The Legend of Peach, the pending title for this new mod that puts The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time assets in Super Mario 64, is brilliantly nostalgic.
The mod, created by @MelonSpeedruns, swaps the textures and models in Super Mario 64, for the ones from Ocarina of Time. So far the short demo only includes the castle ground, the main castle interior, and the Bob-Omb Battlefield area.
Even though it’s the exact map from Super Mario 64, it feels perfectly like old-school Zelda thanks to all the asset swaps. Things like trees, walls and floors, bridges, and enemies have all been changed.
Even coins are swapped with rupees!
MelonSpeedruns is also trying to recreate the game’s soundtrack, keeping in the Mario 64 music, but changing all the instruments so it sounds more like a Zelda game. That takes some dedication.
In very Zelda fashion, there are areas that are not accessible yet and will require you to get items like the hook-shot in order to nab things like heart pieces.
MelonSpeedruns has said that some of these items are obtainable through speed-running tactics and glitches. It’s a good thing old school Zelda games have been picked apart for such glitches.
The other doors in the castle are blocked off by skulltulas in a clever way to keep the demo contained.
MelonSpeedruns says he got the idea from a video from YouTuber SwankyBox, where he talked about if Mario and Link swapped places.
If you want more Zelda goodness, check out how this man automated his home appliances using an Ocarina! And if you want more Mario goodness, check out these Super Mario 64 levels recreated in Super Mario Maker 2.