5 new games inspired by Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX

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Are you looking forward to the release of Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom ?

How about waiting for games inspired by Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX, the precursor to Echoes of Wisdom ?

Nintendo’s masterpiece has indeed delighted millions of fans around the world through its multiple editions:

  • Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Game Boy, 1993)
  • Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX (Game Boy Color, 1998)
  • Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo Switch, 2019) (High-Definition Remake)

Not to mention the multiple appearances in Virtual Console, Game & Watch, and Nintendo Switch Online.

Some independent developers have therefore decided to create their own adventure based on Link’s famous adventure on Kokolint Island.

It remains to be seen, which game will be released before? any of these or Echoes of Wisdom?

The games are sorted alphabetically.


By the creator of Lunark, Johan Vinet (Canary Games), Castaway does not hide its video game influences. Hero asleep on the beach, sword, similar music, Johan loves the Zelda DX game and intends to show it off.

It offers you to play as a hero who must save his dog in an adventure composed of 3 dungeons. After this adventure, you will be entitled to a Survival mode with a “Tower of Death” with 50 floors.

We’re thrilled that the game has 3 dungeons instead of the usual 8 in the Zelda series because we rarely have time to play as an adult, and we can’t wait to see that.

Release date: August 16, 2024

Platforms: PC / Switch / PS4-PS5 / Xbox

Price: 7.99 USD

More info here: http://castawaythegame.com

Add the game to your wishlist on Steam PC.

Ephemeral Tale

Ephemeral Legend is the second game from Dawdling Dog. The first was Ephemeral Tale, a JRPG.

Not much information is available about Ephemeral Legend, but the inspirations are clear.

No release date announced for now.

Add the game to your wishlist on Steam PC.

Mina The Hollower

This time it’s the creators of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games, who are playing the game. Here there is no blond hero, but a mouse with a flail. It features the Color palette of the Game Boy Color, inventory management, dungeons, view type, item type, medieval vibe of a Zelda DX while bringing its own enemies, levels, and peculiarities to the universe.

Here’s the official description of the game:

“Take control of Mina, a renowned hollower on a desperate mission to save a cursed island. Whip your enemies, dig through the ground, and explore a pixel-perfect world in Mina the Hollower, an all-new game from the developers who brought you Shovel Knight!”

No release date announced for now.

Add the game to your wishlist on Steam PC.

Quest Master

Nintendo’s Zelda games are great, but why not make your own?

This is what Quest Master offers, a kind of Zelda Maker using many of the codes, objects, and design of the 2D Zelda.

This seems very ambitious for an indie game, but the developers seem to be well on their way.

The game is available in Early Access, and even has a demo on Steam PC!

Why not give it a try?


Have you ever worked a lot, been tired and written a fiery tweet in anger?

No? At least given X / Twitter, it seems to happen to a lot of people.

However, this is what happened to the developers of Colorgrave Twitter who went viral in spite of themselves, whereas before their tweet, they were drowning in the mass.

Thanks to this tweet, they got more than 3.4 million impressions and it was noticed by many websites, including Shared Screen.

The developer, however, has a habit of tweeting in a passive-aggressive tone.

Oh yes, behind this viral tweet, hides a game whose official description is:

Secrets hidden deep within the dark chambers of the shadow god, Veritus Castle. Persevere against the monsters and mysteries that lurk around every corner. Prepare to leave the camp and enter the castle’s lonely corridors, collecting resources and equipment to make it out alive.

Official description of the game Veritus on Steam

The game is scheduled for July 22, 2024 and has a demo to give you your opinion.

Featured image credits: Nintendo. Official artwork for “The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening”

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