Sadist recreates Faces of Evil and Wand of Gamelon in 3D

For reasons unknown, C4DNerd thought it necessary to recreate the Zelda CDi cinematics in 3D. Hylia save us...

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.

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Published Apr. 14th 2016
  • Mathenaut
    This isn't the first 3D rendering of these scenes. Though, it's good quality.
  • kate.farrow
    Community Manager
    This was totally necessary. C4DNerd is doing god's work. A+

    In all seriousness, they might have been inspired by YouTube Poops like this one (warning: some of the YouTube Poops get vulgar):
  • David Fisher
    Featured Columnist
    C4DNerd should commit and make the full games. I wonder how many players would jump on that lol
  • kate.farrow
    Community Manager
    I need to find the old Zelda tv series and watch it now lol.

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