The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Going 16-Bit in Fan Remake

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Going 16-Bit in Fan Remake

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is ditching its 3D graphics with a fan made remake that will transform into a 16-bit SNES game.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is easily one of the most important milestones in 3D gaming, providing players with a fleshed out world they could traverse and explore to their heart's content. It was a landmark moment for video games that left players so enamored that many would claim that it still hasn't been surpassed today. It only makes sense then that some of those same players would launch an effort to transform the famous game into a 2D throwback.

That, at least, is the aim of the OOT2D, an ongoing fan project working to recreate Ocarina of Time in the style of its 16-bit predecessor The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The group's goals include recreating the game's soundtrack, day/night cycle and even its cutscenes, all in the style of a SNES game. The project itself isn't very far along yet, probably owing to the fact that its founders are creating everything from scratch. Even so, a playable demo is already available for download.

Just speaking personally, while their objective strikes me as a being a bit odd considering what Ocarina of Time represents, I'd be lying if I said that the current pieces of finished product don't look cool. As much as I love Ocarina, I have a tremendous soft spot for A Link to the Past. The idea, in turn, of being able to experience one of my favorite games in the style of another one of my favorite games just holds some undeniable appeal.

Source: Kotaku

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So... someone new has set out to do Ocarina of Time in 2D? Has it been around 7 years since the previous attempt met its demise?

(Now what are the odds of it getting a cease and desist from Nintendo?)

Wait, but there already is a 16-bit version where the Hero must get 3 macguffins then get 8 more macguffins to save the Princess and Hyrule, as well as stop Ganon. We called it A Link to the Past. XP

In all seriousness, this looks cool. But I agree with the notion that this may receive the big stamp of "Cease and Desist." Especially since this is the Zelda franchise which is still both popular and not being put on shelves for 10-25 years at a time. *glances at dusty closet filled with the F-Zero IP, Ice Climbers, Eternal Darkness, etc*

it... it's so beautiful :D''''

So how long before Nintendo issues a cease and desist?

It's going to happen, the question is when.

Okay, roll up, roll up! Place your bets here!

How long do YOU think it'll last until Nintendo shuts it down?

If you're right you might even win a nice pair of used pantaloons!

Neronium:
Wait, but there already is a 16-bit version where the Hero must get 3 macguffins then get 5 more macguffins to save the Princess and Hyrule, as well as stop Ganon. We called it A Link to the Past. XP

In all seriousness, this looks cool. But I agree with the notion that this may receive the big stamp of "Cease and Desist." Especially since this is the Zelda franchise which is still both popular and not being put on shelves for 10-25 years at a time. *glances at dusty closet filled with the F-Zero IP, Ice Climbers, Eternal Darkness, etc*

We were hardcore back in the day, it was 8 macguffins to get after the initial 3 macguffins.

RandV80:

We were hardcore back in the day, it was 8 macguffins to get after the initial 3 macguffins.

Whoops, forgot that. Been a while since I fully played through Ocarina of Time in 2D A Link to the Past. Should really do another run through...but then I have to fight against Moldorm again! >.<
(still the most annoying Zelda boss to date if you ask me)

Yeah, because OoT 2D remakes always get finished.

P.S. Thanks

If the guys are having fun doing it, that's great, but I don't really see the point. OoT was one of the first "awesome-3D-look-at-these-huge-open-spaces" game. You're basically killing the thing that made it what it was.

On the other hand, it does look so damn cute ^^

Looks good the only I problem I have is that they announced it when it wasn't finished, with these fan projects wait until you are done so you can at least complete the project without getting shutdown, that way even if you release it and you get C&D someone else probably would have backed it up.

Not Lord Atkin:
So how long before Nintendo issues a cease and desist?

It's going to happen, the question is when.

Mother 4 hasn't been shut down yet......... Until that project either gets shot down or released, I'll remain neutral towards fan-projects like these.

This is, what, the 13th OOT2D project to crop up since the original went down? It didn't happen in 03, it's not gonna happen in 14.

Yeaaah looks cool but Nintendo wouldn't let that fly

Toblo1:

Mother 4 hasn't been shut down yet......... Until that project either gets shot down or released, I'll remain neutral towards fan-projects like these.

Nintendo doesn't mind projects involving the IPs they rarely use most of the time. But for the IP that they use a lot, like Mario and Zelda, they order Cease and Desists much more. As others have said in this thread, this isn't the first attempt at something like this, and every other attempt has ended with C&Ds from Nintendo.

Looks neat and all... but I bet Nintendo's gonna be assholes about copyrights and shut this down... *SIGH*

A Day/Night cycle in kokiri village... FAIL

Why are you talking about it before it's done? Enjoy your cease and desist letter.

maybe now Arin will stop bitching about it
OT: it sure is ambitious, I wonder if it will play like its own thing or if it will go full-on link to the past
hope it's the former, I never really liked how link to the past played

Well done! Can you do Majora's Mask next? Please? It's so awesome.

