Tears of the Kingdoms Builders Have Graduated to Looney Tunes Traps and Podracers
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is an endless viral video generator. Since the game came out last week, players have surprised and delighted us with some of the things they’ve been able to do with Ultrahand. It’s truly a game best suited for the social media age, as watching other people’s gameplay clips could spark inspiration for something you want to try out yourself.
When we highlighted some of the best Tears of the Kingdom player creations last week, we showed you some genuinely impressive mechs and vehicles. This time, we’re getting a little funnier with it, as players have been sharing some hilarious contraptions and moments that look like they came straight out of a Looney Tunes cartoon.
Link Tricks a Bokoblin Into Getting Crushed
Sure, you can just whack a Bokoblin with a stick a few times to take it out, or you can do this. Over on Reddit, u/Youngstown_Mafia posted a hilarious clip of what can happen when you take a Bokoblin’s weapon away.
Here’s how they did it. Using a Zonai Mirror, Link blinds the Bokoblin, causing it to drop its weapon. Our hero runs over and snatches the weapon away before the enemy has a chance to recover it. Naturally, the Bokoblin starts scrounging around for a new weapon. But when it picks up the weapon the player rigged to a trap, it’s instantly crushed by a giant crate. To complete the show, explosions ensue, of course.
Spring Is Here
Back on the Looney Tunes tactics pic.twitter.com/LdHJVKyuEt
— Graeme (@gw0001) May 22, 2023
In a similar post, Twitter user @gw0001 posted a video clip where Link tricks a Moblin to walk straight into his trap. The Moblin is chasing Link down through Hyrule field, but Link leads it straight to a spring device he’s created using Zonai materials and wood. The sound of the spring crunching on impact is super satisfying, as the Moblin is sent flying.
Now This Is Podracing!
We’ve seen your crazy gundam mechs, but how about a podracer straight out of Star Wars? Reddit user meatswipe posted a video of Link zooming around the Tarrey Town race track on a very impressive Star Wars podracer with a Zonai spin. Constructed with wheels, fans, a wooden beam, a steering stick, and a handful of other parts, this player was able to channel their inner Annie while flying around the course. Hopefully this Link doesn’t grow up and turn to the dark side…
Fusing the Right Thing Can Send Enemies Flying
LOL LOONEY TUNES ASS GAMES#TearsOfTheKingdom pic.twitter.com/q3x1Yl5x7W
— Jiikae (@Jiikae) May 13, 2023
Ultrahand has been getting most of the love on social media, but don’t forget about Fuse! Twitter user @Jiikae wanted to learn what would happen if you fuse a Zonai Balloon to Link’s weapon. The answer? It absolutely launches enemies across the map, giving us another fun Looney Tunes-esque clip for the highlight reel.
Tick, Tick, Boom!
This looney tunes stuff kills me every time. #TearsOfTheKingdom #Zelda #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/oIawiajFV0
— Brendan Graeber (@Ragga_Fragga) May 22, 2023
IGN’s own Brendan Graeber — who also recently showed off his Tears of the Kingdom Korok house party — posted another clip where an enemy gets fooled into picking up Link’s weapon. This time, it’s a Zonai Time Bomb attached that detonates shortly after our poor Moblin picks it up, causing it to get launched off the edge of a cliff.
Tears of the Kingdom is just Nintendo’s answer to Looney Tunes prove me wrong pic.twitter.com/u6tZ4uuqRR
— liccnuke (@liccnuke) May 18, 2023
One of my favorite things about Tears of the Kingdom so far is that the failures are just as fun and memorable as the accomplishments. And usually, the times where things go wrong are way funnier than when they go right. This next clip is an example of just that. Coming from @liccnuke on Twitter, Link was for some reason trying to haul a pile of explosive barrels on a Zonai wing. Well, Link’s Zonai battery runs out of charge, the Wing slams into the ground, and… You can probably guess what happens next.
Link Becomes a Horse Groomer
got a stinky horsey?
well come on down to the Steed Sprayer Shower Service™ and make their fur all squeaky clean!#TearsOfTheKingdom pic.twitter.com/sJDy5P8O7V
— 💙ambi☁️ (@aquatic_ambi) May 20, 2023
Our final clip today is a little bit different, this time focusing on the many horses that roam around Hyrule. While Twitter user @aquatic_ambi isn’t the first to give Link a new career (like a truck driver, for example) it’s the first we’ve seen of Link entering the animal care business. At Steed Sprayer Shower Service, Link has created a place for horses to get squeaky clean. But when the fountains are activated, it’s clear the horses don’t like it. Like, at all. Eventually, one of the horses breaks out of the building, causing damage to the business. Hopefully Steed Sprayer Shower Service has good insurance.
Do these creations inspire you, or make you feel like your Link is a caveman by comparison? What’s your favorite Tears of the Kingdom creation so far? Let us know in the comments.
And for help with everything Tears of the Kingdom, take a look at our Tears of the Kingdom Walkthrough and Guide about making your way through Hyrule. In fact, you can start here:
Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly identitied a Breath of the Wild clip as being from Tears of the Kingdom.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video game and entertainment news. He has over seven years of experience in the gaming industry with bylines at IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine, and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.
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