First ever run through the original Legend of Zelda done! I mapped the game as I went and it was a ton of fun!
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What is that map?
Just like the 1980’s all over again
Now do the 2nd quest
My parents literally did exactly this for me and my brothers when it first came out
How did you draw the exact amount of squares beforehand?🕵🏻♂️
i just started playing this again on the switch, seeing your handdrawn map inspired me to make something similar (because i still get lost LOL)
awesome! this is perfect
Wooo flashback to me and my dad mapping it out. Thanks for this. Now you have to add all the secret spots, and replay it 1000 times
I still remembered where to go and where hidden items were. Not all but some at least. I played the original about 30 years ago… Amazing what the brain can do.
I always thought about doing a shadowbox style carving of the map, but never got around to going it.
Should look up the 3d printed maps people have made, they are pretty cool!
That looks actual awesome!!!😎
Man is playing Etrian Odyssey Zelda version
This seems like an odd choice of game to do this with because the instruction booklet contained a map already.
Wow, that’s pretty impressive.
I like that style of drawing, well done gamer.
As someone who played the original Zelda back when it released it makes me really happy people are still playing this game. I don’t know why, I just have such good memories playing this game.
Your Switch is covering the Lost Woods portion of the map, and that makes me curious about how you mapped it.
Did you map the dungeons as well?
Love it! I’d frame this to cherish the memories!
Edit: Or roll it up like a treasure map!
Now play it again. The levels are in different locations
When I originally got this game for the NES it came with a map of the overworld. This is so well done OP
After looking at the comments, I feel like OP has his own little print shop as a side gig. If not, OP, you’d be really good at that! Amazing work!
When I played this game for the first time and beat it, it was a couple of years ago and I did it on my Nintendo classic and I used to walk through and the whole time. I just thought to myself how the hell am I supposed to know this is supposed to be here? This wall looks like every other wall. This bush looks like every other bush what the shit.
If you bought the game when it originally came out it had a trifold map of the game like this.
So, funny story. I grew up in the 90’s and we had both an NES and a SNES in the living room. That meant that playing games usually became a family affair. And we had a ton of games for that both. And if we didn’t have it, a close family friend owned the local video rental store. They had no problem loaning us whatever games we wanted.
Over the years, it gravitated from the family Nintendo to Mom’s Nintendo. Dad buying a PS1 and Twisted Metal 2 changed my loyalties so I didn’t care that Mom had stolen the Super Nintendo.
Fast forward to the early 2000’s and I had just graduated, my parents had gotten divorced, and Dad got the house and everything in it. That meant the SNES too. What I discovered shocked me. She had created detailed maps of almost every game. Where power ups were located. Boss strategies. Every possible combination of the match card game from Mario 3 on the NES. Just notebooks and binders full of home made strategy guides.
Sadly, they were all lost to a tornado just within the last few years.
Could you do the same with NES “Willow”
In Megaman X3, you get a helmet upgrade that shows you a map of the level you’re on. Might be more of an undertaking than these.
Crazy how this many years later people are still using graph paper to map the game. My father has a binder of all the dungeons and over world that he meticulously did back in 1986.
Congratulations, and that is a good looking map! I’m working on the same thing right now, except my map isn’t artistic like yours, just a sketch of what tiles connect where with landmarks.