Mario Kart 8 Hyrule
Image: Nintendo Life

Update [Wed 8th Mar, 2023 09:40]: Since publishing this article, the video is no longer available on YouTube. Instead, the video has been replaced with the statement: "This video contains content from Nintendo, who has blocked it on copyright grounds".

We've updated this article to include RiazorMC's tweet, which shows off the full course, and removed the video.

Original article [Tue 7th Mar, 2023 10:00 GMT]: We already know that the Legend of Zelda and Mario Kart are a match made in heaven thanks to Hyrule Circuit in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. We're quite surprised we haven't seen another Zelda-themed course in the game, to be honest. But, don't worry, modder and YouTuber RiazorMC has taken matters into their own hands and popped the world of Ocarina of Time into Mario Kart (via Twitter).

Zelda Ocarina of Time Circuit is a custom track mod from RiazorMC and is based on the 3DS remake's version of Hyrule. The course starts at the mouth of the Deku Tree and takes the racers through Kokiri Forest, Hyrule Field, Gerudo Valley, and Lake Hylia — where there's a spectacular gliding section going from the Valley to the Lake.

Everything has been considered, from underwater travel to even the lap names — the course one big line rather than being a three-lap round race. The race finishes at the top of Death Mountain after a tense finish that sees Mario targeted by an infamous blue shell.

At the moment, the course itself seems very open, and it might be a little tricky to navigate because of the lack of directional arrows and barriers, but we're really impressed with just how well the track is put together, and just how cool it is to drive through Ocarina of Time's world. We'd love to see more crossover tracks in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, but this will have to do for now.

Give the video at the top a watch right now, and let us know in the comments if you want to speed into Hyrule Fields in Mario Kart 8.

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