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Animal Crossing fans really want Dodo Airlines birds in Smash Ultimate

Published: 4/Apr/2020 22:54

by Brent Koepp


The Animal Crossing community is pushing for New Horizons’ Dodo Airline birds Orville & Wilbur to be added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. An artist’s creation of the DAL Crew joining the fight had fans going wild.

Animal Crossing New Horizons released on March 20 and has already become a smash hit around the world. The Nintendo title whisks players to their own island getaway as they build their town in the tropical setting.


One of the new additions fans seem to be in love with is the Dodo Airlines – or, more specifically, the bird characters that run it – and the AC community on Reddit wants them to be added to Smash Ultimate.

DAL crew in Smash Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Nintendo’s iconic fighting game which came out in December 2018 for the Switch. The epic crossover title is packed with over 88 characters from Final Fantasy to Banjo Kazooie.
However, fans of Animal Crossing want to see New Horizons characters Orville & Wilbur to join the fight as future DLC. In the game, the two birds run the airline, which allows you to fly to other players islands or visit new locations.

Reddit user ‘toastrmann‘ kicked off the discussion over on the r/AnimalCrossing subreddit when they uploaded their fan art which depicts the DAL crewmembers in Smash.

Reddit: toastrmann
A Reddit user sparked the discussion of the New Horizon characters being added to Smash Ultimate.

Many fans agreed with the post, and got excited at the prospect of them joining the fighting title. User ‘Vaperaham’ said, “Would love for them to have an ice climbers type thing.” Another Redditor ‘OSPthatsme’ replied, “I could see the taunt being their little salute to each other!”

Animal Crossing fans would love the DAL crew to join Smash.

The two birds would be a great fit seeing as Animal Crossing is already represented in Smash Ultimate with New Leaf’s lovable mascot Isabelle and Villager.

Technically, Orville & Wilbur have already made it into Smash as Nintendo announced that the New Horizons characters will be added as ‘Spirits’ in the single-player mode for a limited-time event.

To celebrate New Horizons’ release, characters from the game will be featured as spirits in Smash Ultimate for a limited time.

Despite only being out for a couple of weeks, Animal Crossing’s latest outing has been an incredible success story for Nintendo. Within its first week alone, it broke sales records to become the fastest selling Switch title of all time in Japan.

The relaxing social simulation has captured the hearts of players from around the world, as the tropical island setting has allowed many to escape from the real world during stressful times.

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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.