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Link's Awakening DX HD Is an Unofficial PC Remake of the Game Boy Color Classic

Game Boy Color classic
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now has an unofficial PC port after a developer
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a cool-looking version of the game on itch.io.


Its creator, simply known as 'linksawakeningdxhd', built the PC port of 1998's Link's Awakening DX, adding HD visuals, 120fps scrolling, and widescreen support.

Perhaps the highlight, though, is that this PC port lets you zoom out to get a complete view of Koholint Island as all NPCs and enemies remain active. This feature was pointed out by Digital Foundry’s John Linneman in a post on X/Twitter.

This is truly amazing. Playing Link's Awakening at 1:1 pixel scale with 120 fps scrolling - you can zoom the map alllll the way out and the entire world is active.
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— John Linneman @dark1x.bsky.social (@dark1x)
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The developers say they’ve “turbocharged” the gameplay with high framerate support, “ensuring that every sword swing, puzzle solve, and enemy encounter feels smoother and more responsive than ever."

“Rediscover the magic of this timeless Zelda title with improved performance, letting you explore dungeons, uncover secrets, and engage in epic battles with unparalleled fluidity," the blurb continues.

“Whether you're a long-time fan of Link's Awakening or a newcomer to the series, this PC version offers a fresh take on the beloved classic, combining the essence of the original with cutting-edge enhancements. Embark on a journey across the mysterious island, solve puzzles, meet quirky characters, and relive the adventure with a level of polish and finesse that pays homage to the legendary legacy of The Legend of Zelda.”

Nintendo released an official Link's Awakening remake of its own for the Switch back in 2019. “Updating the look but never losing the feel of the original, Link’s Awakening is a masterclass in remaking a classic,” we wrote in
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Wesley is the UK News Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can reach Wesley at [email protected] or confidentially at [email protected].

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