New ‘Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’ Randomizer Enters Beta Testing Stages

The NES 1986 The Legend of Zelda released more than 36 years ago, but it remains a fan favorite. As fans wait for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, passion drives modders and hackers to experiment with older games like Ocarina of Time and The Wind Waker. One of the latest projects from the community comes in the form of a Legend of Zelda randomizer as streamers test the Twilight Princess beta build.

Link fighting a Stalfos with the Master Sword in 'The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD'
Link fighting a Stalfos with the Master Sword in ‘The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD’ | Nintendo

What is ‘The Legend of Zelda’ randomizer?

If you ever heard of the Pokémon randomizers that totally randomize every encounter and item in the game, The Legend of Zelda randomizer functions similarly.

Items are completely scrambled, random music tracks play in areas, even shop owners can take your rupees from your wallet and give you a useless object. You could get lucky and obtain the Twilight Bow or get a single green rupee from any situation.

Randomizers already exist for games like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. However, a new chaotic mod deals with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Link and the titular Twilight Princess, Midna, have a lot of extra work in the mod, especially when so many chests contain golden bugs.

Streamers have started testing ‘The Legend of Zelda: twilight Princess’ randomizer

A streamer on Reddit announced early access gameplay of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess randomizer. Once the game starts up, Link steps outside of Ordon Village with some hilariously intense music playing.

The chest in Link’s house contains a golden bug instead of a purple rupee. At least Agatha in Hyrule Castle would be happy to find bugs in her house.

The game’s plot remains the same, Wolf Link and Midna must find Princess Zelda in Hyrule Castle and takedown Zant.

However, it comes down to locating as many chests and obtaining as many items as possible. Without gaining access to key items as Nintendo intended, it remains easy for players to become soft-locked.

When will the Nintendo challenge become available for everyone

For now, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 1.0 randomizer beta is not available to the public. However, version 0.20b is available for download.

Nintendo released Twilight Princess on GameCube and Wii. They re-released The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD on the Wii U on March 4, 2016.

However, you need either a Dolphin emulator or the Homebrew Channel on your Wii console to run the randomizer yourself.

The Twilight Princess mod has coders working on it every day and posting updates fixing bugs and unfair soft locks.

Randomizers provide extra challenges for fans to revisit some of their favorite games. With so much love for The Legend of Zelda series at 36 years, fans take any excuse to go back to the classic games.

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