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A Link to the Fan Past Shows Amazing World Map Cross Stitch

An artistic gamer decides to use his talent for cross-stitching to create an incredible recreation of the world map of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

Zelda A Link to the Past Fan Shows Incredible World Map Cross Stitch

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past was released in 1991 for the SNES, and since then it has become a fan favorite. One of the reasons for its success was the vast world players could explore. Playing as Link, players traveled to many exciting locations in the kingdom of Hyrule during the adventure. To help players orient themselves, the game included a world map showing Link’s location in relation to Hyrule’s many landmarks. Recently, a fan decided to recreate this iconic card in an interesting medium.


In a post on Reddit, a user known as oldmanchadly shared a photo of a recent cross stitch project he was working on. What made this particular piece of art stand out was that the Reddit user decided to recreate the world map from A link to the past. Remarkably, they had managed to make a close facsimile of the map seen in the classic SNES game. In order to achieve this incredible resemblance, they used the same top-down perspective and pixelated art style. Some of the iconic locations recreated on the world map were Kakariko Village, Death Mountain, Desert of Mystery, and Hyrule Castle, to name a few.

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In addition to showing the recreated Zelda map in a picture, oldmanchadly shared some details behind making the cross stitch. They revealed that they started the project over a year ago and since then they have been working on it for 316 days. While the design was already gorgeous, they revealed that they were only 74% complete. According to the creator, they had about 33,000 stitches left to complete the card. If all goes according to plan, they hoped to complete the project by the summer.

Unsurprisingly, a number of Zelda Reddit fans noticed this amazing world map cross stitch from A link to the past. With over 660 upvotes in a single day, many were impressed with the work that went into the project. Additionally, some pointed out that the design looked as good as the map seen in-game. “Legit thought I was looking at a screencap. Great job!” said squarefan80 on Reddit.

While this cross-stitch map of Link to the past is undoubtedly impressive, it’s far from the only piece of art made by passionate fans in the past couple of weeks. For example, another player recently baked an amazing pie that looked like Majora’s mask worn by Skull Kid. As Gamers Revisit These Retro Zelda titles, it will be interesting to see what creations fans come up with next.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is available on the SNES and Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pass.

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