For many retro gamers, it’s a hard choice to make when it comes to picking the greatest game in the Legend of Zelda series. While many will vouch for the Nintendo 64 classic, or the Super Nintendo epic, there’s still a vocal minority that stand by the Game Boy’s timeless entry in Link’s Awakening. One fan of the portable quest has decided to give it a more modern feel by porting the game to the Nintendo 64 using the Ocarina of Time engine.
Arriving as a fully fledged ROM hack of Ocarina of Time, Link’s Awakening 64 is a complete rebuild of the Nintendo 64 title from the ground up. With only the core engine of the N64 adventure remaining, Link’s Awakening 64 adapts all of the once 2D environments from the Game Boy into expansive and explorative locations. This sees the likes of Mabe Village taking on a more tangible form with familiar sights such as Bow Wow the dog bouncing around town, and even the iconic shops and challenge rooms too.
As it stands the patch for this ROM hack is yet to be made available, however, the creator has been posting regular updates and gameplay videos online. With the latest trailer showcasing a completed version one, we can only assume that Zelda fanatics eager to try this new development won’t be waiting much longer.
Link’s Awakening 64 (Nintendo 64 ROM Hack) Gameplay
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