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[Update] 3D Smart Phone NES Zelda Fan Project No Longer Available

by Joe Buchholz on Apr 06, 2016 at 02:26 PM

Update: The fan project that was making a 3D port of the original Zelda for mobile devices is no more, but its creators are planning for its Zelda-free return.

Nintendo requested the removal of the project and the creators Scott Lininger and Mike Magee shared the news on its Zelda30Tribute.com website writing, "Nintendo has every right to protect their IP. No complaints from us, we had a blast working on this tribute and made some friends along the way." Liningerand Magee also thanked everyone for trying out their tribute and wrote, "We plan to post the project to Github soon, once we've had a chance to remove Nintendo-owned assets."

[Source: Zelda30Tribute.com]

Original story:

If any part of your childhood involved plopping a golden The Legend Of Zelda cartridge into an NES, then you’re probably susceptible to the wave of nostalgia brought on by the game’s opening fanfare. Two Zelda die-hard fans have started recreating the original NES classic in 3D, and you can play it now.  

Creators Mike and Scott decided to express their love for Link’s first appearance by making an open source recreation of the game using WebGL and voxels, giving it a similar aesthetic to From Software’s 3D Dot Game Heroes. You can see for yourself by playing the game on your phone or browser here.

The project is still incomplete, with many dungeons being prefaced by the cave-dwelling Old Man who warns, “Oh no! My demo is showing. This is not yet complete.” To keep up with the tribute’s progress and state of the project, you can visit the team’s Facebook page.

This isn’t the first time Link has been turned into a blocky voxel-boy, you can check out his unofficial appearance in 3D Dot Game Heroes here. You can also watch a parade of Game Informer’s best and brightest trudge up 30-year-old memories in order to beat The Legend of Zelda in Super Replay.

[Source: Nintendo Life]