What would The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword look like as a Nintendo Game Boy release of yesteryear? The Internet delivers our answer — check it out!
I totally hear your pleas Zelda Fans who hold near-and-dear the classic top-down style of Zelda games past; you probably don’t like the current direction of the series, and I’m even more sure that it’s latest release, Skyward Sword on the Nintendo Wii, gave you no pause (I’m sure it’s full reliance on motion-controls didn’t help matters either.)
But what if I were to magically purpose that very same game, which word on the street, will likely go down as one of the best for 2011, in an offering most desiring to your isometric senses — that is, Skyward Sword redone as a retro-pleasing Game Boy release by Constantin Georges. Awesome vintage Game Boy box-art and monochromatic coloring in all!
As pointed out before me, this version of Skyward Sword looks mighty close in appearance to another Zelda adventure on the Game Boy, 1993’s Link’s Awakening — and I would whole-hardly agree with that astute description, my dear Watson.
Oh and before you ask, yes, it’s just an image, sadly… Or at least I think it’s just an image… My eye’s are sure telling my head that this GB Skyward Sword appears like it’s fully playable; I believe that’s even the bird-riding section from the Wii version in the above screenshot. But then again, you can never truly know in this digital age what’s real, or what’s cunningly Photoshop’ed by an eleven year-old taking a computer class. Either way, this looks absolutely great.