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Random: Hacker Turns Mario 64 Level Into A Zelda-Themed Obstacle Course

Time Extension about 11 days ago

It's also playable on real hardware.The YouTuber Mark Kurko has just released an amazing new ROM hack for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time that transforms Thwomp's Fortress from Super Mario 64 into an incredible Zelda-themed obstacle course. And better …
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Musician Behind VGL's Zelda Medley Hints That Tommy Tallarico Is Selling Arrangements He Doesn't Own

Time Extension about 14 days ago

"TFW you discover someone is selling your sheet music illegally".Veteran video game composer and Intellivision president Tommy Tallarico appears to be selling music arrangements created for his Video Games Live concerts which he doesn't legally own.The acc …
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Castaway Is An Adorable New Zelda-Like From The Developer Of Lunark

Time Extension about 16 days ago

Switch version "not planned" at the moment, though.Canari Games, the developer of the excellent cinematic platformer Lunark, has just announced an adorable new retro adventure game that is coming to PC, and the Steam page for it is now live.Castaway, as th …
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This New NES Accessory Makes Cheating At Zelda Easier Than Ever

Time Extension about 26 days ago

Two pads are better than one.Like many retro games, Zelda II has its fair share of bugs and glitches – one of which involves pressing left and right at the same time to dash through levels, including locked doors.This 'acceleration' glitch is detailed in …
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This $15 Device Takes GameCube Online So You Can Play Mario Kart And Zelda With Other People

Time Extension about 27 days ago

ETH2GC is an open-source revolution.Like its rivals the PS2 and Xbox, the GameCube had the ability to go online – although it didn't get the kind of software support to make this an entirely worthwhile venture. Due to this, the official GameCube Broadban …
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Flashback: That Time Miyamoto Said He Could Make Halo, But Didn't Want To

Time Extension about 28 days ago

"It's not that I couldn't design that game".Shigeru Miyamoto is one of gaming's most famous designers. He's responsible for series such as Zelda, Super Mario, Star Fox and Pikmin – franchises which have not only sold millions of copies, but have laid dow …
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Miyamoto Has Admitted This Zelda Game Is "Bad"

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Sorry, Adventure of Link.When you've been making games for as long as Shigeru Miyamoto, it stands to reason that you'll occasionally produce a bum note – which is nothing to be ashamed of when you consider how many truly amazing games the Japanese design …
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"Holy Grail" NES Zelda "Worth $700,000" Was Almost Sold For $17,000

Time Extension about 2 months ago

Update: Auction ended at $288,000.Update : The auction ended at $288,000 (thanks, GameRadar), which was way short of the $700,000 that some were predicting it would sell for. That's still an impressive chunk of change, mind you.Original Story : A sealed co …
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Bitmap's N64: A Visual Compendium Launches Today, And We've Had A Look

Time Extension about 2 months ago

"A console that changed the gaming world".Bitmap Books has been running its excellent 'Visual Compendium' series for a while now, covering some of the most iconic gaming platforms of the past few decades. Now, it's the turn of the Nintendo 64, the machine …
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"Holy Grail" NES Zelda Worth $700,000 Was Almost Sold For $17,000

Time Extension about 2 months ago

"?Multiple people were messaging me on eBay right away".A sealed copy of the original 1987 Legend of Zelda game on the NES worth $700,000 was almost sold for just $17,000, according to a report by CNBC.The rare copy was discovered by a 22-year-old Californ …
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Review: Resonant Tale (Playdate) - A Small But Perfectly Formed Zelda Homage

Time Extension about 2 months ago

Zelda-lite.We know what you're thinking: Resonant Tale looks an awful lot like Zelda: Link's Awakening. It even starts on a beach, and the layout of its map is eerily similar to that of the Game Boy classic. However, what we have here isn't some Palworld-s …
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Punch-Out!! Is Getting A Fanmade SNES Port

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Coming 2024.If you've been following the site for a while, you may be aware of our previous coverage of the ROM hacker/porting expert Infidelity, who has made a name for himself by porting NES titles to the SNES with a bunch of exciting quality-of-life fea …
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PSP2, Switch 2 and an Xbox handheld... a brighter portable future?

