Zelda: Breath of the Wild redefined what we expect from a Zelda game, pushing the series forward in exciting new directions but also shedding some of the baggage the franchise has been saddled with since the ’80s.
Still, that doesn’t mean we don’t have a soft spot for Zelda’s past glories, and it goes without saying that Link to the Past, despite its age, remains one of the highlights of the entire lineage. That’s why, when pixel artist Kaimatten posted the following image on Twitter, our hearts skipped a beat:
While we adore Breath of the Wild’s wide, expansive environments and immersive gameplay, we’re brave enough to admit that we’d also love to experience that version of Hyrule from a top-down, 2D perspective.
This might be a single image, but it tickles our nostalgia bone (oo-er!) in all the right places while simultaneously making us ponder just what Link’s epic Switch and Wii U adventure could play like on the SNES.