Ask Nintendo fans what their favorite Zelda game is and there is a very strong chance that they will plump for either the Nintendo 64 classic Ocarina of Time or the older SNES hit A Link To The Past. Both are considered some of the best examples of adventure games ever made and are cherished by millions as important gaming experiences. Considering all of that it should come as no surprise that someone has finally decided to combine the two into one game.
The remake, dubbed OOT 2D by its creators, is a new version of Ocarina of Time in the style of A Link To The Past. The video above shows off the work that the 10 developers have done so far. As you can see, the game world has been recreated in the top-down 2D view associated with earlier Legend of Zelda games. The team behind OOT 2D say that they are redrawing all the cutscenes from the original Nintendo 64 title, programming all the enemy A.I. to fit in with the new gameplay and re-recording the distinctive music to resemble more closely games from the 16-bit era.
While the team have only completed 10% of the total work what they have done looks and sounds great, specially as this isn’t s Rom hack of any previous game and is being built entirely from the ground up. If you want to stir up childhood memories or find out more information about the project, you can head over to the official site, which also has a playable demo available to download.
In the past Nintendo has taken a fairly firm stance when it comes to fan remakes and other projects that make use of their intellectual property so they might take issue with OOT 2D in the near future. Especially as they have recently released games based on these properties in the form of Ocarina of Time 3D and A Link Between Worlds.