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Artist Creates Horrifyingly Realistic Versions of Ocarina of Time’s Scariest Monsters

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was first released in 1998 for the Nintendo 64 before being remade for the Nintendo 3DS in 2011. The title followed Link as he traveled between the past and the future to defeat the evil king, Ganondorf, and restore peace to the land of Hyrule after him. fallen into ruin. Ocarina of time is considered by many to be one of the best The Legend of Zelda games never released.

The Legend of Zelda The series transitioned between several art styles. Fans have seen the series go from a cell-shaded cartoon look to a style reminiscent of watercolors. However, The Legend of Zelda franchise never attempted a hyper-realistic art direction before, but a fan took some of the most terrifying creatures from Ocarina of time and gave them a realistic makeover.

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A Twitter user by the name of Andres Rios created hyper-realistic 3D models for some Ocarina of timethe most terrifying enemies. The first model is for the boss of the Shadow Temple, Bongo Bongo. Rios’ model exposes more of this creature’s spine while dripping blood all over its hands and back. The large eye at the creature’s neck is gone, replaced by the base of the spine and surrounded by bloody shreds of skin. The Shadow Temple, where Bongo Bongo is located, is one of the five dungeons Link explores after the time skip.


The remaining three renders include ReDead enemies that stun Link with a piercing scream and can be found in Castle Town when Ganondorf has taken over the kingdom. The enemy Skulltula can be encountered in several places in Hyrule, but is first fought in The Great Deku Tree and the Dead Hands, a pale white figure that Link must fight with at the bottom of the well in Kakariko Village to obtain the lens of truth. .

What’s interesting about the renders of Rios is that none of these enemies saw much change in their designs when adapting them. The transition to a hyper-realistic style was the one thing these creatures needed to become that much more horrifying for many fans. This is a testament to how scary the original concept of these monsters was in the original Nintendo 64 release. Some fans claim Majora’s Mask is the most terrifying game in the franchise, but some argue with monsters like these that Ocarina of time is the scariest title.


The Legend of Zelda has seen varying levels of terrifying creatures throughout its 35-year history. Guardians in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to the monsters of the twilight realm of Twilight Princess, the franchise continues to create anxiety-inducing enemies behind a colorful and stylized exterior.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is available on 3DS, Nintendo 64 and Switch.

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Source: Nintendo Life