This Demake Of Legend Of Zelda Is Most Fun You Can Have With Colored Squares

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It’s dangerous to go alone! Go play The Legend Of Zelda, deconstructed and reduced to its component concepts! You are Link, a green square, and your mission is to kill Ganon (probably a dark block). Along the way you’ll grab a sword (a brown block) and fight all sorts of monsters, from Octoroks to Moblins (represented by blinking colors).

Created by Ben Purdy for a Hackathon, this is some of the best square-on-square action I’ve played in a while.

I can’t confirm this is the entire game – I think the idea starts to break down once you get into inventory – but it’s a noble effort. Writes Purdy:

The thrilling adventure we all know and love, re-imagined at just 16×16 pixels. How can so much awesome fit into such a tiny viewport??

Can you collect all eight fragments of the Triforce without getting killed?

Written in the breaks between a weekend of working in the garden due to unseasonably warm weather.