Back in 1993, Nintendo paired up with Philips to make video games for the Philips CD-i, an interactive compact disk media player. The team-up was short-lived, as the games using Nintendo characters were terrible, and frankly there’s no reason to even bother picking them up — unless, of course, you’re a masochistic collector of all things Nintendo.
Despite this, YouTube user C4DNerd decided it was necessary to create this “HD Trailer” for a 3D version of Link: The Faces of Evil and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon.
Why C4DNerd wanted to create this trailer is beyond reason, but here it is in all its terribly animated, poor camera work, and shoddy voice-acting glory. Of course, I’m not commenting on the creator’s work. In fact, C4DNerd has done a great job of mimicking the cutscenes perfectly. Unfortunately, the transition to 3D only serves to highlight just how bad the CD-i Legend of Zelda games were.
At least Link’s voice wasn’t as annoying as the 1989 The Legend of Zelda cartoon’s… right? I can’t be the only one who thinks so.
If you’d like to watch the video on YouTube instead of our conveniently placed header video, you can do so here.