Nintendo Showdown: Link’s Awakening vs. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Nintendo Showdown Animal Crossing New Horizons Link's Awakening

Welcome back to another edition of Nintendo Showdown! This is a weekly series at Nintendo Enthusiast, and it requires some audience participation. Every week we’ll compare two (or more) Nintendo games and pit them against each other in a poll. Your votes decide the winner, so choose wisely. Millions around the world are locked in-doors, so let’s take this Nintendo Showdown on an island adventure! It’s Link’s Awakening (remake) vs. Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Both Switch games take place on gorgeous islands filled with talking animals that overflow with charm. While Link’s Awakening is more of an action-oriented quest, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is more like a leisurely vacation. Would you rather slash through baddies and solve puzzles, or plant a garden and decorate your house? Cast your vote in the poll below and help us decide the winner of this week’s Nintendo Showdown!

Link’s Awakening vs. Animal Crossing: New Horizons


Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.