Fans breathe new 2D life into ‘Ocarina of Time’ for PC


If there’s one game that stands out as my favorite game of all time (and the game that started it all for me, mind you), it’d be Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. I don’t know how much clearer I can be about that. Even today, two decades and some change later, ALttP has aged wonderfully, still captivating new and seasoned gamers alike. I would even venture to say that I didn’t like playing Ocarina of Time nearly as much, if only because I preferred its predecessor’s charm and art style. And let’s be honest, 3D games back in the day weren’t always the most pleasant to look at. However, it looks like I’m not alone in that assessment as some avid fans are trying to recreate OoT on PC with the timeless 2D aesthetic of ALttP.

Now, I know this isn’t the first time someone has undertaken this project. In fact, I remember reading similar news almost ten years ago, with developers coming and going like dust in the wind. It looks like this time, though, the OoT 2D team means business.

Though the project isn’t at all near completion, you can play what’s available so far. According to their website, the game is just 10% complete, so there’s still a ways to go, its finality uncertain. Even if the team follows through, it’ll be interesting to see how Nintendo reacts as a few loyal fans try to put a new spin on a beloved and wildly popular franchise.

Source: OoT 2D

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