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ZeldaVR Beta


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This is a VR clone of The Legend of Zelda for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The gameplay and artwork are virtually identical to the original NES classic, however in this version you see the world through Link's eyes, in all of it's virtual 3D 8-bit glory. Explore the world, find weapons, kill enemies, collect items, discover secrets, buy upgrades, delve into dungeons, defeat bosses, restore the Triforce, and rescue Princess Zelda from the evil Ganon.

Note: This is the Beta version in which you have access to the overworld and the first dungeon. The full version is due for release in March 2014, for free, on virtualreality.io.

Beta v1.1 Changes: - Sprite textures now use point filtering instead of bilinear. - Fixed bug that would cause crash after playing game for a few minutes or more depending on available video RAM.

Fantastic! Chris Creswell 2014-02-23 03:45:24 UTC
Awesome Jayde Baldwin 2014-02-23 13:37:26 UTC
:D andyfritter1 2014-04-05 23:34:54 UTC
So NOSTALGIC! I love it! Super clever and appropriate VR port. Great job! Matt Thomas 2014-02-05 01:10:43 UTC
Be sure to grab the sword in the cave to the left when you start! Randy Bennett 2014-02-05 04:26:48 UTC
This game is like an ecstasy filled augmented time-traveling trip. It gave me that warm fuzzy feeling only zelda can bring. Eriks 2014-02-05 18:51:34 UTC
Amazing revisiting of a classic. I hope to see this done with quite a few of my childhood favorites! Christian Thomas 2014-02-15 04:51:30 UTC
It's a good start but crashed on me :) Perhaps toggle for no texture filtering? Otherwise, weirdly nostalgic. Also a bit tricky Andreas Aronsson 2014-02-19 22:43:14 UTC
It's pretty neat Steven Kyle Brunson 2014-02-20 00:03:38 UTC
Way better than I ever expected -- very true to the original. Pretty intense when you're in the middle of the action. Nice job! Steve 2014-02-20 00:42:26 UTC
Any chance in hell you'll turn this into a SBS android app for us poor folks who have to turn our phones into makeshift rifts?? Brian Bennett 2014-02-20 01:53:37 UTC
Amazing <3 Nathan Palmer 2014-02-20 02:49:58 UTC
With some minor tweking this could be AMAZING !!!!! Please keeping working on this ! bo 2014-02-20 04:53:35 UTC
Crazy cool. Zyphet 2014-02-20 05:00:40 UTC
Yes to everything about this. Matthew Murphy 2014-02-20 06:47:15 UTC
Its hard but good. richo2500 2014-02-20 14:01:49 UTC
This has been the best experience and the most fun I've had with the rift. I can't wait to see the final release!!!! Bobby Zoppelt 2014-02-20 14:56:29 UTC
amazing! skyrimer 2014-02-20 19:17:40 UTC
Simply Amazing!!! Alf Otto 2014-02-20 21:08:16 UTC
Sound wasn't working. Cool idea though. Adam 2014-02-20 23:03:03 UTC
Great! Daniel Kihlgren Kallander 2014-02-21 16:05:26 UTC
Feels nice, but the textures are extremely blurry. Least Encypruon 2014-02-21 19:06:38 UTC
awesome dan 2014-02-21 23:13:19 UTC
Amazing! Works well and I'm not sick. Xtian Bretz 2014-02-21 23:47:08 UTC
Great proof of concept. Matt Walsh 2014-02-22 00:13:16 UTC
awesome Kyle VB 2014-02-22 01:19:08 UTC
An excellent demo! Could you make the death and respawn shutters come from top and bottom, instead of left and right. Like eyes Caidicus 2014-02-22 02:13:33 UTC
Virtual porn? Jeffrey Brown 2014-02-22 02:44:08 UTC
Hella as heckie. Can't wait for the final version. discOtter 2014-02-22 02:56:53 UTC
AWESOME! CANT WAIT TO PLAY THE FULL VERSION! if possible make settings to play without a VR headset! Michael Nguyen 2014-02-22 02:58:18 UTC
