Many players today consider The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask as classics of the action-adventure genre, so it comes as no surprise there are countless independent projects that aim to evoke the same look and feel of these celebrated N64 titles.
Valkie 64 is the latest of these and comes from the independent German developer Malte Glade. Released earlier this month on November 25th, Valkie 64 is a loving homage to the classic N64-era of action-adventure games and features beautiful low-poly environments, non-linear exploration with side quests to discover, and a familiar combat system that should be easy for fans of the genre to pick up.
In the game, you play as the titular Valkie, a guardian tasked with saving the realm of Celisa from the Goddess of Chaos and an army of monsters called Reptids. In order to do this, you must complete a series of dungeons, defeat challenging bosses, and upgrade your gear with the help of the NPCs that you encounter.
While the game obviously lacks the budget, and therefore the polish, of the titles it was inspired by, it's still worth a gander if you have a particular fondness for this particular era of gaming. Valkie 64 is currently available to buy on Steam for £4.12 as part of an introductory offer that will save 15% and ends December 2nd, so if you love yourself a bargain — no matter how small — you might want to act now and give it a go for yourself. You can also follow its creator Malte Glade on Twitter, to keep up to date with their work.