“Zelda: Temples of Turmoil” – Neat 8-bit ZC Fan-Game!

It should come as no surprise that I love me some Zelda games, and I also happen to really enjoy Zelda fan-games as well. Zelda Classic is a program that for the last 16+ years has been a godsend to the fan community and has spawned some really fantastic quests over the years. Lately, I’ve been making more of an effort to showcase some of those quests for you all. 🙂

The Legend of Zelda: Temples of Turmoil is a quest that first appeared back in 2013, but which received a major overhaul in September 2015. The game was designed by YouTuber TopKirby8305 and is an “enhanced 8-bit” quest that mimics the style of the original game but adds a lot of new things to the formula, taking place in an original land called Elemia. The story is set sometime after Zelda II it seems and pits Link on a quest in a new land to find magic gems to unleash the power of the Triforce of Courage and once again put a stop to Ganon’s evil ways.

I like that the game, while taking place on a “normal” style overworld, has a lot to offer in the way of exploration while packing in a lot of incentive to explore. Sometimes, it isn’t completely clear where you need to go next, but this can often be part of the fun. This is especially true in the dungeons, which keep you thinking on your toes as you go, while putting in some challenging bosses and mini-bosses along the way.

The music is also well-chosen too, and I liked the overworld music probably best of all.

Anyway, enjoy the game and get a free copy from the link above. Stay tuned, too – more fun is on the way!

Jessica Brown

Retro Games and Technology Editor. She'll beat pretty much every Mega Man game without breaking a sweat.

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