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Make millions from April fish & bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 6/Apr/2020 0:58

by Meg Bethany Koepp


One of the biggest questions in Animal Crossing is how to earn Bells to pay off Tom Nook’s house loan. Fishing and catching bugs in New Horizons is a big money maker, though, especially in April.

April is a great season for Animal Crossing players, what with the cherry blossoms and Zipper T’s Bunny Day event in celebration of Easter. It also happens to be a great month for fishing and bug-catching, too – which means a great month for your wallet.

A New Horizons player has put together a list of critters you should be catching in the Northern Hemisphere over the next few weeks in order to rake in the Bells and make some sweet, sweet deposits into your savings bank account.

Best April fish & bugs in New Horizons

Reddit user ‘Kflame210‘ shared their chart to the Animal Crossing subreddit, which shows just what you need to be catching in order to get the most out of your fishing and bug-catching trips.

The bottom tier, Don’t Bother, includes critters worth 500 and below; Meh shows ones 1,500 or less; Now We’re Talkin with 5,000 and under; and Oh Baby! with anything over that.

Flies, fleas, and ants are have the lowest selling value at 60, 70, and 80 Bells, so it’s really not worth lining your pockets with those if you’re looking to earn a pretty penny. Squid, zebra turkeyfish, and neon tetra all fetch 500 a piece, but still not enough if you’re going for the big bucks.

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Aim for the ones in the Oh Baby! tier if you want the moolah.

Tiger beetles can net you some cash if you turn in enough of them as they’re worth 1,500 each, but if you aim higher, you should really be going for anything in the Now We’re Talkin category or above.

Barred knifejaws are one of the more popular candidates for raking up the Bells, and you’ll get 5,000 per piece for your efforts. Wasps are also okay, but you’ll only get 2,500, though it’s good if you’re planning on shaking trees – why not catch them for some easy money while you’re at it?

The big bucks are made from coelacanths, golden trout, and barreleyes at a whopping 15,000 a pop, though they’re rare so you’re really not going to run into them too often. Crafting some bait will help you though, and you can scare off anything that’s not a decent size to increase your chances.

Coelacanths only appear in the ocean when it’s raining.

New Horizons has been a smash hit with Animal Crossing fans ever since its release on March 20. It’s understandable, though, as they waited an agonizing six years for another mainline entry in the series.

The game did so well on release, it actually smashed sales records in Japan to become the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch title to date in just its opening weekend alone.

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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.