Players Can Still Use This Fan-Made Hand-Drawn Link’s Awakening Map From Over 20 Years Ago

Players Can Still Use This Fan-Made Hand-Drawn Link’s Awakening Map From Over 20 Years Ago

This hand-drawn Link's Awakening map that was created over 20 years ago can still be used on the remake today.

I have always loved remakes of games. Usually, they modernize them, give them a fresh coat of paint, and introduce series to a new batch of players who never got to play the original version. The new remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is doing all of the above. Fans new and old can explore the mysteries of Koholint Island. In fact, players can still use this fan-made hand-drawn map from over 20 years ago.

Over on r/Zelda, u/Dark-Wynd posted a picture of their own map of Koholint Island they created long ago when the original version of Link’s Awakening was released on the Game Boy. You can take a look at the map below.

[LA] Pulled out my old hand-drawn map from 20+ years ago! Still relevant! from r/zelda

Now, this isn’t just your typical “oh look a child drew something for their video game” thing. This map is extremely detailed. This must have taken the creator hours upon hours to painstakingly create.

The best part about all of this though is that it can still be used for the remake today! We just received our review copy of the game and I have gotten a few hours into the remake and so far it has been a pretty spot-on recreation of the original. Despite the replacement of the camera shop, it’s almost a one-to-one remake. I am greatly looking forward to digging deeper into the game and I might even break out this handy map to help me along the way.