Sunday, December 26, 2010

Boomerang or sword?

You know that Zelda prototype mentioned in my last post? Well, unfortunately it isn't the version that gives players the option of beginning the game with either the boomerang or the sword.

Does such a build exist? Probably--or at least it did at some point. After all, it was mentioned in the instruction manual (see first screenshot below) that accompanied the North American version of the game.

With any luck, that build of The Legend of Zelda will be the next to leak.

See also: 'It's a secret to everyone'


Viewtiful_Justin said...

That seems like an awful idea...leaving poor players without a sword!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yeah, I'm not sure how it would work, either. I'm guessing you'd be able to acquire the sword at some point.

Zigfried said...

Totally unrelated to your post (although I had never noticed that screenshot before), but you've gotten me in the mood to play an old Famicom game. Thing is, I've no idea what to play -- although I'd prefer something somewhat obscure.

Recommend a game... after I recover from New Years Eve, I'll give it a fair shot and write about it!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hmmmm, you've offered a stiff challenge, Zigfried!

Let me give this a bit of thought, OK? Also, I'll probably offer up a few suggestions, since I'm not sure what genre you may be in the mood for :)

Bryan Ochalla said...

OK, a few games that have come to mind:

Don Doko Don 2 (Mario-esque platformer)
Flying Hero (Arkanoid-ish game)
Gimmick! (Platformer)
Panic Restaurant (aka Wanpaku Kokkun no Gourmet World -- another platformer)
Yume Penguin Monogatari (Platformer)

Some of those are more obscure than others, of course, although all are quite nice. (Flying Hero is awfully archaic, though -- you've been warned!)

Another recommendation, which isn't all that obscure anymore, is Sweet Home, Capcom's RE-esque RPG for the Famicom.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Two more options for you, Zigfried: Cocoron (somewhat-obscure Mega-Man-esque platformer) and Devil World (not at all obscure Pac-Man-ish game).

I know I've given you too many options, but I couldn't help myself :)

Zigfried said...

I'll pick one within the coming week!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Great! I can't wait to see which one you pick...

Zigfried said...

Then I'll be sure to drag it out. BWAHAHAHA! Err... hopefully I'll post my thoughts over the weekend after playing the game.