Animal Crossing: New Horizons is definitely a game that has been encouraging creativity. Players can decorate their island home, donate to the local museum, and even create adorable custom clothing and patterns using the Able Sisters tailor shop. With the terraforming feature, gamers can even alter the very landscape of the island itself.
One New Horizons player has taken full advantage of the terraforming feature and made major changes – probably without consulting Tom Nook first! In fact, they’ve turned their entire island into a miniature replica of the Kingdom of Hyrule, as seen in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
The intrepid creator, who goes by the name VaynMaanen, reported that the project took 4 days of dedicated terraforming to complete. They shared images of their mini-Hyrule in the New Horizons Reddit community—and the results are absolutely stunning! There’s a hilly region representing the volcano Death Mountain, a cluster of homes standing in for bustling Kakariko Village, and even Blathers the owl’s museum filling in for Hyrule Castle itself. Link and Princess Zelda would surely be proud!
If you’ve got similarly huge plans for your island, you should prioritize unlocking the terraforming feature. First, work with businessman Tom Nook and his nephews Timmy and Tommy to fully upgrade the Resident Services building. Then, Tom will suggest inviting K.K. Slider, the famous canine musician, to perform a concert on your island—but K.K. will only come if you both improve your island’s scenery and increase its population by at least three new individuals.
Once K.K. has performed, Tom Nook will reward you with the Island Designer app, which allows terraforming. Creating your vision might be an arduous, expensive process, but the final result will be more than worth it.
Have you unlocked terraforming yet? How will you be designing and personalizing your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island? Let us know!