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Depot Games: Zelda Classic

Current Version: 2.5Bld142

Project Status: Completed

Highest Popularity: #1 during March 2011

Links: Web Site

Category: Adventure

Developers: jman2050, Dark Nation

Ports: Linux, Windows

Source Code: Available

Author's Description: Zelda Classic is a highly functional and well-supported customizable remake of The Legend of Zelda for the NES. While it began as a simple clone of the original game, it extended far beyond that to become a comprehensive editing suite, allowing anybody to create their own Zelda style games, with unprecedented levels of customizability, all without having to rely on complex scripts.

Programmed by Dark Nation, DarkDragon, Takuya, and Koopa, and many others, we're constantly improving the capabilities of the engine every day, ultimately aiming for Zelda Classic to become the de facto standard of all Zelda-themed fan games.

Windows and Linux builds are up-to-date as of 1/23/07. Mac build will be updated shortly.


Name Comments Size Date
zc192b183.exe 1.92 Beta 183 2,956,505 11/23/2005 9:51 PM 2.10 DOS 1,300,008 11/23/2005 9:51 PM
zc210w.exe 2.10 Windows 5,305,957 11/23/2005 9:51 PM
zc211b16.tar.gz 2.5 Build 142 Full with ZCLauncher included 6,090,148 01/23/2007 9:11 PM 2.5 Build 142 Full with ZCLauncher included 5,743,106 01/23/2007 9:23 PM

What's New:

Please see the beta forums at for changes. Highlights include:
- Many new additions to the scripting language.
- Custom item editor, and custom enemy editor.
- New item classes, including Roc's Feather
- Sideview mode
- Mapmaker integrated into ZQuest

Lot's of new stuff in this version, but the big addition is the advent of a scripting language, which can be written in either ASM style or using a C Parser. Also included is:
- Ability to load your own SFX and to play them via scripts
- The start of custom items (incomplete)
- Subscreen editor
- New enemies
- Ability to play all different types of music files
- And much more!

Public beta testing is here! Now the public has the chance to try out Zelda Classic before release. Several new features include:
- Much more stable environment
- Z3-style Link movement and actions
- Several new combo types
- More customization options
- Download and visit to learn more

Public Opinion
Overall Rating: 10.0
  • 10wow! very nice a lot of work seems to be put into this, great job!
  • 10Awesome game/engine! I was very impressed with this project even in it's early days. Playing the included 1st/2nd quest is equivalent to playing the original game on NES which itself makes this worth a 5 for me. The ability to create and download custom quests makes this worth even more!
  • 10I love this game. I was really into ZQuest a few years ago... and I think that's what actually got me into programming :). It's a very nice tool... also, the game has lots of quests available for it, which is awesome :).
The Developer
jman2050I am a freelance software developer with 3 years experience in developing interactive applications such as games. Though I do not have a publicly released project to call my own yet, I do a great deal of work assisting other developers and providing my own input, which has led me to become a member of the programming team for a popular fan game. (View Profile)