It’s Zeldathon all yr right here on Polygon — beginning at the moment with an unmissable oral historical past of smooching in the The Legend of Zelda cartoon — and with impeccable timing, a digital actuality remake of the original 1986 Legend of Zelda game has surfaced on-line. It appears incredible, if not just a little scary.

Posted to Twitter and YouTube by Japanese retro gaming and VR fanatic Sugary Noe (as noticed by Nintendo Life), this VR Zelda seems to be a mod of a mod. It’s truly the Legend of Doom mod, which faithfully recreates the primary Zelda game in first-person throughout the Doom engine, utilizing all of the original maps, property, and enemy placements. This mod has then been utilized to QuestZDoom, which makes Doom playable on Meta Quest VR {hardware}.

Even witnessed by means of Sugary Noe’s YouTube playthrough, the added immersion of VR head-tracking makes this 37-year-old game surprisingly tense and threatening. Angry-looking Octoroks lurch from behind bushes, and the primary dungeon takes on a claustrophobic, maze-like high quality. It’s like stepping inside your reminiscence of enjoying the game for the primary time, and a becoming reawakening for a game that continues to be unforgiving and mysterious to at the present time. (I ought to know — I’m enjoying it in the meanwhile, for causes you would possibly have the ability to guess…)

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