It’s Friday once again, and that means ZI’s weekly Photoshop Contest is upon us! This week we’re going to remaster and revitalize the classic Zelda titles of the NES with the magic of image manipulation, as if you haven’t had enough of Zelda remakes already. Of course, that fun won’t get in our way of first celebrating the ultimate winners last week’s contest: Zelda Superhero Team-Up.
Last Week’s Contest:
With Avengers: Age of Ultron fresh in our collective minds, we put the amazing artists of our community to the task of assembling a team of Zelda superhero crime-fighters. Comic king Stan Lee would have no problem thinking up exciting alliterations to describe the number of excessively exciting entries we saw last week. Believe me, there were just too many great ones to include here, so head over to last week’s contest page to see them all.
As Hylian Ticipated held the Challenge Mode crown for the last three weeks, the emergence of a fresh new challenger was highly anticipated. Luckily, not one but two artists accepted the challenge to feature Link in four different Avengers costumes. Artist RewYnd submitted the ultra creative Four Swords “Link-Vengers” team soon after the contest went live, and artist DeNapes submitted a dramatic look at Link superheroes mid-conflict hours before the deadline. While it was an extremely close contest, ZI’s staff has decided to award this week to DeNapes. Congratulations! I can’t wait to see these two sensational artists go head-to-head in a future contest.
This Week’s Contest: Modernize the NES Zeldas
There’s obviously been a lot of talk of Zelda remakes in the last few weeks. Majora’s Mask 3D is still fresh in our minds, some fans have recently looked back at Wind Waker HD, and rumors have surfaced about a possible Twilight Princess remaster. While it’s all well and good to revisit these relatively newer Zelda games, I believe it’s time for us to bring the NES Zelda titles into the modern era. I know you all love Zelda II, right?
The contest this week is to take a scene from either NES Zelda title (The Legend of Zelda or Zelda II: The Adventure of Link) and modernize it to fit in with more recent games in the series. You can use assets from A Link Between Worlds to pretty up these games, or translate the NES classics into 3D using assets from games like Skyward Sword. Whatever you decide to go with, you’re free to use our images in the gallery below and whatever else on the internet from there.
- Please refrain from using offensive material (racial, sexual, overuse of offensive language, etc.) We want to make the contest fun and accessible for fans of all ages.
- Photoshop is not required to enter the contest. Any image manipulation software can be used to create your entry.
- Everyone is entitled to their own opinion at Zelda Informer. In fact, we encourage discussion based on those opinions. However, please do not insult other fans’ work. What may be funny to one person may not hold true for another…and that’s OK.
- Have fun and be creative!
Deadline: Submit entries no later than next Wednesday at midnight: 11:59 p.m. PST on May 13. Entries submitted after this Deadline will not be considered.
For those that who want to test their skills with something more challenging, we have a few Challenge Rules for you to follow:
1. Your entry must reimagine a boss from Zelda II.
2. Your entry must feature the Duck Hunt dog.
If you think you’re up to the challenge, include the phrase Challenge Accepted with your submission. Remember, Challenge Mode submissions follow the same rules and guidelines of the base Photoshop Contest in addition to the Challenge Rules.
Rod Lloyd is the Editor-In-Chief at Zelda Dungeon, overseeing the news and feature content for the site. Rod is considered the veteran of the writing team, having started writing for Zelda Informer in 2014 as a Junior Editor. After ZD and ZI officially merged in 2017, he stepped into the Managing Editor role and has helped steer the ship ever since. He stepped up to lead the writing team as Editor-In-Chief in 2023.
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