Nintendo make a Super Mario course on Animal Crossing: New Horizons dream island

Nintendo official dream island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
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The official Nintendo Animal Crossing: New Horizons dream island has set up a themed area using the new Super Mario items. 

The dream island, which Nintendo created for fans to visit late last year, has received a Mario-themed makeover thanks to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Super Mario update. The island now features several platforming sections which require players to jump from segment to segment with one area terraformed to spell out Mario’s name.

Although the island was originally shared by Isabelle herself (opens in new tab) last November, the news of this new addition to the island was broken by @ACNewHorizonsEN (opens in new tab) on Twitter who also reshared the island’s dream address: DA-6382-1459-4417

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The team responsible for the island have also created an area that is eerily similar to Bowser’s Castle which features a lava moat and castle that reminds us of Bowser’s Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey, as well as red shells, a “koopa” (or maybe just a conveniently placed turtle), and Thwomps. All that's not to mention a few other sections full of mazes, coins, and warp pipes - which can transport you to the various locations across the island. 

There’s also a house located on the island which is full of all of the Mario items, from the Mushroom Mural wallpaper to various Mushroom Platforms, and a large Yoshi egg rug for players to snap a few shots with. 

The Super Mario items have been such a hit that fans have begun finding new ways to utilise them. Several players have found unique ways to use the warp pipes in particular including as a make-shift subway system, a wasp getaway hatch, and even as part of a photo challenge

We also recommend visiting the dream island based on a Crash Bandicoot course and the dream island which was inspired by the Animal Crossing movie

To find new dream islands to visit, take a look at our favourite Animal Crossing: New Horizons dream addresses 

Hope Bellingham
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After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at university, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became a Trainee News Writer at GamesRadar+ before being promoted to a fully-fledged News Writer after a year and a half of training.  My expertise lies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, cozy indies, and The Last of Us, but especially in the Kingdom Hearts series. I'm also known to write about the odd Korean drama for the Entertainment team every now and then.