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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Player Shows Off Stunning Coral Reef Area

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  • Posted on 08th Apr, 2022 16:40 PM

One Animal Crossing: New Horizons player gets creative and shares a video showing off a stunning coral reef area with a colorful underwater theme.

p>Animal Crossing: New Horizons offers players more ways to decorate, rearrange, and generally customize their island than the franchise ever has before. Some players are using this newfound freedom to reimagine ordinary housewares items as pieces of an exotic scenery display. Now, one Animal Crossing: New Horizons player has shown off a stunning coral reef area they constructed to make part of their island look like it's underwater.

Although Animal Crossing: New Horizons takes place entirely on a series of islands, the game does not allow players to do much underwater. Gamers can use scuba gear to swim around the nearby sea and dive under the waves to collect sea-dwelling critters. However, construction projects are generally restricted to the island's shores.

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Redditor AuriVega shared a short 21-second-long video that highlights one of their creations, which they call a coral reef. The video consists of a slow pan to the right, showcasing a long stretch of island that has been decorated and remodeled to appear like it's underwater. This isn't the first time Animal Crossing: New Horizons players have created incredible structures on their islands, but it may be one of the most creative and visually impressive.

AuriVega's reef features a wide variety of seashells, statues of sealife, and water-patterned floor tiles. However, the most standout pieces are a series of multicolored frozen tree items. The frozen tree is a DIY craftable item that looks like a small, leafless tree completely buried in semi-transparent ice. The DIY recipe can be gained from Snowpeople and requires eight snowflakes and one large snowflake to craft. AuriVega chose to make frozen trees in a variety of bright colors, including pink and orange, to mimic the stiff structures of coral. The result is a series of brilliant spires reaching up to the sky and adding spice to the blue-tinted underwater landscape AuriVega created.

The rest of the display features sculptures of ocean-dwelling creatures like sunfish, crabs, Great White Sharks, and what seems to be a whale shark at the end. It does not appear to feature any of the living fish found in Animal Crossing: New Horizon, but this constructed reef still gives off the impression of being filled with life. AuriVega has used lanterns to give the display a dappled look and a mixture of dips and hills to create the feeling of uneven growth a real coral reef has. Some of the frozen trees are positioned in small holes or on top of hills to add to this impression, showing just how clever this portion of the Redditor's island is.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now for Nintendo Switch.

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