It’s hard to name a more iconic pair of games than The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64, and a new mod has brought the two of them together into the mash-up to end all mash-ups.
The mashup comes courtesy of Emanuar, a German modder who over the last five years has painstakingly rebuilt Ocarina of Time within the Mario 64 engine, reports Engadget.
Rebuilding Zelda within Mario, rather than the other way around, means that the game plays like the latter game. You control the titular plumber as he quests across Hyrule, taking on many of the same enemies that Link originally tackled.
That said, Mario has brought a few elements of his universe along for the ride. Rather than riding Epona, Link’s trusty steed, Mario instead rides his trusty dinosaur Yoshi, and there also appears to be stars and coins to collect rather than Zelda’s traditional rupees. The final boss is Bowser rather than Ganondorf, and Zelda has been replaced by Princess Peach.
If you want to try out the game for yourself, then you can download it from the YouTube video’s description above. You’ll need to also configure a Nintendo 64 emulator to run it, since this is code meant for the original console after all. Make sure you put the emulator in 8MB RAM mode, otherwise the file won’t be able to run.
Although the download link has been up on YouTube for around a month, The Verge notes that there’s a high probability that it’ll be taken down by Nintendo at some point.
The Japanese company has been famously protective of its intellectual property in the past, and has sought to exercise much more control than other companies over how its games are streamed and played on services such as YouTube and Twitch.
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