A top down map included in the upper HUD is the only thing I can think of to make this better. Phil Melzer 2014-02-22 04:13:57 UTC
Great work so far! Chris Cordle 2014-02-22 04:30:47 UTC
Extreemly hard to play with out o rift ime gonna buy a pair Monkey stocool 2014-02-22 05:06:37 UTC
Head tracking is a bit weird, might be just me. But overall really fun. Rocsmasher 2014-02-22 05:13:31 UTC
Fantastic work! I'd recommend an option to enable 'nearest neighbor' filtering for the sprites. It'll look even better. :) Fortyseven 2014-02-22 05:15:34 UTC
Love it, can't wait for the release. Zephemus 2014-02-22 05:30:47 UTC
GreaT!!! im 31 YO and this is awesome!!!!! It impresive how good the maps feel!! Not look, Feel. Mike Chiñas 2014-02-22 05:54:03 UTC
very cool so far! Matt 2014-02-22 06:31:14 UTC
EPIC Gabriel Hernandez 2014-02-22 07:17:00 UTC
it's fantastic. I hope the full game is comming very soon! Jupadr 2014-02-22 11:19:03 UTC
Great start! Should have monsters stay in their 'screen' Drake 2014-02-22 12:18:58 UTC
Super nice. Lukas Isaksson 2014-02-22 12:26:41 UTC
amazing Charlie 2014-02-22 14:12:01 UTC
that was so cool! Tate B Price 2014-02-22 15:44:20 UTC
need more levels, besides that, very nice Durnt 2014-02-22 16:26:39 UTC
Looks great, but the sprites could probably use point filtering instead of interpolated. They'd look more crisp and pixelly. meathelix 2014-02-22 17:35:11 UTC
what is the objective of this what isthe quest besides killing the weird looking things...still a good game Brody 2014-02-22 18:19:47 UTC
Needs clear Storyline Patrice Butcher 2014-02-22 18:23:00 UTC
absolutely incredible. It is experiences like this that make me believe in VR Aaron James Bellamy 2014-02-22 19:09:32 UTC
Wow, amazing concept and execution. Jim Husman 2014-02-23 02:41:07 UTC
Very nice and well made, can't wait for the full version! jacob12301 2014-02-23 03:32:53 UTC
Very promising! Ryan Darge 2014-02-23 04:44:34 UTC
Awesome, I can't see the HUD very well though. Indigo Raetz 2014-02-23 14:54:21 UTC
Pretty good job at recreating the mechanics of Zelda. Could use some rethinking on how textures are handled (bushes,entrances) Enk 2014-02-23 18:32:11 UTC
WOW! THIS IS INCREDIBLE! It feels so natural to play this game in first person/3d its mindblowing! Malachi W. 2014-02-23 18:46:39 UTC
Amazing. Jeffrey LeBoeuf 2014-02-23 20:05:25 UTC
it makes me wanna jump, too bad i cant :( :))) Olee Dee 2014-03-07 02:38:15 UTC
Awesome potential... it's hard to judge distance with the sword/sword could use to do damage from a farther distance. realtrisk 2014-03-07 03:57:33 UTC
Just excellent! Simon Brown 2014-03-07 13:16:37 UTC
very cool :P keep up the great work! David Hernandez 2014-03-08 03:43:41 UTC
Amazing!!! Sam Webb 2014-03-10 23:40:34 UTC
Excelente Ramake Diego Gómez 2014-03-31 01:14:11 UTC
Kickass fucking time killian 2014-04-02 17:10:12 UTC
Really neat, but the fast movement makes me feel so ill!!! Richard 2014-04-02 21:43:19 UTC
Who ever adapted this,I love U! Thanks for showing me my childhod in new light. Playing the full ver. made my bucket list! Tiki 2014-04-03 04:37:24 UTC
FRICKIN AWESOME :) iron man 2014-04-04 16:19:49 UTC
Je reste bloquée au menu, j'appuie sur "entrer" mais rien ne se passe... Déçue Amandine Turquier 2014-04-04 19:05:29 UTC
Pretty sweet. I can't wait to see more updates and features in the future :D Rhys Gabriel 2014-02-23 16:52:07 UTC
super fun, but needs dimensions on enemies Blake Koetsier 2014-02-23 19:03:55 UTC
