Recently, the Nintendo’s new game called “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” was launched in March 20th, which is very popular around the world.
1. The Introduction about Animal Crossing
Actually, Animal Acrossing is not a new game, and its initial release was in 2001. In 2020, it launched the new version: Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Animal Crossing is a social simulation video game series developed and published by Nintendo and created by Katsuya Eguchi and Hisashi Nogami.
In Animal Crossing, the player character is a human who lives in a village inhabited by various anthropomorphic animals, carrying out various activities such as fishing, bug catching, and fossil hunting. The series is notable for its open-ended gameplay and extensive use of the video game console’s internal clock and calendar to simulate real passage of time.
In the Animal Crossing games, the player assumes the role of a human character who moves into a rural village populated with anthropomorphic animals and lives there indefinitely. Gameplay is open-ended: players have no defined objectives, but are instead encouraged to spend their time in the village performing any number of activities, which include collecting items, planting plants or other items, and socializing with the village’s residents.
Animal Crossing games are played in real time, utilizing the video game console’s internal clock and calendar. Thus, passage of time in the game world reflects that in reality, as well as the current season and time of day. Some in-game events, such as holidays or the growth of a tree, occur at certain times or require some duration of time to have passed.
2. The Features of Animal Crossing
One notable feature of the Animal Crossing series is the high level of customization available, some of which affects the outcome of the game. The player character is both named and gendered by the real life player at the start of the game, and their appearance can be modified by buying or designing custom clothes and accessories or changing the hairstyle.
The player’s house can also be furnished, decorated, and later expanded: the player can purchase and collect furniture and place it anywhere in the house, as well as change both the wallpaper and floor designs. The village’s name and anthem, as well as some of the residents’ catchphrases, are also determined by the player. Collecting items is a major facet of Animal Crossing: the player can explore the village and gather objects, including fruit from trees, seashells, and discarded items. Nearly all objects can be sold for Bells, the in-game currency. Players collect objects to obtain more Bells, which can then be used to buy furniture and clothing, purchase home expansions, invest in stocks, and play games.
A number of specialized tools are available for other activities such as fishing and insect collecting. Special items, such as fossils and paintings, may be donated to the village museum. The player can choose to socialize with the other animal residents by engaging in conversation, sending and receiving letters, bartering, or playing hide-and-seek. Residents may move in or out of the village depending on the player’s actions.
3. The Following are Tips for Animal Crossing Players
The first suggestion is that you have to form the habit of saving. Because all the construction on uninhabited island needs to spend money. If there is much extra money, you can take it to the service office and deposit it with ATM. One of the advantages of this is that you can buy what you want online if you see it on ATM by accident or when the store has the goods you want. In addition, do not use the acquisition box, because 20% off recycling is not cost-effective.
The second suggestion is that you can dig more clams when you are free. If you see water spray holes on the beach, you can dig with a shovel to get clams. This kind of bait may catch new species of fish. If you are a player who likes collecting illustrations, you should dig more clams, because rare and expensive fish, such as the Far East Jerome, tuna, swordfish, etc., can not wait for you in the long run. You have to rely on the fish feed made of clams to fish.
The third suggestion is that you have do more task to get accumulate the in-game currancy – Bells. Because it can be able to exchange limited equations and furniture items, and it’s worth your time to accumulate it just by traveling to other island.
The fourth suggestion is that it’s better to save resource when you meet them on your island. These weeds, softwood, hardwood, iron ore, gold ore, stone, clay, star fragments, and so on in Animal Crossing: New Horizons are useful at any time actually, such as doing task and DIY production. If you have nothing to do, you can go to the recycling bin of the service office to rummage through the garbage. Maybe you can find cartons, rusty parts and so on.
The fiveth suggestion is that if you find the new species on the island, take it to the museum first. Fishing or catching insects will have a chance to find new species. When you first start, you must take it to the museum and turn it into a collection. When you collect a collection full of insects or fish, you can get the formula of gold fishing rod and gold insect net, which is not available. If you dig up fossils, you can take them to the museum for identification. If the fossils that you dig up which don’t have any collection in the museum, you can donate them, and the rest can be sold in the store.
The sixth suggestion is that you can chat more with others. There will be some animal friends on your uninhabited island. When you are free, you can get around and talk to them or help them solve their problems. After getting a certain favor, they will give you gifts from time to time, or teach you some new equations and expressions, and there will be many unexpected gains. So you take these gifts back to your island, collect them, decorate your island, which may more welcomed in animal crossing female players, or sell them to the store. On the one hand, you can spend your time when you are free, on the other hand, you can get some extra gifts. That’s marvelous actually.
The seventh suggestion is that although this is just a game, you should construct your island carefully. It is better to think about where to put the buildings can be moved in the later stage, because that would be costly. It is not easy to save money. It is not cost-effective to spend it on mobile buildings. Your home can be closer to the service center, museum, shop and other places you often go to, and the store can be closer to the airport, so that friends can come and shop when they are connected.
I hope the above seven suggestions will help you.