Content creator Animal Crossing: New Horizons came up with his own Squid Game Contest for Nintendo. The YouTube streamer invited players to his island to take part in a series of Animal Crossing mini-games, and although the competitors were not playing for their lives, they played for the impressive 99,000 Animal Crossing Bells prize.
One of the biggest shows of the year, Netflix's Squid Game captivates viewers with dark assumptions and narrative twists. The Korean drama focuses on a series of competitive games where players compete for a cash prize and those who are eliminated also lose their lives. The program has enjoyed worldwide success, leading to countless recreations of fan-made video games in releases such as GTA Online, Roblox, The Sims 4, and of course players have reinvented the Squid game in Animal Crossing.
Streamer and YouTuber Nikachu created their own competitive game Animal Crossing Squid, inviting seven viewers from their island to take part in three mini-games. The first is the game "Red Light, Green Light", which appeared in the first episode of Squid. In Nikachu's Animal Crossing version, Nikachu plays ocarina as contestants attempt to reach the rack with a cut-out face, knocking players out if caught while the music pauses. In the second game, the teams go up against each other to collect flowers, while the final showdown makes a simple twist in the Squid game itself, requiring players to push their opponent out of the box to win. The result is a hilariously adorable take on Netflix's dark series, with custom Squid Game inspired designs used throughout.
The lack of gameplay is one of the biggest criticisms of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but as the content creator has shown in his video, the game's tools can be used for player-created play with imagination and inspiration. Other popular mini-games that can be crafted for a multiplayer madness in AC include a treasure hunt where players must search for a prize in an area full of buried trash, as well as racing and obstacle courses. The Nikachu Channel is full of inspiring and fun videos that are perfect for re-introducing the fun for Animal Crossing players who have gotten bored of the basic gameplay.
Fans of the game hope the November new Animal Crossing content will help add more gameplay and more ways to enjoy the game. The update welcomes the coffee-loving NPC Brewster and his Roost Cafe to New Horizons for the first time, but can also add even more gameplay elements, items and design tools to help creative players continue to create new and exciting ways to learn about ACNH. Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct is scheduled for this week to announce what's coming in the game in the future.