That was great! I can't wait to see more classic games come to VR! Zach Alexander 2014-02-23 19:59:18 UTC
Good depth sense and bright environment. And the bugs, they jump over you! ocusol 2014-02-23 20:22:42 UTC
Absolutely beautiful. It's like everything you wanted video games to be as a kid. MLW 2014-02-24 01:11:20 UTC
Might be the coolest thing ive ever seen. Keep up the good work and good luck with the rest of the game conversion Brandon Byrd 2014-02-24 02:06:11 UTC
A wonderful start, can't wait for it to be finished. Keyboard controls are a little gluggy, but very workable. Well done. Link Storm 2014-02-24 02:46:36 UTC
This is AWESOME!!! Victor Manuel Egea Rodriguez 2014-02-24 11:21:27 UTC
Very good game, the sense of scale is amazing! I like that very much, although first time playing Zelda. []-) Stefan Gantzckow 2014-02-24 16:58:47 UTC
INTHELITTLEWOOD SENT ME Toby 2014-02-24 19:07:47 UTC
I didn't even grow up in the 80s, but having played and enjoyed the original, I have to say that I loved this. Joseph Turano 2014-02-25 01:50:26 UTC
Amazing! Can't wait for the finished version:D Dallon Freeze 2014-02-25 05:19:32 UTC
Weirdly convincing, despite the lo-fi visuals. ultrabrilliant 2014-02-25 17:40:38 UTC
Best VR so far Dylan Watkins 2014-02-25 19:23:55 UTC
it's was a little laggy for me, but it was great fun! Justin Porter 2014-02-25 23:32:45 UTC
Map would be nice, but woah! So cool Thanks! Kdoor 2014-02-26 05:11:35 UTC
I want to change the music (to weird al version of zelda) Olli Sinerma 2014-02-26 08:54:59 UTC
Made me a little sick after playing it for several hours, but other than that, it's phenominally done, made me want a new Zelda Austin Lane Howard 2014-02-26 17:46:49 UTC
Awesome! The pixel graphics look incredible in vr. You really feel. Plus..it's Zelda! Chris Stevens 2014-02-26 18:08:08 UTC
wtf 5stars Mike Hollingshead 2014-02-27 03:03:29 UTC
very Cool bonnevil69 2014-02-27 09:06:58 UTC
headtracking is not working Hadyn Robertson 2014-02-27 11:58:03 UTC
Fantastic Kyle Dobitz 2014-03-12 02:24:00 UTC
it was good. kinda Hjalte kofod 2014-03-13 18:35:52 UTC
Q;QWING Andarelli Jean-Dominique 2014-03-13 19:35:13 UTC
Blown Away!!! Can only imagine how amzing it will be when finished. Good luck, and thank you!!! albert vota 2014-03-14 21:32:44 UTC
awesome Matt Caimi 2014-03-15 01:10:48 UTC
show muito bom. chiaparini 2014-03-15 01:40:56 UTC
As an AVID Zelda player/NES collector, this game is AMAZING! I cannot WAIT to see the full version. Ganon is GOING DOWN!!! darkgaizat 2014-03-16 20:17:53 UTC
dream come true chiefthunderhorse1 2014-03-17 16:30:28 UTC
Pretty freakin' sweet naphtha132x 2014-03-18 13:39:36 UTC
still gettin used to these goggles, heh. super fun, little dizzy though. Tim Rous 2014-03-18 15:35:39 UTC
wonderfull :D israel 2014-03-18 18:14:47 UTC
awesome!!!! jason 2014-03-18 22:47:02 UTC
Awesome work! Keep it up, I'd love to see more! James 2014-03-20 22:10:55 UTC
please FINISH!!!!!! Dioneg222 2014-03-20 23:40:55 UTC
AWESOME! Tanner 2014-03-21 00:48:25 UTC
Great port, if possible please shoot out updates faster. KanClan 2014-03-23 20:52:33 UTC
mouse sensitivity setting would be great taicleis 2014-03-25 00:11:20 UTC
Mac version has a bug. Right eye doesnt work. Very headache inducing. I would love to play this though. Looks amazing through t Alex Deaton 2014-03-28 22:39:38 UTC
wow just wow theicephoenix 2014-02-28 07:29:06 UTC
It's great so far. It's a little buggy but still a lot of fun to play. I'm excited for the full release. Brian Kosnoff 2014-02-28 22:02:33 UTC
cool James Crane 2014-03-01 05:51:29 UTC
