the legend of zelda

You can tell someone is a superfan when they take something fairly simple an convenient and spend vast amounts of time (and money) making it complex and inconvenient so that it aligns with their fandom. Such is the case with this guy, who built a Raspberry Pi-based home automation system that responds to songs played on an ocarina. I’ll admit, it is very impressive—but I can’t even stand carrying keys around. [click to continue…]

We’ve seen this Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker stained glass design on everything from decals to dresses, but it has finally fulfilled its destiny as an actual light that would be perfect to set the mood in a game room. [click to continue…]

First 4 Figures has created a life-size Majora’s Mask replica that would certainly be a showpiece for a fan of The Legend Of Zelda. But it’s only the beginning. [click to continue…]

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I know I keep saying this, but I bloody love enthusiastic geeks like Wyo of the Arcade Museum forums, who looked into gaming history, saw a gap where an arcade version of The Legend of Zelda should have been and said, “That just won’t do.”

Fitted with an NES console, a 20″ CRT television and a lot of love, this beauty represents one Hell of a passion project. Wyo explains his work:

Basically, it’s an all wood construction. Primered and block sanded smooth and straight. I painted it with metallic gold automotive urethane, and then added a mid coat of .008 gold flake. After I cleared it, I wetsanded it 1000-3000 and then polished it. It turned out pretty cool. The whole cab shimmers in the light with the light bouncing off the flake.

The artwork was a lot of work. I had ro [sic] recreate all the images in illustrator. In my design, My intent with the art was to make it look DK/80’s nintendo ish. I then hand cut and gold chrome embossed the control panel and bezel. I will do the same with the side art and instruction sticker.

Inside, is a decased 20″ CRT and an NES wired to the arcade joystick and buttons. I was gonna do a playchoice ten….but now I’m happy I went with the NES. I can play all the NES games with an Everdrive N8.

That’s a tremendous effort, and it paid off. This thing is gorgeous. Check out more photos of this stunning piece of work below. [click to continue…]

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Etsy seller RetroNerdStudio‘s shop is a treasure trove of delightful prints that feature characters from classic games (and a few movies) rendered in a Mayan-inspired style. This includes characters from Smash Bros, Zelda, Halo and yes…Pokemon. Check out more examples below. [click to continue…]

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This chess set is your chance to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in a whole new way.

It includes 32 highly detailed sculpted vinyl pieces with a metallic finish and pits our heroes against the villains. The Heroes side has Link/King, Zelda/Queen, Impa/Bishops, Epona/Knights, Darunia/Rooks, and Navi/Pawns.

The Villains include Ganon/King, Twinrova/Queen, Iron Knuckle/Bishops, Phantom/Knights, Armos/Rooks, and Dekunuts/Pawns. It comes in window packaging with a magnetic front closure and has a classic black and green game board with a spot UV finish.

The Legend of Zelda Chess Collector’s Set $74.99

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Well, here’s a fancy way to celebrate The Legend of Zelda‘s 30th anniversary.

Programmer Scott Lininger and artist Mike Magee have cooked up this wonderful if entirely unauthorized 3D Legend of Zelda tribute which is not only rendered in a spiffy 3D Game Dot Heroes style (or, y’know, Minecraft, if you want to be nice and mainstream), but can also be played entirely in your browser either using a keyboard or a touchscreen device. So that’s pretty nifty.

Coded entirely in WebGL, almost the entirety of Hyrule is presented in pixel-popping voxel-rendered three dimensions. It’s not, strictly speaking, a 100% accurate recreation of the game – Link can move diagonally, enemies may react differently than you remember, and some rooms and locations are missing or incomplete – but it’s surprisingly robust, and a wonderful way to revisit the game on this, the day my daughter is to be married the thirtieth anniversary of a gaming treasure. Top shelf.

You can play this 3D tribute here.

(via The Verge)

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It’s a good thing Baroque artist Caravaggio didn’t have a game console, because he would have taken a rage quit to a whole new level. If he didn’t murder someone, paintings like this would have undoubtedly been the result.

We have Artist Ástor Alexander to thank for this awesome concept.

Check out more examples below.

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While a Zelda film from Studio Ghibli is highly unlikely, just looking at these movie posters by artist Matt Vince makes me feel like it’s already happened.

They are, in a word, stunning.

Check out the posters after the break…

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Entertainment Earth has unveiled another SDCC exclusive, and this time it’s a 20-inch tall limited edition Link action figure as he appears in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

This Link has premium metallic silver chainmail as well as metallic accents not found on any other Link in this scale. His Hylian Shield features a golden Triforce and special gold and silver paint on both the shield and his Master Sword. Plus, he’s packaged like the classic golden Zelda cartridges for the NES and Nintendo 64.

As with any of the EE SDCC exclusives, this item will first be sold at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 at the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343. If supplies remain after the show, your order will be filled and shipped to you at the end of July 2015. So, I usually suggest trying to get it at the show, but you can pre-order just in case.

Product Page ($59.99)