Pop Culture | Video Games | 90s | 80s | Retro

Did You Grow Up With Oldschool Legend Of Zelda? You Should Check Out Tunic!


Children of the 80s and 90s almost definitely remember the old, top-down, 2D versions of The Legend of Zelda. Before Ocarina of Time brought the franchise into the world of 3D and changed the landscape of gaming forever, games like The Legend of Zelda for the NES and A Link to the Past on the Super Nintendo gave us quirky, colorful adventures seen from a bird's eye view.

Nintendo Legend

The nostalgia factor for these games is strong. While Nintendo still occasionally releases a Zelda game in this style (like 2012's A Link Between Worlds for the 3DS), they've stuck mostly to their 3D output, leaving independent developers to take us back to the oldschool kind of gameplay we still love about older entries in the series.

...Yeah, that'll do nicely.Steam

The latest to take on this kind of style is Finji's game Tunic, and it looks amazing. Teased a while ago as Secret Legend, it was revealed with its name change and new gameplay trailer at this year's E3 PC Gaming Show.

Look how cute the character is!Steam

While not much has been revealed about the story, we do know that the player controls an adorable, sword-wielding fox who explores a fantasy world from an isometric perspective. The visuals are an interesting combination of lush and blocky, making the game look like a popup book come to life.


We also get to see a little bit of the combat in the trailer, and it too looks a lot like Zelda (although with the addition of a dodge-roll, like in the 3D games). The fox fights several monsters by blocking attacks with a shield and returning hits with its own sword. The whole thing ends with an encounter with a scary-looking ancient construct, reminding us of classic Zelda enemies like the Armos statues.

Screw these guys.Zelda Wiki

According to Tunic's website, the game is slated for a 2018 release on PC, Mac, Linux, and "consoles." Fans of oldschool action-adventure games should definitely keep an eye on it.

Can't wait to try it!

If you grew up on 90s video games, check out our list of our favorite Super Nintendo games!

More Throwbacks


87-Year-Old Grandma Uses Microsoft Paint To Create Beautiful Masterpieces

Using the computer as a kid was kind of a privilege that you didn't get everyday. Kids now have little computers in their pockets from a young age, so probably a lot of the novelty has worn off. Even when we weren't allowed to use the internet, there was one program that would entertain us for hours, and that was Microsoft Paint.  The simple software that came preinstalled on every computer was basically everyone's favorite thing. The only thing we would use more than Paint was probably Solitaire. Between Paint and Solitaire we could have spent hours on the


'The Oregon Trail' Is Back And More Portable Than Ever, And We Can't Wait To Die Of Dysentery

Growing up, we didn't really have the same advanced video game as kids today have. We had to use our imaginations. Sure, looking back it was a little bit less than impressive, but honestly, we had more fun playing those simple games than almost any of these extremely complicated ones. Oregon Trail is perhaps one of the most notorious and iconic games that we played during computer class. It seemed to be loaded up onto every school computer, so that we could learn all about traveling on the frontier, including the struggles that came with it. Sure, about 90% of


There's Going To Be A 'Ghostbusters' Version Of Pokemon Go And We Know Who We're Gonna Call

Watching Ghostbusters as a kid basically meant that we all believed in ghosts to some extent. Sure, we knew Slimer wasn't going to come around the corner because Spengler had him under control, but also, what if he did? We weren't about to get caught off guard, so we spent all our free time rewatching the movie, catching up on the cartoon, and playing with every Ghostbusters-themed toy we could find to make sure our ghost catching skills were up to snuff. Personally, I know that I had countless dreams where I would be chasing the ghosts around my neighborhood


8 Young Celebrities We Grew Up Watching Who Ended Up Behind Bars

You might think that growing up in the spotlight would be difficult, but you would hope that having money at a young age would help set you up for a successful future. As we've learned over the years, that is not always the case. As it turns out, being pushed into the spotlight and having people judge you while you go through puberty is apparently not all that good for you. Who would have guessed? Can you sense the sarcasm? Going through this intense scrutiny at such a young age isn't really that great, and not everyone handles it as