Animal Crossing‘s long-awaited 1.8.0 update is finally here. More importantly, a collection of new Super Mario-themed items is finally here, which means that we’re this much closer to one day being able to turn our islands into the ultimate museum for everything Nintendo.
Well…kind of. It turns out that Nintendo decided to release the base update for the game ahead of the debut of the Super Mario items. While that’s kind of a bummer, it does mean that you have a little more time to earn those extra bells, clear some space, and figure out where you’re going to put all of those new items that will surely bring out the best of New Horizons‘ most creative decorators.
Here’s what else you need to know about Animal Crossing‘s Super Mario update:
How to Download Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1.8.0 Update
If you’ve set your Nintendo Switch to automatically update Animal Crossing: New Horizons (and other games) then the 1.8.0 update will start downloading as soon as you turn on your Switch.
If you prefer to handle your game updates manually, you can select the “+” icon on the Animal Crossing: New Horizons menu and then select “Software Update.” Choose the “Via the Internet” option, and your Switch should soon discover the latest update (assuming that you’re actually connected to the internet).
Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1.8.0 Update Patch Notes
The latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons update isn’t the most extensive in terms of technical updates and visual improvements, but it does feature a couple of minor alterations that should hopefully make things a little easier.
Here are the official patch notes for Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1.8.0 update:
- Collaboration items have been added to match the “35th Anniversary of Super Mario Bros.”
- You can order from “Nook Shopping” app after March 1, 2021.
- The following elements have been added
- Seasonal raccoon shopping items
- After performing communication play with Ver. 1.7.0, when you select the user’s icon (My Page) in the HOME menu and select “Add friend” → “Search from people who played with you” to see the other party
- Fixed a bug that the nickname of “User” of Nintendo Switch was displayed in “Name in game” of “Software played together”.
- In addition, we have made adjustments and fixed bugs so that you can play the game comfortably.
Every Super Mario Update Item in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
While the latest Animal Crossing update introduces a few changes and improvements to the Switch title, the star of the show is certainly the new Super Mario items. If you’re looking to collect them all, then you’ll need to keep an eye out for the following pieces of clothing and furniture.
- Mario ‘stache
- Mario Hat
- Mario Outfit
- Mario Shoes
- Luigi ‘stache
- Luigi Hat
- Luigi Outfit
- Luigi Shoes
- Princess Peach Crown
- Princess Peach Dress
- Princess Peach Shoes
- ? Block
- 1-Up Mushroom
- Fire Flower
- Floating Block
- Goal Pole
- Large Mushroom Platform
- Small Mushroom Platform
- Super Mushroom
- Super Star
Wallpaper, Floors, and Rugs
- Block Flooring
- Lakitu’s Cloud Rug
- Mushroom Mural
- Yoshi’s Egg Rug
That may not seem like a lot of new items, but one thing you should keep in mind is that many of the Mario items enable special interactions. For instance, the Warp Pipe allows you to create shortcuts across your island. You can even use the blocks and flag poles to create a custom Mario course (with some limitations, of course).
How to Get Mario Items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1.8.0 Update
So, the bad news is that the Super Mario items aren’t actually unlocked in Animal Crossing until March 1st.
Once the items are available, though, then you shouldn’t have much trouble finding them. You’ll just need to open the Nook Shopping App and purchase the vast majority of them from the “Promotion” tab. Their individual prices range from about 350 to 12,000 bells, but if you’ve stuck with Animal Crossing: New Horizons over all the recent updates, then you’ll likely have enough bells to get most of them fairly quickly.
Oh, and you’ll actually receive the Mushroom Mural wallpaper for free simply by downloading the update. Just check your mail after the update download is finished, and you should find the wallpaper waiting for you as a gift.