Portable Gaming Roundup about 2 months ago

Perhaps its the silly season in gaming news, ignoring Xbox's self-inflicted recent strategic wounds, but we've got "sources" talking, gossipers going full-bore and all sorts of potential new hardware being talked about lurking in the roadmaps.Whether none, …
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How Modders Are Overcoming N64's Hardware Limitations

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Modders do what Nintedidn't.The N64 is a beloved console and home to some amazing games, such as GoldenEye 007, Super Mario 64, Zelda: Ocarina of Time and many, many more.However, it has had its critics for years, most of whom love to take aim at its low-p …
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Guide: Building The Ultimate Nintendo 64

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Giving your console the 'ultra' treatment.Following the release of the phenomenally successful NES, Game Boy and SNES (we won't mention the Virtual Boy), there were high hopes that Nintendo's 64-bit console would become the platform of choice for the vast …
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One Of Gaming's Worst Controllers Is Back Thanks To Zelda "Spiritual Successor"

Time Extension about 3 months ago

Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore is giving you the full CD-i experience.Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore has been dubbed as the spiritual successor to the Philips CD-i Zelda games by its developers, so it's only fitting that it gets a controller to match.Relea …
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The Making Of: Nintendo Adventure Books, Mario's 'Fighting Fantasy' Period

Time Extension about 3 months ago

"They shipped me a Super Famicom and a copy of Mario".In our Lost Zelda Games article, we mentioned interviewing the gentleman behind the Nintendo Adventure Books. Reaching that point required an interesting detour - the books were credited to Clyde Bosco, …
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Development files for Super Mario 64 that have surfaced in 2020 contain the original file names for…

Supper Mario Broth about 3 months ago

Development files for Super Mario 64 that have surfaced in 2020 contain the original file names for the models of the game’s areas, where the model for Wet-Dry World is called “11ZLDCITY.bin".While there has never been an official confirmation …
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Miyamoto Discusses Zelda 64DD In Newly Translated 1997 Spaceworld Interview

Time Extension about 3 months ago

"We can easily release something like a Second Quest version on the 64DD".As mentioned yesterday in our news article going over some of the highlights from Hiroshi Yamauchi's 1997 Spaceworld keynote speech, we sometimes don't have the opportunity to includ …
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The Making Of: Witchwood, Team17's Abandoned Zelda Rival

Time Extension about 3 months ago

"We were trying to be better than Zelda with the little things".In 1994, the Wakefield-based developer and publisher Team17 revealed that it was working on a Legend of Zelda-style RPG called Witchwood. The game, which followed a young adventurer battling a …
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This Useful Zelda: Link’s Awakening ROM Hack Unlocks Super Game Boy Support

Time Extension about 4 months ago

Enhanced controls! Quick dash! Inventory customisation!The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is one of the best entries in the series, and has already benefitted from not one but two excellent updates – the Game Boy Color 'DX' version and, more recently, …
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The Making Of: John Romero's Daikatana, The Game Boy Zelda Clone That Outscored Its Big Brother

Time Extension about 4 months ago

"The plan to turn an FPS into an action-RPG like Zelda was a challenge".Let me tell you a true story, readers: I was a staff writer at Imagine Publishing circa 2006, and we had to make some sort of short list of Game Boy games, a Top 6 or something, for ei …
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Feature: "If HBO Made Zelda" - The Untold Story Of Legacy Of Kain: Dead Sun

Time Extension about 4 months ago

Sam Barlow talks for the first time about the doomed sequel."This is one of the most troubled franchises in history," says Sam Barlow of the Legacy of Kain series. "I think every single entry, even if they launched, launched in a cut, curtailed, broken sta …
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Guide: How To Play Zelda: Link's Awakening DX HD On Steam Deck

Time Extension about 4 months ago

Raising Steam.The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX has been ported to PC, giving us one of the best possible versions of this classic Game Boy Color title.A massively expanded view, improved frame rate and much more besides are all part of this unoffic …
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Feature: How Many Of These "Lost" Zelda Games Have You Played?

Time Extension about 4 months ago

Board games, books, Barcode Battler cards and more...If you've followed my work over the years you'll know I'm a huge fan of The Legend of Zelda series, including all the non-canonical material, even things like Faces of Evil and Wand of Gamelon – to the …