|The Legend Of Zelda: The Hyrule Fantasy 3D|
|February 21, 2016|
|E10+ for Everyone 10+|
The Legend Of Zelda: The Hyrule Fantasy 3D is an action-adventure video game for the Nintendo 3DS, and a remake of the first game in The Legend Of Zelda series, which was originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The Hyrule Fantasy 3D was released on February 21, 2016 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of the first game.
The Legend Of Zelda: The Hyrule Fantasy 3D completely re-imagines the first game in the series in a third-person environment similar to Ocarina Of Time 3D and Majora's Mask 3D. The overworld is expanded and more locations of Hyrule can be explored, though some locations require upgrades to be unlocked within the dungeons before they can be traveled to. Weather vanes return from A Link Between Worlds as save points. Horses can also be ridden in the overworld. The touchscreen on the 3DS has a similar function as it does in OOT3D and MM3D, allowing players to view the map and their inventory. Labyrinths are redesigned, as well as boss fights, although the main basic layouts of the labyrinths and the bosses themselves remain the same. Like the original game, there are 9 main labyrinths and a much-harder second quest that is unlocked upon completion of the first quest.
The game initially began development with a top-down view similar to A Link Between Worlds, though it was later decided the game would be re-imagined completely in the same style as Ocarina Of Time 3D and Majora's Mask 3D. The game reuses textures and gameplay elements from those games, although Link's model is altered to resemble his appearance as seen in official art of the first Zelda game. The game was also briefly considered as a high-definition Wii U release using the Twilight Princess HD engine, though this was also scrapped.
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A special-edition purple New Nintendo 3DS system bundled with the game and a figurine of the game's version of Link as seen in his red tunic was released.
The game received mostly positive reviews, with the game mainly being praised for its re-imagning of the original game's labyrinths, as well as the open world aspect.