Zelda’s Infamous CDi Game Turned Into Much Better-Looking Game Boy Game
The third and final CDi game in The Legend of Zelda, The Adventures of Zelda was ported to the Game Boy by indie game developers nearly 30 years after its release. Graphics are much improved.
Indie game developer John Ray has released a Game Boy port of the infamous CDi Zelda game. itchi aio Today it was developed in GB Studio with some changes. The trailer provided in the tweet below offers a side-by-side comparison of the graphics of his widely-criticized original CGI title and the version of him on GameBoy that fans wanted to play all those years ago. is.
We are proud to release a complete port of The Adventures of Zelda for Game Boy.
The forgotten CDi game of Zelda is now available for download!https://t.co/LOsk0DjrbS
made with @GBStudioDev. Composed music @Beatscribe Music.@gbs_central, @Doggernaught TV, @thedopster # Game Boy #zelda pic.twitter.com/fLQ5NvgAzO
— John Ray (@johnlay_) April 29, 2023
Rey said he adapted The Adventures of Zelda to have the same aesthetic as The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, and the first two CDi Zelda games (created under a contract between Nintendo and Philips) were side-scrolling. I believe it was a game. He also chose to port it to the Game Boy because of the Zelda games already released on his system portable, such as Oracle of Ages.
“The Adventures of Zelda sounded interesting and I thought it would be fun to play on a portable system. I chose the Game Boy because there are existing Zelda games on the system,” Ray said on the game page. increase. “The game sticks to his Link’s Awakening aesthetic, but also incorporates some features from Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons.”
In The Adventures of Zelda, Link is captured by the evil and terrifying Ganon, and the princess journeys to Tremac, an unknown southeastern region of Hyrule, to rescue him under Shurmak’s guidance. He advises that the only way to save him is to collect the seven constellations that Ganon stole and confront the villain himself.
But it was beaten down by some weird graphics. In a 2002 column, IGN’s Peer Schneider recommended the game only to “hardcore Zelda fans”.
“The Adventures of Zelda is a huge improvement over the other two CD-i games, but even compared to all the games that came out on the popular consoles around the same time, The Adventures of Link stands out. You can hardly hold a candle to the worst of them,” he wrote at the time. “Sad, but true.”
The Adventures of Zelda is playable on the original Gameboy and Gameboy Advance when you order the cartridge.You can also play the game on the Itch.io page of the website.
The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom releases on Nintendo Switch on May 12th.
Christina Alexander is a freelance writer for IGN. She has contributed her work to various publications including Digital Trends, TheGamer, Twinfinite, Mega Visions and The Escapist. To paraphrase Calvin Harris, she wears her love for Sonic the Hedgehog up her sleeve like a big deal. Follow her on her Twitter @SonicPrincess15.