The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is going to be four years old in just a couple of months from now. And yet, if you think that’s stopped people from playing or if you think you’ve seen everything the game has to offer, prepare for a reality check that hits harder than an Ancient Arrow to the face.
With Breath of the Wild’s extraordinary physics engine, the amazing amount of freedom offered when it comes to combat, and the ability to combine magic and skills in creative ways, we’ve seen some unbelievable feats shared from players that even Zelda developers themselves barely believed possible. Despite awe-inspiring clips of the game going viral with solid regularity over these four years, however, it would be no exaggeration to say that Twitter user @smaho_neko has somehow managed to raise the bar significantly.
In their latest clip, Neko uses a deadly combination of Stasis, Cryonis, and Bomb Runes to send a Guardian flying miles into the air — spinning faster than Sonic spin-dashing through a shuttle loop — before putting the blighter out of its misery with a pinpoint-accurate bow shot. I’m not doing this clip any justice by trying to describe it, so it’s best you simply see for yourself:
— ゼルダねこ(Neko) (@smaho_neko) January 24, 2021
This isn’t the first time that Neko has turned Breath of the Wild’s terrifying antagonists into mere playthings, of course. In case you missed it, the following clip went viral a couple of weeks back, with Link landing an aerial shot that would send Hawkeye himself retiring from his illustrious gig at the Avengers Compound. This may just be my favorite Breath of the Wild clip ever, which is not an accolade I am willing to throw out nonchalantly:
— ゼルダねこ(Neko) (@smaho_neko) January 10, 2021
If that wasn’t enough to crown Neko as the true Hero of the Wild, he has an entire list of other “trick shots” he’s shared. And here I am still trying to get the hang of a simple parry.
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