A Zelda 1 remake?

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TheGamerInPajamas
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A Zelda 1 remake?

Post by TheGamerInPajamas » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:02 pm

To All Who Read This Post,

I love the Legend Of Zelda, and the NES original is not only my favorite game in the series,
but is also, in my opinion, one of the greatest games to ever grace the NES. Which is why I am
all the more perplexed at why no one seems to be trying to remake it! Right now, we have an
understanding of the system's capabilities that even Nintendo themselves didn't have back then,
as well as a tool made specifically to work within those capabilities, and push them to their
limits. You couldn't make money off of it, of course, but just think about the possibilities!

You could give Zelda 1 a major overhaul! Improving the graphics, sound, and even adjusting
in-game content to better fit with the series lore! You could even change the overworld item
locations, dungeon item locations, even the overworld and dungeon layouts themselves!
Different enemy placements, fixing glitches, hell, if there was enough space, you could add
new content! Imagine that!

Anyway, it's just an idea, and although I think it would be a fun game to play, I know that there
will be some who think this would be an absolutely terrible idea, especially given Nintendo's
track record with fan projects. Still, a guy can dream can't he?

Sincerely,

TheGamerInPajamas
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Re: A Zelda 1 remake?

Post by Mihoshi20 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:50 pm

TheGamerInPajamas wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:02 pm
To All Who Read This Post,

I love the Legend Of Zelda, and the NES original is not only my favorite game in the series,
but is also, in my opinion, one of the greatest games to ever grace the NES. Which is why I am
all the more perplexed at why no one seems to be trying to remake it! Right now, we have an
understanding of the system's capabilities that even Nintendo themselves didn't have back then,
as well as a tool made specifically to work within those capabilities, and push them to their
limits. You couldn't make money off of it, of course, but just think about the possibilities!

You could give Zelda 1 a major overhaul! Improving the graphics, sound, and even adjusting
in-game content to better fit with the series lore! You could even change the overworld item
locations, dungeon item locations, even the overworld and dungeon layouts themselves!
Different enemy placements, fixing glitches, hell, if there was enough space, you could add
new content! Imagine that!

Anyway, it's just an idea, and although I think it would be a fun game to play, I know that there
will be some who think this would be an absolutely terrible idea, especially given Nintendo's
track record with fan projects. Still, a guy can dream can't he?

Sincerely,

TheGamerInPajamas
Better yet, you could create a game inspired by zelda 1 that is legally distinct. I for one plan to make an adventure type game with an overworld and underworld where you fight your way through the dungeon to place the fragment of the hero at the end for a later hero to come along and find to put together into the amulet of courage.
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Re: A Zelda 1 remake?

Post by Whale Cancer » Tue May 14, 2019 12:30 am

While it doesn't do everything you want, there is a Zelda randomizer which will randomize various elements of the original game so you can play through it. Also, hacking a ROMs graphics is very doable.

Not exactly what your concept is, but those two things can let one get a lot more mileage out of the original Zelda.
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Re: A Zelda 1 remake?

Post by slobu » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:18 pm

I think taking the base core and making a Zelda-esque game is a great idea to start with. The idea being moving further and further from the tutorials and into your own original ideas.

So, in that spirit I'll definitely start with a single screen platformer and Zelda-eqsue homage.

You seem excited by modding the actual Zelda, though. There are plenty of tools on ROMhacking.net to do that. Probably take less time to learn than re-creating it with NES Maker.
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Re: A Zelda 1 remake?

Post by fjamesfernandez » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:52 am

Yeah just stay way from the name and character(s). Make your own based on it if needed. We all know how Nintendo is. While Sega praise their fans when making fan base projects, Nintendo love putting fan base stuff into the grave.
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Re: A Zelda 1 remake?

Post by Jonny » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:17 am

Its not a bad idea but I can understand why most people would not want to do this. The first Zelda on NES was probably brought out when memory was relatively expensive by comparison to later NES titles. The graphics, sounds etc could definately be improved. If its for fun / to share between friends, then maybe its worth the time and effort. However, eventually it will find itself online and I think a project like this would get a lot of attention, maybe from Nintendos lawyers. I know this is worse case scenario and unlikely but putting your heart and soul into something just to get sued is enough to put most people off.

Sorry to agree with everyone else and be a nay'er but I think the time and effort would be better put into something else. Let Nintendo deal with their own remakes on switch. I think they already remade a gameboy zelda game, wouldn't be surprised if they remade first Zelda. I know it would'nt be a NES game.

If you feel passionate about it then why not make a demo just of the first few screens or something, then asses whether its worth the time?
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