Last month, in our weeklong, 30th-anniversary celebration of the Game Boy, I explored some trivia regarding the incredibly rare Zelda Edition of the Game Boy Camera. The elusive accessory included Ocarina of Time pictures and stamps which were only available on the limited Zelda Edition.
While we got a small glimpse of what they look like (again, source credit goes to The Cutting Room Floor for the original images), the resolution on them was so tiny that it was difficult to really appreciate them without seeing them on the Game Boy Camera itself. Fortunately, one of our readers decided to fix this so that we can now give these stamps the artistic appreciation they deserve.
Yuga’s Art Gallery is a series in which we highlight our favorite artwork from The Legend of Zelda community, as well as some official artwork from the franchise from time to time. Zelda is a series that is constantly changing its style, and after over 30 years of evolving and shifting its visuals, it continues to inspire endless ways for artists to interpret their favorite characters and moments.
vacaotter decided to retouch these tiny pictures, enlarging them to a more visible size and adding more detail. They now look clearer than ever and yet remain highly authentic thanks to vacaotter striving to maintain that cool, pixelated style. Let’s take a look!
These are all based on the official artwork for Ocarina of Time, but the black-and-white, retro style of the Game Boy brings a whole new aesthetic to these iconic images. Looking at these refined versions is making me imagine an official Game Boy version of Ocarina of Time.
So few of us have ever had the chance to play with the Game Boy Camera Zelda Edition, and vacaotter’s efforts now allow us to relive that experience over 20 years later.