C&D in 3...2...1...

At least the Chono-Trigger fan game was 98%-ish complete when they revealed it and the C&D letter went out. If you're gonna do something like this, wait till it's pretty much done before painting a target on your head.

Well it looks nice, but I'm almost 100% positive that either they are going to realize that their ambition is greater than their ability and give up like many mod/game attempts, or simply get C&D-ed because this is Nintendo and Nintendo is the worst.

StewShearer:
It only makes sense them that some of those same players would launch an effort to transform the famous game into a 2D throwback.

typo

StewShearer:
It was a landmark moment for video games that left players so enamored that many would claim that it still hasn't been surpassed today. It only makes sense them that some of those same players would launch an effort to transform the famous game into a 2D throwback.

That is one hell of a leap in logic. It hasn't been surpassed... so OBVIOUSLY someone had to downgrade it.

How is that even a connection?

teh_Canape:
maybe now Arin will stop bitching about it

He would still find some things to complain about. XD

OT: It's a neat idea, but it's been attempted so many times and subsequently shut down. I don't see this one ending up any better.

Personally, I would love to see someone tackle making a 3D version of a 2D Zelda game. Hopefully Nintendo will try that eventually.

Hero of Lime:

He would still find some things to complain about. XD

OT: It's a neat idea, but it's been attempted so many times and subsequently shut down. I don't see this one ending up any better.

Personally, I would love to see someone tackle making a 3D version of a 2D Zelda game. Hopefully Nintendo will try that eventually.

I say do it for the first one. I'm surprise the first game hasn't received some sort of remake or graphical update like how games in the Mario Allstars did. I say do it for the first game primarily though because the first Zelda has aged horribly. Clunky controls are one of the biggest problems with it, since you can't go in 8 directions in the first Zelda game.

Neronium:

Hero of Lime:

He would still find some things to complain about. XD

OT: It's a neat idea, but it's been attempted so many times and subsequently shut down. I don't see this one ending up any better.

Personally, I would love to see someone tackle making a 3D version of a 2D Zelda game. Hopefully Nintendo will try that eventually.

I say do it for the first one. I'm surprise the first game hasn't received some sort of remake or graphical update like how games in the Mario Allstars did. I say do it for the first game primarily though because the first Zelda has aged horribly. Clunky controls are one of the biggest problems with it, since you can't go in 8 directions in the first Zelda game.

Yes! I've always wanted that. Although, I feel like Zelda 1 has aged better than other NES games. It's limiting, but manageable, and still fun to pick up and play. Particularly if you treat it as a handheld game. At least that's how I do it now since I have it on 3DS.

Hehe... I like how so many people are focusing on the Cease and Desist order thing, because at work I found a rather interesting thing. You see, I work at a costume supply warehouse, so I get to see a lot of Halloween costumes that sometimes never even get to the stores. Nintendo has been officially licensing a few character costumes, but there are interesting omissions to their roster. those omissions are very often filled by things like this:

Looks pretty close, right? well here's the page it's sold on:

http://www.buycostumes.com/p/803820/elf-warrior-adult-costume

"Elf warrior". Not an officially licensed product, but copyright-infringingly close to the real deal. But that might get a pass though since Nintendo hasn't done a Legend of Zelda costume line yet. However, they have done a Mario one, yet this somehow exists:

http://www.buycostumes.com/p/806481/green-adult-yoshimoto-dragon-costume

Sure, they may mention Yoshi and the Mario bros in the description, but that costume's still not official, and Nintendo hasn't sent a cease & desist order yet. Maybe it's because they're doing knockoffs of everyone?

http://www.buycostumes.com/p/806482/tomb-fighter-womens-costume

"Tomb Fighter". Same line, still knockoff.

I guess where I'm going with this is that there are some holes in their copyright-enforcement apparatus, so who knows. Maybe this one will survive. At least to the point where it's half-finished and barely functioning,and eventually fades away into obscurity before someone else tries to do it again in a decade anyway XD

It's very impressive that they've already made a playable build and gotten all of the most iconic features of the game built already.

And now we wait for the cease-and-desist, have a minor outcry against Nintendo, and never bring this up again. Like always. Or Nintendo doesn't do anything stupid, or this goes under their radar.

Either way, I'll probably follow this project closely.

didn't somebody already make an 8-bit version of this game before? Either way, I would play this anyway. Also, has anyone ever noticed there's a tree trunk inside of Link's House which in itself is also a tree trunk...

EDIT: here's the 8 bit version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LylWu4z1sw

I really hope Nintendo isn't going to protest and shut it down like the last time someone tried something like this... It's not like they're charging money to play it!

 

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