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Google Maps has a legendary ‘Zelda’ Easter egg today

Here, take this!


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Mar 4, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 3:24 am CDT

Google’s latest Easter egg companion is bound to make your next Google Maps venture a little less dangerous.

What’s likely in honor of the release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for Wii U today, Google replaced the little figure that allows you to switch to street view to Legend of Zelda’s Link, who will now lead you to your destination—or treasure, although that one isn’t guaranteed.

You don’t have to change your settings to access the Easter egg. All you need to do is search for any place (or just leave the map as is) and you’ll see Link sitting in the bottom right hand corner in his classic green outfit with his Master Sword and shield in hand. Just drag him onto the map as you would the regular street view cursor, and you’re ready to explore.

Google Maps

You won’t be able to get to Hyrule from here, but you can take Link anywhere in the world, whether you need directions or happen to check some of the places the character might go. Best to be on the lookout for any possible hidden Triforces along the way.

Google Maps

Google Maps

H/T Gamespot | Photo via Farley Santos/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Mar 4, 2016, 2:00 pm CST