amazing i rally am gonna play up to where it ens love it super cool Matthew Gibson 2014-03-01 07:22:29 UTC
no head movement . rifter1 2014-03-01 20:44:45 UTC
10/10 ubersauser 2014-03-01 22:57:54 UTC
Amazing! Quintin 2014-03-02 02:01:23 UTC
AWESOME! Steven Howe 2014-03-02 02:35:26 UTC
I feel through the floor by going up the stairs after getting the bow & arrow. MJ BF 2014-03-02 04:28:43 UTC
Cant wait for full game. Seeing childhood favorites like this is mind blowing. Mike Caldwell 2014-03-02 06:12:37 UTC
Couldn't ask for a better experience... amazing revisiting this classic in such a way. Joe 2014-03-02 06:13:28 UTC
Amazing implementation of a classic game. Alex Glidewell 2014-03-02 09:17:30 UTC
Cant wait for a completed version! L2g95 2014-03-02 14:17:07 UTC
great game Brian Keeley 2014-03-02 16:19:16 UTC
how do i download when i go on it says in not signed in when i am SwordMaster 2014-03-03 01:33:51 UTC
This game looks incredible! I cant wait to get the full version in march, and to relive my childhood! Jacob 2014-03-03 03:34:05 UTC
Very playable and loooks good :D Lewys Martin 2014-03-03 10:48:46 UTC
make a non-oculus compatible version sky 2014-03-03 16:26:11 UTC
kool Alberto Sarmadi 2014-03-03 23:58:10 UTC
Awesome Experience! James Robbins 2014-03-04 07:45:43 UTC
Awesome Painboy 2014-03-04 11:16:14 UTC
Can't wait to see this finished! Nick Greeno 2014-03-12 20:01:36 UTC
That was really cool. Had to take the rift off because I got sick (just got it). Pure nostalgia. Please develop full version! Patrick 2014-03-04 18:50:11 UTC
@Patrick - yea I feel ya, it gets easier. This has to be one of the coolest Oculus experiences, can't wait for final version. Michael Edward 2014-03-05 01:40:45 UTC
please finish this game!! anoobgirl 2014-03-05 19:17:22 UTC
VERY COOL Kevin Zaun 2014-03-06 01:39:18 UTC
Very well done =D Matt Bennetts 2014-03-06 03:02:44 UTC
Needs some more features. mcbmghome 2014-03-30 22:00:56 UTC
Fun, although much easier to get spatial awareness when it was flick-screen 2D! LegoKnockingShop 2014-03-31 14:04:38 UTC
Pretty cool, but it far from done Aluyn 2014-03-31 20:20:43 UTC
10 Oliver Perez 2014-04-01 00:58:32 UTC
Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. By all means, more need to be made. Hunter Hyleman 2014-04-01 01:32:18 UTC
VERY VERY NICE Spexcraft 2014-04-06 18:43:46 UTC
geil René Gomes do Nasimento 2014-04-07 15:12:10 UTC
Well, it is an awesome game but I does not fit VR. 3/5 //Mr. Seven John lor 2014-04-08 16:36:42 UTC
FUCK YEAH, TAKE MY MONEY Joshua Johnson 2014-04-13 04:40:10 UTC
Awesome!!!!!!!!!! Shawn Kucerak 2014-04-16 02:51:24 UTC
It's good, but it feels somewhat laggy at times, with less than 60fps. That will improve with time though. Good Job! JPTiger 2014-04-17 03:11:22 UTC
awesome beta of the legend of zelda, Though the viewing controls did make me motion sick. Rinaldo 2014-04-18 22:21:58 UTC
Now this is a game XD phillip hansen 2014-04-18 23:34:25 UTC
AMAZING! whowhywat 2014-04-24 22:26:18 UTC
Thank you! This is awesome! Mark 2014-04-29 19:27:00 UTC
gooooood umberto busso 2014-05-05 16:32:21 UTC
cool Tregor le rouge 2014-05-08 02:04:40 UTC
Hard to run Joshua Young 2014-05-17 04:56:30 UTC
Got a little motion sick from moving down stairs. Pretty slick though. Keith Bradner 2014-05-17 05:24:34 UTC
WOW! 8-bit lover and this makes my childhood memories come to life...better than dreams!!! PLEASE FINISH THIS GAME! dibb3386 2014-05-27 23:26:11 UTC
Nothing shy of amazing. Speed is indeed fast and turning is way to fast. Other than that it is so much fun. David 2014-05-28 23:50:16 UTC
