Animal Crossing fans are using Mario’s warp pipe in brilliant ways

The Super Mario 35th anniversary products are reside in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and while a number of the additions are swell, one product is an overall video game changer. The renowned green warp pipelines permit fans to take a trip immediately in between places, and smart fans are currently discovering unique methods to press that performance even further.

There are limitations, obviously. You can’t, for example, put a pipeline straight in the house of a preferred villager — it’ll simply pop you out in the exact same location. And you can’t reach the “fourth level” height with a warp pipeline, either. However even within those boundaries, there’s plenty you can do.

Possibly the most fantastic use of the warp pipeline that I’ve heard about so far comes from game developer Andrew Goldfarb, who says he has one installed inside his house. The second warp pipe, meanwhile, gets carried around in his inventory at all times, so no matter where he is, he can simply teleport back to home base. Nice! Similarly, many users tell Polygon that they’re using the pipes as a beeline to hotspots, like the museum, or out-of-the-way places like Redd’s beach. Apparently, you can also use the pipes to escape attackers like bees.

The most popular way Animal Crossing fans use pipes is as shortcuts to secret places that are sometimes only reachable by warp, or only known by the player who placed it.

But you can also use warp pipes to fit a certain aesthetic or theme, as you’ll see below.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.