Monday, January 23, 2012

A Look Into Video Games: Zelda 64 Beta

While it obviously became The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the early screenshots came out quite different in a few ways than the finished product. For example Link's shield has a totally different design. 
He also doesn't have the Master Sword as an adult, and it looks like he's fighting Stalfos.
I kind of wish there were real enemies around Hyrule town instead of the zombie guys that walked like snails.  
It also might seem like they were trying for a 3rd person-style shooting system for the bow and arrow in the beta. Thankfully that changed to first person in Ocarina of Time. 
They also released a shot of the Triforce. Which led many to bring the image back up as a fake easter egg teaser. If you played Ocarina of Time, if you paid attention to the cut-scenes you would notice Link, Zelda, and Ganondorf all have one piece of the triforce the whole time.


HBrager said...


Zap McBlowfist said...

love this alt look into what could of been :p

The Angry Vegetarian said...

such great memories just came flooding back

Kompot said...

n64 is my fauvorite console