Gamer Recreates San Antonio's Fiesta in Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons — Porta Potties and All

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¡Viva Virtual Fiesta!

Though she's far from the only one finding a way to celebrate San Antonio's beloved holiday on the web, gamer Melissa Montoya appears to be the first to combine it with a recent video game sensation: Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

On Sunday, Montoya, who lives in Austin, tweeted a series of screen captures of the Fiesta celebration she hosted on her Animal Crossing island getaway over the weekend.

The Bud Light and Dos Equis-branded tables are a nice touch - TWITTER / MEILISSAMONTOYA
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  • The Bud Light and Dos Equis-branded tables are a nice touch

"This time of year is Fiesta time in San Antonio, but sadly it got postponed," she tweeted. "But it’s okay, because I decided to throw a fiesta on my Animal Crossing island!"

Using a clever mix of existing in-game items and Animal Crossing's extensive options for customization, Montoya was able to recreate the Fiesta experience within the popular game.

We miss Fiesta, but we don't miss these lines - TWITTER / MEILISSAMONTOYA
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  • We miss Fiesta, but we don't miss these lines

In addition to well-known Fiesta features such as live music and booths selling flower crowns, cascarones and aguas fresca, Montoya captured the puro essence of Fiesta festivities with details including a Selena cover band and long lines at the porta potties, not to mention the extra-authentic touch of confetti and beer bottles littering the streets.

Another nice dash of realism? Inescapable beer branding.

A player orders from the tacos y gorditas booth designed by @SpecksyVal - TWITTER / MEILISSAMONTOYA
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  • A player orders from the tacos y gorditas booth designed by @SpecksyVal

Since Animal Crossing's food options are limited to fruit and veg, chicken on a stick wasn't on the menu. Thankfully, plenty of tacos and gorditas were available with some design help from Montoya's friend @SpecksyVal.

Whether they were decked out in their Fiesta best — or a patented Fiesta sucia lewk — it looks like Montoya and her pals had about as much fun as you can without being at the real thing.

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