You don’t need a slingshot to pop balloons in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

My favorite video game clips are the ones where players show off a mechanic, feature, or trick that’s either obscure, entertainingly unnecessary, or just plain easily overlooked by most people. If the idea is hiding in plain sight, even better! I want to feel silly for not even considering doing it before.

One recent-to-me example: you can use a bug net to pop balloons in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

When you don’t have a slingshot… from r/AnimalCrossing

You could be a normal player and just use a slingshot, of course. Or, if you want to live a little after spending countless hours with this game, you can load up the Island Designer app on your phone, plop down a cliff, climb up it with your ladder, and knock down the floating present with your humble net.

As impractical as this is, more than anything, I appreciate Reddit user ItzStarr86 demonstrating an alternate use for the terraforming tools. They’re great in theory but they’re too finicky for me.

Realistically, I’m never going to use this trick, but I love that I can – a cute a-ha moment.

Get these Animal Crossing figures in this Choco-egg line

You know what’s great? Chocolate. Do you know what else is great? Animal Crossing. That’s why getting both chocolate and Animal Crossing together is an amazing thing. From Furuta, there will be a Choco Egg series featuring trading figures of the characters from Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

You’ll be able to find 11 figures altogether: Reese, K.K. Slider, Isabelle, Dr. Shrunk, Resetti, Cyrus, Tom Nook, Kapp’n, Rover, Leif, Kicks, and a secret figure. A secret figure? It would be cool if that figure was your character. We are the mayor after all!

Available in February, you can order a box set of 10 for US$25. That’s pretty good for a box of chocolate and 10 figures. 

[ Pre-order at AmiAmi | Play Asia ]

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Thomas Wooden Railway – Deluxe Railroad Crossing Signal

Keep train traffic moving smoothly! Move the gate to either block traffic or allow it to pass. Thomas & FriendsTM Wooden Railway destination features authentic warning bells and flashing red lights!

Product Features

  • Keep train traffic rolling smoothly with the Deluxe Railroad Crossing
  • Gate moves up and down to control traffic
  • Features warning bell and flashing lights
  • Works great with any Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway set
  • Expand your world of Thomas and Friends and create your very own Thomas adventures

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Tomopop Original: How To Make Your Animal Crossing Avitar

Since coming out in June, Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been a popular game title on Nintendo’s 3DS. The fourth title in the Animal Crossing series, New Leaf allows players to make their characters even more unique. Now that you’re the mayor you have to look presentable! This game gives players the freedom to customize their furniture, compose their town tune and design their own clothes.

So it was with this creative spirit that I set out to create my own Animal Crossing characters. There are already many New Leaf items that include plushes and figures like Nendoroid Shizue, but none that focus on your character. As much as I would love a plush of my favorite Animal Crossing villager, Pippy, I wanted a version of my character more.

I’ve crocheted a male and female version of the player character, and I have the pattern and instructions right here to show you how. Now you can make your very own Animal Crossing character and personalize it any way you want.

Click through the cut to start your project.

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