The Legend of Zelda series may be one of the best known RPGs in history. The games meld together sword fighting, puzzle solving and simply awesome adventuring — but what about high-speed car races? The idea may not be too far-fetched. YouTube channel Twin Perfect recently produced a video that crosses over Link’s famous steed with the nostalgic ’90s Sega classic, Daytona USA. We start out with our familiar protagonist whipping out his trusty ocarina, before the Daytona theme song blasts away. What follows is certainly a sight to see.

  • eByTech

    It’s probably possible it’s actually in-game, as a modification.

  • TickleMeTingle

    They need to make a ROAD RASH…..Zelda style 😀

  • EponaTheinsaneloftwing

    omg that was one of the funniest things i have evr seen in my life! And i thought i was Epona”s biggest fan!

  • JaidynReiman

    The video is just… ugh, wow…

    But I can’t get over this: “The Legend of Zelda series may be one of the best known RPGs in history.”

    News flash: The only “RPG” Zelda game is Adventure of Link… I can’t believe even an article on Zelda Universe calls the franchise an RPG… If Zelda was an RPG series, literally every character-based game franchise in EXISTENCE would be an RPG. -_-

    • Ryan Haney

      Dang, you beat me by 4 minutes. Yeah, RPGs have hit points and skill points. I think of those games like Final Fantasy 1 on NES, Mario RPG on N64, Lord of the Rings The 3rd Age on GameCube, Harry Potter 3 on GBA. Taking turns to attack. Zelda 1 is the 1st adventure game ever. I’d say every game in the series is adventure because of not taking turns.

      • DarkStaples

        RPGs are not required to be turn based, nor to they have to have skill points or hit points (Though heart containers are pretty much the same thing, you even get more of them as you progress). They are just role playing games. Games where you play the role of a character, in this case Link. However, I would agree they are also adventure games.

        • JaidynReiman

          You are right in that they don’t have to be turn-based, but they need statistics at least. Zelda games don’t have them. The only thing Zelda games have are hit points, but so does every single platforming game out there, and in many of them you can increase your hit points. Does that make them RPG’s, too?

          • DarkStaples

            To some degree or another I suppose. I’ll agree action adventure is most likely a more accurate genre name, but you do progress, become stronger, find new items, etc. It’s not direct “your strength increases by 2 you now hit things harder” statistical progression, but you do still progress (get better sword, new item, more heart pieces, etc). RPG elements are becoming very widespread in games and as such genre lines are blurred. There are games that fit the description of an RPG better, and perhaps Adventure/Action-Adventure (Story driven/puzzle based) would be better as the dominant genre, but I would still consider Zelda games RPGs for their character progression and playing the role of Link.

          • Ryan Haney

            The 1st time I heard the term RPG, when I was in elementary school, I thought to myself “That’s a dumb name. You play a role in every game.” Heck, I played the role of the race car in Monopoly. Zelda started the Adventure genre, so that is it’s genre. You say “RPG” to most people, without looking at wikipedia, they think of turn based strategy games like Mario RPG or Final Fantasy. If you take it literally than Zelda is an RPG, but so is Pong. Look at the term “Boy Band”. Literally it means young men who play instruments and sing. Really it means young men who sing and dance and don’t play guitar and drums. Look at the difference between The Beatles and The Backstreet Boys. Just because you play the role of Link and get the hookshot, you didn’t level up, RPG style. When you level up, every stat increases and every armor improves. When Link gets the sacred bow, his hat doesn’t get any stronger. Literally, Zelda is an RPG. Really, it is not.

          • mark

            ur such a nerd

    • Victoria Fiorenze

      The reason I coincide Zelda with RPGs is because it is just that, a game where you have a role as Link to complete a quest. Also, some say the series itself was the template for what most gamers now consider RPGs today! 🙂

      • JaidynReiman

        That is such a broad term it would literally cover almost every game in existence. RPG’s require leveling and statistics. They are based on classic table-top RPG’s. Zelda games are Action-Adventure-Puzzle games, where you adventure across a world in an action-based environment, conquer dungeons and solve puzzles.

        If an RPG is so generic a term that it is literally any game where you play the role of a character, that’s practically every game in existence. That’s not all that there is to an RPG, Zelda games don’t have any sort of statistics that make it an RPG. The only thing it has are hit points, but all character-based games have hit points of some sort.

    • DarkStaples

      RPG or role playing game. Most character based games are in fact RPGs to some degree. While it may not fit the specific leveling, skill points, hit points category that RPGs have come to refer to it is still a game in which you play the role of Link as he adventures and becomes stronger.

      • JaidynReiman

        In Sonic the Hedgehog you play the role of Sonic. In Mario you play the role of Mario. In Jak and Daxter you play the role of Jak. In Donkey Kong Country you play the role of Donkey Kong.

        You can even include shooters. In James Bond games you play the role of James Bond. In Metroid, you play the role of Samus. In Halo, you play the role of Master Chief. In Mega Man, you play the role of Mega Man.

        RPG’s aren’t just games where you play the role of a character. That’s almost every game in existence.

        • DarkStaples

          From Wikipedia “A role-playing video game (commonly referred to as role-playing game or RPG, as well as computer RPG or CRPG) is a video game genre where the player controls the actions of a protagonist
          (or several adventuring party members) immersed in a fictional world.
          Many role-playing video games have origins in pen-and-paper role-playing games[1] (such as Dungeons & Dragons) and use much of the same terminology, settings and game mechanics.
          Other major similarities with pen-and-paper games include developed
          story-telling and narrative elements, player character development,
          complexity, as well as replayability and immersion.” It isn’t just that you play the role of Link, and action-adventure may be a better dominant genre, but Zelda games fit the description for RPGs to a T.

  • Ryan Haney

    I wonder if they had any medicinal help for inspiration to come up with that.

  • CEObrainz

    That was amusing, reminds me about the idea to have a Super Smash Kart racer… I think it would just look hilarious, although I expect no one would take the game seriously….

    • Zachary Leach

      It would look hilarious, but then again, Super Smash Bros. isn’t exactly normal now is it? I’d honestly rather play a racing game with an extremely great variety in tracks, racers, and vehicles/transportation rather than just being limited to Mario stuff. After all, they are already at Mario Kart 8, eventually it has to get stale, right?