As I have said in the past I am always on the lookout for new and interesting Zelda related things, but this time I found something fairly creative. A member of the Chicago Improv named Bacon has recreated the rail “L” map of Chicago in the form of the overworld map from A Link to the Past. The picture perfectly recreates the look of the overworld only the various roads are rail lines with rupees representing the stops and each line ending in a treasure chest. The Loop looks like a miniature version of Hyrule Castle with a key in the bottom corner that gives a blow up detail.
Jump inside to check it out for yourself.
Monday mornings aren’t the friendliest on a crowded brown line train to the loop. Everyone thinking about the week of work ahead of them and all the bad decisions they made over the weekend. So when I got on the brown line last Monday I was very surprised to be greeted with a friendly, “Hey, you’re that guy who makes the L maps!” It was a short, brown haired girl who I would never expect to be a video game nerd. She then said, “You need to do A Link to the Past next.”
I had already been bombarded with requests for a Zelda map so I knew it had to be done and I was actually already working on it. A Link to the Past has a very detailed art style and unique pallet so creating this map was a lot different experience than my first two. The image below will print nicely on a 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper. There are also links to high quality, professional prints below.
Well I do love almost anything A Link to the Past and I think this was incredibly creative, but having only been to Chicago once in my life and never been on the rail system I really do not know the marks on this map. I hope it does make some more sense to those who know the city a little more than I. Looking over their site some more I found the same map recreated in Super Mario World and Super Mario 3 style.