Link’s Awakening recreated with Far Cry 3 map editor

BastianFebruary 13th, 2013 by Bastian

[news post contributed by Jack L.]

Far Cry 3, an open world action adventure sandbox game, has been largely praised for its extensive map editor. A YouTube user under the name SypherAP has recently used this tool to recreate a portion of the overworld of the Game Boy game Link’s Awakening.

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The video opens by showing what part of the world map has been recreated and proceeds with the creator roaming around to showcase key points of the map that represent buildings or areas from Link’s Awakening. The main area of the overworld created consists mainly of the town and a small chunk of the forest section. Other key elements of this area have also been created such as rock formations and paths that follow the level design of the Game Boy Color classic very closely.

View the video below.

So what do you think? Did the fan do a decent job reinterpreting Link’s Awakening in Far Cry 3′s map editor? Have you played Far Cry 3 yourself? Let us know in the comments below!

Sources: YouTube

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  • Nevan Lowe

    FIRST! I wanna get FarCry 3 now!

  • Martin

    Very awesome idea, I’d love to see this done with a Borderlands Sand box editor if there is one, the style of borderlands would better reflect it I think. :)

  • Jean

    Ow…that made my thumb hurt just from watching it =__= Not bad I guess, but it’s hard to see the resemblance to some areas right away. I wish they would have done a couple of more iconic areas of Koholint, but I haven’t played farcry 3 so I don’t know what it’s map editing capabilities are.

  • Clem

    It would have made it a lot easier to recognize the areas if it had shown the corresponding game-boy versions at the same time like in the video’s thumbnail.

    • Guy

      agreed. Its very difficult to recognize anything.

    • gamer

      I’m sure the person who did this spent a lot of time working on it. But, it’s hard to see the parallel between this and the island from LA. Just has no Zelda feel to it whatsoever.

  • itsameluigi1290

    No top comment?


    • Spenfen

      This isn’t YouTube. It’s Disqus, and there are no top comments. And you should try to stay on topic here.

      So enjoy the amazing video above.

      • itsameluigi1290

        Oh. Well TECHNICALLY there are top comments, it’s just whoever gets the most votes up.

        And, uh, I don’t really know what Far Cry is, so I can’t say much about it.

  • Jam9t3

    Damn those graphics look too nice, Im buying Farcry, NOW.

  • linkasourous

    AGH Why do I always see “Far Cry” as “FART CRY?!!??”

    • Clockwerk Orange


  • Kravik

    Now, just imagine if a fan of that sort, mastered a real 3D model creator! ..

  • zombie_eat_flesh

    Relocating your thumb…..

    (Lie down; try not to cry; cry a lot)

  • Vink

    If this were ocarina of time/MM/WW/TP or SS map, it would be easier to recognize.

  • Vink

    Should of done a bridseye view of the map, would’ve been easier to recognize.

  • Tito Burgess

    he must have worked his butt off.

  • Adventurer of Hyrule

    A link to the past still looks better. Its really hard to distinguish the landmarks when the graphics are so realistic and mundane.

  • Heroine of Time

    I really wish they hadn’t skipped around so much! They should have made it one continuous video of them walkthing through their recreation. I recognized a few obvious landmarks, like Madam MeowMeow’s house or the well, but other than that I was very confused. The least they could have done was shown the area corresponding area on the map; I had absolutely no idea where they we when they were out in the field with no buildings around or anything.

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