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Zelda II, Now Polygonal And In First-Person.

The coolest dumb game you'll play all day.

Michael A. Johnston is a mad man. Out of his mind. Completely bananas. The man has remade the first level of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. Only, he didn't just create more detailed versions of the original sprites. He didn't simply make a better looking version of Zelda II. He made a polygonal version of Zelda II. Except that he sometimes uses the sprites from Zelda II as textures for his 3D models. And some of the monsters are still represented as sprites when they walk around the flat overworld map, looking like they stepped out of Doom II.
 
Oh, and he used a first-person perspective for the game.
 
Dude! What are you waiting for? Go play it. Quickly! See it for yourself! Nintendo's lawyers are already on their way! They'll be closing in on Mr. Johnston any second, to shut down the game and take him to legal hell!
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Posted by MattBodega
Michael A. Johnston is a mad man. Out of his mind. Completely bananas. The man has remade the first level of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. Only, he didn't just create more detailed versions of the original sprites. He didn't simply make a better looking version of Zelda II. He made a polygonal version of Zelda II. Except that he sometimes uses the sprites from Zelda II as textures for his 3D models. And some of the monsters are still represented as sprites when they walk around the flat overworld map, looking like they stepped out of Doom II.
 
Oh, and he used a first-person perspective for the game.
 
Dude! What are you waiting for? Go play it. Quickly! See it for yourself! Nintendo's lawyers are already on their way! They'll be closing in on Mr. Johnston any second, to shut down the game and take him to legal hell!
Posted by NakAttack

this man is crazy

Posted by Bionicicide

Someone should hire that guy. At least a lead for some portable game.
 
 

 

Posted by Mitch0712

looks worth playing this version

Posted by PLWolf

Insanity!!

Posted by MeatSim

This is too good I wonder how long until Nintendo takes legal action.

Posted by TooWalrus

Only one level? I'll pass. I got my hopes up for Zelda OoT 2D, and that got shot down (or something).

Posted by I_am_Lono

How long has giantbomb been imitating http://www.insertcredit.com ?  This wouldn't even be a very good blog post, had this site been a blog.  
 
I used to visit Giantbomb everyday for their take on news. With "news" like this I no longer bother.
Posted by Dryker

That shit looks bad-ass! I'd buy that. The music is half the charm though. The industry definitely needs more games wth music like that (sorry, can't remember the technical term for it).
Posted by xyzygy

This is AMAZING. Thanks for the heads up. Don't listen to the haters who are, for some reason, complaining about this.

Posted by CL60
@TooWalrus said:
" Only one level? I'll pass. I got my hopes up for Zelda OoT 2D, and that got shot down (or something). "
Yeah, I got my hopes up for that 2d OoT, but the guy who was making it faked his own death.
Posted by Halberdierv2

wow, and just yesterday I was thinking there needs to be remakes of some of the older Zelda games (although I was thinking about Link's awakening and the Oracle games.)

Posted by Intothebeyond

That's really cool put a smile on my face

Posted by Pazy

This seemed like a really fun idea but the plugin (Unity Web Player) does not run on Linux so I cant get to enjoy it. 

Posted by Milkman

That's pretty nuts but it's not very fun.

Posted by CornontheCobbe

This is amazing.

Posted by freakin
@CL60 said:
" @TooWalrus said:
" Only one level? I'll pass. I got my hopes up for Zelda OoT 2D, and that got shot down (or something). "
Yeah, I got my hopes up for that 2d OoT, but the guy who was making it faked his own death. "
lol, what!?  Faked his own death?  Leave it to a gamer to come up with a comic book style solution to a problem.
Posted by Th3_James

Damn

Posted by tazar

 This is one of the coolest ideas I've seen in a long, long time. I just wish I had the time to do something like this nowadays    

Posted by CL60
@freakin said:
" @CL60 said:
" @TooWalrus said:
" Only one level? I'll pass. I got my hopes up for Zelda OoT 2D, and that got shot down (or something). "
Yeah, I got my hopes up for that 2d OoT, but the guy who was making it faked his own death. "
lol, what!?  Faked his own death?  Leave it to a gamer to come up with a comic book style solution to a problem. "
Yup, he faked his death. He updated his site or something posing as a friend or family member and said he died in a car accident. 
 
It was later found out he faked it, and just didn't feel like finishing the game.
Posted by ArbitraryWater

This is easily as rad as Super Mario Crossover.

Posted by MormonWarrior

That's...not very good. Cool in concept, but it's no fun, especially in the battles.

Edited by ztiworoh
Posted by Crono
@CL60 said:
" @freakin said:
" @CL60 said:
" @TooWalrus said:
" Only one level? I'll pass. I got my hopes up for Zelda OoT 2D, and that got shot down (or something). "
Yeah, I got my hopes up for that 2d OoT, but the guy who was making it faked his own death. "
lol, what!?  Faked his own death?  Leave it to a gamer to come up with a comic book style solution to a problem. "
Yup, he faked his death. He updated his site or something posing as a friend or family member and said he died in a car accident.   It was later found out he faked it, and just didn't feel like finishing the game. "
lol
Posted by MisterMouse

pretty cool what he has done

Posted by Slax

The concept and execution seems pretty great, but I just don't think it's my cup of tea.

Posted by Jadeskye

Incredible...

Posted by TheGreatGuero

That's unbelievably cool.

Posted by Aaox
@Dryker said:
" That shit looks bad-ass! I'd buy that. The music is half the charm though. The industry definitely needs more games wth music like that (sorry, can't remember the technical term for it). "
I believe the term you're looking for is "Sick beats".
Posted by Yzzerdd

We are one step away from daily mario cake news people!