Modder Remakes the Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time as a Mario Game

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Have you ever wondered what the Legend of Zelda series would be like if Mario and co starred in them?

After all, the original Zelda game was meant to be a Mario title called Adventure Mario before it was retooled. And Ocarina of Time itself was meant to use Ganon’s Castle as a hub in the same way as Peach’s.

However, despite the possibilities there, Nintendo hasn’t done much in the way of crossovers between the franchises.

But as usual, the fans have. Because now we’ve got a glimpse into what could have been through a brand-new hack courtesy of famous modder Kaze Emanuar. This project remakes the entirety of The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time in the Super Mario 64 engine.

And we mean entirety. Really, the project is a full blown recreation of Link’s entire N64 adventure, as if it was a fully Mario base game. You’ve got bats holding Yoshis hostage in Lon Lon Ranch. You’ve got Peach standing in for Zelda and Bowser for Ganondorf. There’s a level based on Luigi’s Mansion in the Forest Temple.

Heck, even the original trailer has been remade in the Mario style:

It truly is an incredible project, and a really creative way to merge two very different universes together.

So check it out if you’re interested. Watch the video, download the game and enjoy a new journey through the land of Hyrule.

After all, with the creator of Super Mario 64 Last Impact behind it, it’s well worth it!

So, if you’re interested, check it out. Watch the video, download the game and enjoy Link’s journey through Hyrule as Mario instead!


Super Mario 64: Ocarina of Time Release and Download (YouTube)


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