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How to pick Redd’s real art from fake art in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 24/Apr/2020 8:51

by Andrew Amos


Jolly Redd is one of Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ latest editions. However, the Foxy villager can be a bit sly. Here’s a guide to making sure you’re always getting your bells worth when you buy his art.

Redd is one of a couple new visitors added in Animal Crossing’s Earth Day update. However, unlike his counterpart Lief, he’s a lot more conniving.

Redd tries to trip up players into picking up his fake art, which is basically worthless, instead of his museum-worthy replicas of real life paintings and statues. To make sure you aren’t scammed, we’ve got a guide so you can pick the good from the bad.

Redd is here, but be careful when buying his goods.

How to get access to Redd

There’s a few conditions you’ll need to meet to get Redd showing up on your island’s shores. He rocks up on the Treasure Trawler, docking on the North beach. You’ll need access to a few ladders to get down to him, unless you’ve done some massive terraforming.

Before that, you’ll need to pique his interest in the first place, and that means entertaining Blathers. The museum muse will take some warming up to the art world, but after around 60 additions to the repertoire of the gallery, he will start getting interested in Redd’s goods.

Once Isabelle starts mentioning Redd in her morning announcements, you’ll know the Fox is on your shores that day, and you’ll be able to buy art off him.

If Isabelle’s announcement about Redd doesn’t ring alarm bells, nothing will.

Fake art vs real art in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Redd’s first piece of art will always be genuine. However, he will charge you an exorbitant amount of bells for it. Decline the first offer, and take it up for 5,000 on the second time around to get the best bang for your buck.

From there, it becomes a guessing game ⁠— at least if you aren’t an art major. Redd will slip in some fake art with his genuine art, and as we know, Blathers only accepts the best.

While you’ll get the chance to look at all of Redd’s art before buying, you might not know what to look for.

As we know, Blathers is a bit of a snob when it comes to his museum.

While we don’t have a full list of defects on the fake art, we can help you with some pointers as he keeps rocking up on our shores.

Anything that looks remotely damaged, like the coffee stain on the top-right of “Academic Painting” (modeled on Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man) will be an instant reject.

Some of the fake art is more subtle though ⁠— from the raised eyebrows on “Famous Painting” (aka Mona Lisa) to the long bangs on “Basic Painting” (based on Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy). These small changes can slip up even the most studious art history major.

If you want to check out some more examples, ‘WayneMei’ on Twitter has compiled more than 20 of Redd’s artworks in their in-real-life form, and the defects you need to look out for.

You can sell the real paintings, or donate them to the museum ⁠— the choice is yours. However, with the fakes, your options are much more limited. You can choose to ditch them, or hang them on your wall.

Some of the fake art is pretty amusing though, so you might want to keep it. Be careful of hanging in public though, as it can tank your island and house rating. Storing them in your basement can remove the risk of this entirely.

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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.