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How to get gold roses in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 23/May/2020 22:33

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Gold roses are one of the prettiest flower types in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but you can only get them with a very specific method. Here’s everything you need to know.

Growing hybrids in Animal Crossing is an art that only serious green thumbed gardeners can master. It requires a knowledge of colors, plant types, and in some cases, relies on genetics to spawn certain ones – it’s a science!

Gold roses have been a staple of many towns since they first appeared in Wild World for the Nintendo DS in 2005, largely due to their rare nature and also as a ‘humblebrag’ to make your village stand out above the rest – why would you plant regular flowers when you can have gold ones?

You’ll need a golden watering can.

How to grow gold roses in New Horizons

First thing’s first, you’ll need a golden watering can. Isabelle gives you the DIY recipe after you achieve a 5 star island rating – the guide for which can be found here.

After that, you’ll need to breed red roses together in order to spawn some black ones. It doesn’t work with any other color, you need black specifically and they only appear by using reds.

Once you’ve got yourself some black ones, plant them in a checkerboard pattern just like you would when trying to get any other sort of hybrid. Then water them with your golden can and wait a day to see if any appear.

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Black roses make gold roses, but only using a golden watering can.

Each gold rose sells for 1,000 Bells, so it’s definitely worth trying to breed them in bulk for a way to make money to pay off Tom Nook’s home loan.

If you’re interested in breeding other hybrids as well, check out our guide here. It tells you everything you need to know about which flowers are needed for each type and color.

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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.