Why yes, I'd play Zelda: Breath of the Wild on a Game Boy Color
July 18, 20171 min read
The Game Boy Zelda games don't get enough love. Sure you hear Link's Awakeningmentioned fairly often, but the Oracle games and Minish Cap, not so much.
That might change if Nintendo prominently featured them on the Switch at some point (like they have on 3DS and Wii U collectively), but for now, we can look at what could have been. A fan has created a mockup of Breath of the Wild on the Game Boy Color, complete with a signature Bokoblin den that looks right out of the Wii U/Switch version.
These mockups warm my heart, especially for Nintendo projects, as the marriage of old and new is part of what makes the publisher so special. While folks often accuse Nintendo of just re-using ideas, the way they re-use them is often magical. That, and this also probably won't warrant a cease and desist.