Now Someone Hacked ‘Legend Of Zelda’ So It’s The Girl (Zelda) Who Saves The Guy (Link)

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03.17.13 11 Comments

Last week, we told you about the awesome dad who hacked Donkey Kong so that his daughter could play as Pauline and rescue the dude-in-distress, Mario. Professional animator Kenna W. was inspired by his work, and she decided to “redo” The Legend of Zelda ROM. Her goal: have Zelda save Link, which is a lot less confusing.

For me, I played my first Zelda game when I was pretty young, and at the time, I thought the game did star Princess Zelda. I figured I’d get to play as a magical battle princess that saved her kingdom. The game was fun, but I was bummed out that I never got to play as Zelda.

Now I had complete control of all of the elements of the game that I needed to make this Zelda’s story. I just needed to come up with new opening text. But after playing as Zelda: Warrior Princess, I couldn’t figure out how to put Link back into the story. In cannon, Link is the one with the sword. When you take away the sword, who is he? Just some guy that can’t get out of a room? Do I make him Prince Link? Is he a knight to Zelda? In the end, I decided he’s still Link. Even though he’s seemingly powerless to leave a simple room. (Via)

Men be struggling to leave rooms, amirate ladies?

(Via) (Via Kotaku)

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