the legend of zelda

Redditor LetsbuildsomeShit‘s username definitely checks out, because this awesome Raspberry Pi 3 / RetroPie-powered Legend of Zelda barrel arcade machine is a custom job. If you’re interested in doing something similar, an overview of the build is available in the gallery below. [click to continue…]

The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Collector’s Chess Set appears to have evolved considerably since we first learned of its existence last year. The final product is absolutely gorgeous. [click to continue…]

As a functional mirror, this Zelda Triforce mirror falls short. Honestly though, I would rather not see myself sitting on the couch playing video games anyway. This mirror is best as a display piece. Unfortunately, it isn’t available in the U.S. at the moment, but that might change sometime in the near future. [click to continue…]

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)