The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Player Builds Working Paddle Boats

An individual playing The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom recently showcased their amazing self-made paddle boat. Released on May 12th, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been a source of entertainment for players, who have been having fun exploring the various options presented by the game’s Ultrahand tools, such as the construction of various structures and vehicles.

Set in the aftermath of Breath of the Wild, Tears of the Kingdom is one of the few direct sequels in The Legend of Zelda franchise. The core gameplay remains similar, though Link is now endowed with new powers such as Recall, Fuse and Ascend. Among them, Ultrahand stands out, which gives players the opportunity to create custom buildings and vehicles.

proud of my current paddle boat design, practical side is that wheels take a lot less battery than fans
by u/No-Frogs in tearsofthekingdom

Recently, Reddit No-Frogs released some Tears of the Kingdom vehicle designs and then posted a video clip of their paddle boat design. This craft had a wooden plank deck and a log functioning as a pontoon. The steering apparatus was placed at the front with vehicle wheels on either side. This setup drove the boat forward with two wooden paddle wheels which were spun by the wheels.

As the paddles hit the ground, the boat struggles to break away from the shore. Unfortunately, the wheels attached to the axles, which are designed to spin the paddles, do not aid in navigating the sandy terrain. However, once the boat reaches deeper water, the ride is much more comfortable. Maybe a Tears of the Kingdom fan will come up with a way to raise and lower the paddles to make the boat amphibious. Or, it may be simpler to just construct a dock.

It is the second vessel which No-Frogs have made and uploaded on the Tears of the Kingdom subreddit. The initial one was more complex with two wooden pontoons, equipped with fans and oars. Their latest model, however, has a distinct construction with three rotatable wooden slats connected in a line. No-Frogs posted a comment that they attempted to construct a double-decker boat but it was too heavy to be mobile.

It is interesting to note that No-Frogs’ boat looks similar to one of the vehicles featured in the pre-release test footage for Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. While No-Frogs’ vessel offers a much smoother experience, the resemblance can probably be attributed to the restrictions of the vehicle building process in Tears of the Kingdom.

Nintendo Switch players can now experience The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.