Nintendo has been riding high after the launch of the Nintendo Switch, thanks in large part to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. While the title hearkens back to the original game in the series where exploration and discovery were the key components, the Nintendo Switch and Wii U release enables players to use their creativity to overcome all sorts of challenges or obstacles. Already, players have demonstrated an ability to think outside the box to assist in skipping entire sections of dungeons, defeat enemies in weird and quirky ways, and even use game mechanics to accomplish a task which the developers may not have originally considered.
Other players have developed a habit of exploring the game through crafted objects or machines. Considering just how large the map in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is, why not cruise around the land in style? After showing fans how to paraglide across the entire map last week, YouTuber mety333 is at it again, this time adding a little Mario Kart 8 action into the game with a custom built go kart.
Before players can get started zooming around the open spaces and green fields, the following materials are required in order to get started with creating the vehicle. Thankfully, the list is fairly short and simple.
- 1 Metal Treasure Chest
- 1 Mine cart
Both items can be acquired in the northern part of the map on Death Mountain. For the mine cart, one can be found near the Goron Hot Springs, southeast of Goron City. Metal chests are fairly common in this area as well, though one can typically be obtained in many of the nearby Lizalfos encampments as well.
Assemble and Drive!
With both items acquired, the go kart can now be assembled. The process is fairly straightforward as players only need to place the metal box inside of the mine cart using Link’s incredibly powerful Magnesis Rune. At this point, hop in and using that same magnesis ability on the treasure chest, players can actually propel themselves almost like driving a vehicle. Thanks to a small socket type of open space in the front of the cart, the chest is nearly held in place as the player uses the rune to move it around similar to a steering wheel. Plus, mety333 manages to pull off a few stunts like drifts as well.
Things to Consider
As cool and fun as this technique may be, it’s not foolproof. Unfortunately, the nature of that open space in the cart does allow the treasure chest to slip out of place fairly often. At that point, the cart stops moving, requiring the driver to stop and navigate the item back into its original position. Because of this, it’s probably best to use this method only in ideal circumstances like flat terrain and open fields. As mety333 points out, however, the potential frustration of the chest getting pulled out is outweighed by the experience of moving fast around the game world.
Discovered any other cool or alternative methods of travel in your Breath of the Wild playthrough? Let us know in the comments.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available now for Nintendo Switch and Wii U.
Source: Mety333 – YouTube