Super Nintendo The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past world map Game Boy style port Link's Awakening

The enormous Nintendo source code leaks have rocked the global fandom and are already beginning to change a few of our perceptions on classic games. Whether it’s something major like the discovery of Luigi in Super Mario 64 or something small and zany like Yoshi’s bizarre original look, it all helps us develop a deeper understanding of the creation of some masterpieces. And now, there’s seemingly another whopper. A Game Boy rendition of the The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past world map has allegedly been discovered, created out of the same style of assets later used to create The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.

This is a plausible leak because Link’s Awakening actually began life as a project to port Super Nintendo’s A Link to the Past to Game Boy. It would make sense that the Nintendo development team would have assembled an A Link to the Past world map and that artistic touches chosen there would be carried over into the development of Link’s Awakening proper.

Time and again, we are being blown away by Nintendo source code leaks of things we never expected to find — and often didn’t know existed in the first place. This alleged A Link to the Past world map built for Game Boy lies somewhere in-between those two spaces. And it’s freakin’ cool, boys and girls.

Super Nintendo The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past world map Game Boy style port Link's Awakening

John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea.

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