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.
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 HouseHaunted GroveGreat SwampEastern PalaceDesert of MysteryLost WoodsKakariko VillageHyrule CastleDeath Mountain/Waterfall of WishingEastern PalaceFull 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.