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Ocarina of Time: Unreal Engine 4
  Posted by Kyle - January 15, 2019

Over the years we all have seen what some people with alot of spare time, and great computer skills can do with an old Zelda title. CryZENx has been working for years to make Ocarina of Time look great in Unreal Engine 4. I know you have all seen this by now but I thought it would be really cool to show you all what he has done so far. Every update looks better than the previous version. YOU can also download and play what he has done. The download link is on this video via the Youtube video page(inside of his video description). Check it out.

22 SNES games datamined, A Link to the Past among list
  Posted by Spiritual Mask Salesman - January 13, 2019

For those of you who have been hoping for SNES games on Nintendo Switch online, you may get them soon! The Nintendo Switch online app has been datamined. Twitter user @KapucchinoHeck claims he turned up a list of 22 SNES games.

  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Soccer
  • Zelda - ALTTP
  • Demon's Crest
  • Yoshi's Island
  • Stunt Race FX
  • Kirby's Dream Course
  • Pop'n Twinbee
  • Star Fox
  • Contra 3
  • Kirby's Super Star
  • Super Ghouls n Ghosts
  • Kirby's Dreamland 3
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Mario World
  • Pilotwings
  • F-Zero
  • Star Fox 2
  • Super Punchout
  • The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
  • Super Mario All Stars
  • Breath of Fire 2

In conjunction, the Twitter user who datamined Splatoon 2 has also came foward, claiming that there are two other emulators with the Switch Online service that are not for playing NES or SNES games.…tatus/1084303319277989888

Definitely a lot to digest within a short amount of time. We all knew SNES games would release eventually. At some point we'd have to get N64 games as well, and that is what most believe the third emulator is for. My hope is the 4th emulator will be for Gamecube games. The Gamecube library has yet to be converted to digital, and it was something I hoped for on the Wii U which wasn't done, it'd be insane for Nintendo not to do it within the next few years.


Zelda II will be arriving to the NES Online service
  Posted by Kaynil - January 09, 2019

The release schedule for their NES Online service this month is only two games. Blaster Master and, of course, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.
They will become available on January 16.

Considering that the original The Legend of Zelda has been already released with the service, it is not surprise they are now bringing us the second zelda game originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

"The Minus World" of the Legend of Zelda
  Posted by Kaynil - January 07, 2019

A youtuber going by the nick SKELUX recently made a video where he explained he wanted to discover the "minus" worlds of different NES games. He decided to start with the original The Legend of Zelda.

It is important to point out you cannot simply pop up the game and be able to access it. He had to check the actual code for several hours in order to manually remove the instructions put as a measure to prevent people from reaching it.

The name "minus world" comes because each couple of levels in Super Mario Bros. are called "world". You start in World 1-1 and keep progressing. However by causing a glitch it is possible to get into a warp pipe you aren't supposed to, which will make the game try to load the nonexistent world 36 -1. However this will be displayed for users as "WORLD -1".

To be frank with you, "world" is very loosely used here. Basically it is calling to a space in the memory that wasn't mean to exist. Because the game has to display something it will pull from the assets and build what you see. So that's basically breaking the game. There's most likely nothing you'll find that was intentionally done by the developers. For the first games it was common not to use negative numbers. Most games made sure in their code to prevent people from trying to load anything outside the boundaries.

That said, it can be pretty interesting to see the exploration of these quasi worlds. In his video, Skelux explains how the minus world works and gives a tour around. Prepare for a world where you can stab the old man and walk through walls.

Was the world anything close to what you were expecting?

Skyward Sword HD a possibility?
  Posted by Spiritual Mask Salesman - December 22, 2018


Last month Eiji Aonuma, series Director of the Legend of Zelda, teased that a port or potential HD remake of Skyward Sword on the Nintendo Switch was in the works during a Nintendo Live venue in Japan.

He took the stage after a Legend of Zelda themed concert performance, and reportedly said, “We know what you are thinking – Skyward Sword for Switch. Right?”

Resetera brought to attention a Twitter user named Zalman, who cited numerous tweets from Chinese and Japanese Twitter users who were in attendance, and were talking about the event.

Not long afterward a Nintendo spokesperson shot down the hype, telling Eurogamer , “At this time we have no plans to release The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on Nintendo Switch."

Perhaps Aonuma was just joking? Or was he serious? This wouldn’t be the first time a higher Nintendo official said one thing and representatives tried to backtrack.

Would you be interested in a port or remake of Skyward Sword for the Switch? Share your thoughts in the comments section below by joining our Forums!

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate with BotW content
  Posted by Kaynil - July 23, 2018

Monster Hunters Generations Ultimate is one of those games that already released in Japan, so we're happy to hear that the BotW DLC will be available from launch in North America and Europe on August 28th.

As the trailer shows, you will get clothes inspired by The legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Not only that, but the Skyward Sword and Toon Link ones are still around. Definitely a nice incentive for Zelda lovers interested in giving the franchise a go.

Mario Kart 8 Dx releases a free BotW Update
  Posted by Kaynil - July 23, 2018

On the 19th of July, Nintendo released a free update for its switch game Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This is a very welcome surprise for a game that was released a year ago and is basically a port of a Wii U game that had already received DLC.

The Breath of the Wild update includes:

Vehicle, wheels to form the Master Cycle Zero.

A paraglider similar to the one Link uses in Breath of the Wild.

A secondary skin for Link to resemble the one from Breath of the Wild.

I am sure I wasn't the only one that after discovering the Master Cycle Zero wondered just how fitting it was for Mario Kart races, yet I honestly didn't imagine they would do this a year after both games have been out. It is something simple but appreciated.

Has anyone tried the set yet?