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Zelda: Breath of the Wild player crosses full map in 9 minutes with absurd creation

by Joey Davidson | April 5, 2017April 5, 2017 8:00 am PDT

YouTuber mety333 adds themselves to the ever-growing list of people who manage to make me ask “why didn’t I think of that?” when it comes to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

This gamer devised the “ultimate flying method.” They found those rail cars scattered about Death Mountain, a steel crate, stacked the two, hopped on the crate and used Magnesis to float up to the game’s ceiling. From that height, crossing the full span of Hyrule is a matter of gliding for eight-ish minutes while using plenty of stamina refilling elixirs.

Flexibility of mechanics is one of Breath of the Wild’s best features

If you think of an open world game like a blank canvas, its mechanics are the brushes and paints. A great open world game has incredible mechanics, and the two pair to create something really special. The best of the best? They give you their tools and let you go hog wild with ideas. That’s sort of why Minecraft works so well.

I think the same can be said, at least to a certain extent, of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. If you can conceive of a way to do something in this game, odds are that the game’s mechanics were designed in such a way that it will be possible. That’s the case with videos like the one in this post, and it’s why I love the game. I’ve still not beaten it, but I play it constantly.

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...