A couple years back I posted a really-detailed comparison of the Japanese version of The Legend of Zelda and the English version – if you haven’t read through it yet, check it out here!
Anyway, last week a game called “NES Remix” was released on the Wii U eShop, which is an amazing game that features many of the early, classic NES games – including the original Zelda game – but breathes new life into them!
As I only have a Japanese Wii U, though, I had to get the Japanese version of the game, which is called “Famicom Remix”. And since the Zelda stuff features all the sound differences and graphic differences that I documented before, I thought I’d record a bunch of the Zelda segments for Legends of Localization fans!
As you can probably tell, the sound effects and font are likely different from what you’re used to if you’ve only played the English version. Even the music for Level 9 is a little bit different!
I’m actually curious to know how the English NES Remix sounds and looks – I assume it’s exactly like the English version I grew up with. If you’ve played the Zelda segments in NES Remix, let me know in the comments!
And man, I really hope other companies will do something like this – Konami, Capcom, maybe even some early Square games would be awesome to play in this kind of format. This sort of “add new features to old games” concept is something that’s been possible with emulators for some time now (here’s a great example), so I hope this NES REmix game inspires emulation fans to come up with creative stuff of their own, too!
EDIT: Also curious to know – what does NES Remix call the most powerful sword in Zelda? Is it still the “Magic Sword” or did it get changed to “Master Sword” or something else?