super cool to see but dof needs work and look speed is too low to be very playable Sebastien Duguay 2014-06-02 03:28:58 UTC
Cool concept, but it plays poorly for me personally. John Anderson 2014-06-07 04:42:04 UTC
it is possible to click outside the window mStuff 2014-06-11 13:13:05 UTC
If you are into any of the zelda games you need to get this bailey bivins 2014-06-13 06:50:48 UTC
very cool idea. just think you shouldnt have to use the mouse to turn. if you're facing that way you go that way. Jared Hayden 2014-06-19 18:15:17 UTC
cool Shane Spencer 2014-06-21 06:29:26 UTC
how to download? i have install vr.io and i can to universe michael 2014-06-21 09:39:55 UTC
Really low framerate for me (10fps) on a mid-range desktop OZi 2014-06-23 14:15:26 UTC
crashes after a while, needs independent head tracking Ichi Ban 2014-06-30 01:24:31 UTC
Not what I was expecting. Hemi 2:Barrel 2014-07-02 10:09:17 UTC
Whatever you're doing, keep doing it. Joe 2014-07-03 18:08:06 UTC
how do you fight? martin holly 2014-07-11 18:49:52 UTC
Really awesome! Gerrit Brockhaus 2014-07-11 22:18:44 UTC
it was a good game on the gameboy and this version but you still have something to work on Robin Norum 2014-08-01 20:42:13 UTC
for some reason the rainbow swords kept disappearing RogueEye 2014-08-01 23:33:03 UTC
Really awesome cant wait for the full thing!!!! Drakos283 2014-08-02 02:50:52 UTC
great job with the game minnlinz 2014-08-02 03:31:26 UTC
Amazing! Kevin Borling 2014-08-03 01:12:09 UTC
really good game! brings back all the memories from the childhood! <3 ProxOpTic 2014-08-04 14:57:59 UTC
Surreal, but mostly dizzying. Controls weren't intuitive. Steve Cha 2014-08-04 22:20:32 UTC
PLEASE CONSTRUCT ADDITONAL SWORDS ciferkey 2014-08-09 02:37:02 UTC
It´s just great!!! René Pérez 2014-08-11 12:10:53 UTC
This is an awesome start to an excellent VR Legend!...(of zelda) Brent Longbotham 2014-08-12 05:46:41 UTC
so cool Evans Stevenson 2014-08-16 04:37:50 UTC
really like the old classic! Carma Trepp 2014-08-26 20:41:49 UTC
U R WS CUPPAtea 2014-08-27 07:48:01 UTC
Doesn't translate well into 3d, but still fun to explore. ficarra1002 2014-08-30 02:57:04 UTC
Seems Awesome so far! (I've only tried 5 min or so tho ;) ) Mike 2014-09-01 02:55:47 UTC
This made my morning! :3 PhuCatGeek 2014-09-03 15:41:19 UTC
That's an incredible game i hope you wil finish it soon! Camama Oo 2014-09-06 10:34:58 UTC
This says March is the full release date, but here we are 7 months later in September. When is the full version being released? Jacob 2014-09-11 00:44:00 UTC
No tracking in dungeons. Pucer Ne 2014-09-15 05:44:35 UTC
fun! roy whyte 2014-09-21 17:36:58 UTC
Pretty cool! Cant wait to try again once I get an Oculus rift! Robbie Cartwright 2014-09-23 01:19:21 UTC
Awesome Concept. On mine the right side is only white and blue. Maybe I'm doing something wrong. Looks great though. Rob Leslie 2014-10-06 19:49:39 UTC
DIZZY Brandon Crawford 2014-10-09 14:10:22 UTC
No headtracking makes the experience a little awkward on a laptop. Ian Gallacher 2014-10-13 07:47:46 UTC
very cool David 2014-10-25 13:08:38 UTC
super awesome mama op stokje 2014-12-05 21:47:11 UTC
HEAD ROTATION IS BROKEN. pLEASE FIX. Ian Gallacher 2014-12-07 20:11:25 UTC
not working deadsamurau115 2014-12-08 05:47:28 UTC
awesome mama op stokje 2014-12-14 14:37:45 UTC
I would love to help Gianluca Pietranico 2015-01-11 19:55:06 UTC
Looks very good David 2015-03-23 16:55:59 UTC
WHY DONY I HAVE A SWORD voldy 2015-03-27 17:29:50 UTC
I wish it would track your head movement.... Edwin Solares 2015-05-16 19:51:11 UTC