The Geek Biker

Rambles of a geek that rides a bike

Land of Skyrim vs Hyrule

Who needs a PS3, XBOX or super computer to travel distant lands and fight evil? Sure Skyrim has been released and all the world is stunned with its glorious graphics (even I have spent quite the number of hours on it already), but do you really need all of that?

The land of Hyrule has been plagued by evil for many years and can still be saved. For those not in the know, Hyrule is the main setting for lot of the “Legend of Zelda” games. And I thought it was time to return to the good old days of the SNES and rescue Zelda in “Legend of Zelda – Link to the past“. You take on the role of an elf looking human/hylian boy that can’t be bothered to put on pants.

But hold on … Link to the Past was released on the SNES??? Do I really need an SNES to play it? For those who doesn’t know what an SNES looks like:

Well, no for a short answer, but you might need an SNES emulator and a legally obtained “ROM” of Legend of Zelda. That is what I did….to a degree.

I took the old PSP, installed a custom firmware, installed Snes9x Euphoria on the PSP, obtained the ROM and BOOM started playing the game.

Here are some screenshots of the classic RPG game:

Sure it doesn’t quite match up to Skyrim’s world as can be seen in the picture below, but does have all the right elements of a classic RPG.

So let me tell you a bit more of the Legend of Zelda elements that makes it a classic:

You can collect items crucial to your quest, and not just random brooms stolen for pleasure.

How about a world map, yep a massive one.

Secret doors and passages:


Then there are evil mages which leads to the use of magic. Being able to pick up items and throw it around. I can go on and on and on.

So I will be saving Hyrule from evil…every time my PS3 is not available.

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