The absence of Minecraft on Nintendo systems will likely be looked back upon as a major 'what-if' in years to come. It's arrived on practically every other gaming platform, and various other attempts at the genre have since been announced by Indie studios aiming to fill a gap.
While you can keep major releases from Nintendo fans, you can't often keep Nintendo out of the picture completely. We've seen humorous examples such as a whole load of F-Zero vehicles in Sony titles like Resogun, and Minecraft itself is full of recreations of iconic Nintendo games.
One that's been around for a while is a project to recreate The Legend of Zelda, with designer Evan Stanhope and programmer Jonathan Faulch working in their spare time to recreate the world in the hugely popular block-building title.
The project's come far, as you can see in the video below - it's an impressive recreation and well worth checking out.
Thanks to Tsurii897 for the heads up.
This makes me want Minecraft on Wii U even more. I'm hoping that the game that Tantalus is working on is Minecraft!
Wow! That is really impressive! I would play it when it is done. I do wonder how much time it took to get this far!
@Inkling seeing as Microsoft owns Mojang (Minecraft) I really doubt it would ever appear on a Nintendo console
Seeing what is possible in MC today makes me want to see what they could do if MC had a more functual engine instead ov Java behind it.
@TheSwagMaster98 @Big_Gamer The big difference with Minecraft is that it's already on virtually all platforms already (PC/Mac, Linux, Java, Raspberry Pi, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, 360, XB1, Android, iOS, Windows Phone) so realistically Microsoft would gain more money if it was released on Wii U as a Wii U owner in general wouldn't buy an XB1 just for Minecraft.
It was also released on PS4 and Vita after the buyout, so anything's possible.
What if Nintendo made an Amiibo centric game, where you tap an Amiibo to create stages based on the Amiibo that you tapped. For example, 3D Mario Levels when you tap the Mario Amiibo with Brick/Question Mark blocks, Power Ups from all of the 3D Mario games and enemies like Goombas and Octumbas. With the Link Amiibo, you can create your own 3D Zelda levels with Moblins, Dungeons, Items and other things. With the Samus Amiibo, you could create your own 3D Metroid stages. Luigi Amiibo, Own Luigi's Mansion, Mansions. Captain Falcon Amiibo, Own custom F Zero Maps and so on and so forth. It would be if Mario Maker and Minecraft had a child. What do you guys think of the idea???
@Takerkaneanite6 Or have that in Minecraft. Amiibo would unlock skin packs, texture packs and even whole adventure maps!
@Inkling That sounds like a great idea as well. Maybe the Minecraft inspired game on Wii U will add this idea into it for Amiibo...
Minecraft isn't coming to Wii U or 3DS. If you want it, buy it on PC - it'll always be the superior version anyway.
WOW, that was WAY more than just a 'Recreation of The Legend of Zelda in Minecraft', it's a genuine port/upgrade of Zelda into Minecraft! That video was just mindblowing!
That is one amazing achievement and it will be interesting to see how it turns out when it is finished.
Here's hoping the Minecraft clones are actually good for the Wii U.
Always wanted to do something like recreate the Ocarina of Time world in this...or at least one of the dungeons. Couldn't find anyone to help, got bored of the game and...yeah. lol
Now grab your destiny, if you know what I mean
A group already did that same thing several years ago, with a map you can download. The catharsis after wiping the Water Temple off the map with TNT was great.
@Grumblevolcano Lol there's a platform called Raspberry Pi? Really? XD
That's really, really impressive.
I'm very interested in what a "minecraft 2" would look like. What would you even try to do with it? It's so many different things to different people and it keeps slowly evolving. It's an amazing convergence of game and community that has had a fascinating life already. I actually think that Microsoft understands that, which is good. Not having this on Wii U is bad. Would have been such a good match early on.
@Inkling The Wii U version supporting all the Amiibo would be great! Even if it was just skins, but particularly if it did more.
That is indeed very cool, I wonder when it'll be done.
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