Ever wondered what a mash-up of Banjo-Kazooie and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker might look like? Yes, no, maybe? Well, this mod – The Legend of Banjo-Kazooie: The Bear Waker – by Mark Kurko shows us a location from Wind Waker inside Banjo's game.
The demo (see the video below) takes place on Outset Island – the starting location in Wind Waker – and is the only level currently planned for the final release. The task is a familiar one – collect musical notes, save Jinjos and find Jiggy pieces.
As you unlock more Jiggies, you'll gain access to more of the island. Having all of Banjo's moves from the start makes this task a lot easier. Interestingly, the background music is a 64-bit rendition of the main theme song on Outset Island.
This mod even works on original Nintendo 64 hardware. N64 Today tested it out on the classic system and said the only noticeable drawback was the frame rate – which tends to suffer in the large, open area of Outset Island.
The Bear Waker is a single level Custom Mod that will include 10 Jiggies, 100 Notes, 2 Extra Honeycombs and a Mumbo transformation. It will include a Main Area (Outset Island) and 9 Sub-Areas (The island houses, The Forest of Fairies and some caves).
Special thanks to Nintendo Life contributor, Martin Watts.
What do you think of this crossover? Does it make you want to play Wind Waker or Banjo? Tell us below.