Since its release on the N64 in 1998, Ocarina of Time has found itself ported and played in numerous ways. From consoles and portables, to emulators, and Nintendo’s eShop more than once, the sixteen-year-old game has kept up with advancing technology.
Now Phrazelle has taken Ocarina of Time to a new place: a bartop arcade cabinet. Over on Instructables, he has broken down this amazing process step by step. Stuffing console video games into an arcade cabinet is hardly new, but we here at Zelda Universe are just a tad biased towards Zelda. We can’t help but be in awe at the level of detail and love Phrazelle devoted to his Ocarina of Time cabinet.
Not only is the cabinet built for two players, but the button setup allows for a full N64 controller layout per player. Official art decorates all sides of the cabinet, and LED lighting gives it a glow that could rival the Triforce. Everything from Raspberry Pi 2 to a piece of a “tacky” duck shelf went into the cabinet. The process isn’t for the faint of heart, but the end result is no doubt satisfying.
Check out the images below for a sampling of the many progress pictures you can find on the cabinet’s Instrucatables page.