Animal Crossing: New Horizons Player Turns Island Into Zelda: Link To The Past Homage

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Thanks to the addition of terraforming and infrastructure options available in the newest Animal Crossing game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, players are free to create almost any island home they like. One player, reddit user VaynMaanen, has created an impressive homage to Zelda: Link to the Past, recreating the original SNES map with high levels of detail and dedication.

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The recreation goes beyond just the map, with VaynMaanen going to the effort to recreate the landmarks and villagers as best you can with the tools in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Paths, flowers, trees, ponds, and even an ocarina all work in tandem to recreate the classic Zelda feel in a 3D space on the Switch. Seeing an island like this makes you wonder how a Zelda: Link to the Past remake would look on the Switch.

Link's House
Link's House
Haunted Grove
Haunted Grove
Great Swamp
Great Swamp
Eastern Palace
Eastern Palace
Desert of Mystery
Desert of Mystery
Lost Woods
Lost Woods
Kakariko Village
Kakariko Village
Hyrule Castle
Hyrule Castle
Death Mountain/Waterfall of Wishing
Death Mountain/Waterfall of Wishing
Eastern Palace
Eastern Palace
Full Map
Full Map

Of course putting in enemies, dungeons and some of the more unique structures will prove to be difficult, but the whole point of Animal Crossing is to be creative, it will be interesting to see what kind of solutions people come up with.

The creator stated that it took him four days to complete, this is of course after playing the game through to unlock terraforming. VaynMaanen claims to not be finished with his recreation, but is now keen to actually focus and play Animal Crossing properly now that the majority of the work is done.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is out now on Nintendo Switch. If you're getting stuck into the game yourself, be sure to check our guides on how to make money and increase your inventory space.

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