Animal Crossing: New Horizons Player Recreates Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Map

One devoted Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans has successfully recreated the entire A Link to the Past map on their island via terraforming.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is host to some incredible terraforming feats, resulting in beautiful and creative map designs. One such map was done and subsequently posted by Reddit user VaynMaanen, who managed to recreate the entire The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past map on his island:

After 4 grueling days of terraforming I’ve modeled my island after Hyrule from Link to the Past! More pictures in the comments from r/AnimalCrossing

They also posted an image gallery, which gives a closer view of the island:

GameXplain also did a full tour of the island in a nearly 30 minute video for those who are interested in seeing the full scale of the recreated map:

This is some truly outstanding work, and serves to once again remind me that I will never reach these levels of ingenuity. Which is fine by me, as I can simply live vicariously through these incredibly talented folks.

The latest free update was back in April and it brought a host of changes such as new villagers to the island, added some fun seasonal events, and opened up a new wing in the museum. Animal Crossing: New Horizons was recently featured in the Financial Times, an actual real life publication, after some severe in-game interest rate cuts from Tom Nook.

According to Famitsu, Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Switch sold more than 1.88 million copies as of March 23th. The title released worldwide on March 20th, which means it managed to sell 1.88 millionphysical copies in Japan in only three days. Even more surprising is that Famitsu reported that according to its estimates, Animal Crossing had the best first-week sales ever for a Switch game in Japan.

In the months that led up to New Horizon‘s release, DOOM Eternal has been consistently paired with the former as the two games share a release date. This resulted in tons of wholesome crossover fanart, which culminated in a new animated video from 3D artist and animator The Dashing Doctor K. Said video (which was built in Source Filmmaker) brings together the worlds of Animal Crossing and DOOM, as it  imagines the Doom Slayer making a new friend in Isabelle, with the two quickly becoming best buds and working together to fight off the demons of Hell.

And Tommy Wiseau, of The Room fame, has been apparently playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons as well. A recent tweet from the infamous actor, writer, and director showed off a screenshot that contains a ton of easter eggs from The Room. His in game room contains a football sitting on a desktop, a famous piece of iconography, and even a piece of art hanging up in the background which is a recreated still frame of himself from the movie.

If you’re new to the franchise and are still unsure, our glowing review of New Horizons is a good place to start. Make sure to check out our guide on how to import art into the game using the QR code system. And be sure to read why Animal Crossing are giving our Features Editor Ryan Meitzler a semblance of routine once again.

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Allisa James

Senior Weekend Staff Writer for DualShockers. Loves JRPGs, artbooks, and anime.

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