It’s pretty common knowledge among Zelda fans at this point that during the development process for Breath Of The Wild, Nintendo used a prototypical 2D version of the game, which looked basically like an original NES game, to help create the final product. A fan even re-created that NES-ish prototype as a playable game. Now, others are imagining what Breath Of The Wild might look like on other platforms, and this Game Boy Color version of the game looks pretty sweet (via Gamnesia).
Nintendo Wire decided to create a “de-make” of the game, and although it’s not a playable game, it’s neat to watch, especially for fans of the actual Zelda Game Boy Color games, Oracle Of Seasons and Oracle Of Ages. It has everything the GBC-era games did: The classic italicized font, the retro sounds, and a spot-on color palette. The video covers the opening moments of the game: Waking up in the Shrine Of Resurrection, getting your Sheikah Slate, and making your way into Hyrule to encounter the mysterious old man and some Bokoblins.
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