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Zelda: Link's Awakening Remake by einen Zelda: Link's Awakening Remake by einen
EDIT - Looks like this one ended up on Kotaku! Thanks guys! However, I'd like to address a couple of things that seem to make people confused (in case people actually end up here):

Q. Why does Link look so weird? It doesn't look like Link at all!

A. Isn't it wonderful? It's much more fun to draw characters like Nintendo never would make them. Since I'm not, you know, actually remaking this game.

Q. Why is it still green? There was a color remake for GBC you know. This should have color too.

A. I know there was a remake, but again, it was more fun to draw it this way. I'm not trying to be logical here - I just never played the color version, and for me this is how the game should look.

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I re-imagined a screenshot from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for the Game Boy as a newer game in the same style!

Made for Swedish gaming magazine LEVEL. This is actually my favorite game of all time, so it was real fun to draw.

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Done in Photoshop CS5.
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:iconlefthandedhero:
Lefthandedhero Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Link looks a little stressed out, heheh. Very nice tribute :D
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:iconnekrosith:
nekrosith Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The classic style is awesome, I like it that way B-)
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:iconhyrule452:
Hyrule452 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"The classic style is awesome, I like it that way B-) (Cool)"  100% agree
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:iconnekrosith:
nekrosith Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
B-)
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:icongegemac:
gegemac Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
bring back memories, it made my day, really nicely done :)
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:iconzubaja:
Zubaja Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Love Link's expression. "I've seen some crazy things."
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:iconfmppires:
fmppires Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
nice job man! I hope one day I get to your level of skill. ;)
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:iconhedorah:
hedorah Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Just great.
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:iconsocqa:
SocQA Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Absolutely fantastic work :iconmonkeythumbplz: God, I'd love to play Links Awakening again with that graphic :D Could you make the bosses in that graphic?
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:iconnightshadowcat93:
NightshadowCat93 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student General Artist
WAH, I need a game with this graphic, now... O_O
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:iconcaptainnc:
CaptainNC Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Words can't express
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:iconkeniakittykat:
keniakittykat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is so awesome, I actually had a samsung case made with this. I hope you don't mind (• ε •)

And I'm showing it to everyone I know, so there's some promotion right there!
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:iconrandommonkies:
Randommonkies Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is great. I love the colours! I'd enjoy seeing a whole game done this way.
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:icon310508:
310508 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
lol.. I just finished beating this again about two days ago
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:iconragarianok:
Ragarianok Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's still pretty fantastic either way. Stirs up quite a few fond memories. 
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:iconabraxas579:
Abraxas579 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
This is amazing!! I'd love to see more like this. 
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:iconconnynordlund:
ConnyNordlund Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Kotaku always have retarded comments, don't let it get to you too much.
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:iconbamseper:
bamseper Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Oh! This is great, more like this please :D
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:iconmfruitproductionsltd:
This is wonderful, great job
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:iconzerowd:
ZeroWD Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Seeing  such questions asked does not make me happy...
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:icontheshadowhatter:
TheShadowHatter Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Writer
I'd love to see more Screenshot revivals like these in the future.
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:iconzodiac2000:
zodiac2000 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
<3
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:iconefraimrdz:
Efraimrdz Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This remake I'll play for sure. 

It has an amazing level of detail especially Link's face and the scratces on BowWow; great work.
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:iconvasquaal:
vasquaal Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome art.
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:iconzakstudio:
Zakstudio Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Oh, Beautiful !

Many souvenirs !

:')
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:icondrlm:
DRLM Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE IT! It was my first Zelda and I still keep too much nostalgia for it. =)
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:iconspongeabc5:
spongeabc5 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
I simply CANNOT look at those rocks with out seeing a giant rupee stuck in the ground.
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:iconcarlzors:
Carlzors Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful. I would love a remake that looked this silly/awesome! Really well done. The details are what get me! 
Although a couple of your wavy water details are going over the grass and roots coming from the water. Just a heads up!  
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:iconeinen:
einen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the heads up, but that's mist, not water details. :)
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:iconcarlzors:
Carlzors Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! Looked like it was only covering the majority of the water so I just assumed. Good job then! Sexy.
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:iconscowlingelf:
scowlingelf Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Wow, that is GORGEOUS!!! All the tiny little details...
Please excuse my staring. O.O
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:iconblackdwarf1:
BlackDwarf1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
i be staring too O.O
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:iconsuperedco:
SuperEdco Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great idea, and so well done, Love this!
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:iconbummerdude:
Bummerdude Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Aww yiss, gameboy Zeldas are among my favorite ones, particularly the Oracle series.
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:iconeinen:
einen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The Oracle series is great, although personally I'll always prefer this one. I refuse to even play the DX-version!
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:iconfoyaland:
Foyaland Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Great,now you have to re make the entire version!!!:D
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:iconeinen:
einen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yay!! It'll only take me a couple of years or so!
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:iconfoyaland:
Foyaland Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Haha! So, dont waste your time, you have lot of work! :')
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:iconr34n1m4t3d:
R34N1M4T3D Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic. Would be great to see more.
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:icontouzimsky:
touzimsky Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
This needs to be a thing. Like, right now!
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:iconjadetorchwood:
JadeTorchwood Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
I had such great time playing the GBC version as a kid.Heart 
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:iconvicdes-p:
VicDeS-P Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Mooore please :)
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:iconconnynordlund:
ConnyNordlund Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Very impressive. Apart from the really creepy eyes, I could definitely see this as a potential remake look. However I do believe they wouldn't make each tile repeat the same way (like the vines for example) in a remade version. But really, great work.
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:iconeinen:
einen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!! No, if I actually had made this into a game myself I would probably have changed the tiles more than I did, but I didn't really have time for that now. I won't budge on the creepy eyes, though!
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:iconconnynordlund:
ConnyNordlund Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Well.. I guess I can live with the eyes then :(
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:iconluis-angel:
luis-angel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
configura un poco la cara de link
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:iconah-puch-zegno:
ah-puch-zegno Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
asombroso! 
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:iconendsdawn:
endsdawn Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
This is amazing! I wish this was real!
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:iconking1cheetah:
King1cheetah Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Awesome art pic and amazing gameLove Heart 
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:iconthediremoose:
thediremoose Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
I wasn't kidding when I said pay! Now you'll pay the ultimate price! *BZZZZZZZZZZZZT*
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