After a whole year of Animal crossing: New horizons, we wondered if Nintendo would keep the same old holiday celebrations or wrap them in a fresh coat of paint. It’s not uncommon for a not-so-attractive multiplayer game to captivate gamers for more than 12 months, but that’s exactly what Nintendo’s modern classics have done for us. If he hasn’t done this for you, there’s no time like the present to wipe the dust off your Nintendo Switch and return to his charming island getaway. While the bunny-themed egg day celebration hasn’t really changed this year from the previous one, the May Day-focused May Day event is new to 2021.
How to make money in the May Day fun with mazes and prizes
Just like before, Animal crossing: New horizons celebrates May Day with fruit and digging a puzzle. Last year’s event was not too much of a brain teaser, and we found that we could go through it with just a few tries, but this year’s iteration requires a lot more thought. As before, some of the local fruits on our island were scattered throughout the maze. The goal is to find the fruit, find the necessary tools, make some crafts to shape the ladder and find the prize at the end.
Just like Popeye and his spinach, the fruits do Passing animals strong enough characters to do the impossible. In this case, it’s digging up a tree – a stump and everything – or breaking a stone to pass it. The fruits are in limited supply, so it is possible to go quite far into the maze and get stuck without doing anything but starting the puzzle again. We had to restart this year’s maze several times. To do so, simply call the Nook Phone Rescue Service and spend 100 miles on the corner to leave it at the landing site. While we encourage everyone to experience the event for themselves, those who are disappointed may need some guidance. Fortunately, the Animal Crossing World YouTube channel has a guide.
Once you reach the end of the maze, a reward awaits you. This year’s maze had nine bell vouchers waiting to be found. These vouchers can be sold back at Nook’s Cranny for 3,000 bells per piece. That 27,000 may not be as much as you can make in a few minutes of workmanship, but it’s essentially free money, so there’s no room for complaint. We also ran into our old friend Rover at the end of the maze and he was quite happy to see us. He promised to write soon, so we expect to find a letter and maybe some collector’s item in his mailboxes too awfully long ago.
For those who have not yet held the May Day event, there is still time. The island is open on April 27 and remains available until May 7. To get started, just head to the airport and fly to the usual Tom Nook Island. A ticket is waiting for you at the counter.