Zelda Nes

The original Legend of Zelda may seem like a very simple game compared to today's super-duper HD titles, but it's surprisingly deep despite its 8-bit exterior. If you don't believe us, then you may want to check out a recent demake of the game which proves just how much simpler it can get.

Created by developer Ben Purdy for the Mini-Ludum Dare 50 game jam, this Zelda demake delivers a modified version of the original quest in a whopping 16 x 16 pixels. Gone are Link's luxury features such as hands and eyes, and the green-garbed hero is instead portrayed in-game as nothing more than a mere green square. The game is completely playable within your web browser, and experiencing it may at the very least give you a new found appreciation for the original NES masterpiece.

You can play the game over at Ben Purdy's portfolio website.

Do you think that The Legend of Zelda for NES still holds up today? Have you managed to complete this demake despite its simple visuals? Let us know in the comments section below.

[source labs.benpurdy.com]