many more customization features than previous entries in the series – fences, terraforming, and being able to place furniture outside being just three new things you can do.

Players will often try and give their houses a nice garden to add some decor to the neighborhood, especially if they’ve managed to pay off Tom Nook’s loan – why not celebrate being debt-free by making yourself your very own front yard? While that’s as far as it goes for some, you can actually give your villagers their own, too.

New Horizons villager gardens

Reddit user ‘Surfiee‘ shared a video on April 17 that showed just how you can achieve a gorgeous front yard for your villagers – even giving each one their own fence for a true sense of privacy, and making them all different, too.

In the clip, every garden consists of the same layout, but is personalized for each animal with their own outdoor furniture, flowers, and type of tree. They gave each character their own trash can as well, because after all, nobody likes a communal bin, do they?

All the houses are placed next to each other to create a neighborhood of sorts, which looks really beautiful and is a genius way of creating more space around your island for other attractions.

The user also shared the layout of their gardens in a separate comment, making it easier for players to mimic their creations in their own games. If you remember that each house takes up a 4×3 grid, plotting everything around that is easy.

Each yard consists of a total space of 9×8 tiles, including the fence, and allows space for a flower patch, pathways, a tree, and outdoor furniture.

Obviously you don’t need to follow this with 100% accuracy, but it makes for a useful guide when figuring out how to set up and style your villagers’ gardens.

Reddit: Surfiee
Surfiee’s layout plan is a great base for figuring out how you want the gardens to look.

One of the other tools introduced in New Horizons is terraforming, which is a Nook Phone tool that allows players to manipulate the layout of their towns by editing the rivers and cliffs.

Combine this with making a perfect neighborhood for your housing and you’ve got an impressive island everyone will be jealous of.

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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.