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YouTuber bridges the generational gamer gap by remaking The Legend of Zelda in Fortnite

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At the end of last year, Epic Games released Fortnite Creative, a sandbox level creator that injects a bit of Minecraft into the popular battle royale phenomenon that’s given kids, cool adults, and Ellen DeGeneres audience members free reign to floss in front of cameras. Fortnite Creative has been out for over a year, and yeah, there’s some pretty impressive maps out there, from ones recreating Portal to one that’s an actual working iPhone. But, honestly, none really pull at the old soul’s heart quite like YouTuber Mustard’s faithful overworld recreation of the original 1986 NES classic, The Legend of Zelda.

In the above video, Mustard breaks down how he created the original Legend of Zelda’s overworld—complete with nine dungeons (!) and a final boss level—using less than 10 different textures. A closer look into the dungeons reveal how he created each with its own distinct feeling, even within Fortnite Creator’s limitations. There’s no projectile-flinging enemies, but there is plenty of running, jumping, cannon-blasting and, this still being Fortnite, gunning.


There’s also 30 hidden coins that can be found throughout the map. Collecting them all unlocks a hidden room in the map’s final dungeon. Mustard, however, won’t spoil what’s inside. He does, though, flaunt the entire map and its dungeons, so those interested in playing might want to keep that in mind.

Download the map on your preferred Fortnite platform via map code 2326-3456-6999. Otherwise, enjoy a very joyful Mustard nerding out over his own creation above.

Kevin Cortez writes on the internet. He wrote this. Follow his dumb tweets @kevvincortez.

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