I was playing Zelda: Link's Awakening and was surprised to find that there were platform game levels in some of the dungeons.
So I started playing around with pixels to see what this would look like on the Pico-8 -
However, Nintendo isn't known to be friendly to such fan projects :(
BTW, here is the original Gameboy version for comparison -
Depends on how close to a re-creation it gets. If it's like the above? It's pretty clear infringement. Just releasing under CC won't work as "protection from getting sued" because you are in fact still claiming copyright with a CC license. If it's like the Legend of Zeldo cart on this BBS? Much farther outside the infringement arena.
Give link a red-cap instead of green and call the game, "The Last Dwarf," and instead of rescuing ZELDA, rescue Snow White instead.
Let's see them get around that ... :)
Also, as long as you are not selling the game, you should be fine. You could even say your game is a TRIBUTE to the original if you go to copy the images and audio all down the line.
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