Even though The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild released over a year ago, the game is just so darn good that people are still playing, whether for the shear enjoyment, to attempt speedruns, or even to mess around with game mechanics to pull off impressive tricks. Twitter user Zant is the latter, and has found a way to blast off to the top of Hyrule castle using, of all things, bananas.
There are lots of wild tricks that can be performed in Breath of the Wild utilizing the Sheikah Slate in clever ways. In this case, the stasis ability is what Zant uses for his trick to work.
Essentially, Zant drops a banana on the slab that will be used as his mode of transportation, then lights it on fire to get it cooking. He uses stasis, launches the slab, then picks up the banana mid-flight which prompts the message that he has received a new item. This resets stasis so that he can use it again while in the air. After which he continues to reset stasis with a few other workarounds, such as the amiibo feature, to keep heading towards the castle. Then it is a simple matter of gliding to his destination, the top of Hyrule Castle.
For the full details, head to his Twitter, where he lays out an explanation of how the trick works, as well as a video where he demonstrates the power of bananas.
Okay this is one of the craziest things i've done in BotW. I used a slab to do a quadruple launch finished with a super launch all the way to the top of Hyrule Castle.
The fact that this is possible illustrates the power of modern BotW tech. pic.twitter.com/55RO9CGabR
— Zant ✈️ (@Zants) August 15, 2018
In other Legend of Zelda news, the often convoluted timeline for the series received a major alteration recently. The games branch out after Ocarina of Time, and the titles all fit into one of three timelines. Fans have spent a lot of time trying to figure out where Breath of the Wild takes place, but Nintendo has recently confirmed which timeline it sits on: all of them. Breath of the Wild is a convergence point where all timelines (ahem) link together. Wild stuff.
It will be a bit until the next title in the series is announced, so gamers will have to get their Zelda fill however they can. Discovering and performing tricks like the one above is one way, or they can have fun with some of the elements of the series in other games, like the upcoming Monster Hunter crossover with The Legend of Zelda.
In a little over a week, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate will release on the Switch, and with it will be a collaboration between the two series. Players will be able to don outfits from Breath of the Wild, as well as wield certain weaponry. Of course the Palicoes are also getting in on the action, and can be dressed up as either a Korok or Toon Link.