Because clearly some folks are gluttons for punishment. We’ve already got one Twitch stream on at the moment for the classic Pokémon Red/Blue, where various Twitch viewers can throw commands at the screen with a new democracy system selecting the most popular ones. Now, it’s time for the Legend of Zelda to get in on that action.
Now that Twitch plays Pokémon is now one of the biggest streams out there on the wild west of the net, it was only a matter of time before another game got the same treatment. Right now, tons of folks are wielding the master sword in Twitch Plays Zelda. And it’s just as chaotic as ever.
Currently run by Zach Gerlock, the game doesn’t feature a democracy system like Twitch Plays Pokémon, with Link still stuck in a dungeon at the time that this post was written. Hopefully, the game has progressed a lot further by the time I’ve posted this.
Still, some measures are in place with this running emulation. It appears as if the start button has been disabled, so none of that dickery and spamming is taking place, while Link himself sports plenty of health. It’s a completely different kind of game as well, when compared to Pokémon.
The Legend of Zelda was a damn challenging RPG back in the day, and seeing dozens of folks try to play it is actually amusing. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go set up a Twitch Plays Dark Souls stream and watch people pull their hair out.
Last Updated: February 24, 2014