When Super Smash Bros. started out life in 1999 on the Nintendo 64, there were only 12 fighters to select from. As "all-star" as this original cast was, unfortunately, Link was unable to duke it out with Ganondorf.

Now, 20 years on, a modder by the name of JSsixtyfour has released a new ROM hack referred to as "Smash Remix" which replaces Captain Falcon with Ganondorf in the popular N64 game. It's not just a simple re-skin, either. This remix of Ganondorf has drawn inspiration from future versions of the fighter and added in all of his trademark moves.

The Falcon Punch is swapped out with the Warlock Punch and the Captain's A-button attack is now an electric jab. The weight, size, speed and jump have also been adjusted to better reflect Ganondorf in battle. JSsixtyfour intends to continue creating characters for the classic game, with hopes of eventually working out how to add them to the roster rather than replacing existing fighters.

Ganondorf originally made his debut in the 2001 release Super Smash Bros. Melee on the GameCube. Since then, he's appeared in every entry and has paved the way for various other antagonists such as Ridley from the Metroid series.

[via kotaku.com]