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How to make millions from tarantulas in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 30/Mar/2020 22:50

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Tarantulas are one of the scariest creatures in Animal Crossing: New Horizons due to the fact that they literally chase after you like absolute nightmare fuel. Though if you can get over your fear, one simple trick with them can net you millions of Bells.

In the Animal Crossing series, making enough money to pay off your house loan is a top priority for a lot of players, and New Horizons is no different. New Leaf for 3DS had a bug-filled island villagers could rush off to and make millions of Bells in a single night, and it seems as though the Switch game has something similar.

In the latest life simulation title, players use Nook Miles Tickets in order to fly from their airport onto a random island where they can harvest materials, catch fish, and even recruit new villagers. They also house a hidden secret – just like NL, you can farm a ton of money from them.

NOTE: At the time of writing, your game needs to be set in the Northern Hemisphere for this to work.

Animal Crossing tarantula money trick

To get Nook Miles Tickets, you need to spend 2,000 Nook Miles at the kiosk in the Resident Services building. Once you’ve got one, head on over to your Dodo Airlines airport and jet off to a mystery place after 7PM and before 4AM. It is currently unknown whether this trick works outside of that time window.

While the so-called ‘Tarantula Island’ is a known destination for the creatures, apparently it is actually possible to turn every single one into a spawning ground. Players have been reporting that they’ve been able to farm the scary critters even when on a normal isle.

You’ll want to have an axe, shovel, and a net in your inventory so you can either bring them with you and sacrifice the extra pocket space, or you can buy them for 100 miles a pop from your pilot Wilbur – the choice is yours. Then you’ll need to go into ultimate cleanup mode.

Tarantulas are actually nightmare fuel, but they can earn you a pretty penny.

Use your axe and your shovel to chop down all trees and dig up the leftover stumps, and eat the fallen fruit in order to power up. Then remove all the weeds and pick all of the flowers on the island – you don’t need to dig those.

Finally, scare away all remaining bugs and the tarantulas should start appearing. It’s scary when they rear up and start running at you, but a swift swing of your net should easily best them. Ditch your other tools to clear up valuable inventory space.

Depending on how many Nook Miles Tickets you have, you should be able to make the big bucks by selling pockets full of the hairy critters and going back and forth. Though, it should be noted that Flick will pay you more for them than if you sell them at Nook’s Cranny, so it’s worth waiting for him to show up in order to get more Bells if you’ve got the patience.

Save your haul for Flick’s visit if you want more Bells.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been a giant success since its release onto the Nintendo Switch on March 20. Fans of the series waited almost seven years for a new mainline entry, so it’s hardly surprising.

The game smashed sales records in Japan, knocking Pokemon Sword & Shield off the top spot for fastest selling title on the handheld console.

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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.