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Someone’s recreated Zelda: A Link to the Past’s map in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

While some of us have spent the start of Bunny Day frantically launching projectiles into the air as if in the midst of some apocalyptic invasion (although actually just because we really want those flying eggs), other Animal Crossing: New Horizons players have been putting their indoor time to far more productive use – with one such person turning their entire island into a surprisingly convincing recreation of Zelda: A Link to the Past’s iconic overworld map.

The brains behind this ambitious endeavour goes by the name of VaynMaanen on Reddit, and unveiled the fruits of their terraforming toils, which apparently took four days to complete, in a series of screenshots to the Animal Crossing subreddit earlier today.

As the comparison image below shows, the similarities are striking, even accepting the creative compromises required for those Zelda elements tricky to accurately recreate in-game. All waterways and elevated terrain are present and correct, including the looming (or as looming as New Horizon’s height restrictions allow, at least) Death Mountain, and there’s even a recreation of Kakariko Village to the west, formed from a huddle of islander homes.

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