An artist has been recreating Breath of the WIld as well as other Zelda titles in the 8-Bit style found on the Game Boy.
If you have read my articles before, I am sure I have mentioned my love for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I mean, I try to shove my glorious opinion of the game into all of my articles if I can. So, when I saw that someone had been recreating some scenes from my favorite game of all time in the 8-bit style you would see in the 2D Game Boy titles, I had to write about it.
The Instagram user ncxaesthetic has been uploading some screenshots of there work for quite some time now. As of late, much of his work has been recreating scenes from Breath of the Wild. Below, you can see when Link first arrives at Kakariko Village.
However, this isn’t the only Zelda game they have been recreating. They have also reimagined scenes from Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker, and other titles from the franchise. Below you can see a dead hand, something that haunted my dreams when I played through the well section from Ocarina as a child.
And here is when Link must scale the Forsaken Fortress in Wind Waker to finally take on Helmaroc King, the giant bird that had kidnapped his sister and confront Ganon.
In an interview with Kotaku, the artist is named Nate, a 20-year-old who has been making these fantastic creations as a way to increase hist skill as a pixel artist. When he was completing Link’s Awakening DX one day, he randomly thought to himself if anyone had ever tried to draw the 3D bosses in the 2D format. He found that nobody has and decided to do it himself.
The Zelda series is near and dear to many of our hearts and I love to see fans tie in their own artistic talents to the franchise. I can’t wait to see what else you create Nate!