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This Beautiful Zelda-Themed N64 Console Must Surely Come from the Sacred Realm Itself

Posted by Martin Watts

Shinier than a 100-Rupee Piece

You may recall that earlier this week we shared with you a rather nice looking Zelda-themed SNES that was created by Slovenian console artist, Zoki64. Well, he's just added some more pictures to his portfolio, this time showing off a new Zelda-inspired N64 design, and one which looks so good that even the Goddesses of Hyrule themselves couldn't have done a better job.

In true keeping with Nintendo's obsession of coating almost every Legend of Zelda box art or game cartridge in gold, Zoki64 has opted for a gold metal flake finish complete with Hylian symbols and markings for his latest bespoke project. The system is two-toned, with the bottom sporting a slightly darker shade of gold. There's also a controller, which as to be expected features a good ol' Triforce on the front, and also appears to sport a newer GameCube joystick modification. As the image at the top shows, the system sparkles regally when placed under the spotlight.

Sadly, it isn't commercially available, as it was custom-designed for a customer. We can only hope that he or she will complete this retro Triforce by inserting a gold Legend of Zelda cartridge into the system — preferably The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Collector's Edition or The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.

The video below provides a closer look at the custom-designed system. Do you like how it looks? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!

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Tuurtledove said:

It's certainly an amazing feat in design and modification. And yet, the gold flake really doesn't make for all to an attractive console/controller either. It's not really doing anything for me. I still personally prefer the classic unedited N64 console/controller setup myself, Haha



Cinaclov said:

I'm not too keen on the gold flake effect, I think it makes it look a little cheap. I'd be curious to know what it'd look like without the effect. What I'm most interested in is the improved analogue stick, how do you manage that?



Zeargo said:

This guy sure enjoys the time to recreate a magical moment on an old system that only few people would ever still play today. You kind of wonder if this would turn out to be a trophy to be displayed or a system to glare at all the time when playing some of the old classics.



Yamitora1 said:

I like it, but the two tone thing is a bit off putting, it looks too red at the bottom. Also the grey joy stick and controller ports are a little off putting as well. Still very nice.



Yamitora1 said:

@Cinaclov I think the gold flake was a bit over done/over exposed. They should have did what Pokemon gold did, which was a subtle gold flaking



HyperSonicEXE said:

Not sure how I feel about the flaking, it is very cool, though. Placement of the Triforce on the controller seems off, too, rather just not have it on there.
So it looks like it's a very mediocre pale gold in white light but only the traditional, deep, rich LoZ gold in yellow light? Yiiiiike.

That all said, the trim on the N64 works amazingly well. Good logical spot for the complete Triforce emblem on the N64's expansion slot, and the border actually works.



RedYoshi999 said:

Could've done without the gold flakes, and I don't like the two tone effect, it looks weirdly red on the bottom. Still an impressive job, I love gold products! Which is why I can't wait for my Zelda 3DS XL. I also love how colourful the N64 was, there were so many cool varieties (even an official gold one.)



ledreppe said:

I said it earlier in the week with the SNES one, it looks tacky when it's not official.



LunaticPandora said:

1. I HATE the "glossy plastic" effect he has done to these consoles

2. That glitter is horribly done. It's cool when it's smaller specks but they are way too big and ruin it.



Antisham said:

Amazing job! I know some people don't like the gold flakes, although I think it adds to the colour scheme. It is different and better, just what we need. Just think of it as a million tiny Navi's screaming: 'HEY!'.



aaronsullivan said:

Yeah, I wish the gold flake was less intense but the color scheme is nice and it looks pristine and impressive otherwise. Just a bit gaudy.



SpookyMeths said:

It's... it's just a regular N64 painted with gold glitter and and a small Triforce drawn on the controller.

Am I missing something? It looks tacky as hell, and could just as easily be a Boogie Nights themed N64 as a Zelda themed one.



kUROBix said:

All of the sparkles made it look girly, but there were some nice shiny finishing touches

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