The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker acquired off to a rocky begin with followers. The ‘Celda’ backlash could appear to be a dim and distant reminiscence now, however on the time many followers had been livid that their beloved collection was being twisted and turned in a manner they didn’t agree with. Fancy that, eh?
Thankfully, Nintendo caught to its weapons and Wind Waker’s timeless artwork model holds up in a manner many different video games of the period wrestle to in these Extremely Excessive Definition occasions. Even its harshest critics have calmed down slightly and are available round to its clear and easy animated model.
We acquired an opportunity to benefit from the recreation another time on Wii U, however Twitter consumer @JasperRLZ has made an fascinating remark relating to the sport’s oddball solid that handed us by within the seventeen years because the recreation’s preliminary launch:
Wind Waker is a recreation with a variety of characters. As a way to save on manufacturing prices, a variety of characters have the identical physique mannequin, however with a distinct head and completely different garments. Here is all of the NPCs in Windfall Island for comparability. Spot those which might be the identical! pic.twitter.com/EjpV6WiT8q— Jasper (@JasperRLZ) February 19, 2019
Look carefully and also you’ll see that most of the recreation’s characters share an identical physique fashions, with solely head and garments textures altering.
It’s not one thing we’d have ever seen with out having it identified, however now it’s the one factor we’ll have the option to consider once we subsequent hearth up the GameCube traditional. It goes so present simply how intelligent and economical Nintendo’s growth group was when known as upon to avoid wasting reminiscence on these cute little GameCube discs.
Had you ever seen this earlier than? Are you able to consider some other examples of body-swapping (or, extra precisely, head-swapping) fashions in different video games? Tell us within the feedback beneath.