Play as Princess Zelda in Original NES Legend of Zelda Game

By Jorge Ba-oh 17.03.2013

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One Legend of Zelda fan has given hero and princess a taste or role reversal by swapping sprites in the original NES game.

Have you ever had to inform players that in The Legend of Zelda you don't play as the Princess herself, but instead take on the role of timeless hero Link?

Within the popular series players have yet to play as the holder of the Triforce of Wisdom, well except in the franchise's unmentionable Phillips CDi days, so one fan felt it fitting to swap roles.


The hero Link is now the one who needs to be saved and Princess Zelda takes on the starring role. Kenna W decided to take apart the original Legend of Zelda game and swap the sprite designs for both characters.

Instructions on how to apply play the original NES Legend of Zelda as Zelda herself can be found here.

What do you think of the role-reversal? Should Nintendo develop sections in the upcoming Legend of Zelda game where the Princess is playable?

Box art for The Legend of Zelda





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