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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom players are already building ridiculous contraptions
Players put Nintendo’s creation tools to the test
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been available for just over 24 hours, and players are already sharing their imaginative contraptions built with its suite of creation tools.
The Switch sequel’s core mechanic allows players to fuse items together in order to create virtually anything from vehicles, to new weapons, shields or projectiles.
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For example, players could build a boat using the cut down trunks of nearby trees and a mechanical fan. Or they could create a flame-breathing sword by attaching a flamethrower to their weapon.
Expectedly, in Tears of the Kingdom’s early sections, players have already come up with some ridiculous contraptions:
One combination that’s proving popular in the early game is the discovery that you can fuse your shield with a minecart and, using the shield surf ability, essentially transform the game into a Zelda Tony Hawk’s.
Attempting to shield surf with different items fused to your sheild also leads to unexpected results.
One of Tears of the Kingdom’s most popular mechanics during the early game are the Korok.
These returning, pint-sized creatures challenge players to help reunite them with their lost friends using any means necessary – and that’s exactly what some players have been doing.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a sequel to Breath of the Wild without some spectacular fails – nor a builder-based game without the immediate creation of immature content.
(NSFW warning on the final video)
Following years of delays, the highly anticipated Switch sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild released on May 12.
VGC’s The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom review calls the title “easily one of the very best games on Nintendo Switch”.
Other critics have heaped praise on the game in their write-ups too, with most agreeing it’s a worthy sequel to one of the generation’s best games and one of the long-running franchise’s high points.
You can read all the key verdicts over in our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom review round-up.