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Koten v1.11

Creator: DragonDePlatino Updated: 11 Feb 2015 ZC Version: 2.50 Downloads: 701
Rating[?]: Rating: 4.61/5 (17 ratings)
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About Reviews

Zelda Classic is an amazing program which spawned one of the greatest gaming communities on the net. Over the past 14 years, we've witnessed dozens of creative quests made by the community. Custom scripts, enhanced MIDIs, creative ZQuest tricks...we've seen it all. But in Zelda Classic's past decade, one thing has remained stagnant...and that is the default tileset.

Mind you, there are plenty of incredible classic tilesets out there but the default tileset has stayed the same. It's an antiquated old thing made 28 years ago and it really shows it's age. Full of mixed perspectives, poor palette allocation and lack of detail, it's about time it's gotten an update. And so I present a little personal project called "Koten", which is Japanese for "Classic".

Koten aims to fix many of the problems of the Classic tileset while incorporating more robust pixel art techniques up to today's standards. You'll see copious anti-aliasing and a maximum amount of detail throughout. Koten features...
  • 100% custom graphics - No edits, no recolors, no exceptions. A Koten quest will be exciting to play through to see all the new graphics.
  • An Import-friendly setup - Great for newbies and veterans alike, Koten's tiles and palettes can be easily imported over Classic quests for a new coat of paint.
  • NES restrictions - And to top it all off, Koten would, in theory, work on an NES. Out of the NES's 54 usable colors, each tile and sprite will use four. All tiles will share black and all sprites will share transparency. Not even the default tileset does this!
The only drawback Koten has is that because of it's detailed style, simpler graphics will clash with it. So to help mend this, I've taken the liberty of suggesting some games with graphics that might look good if downgraded and imported into Koten:

Good top-down tiles:
Adventures of Lolo (NES)
Adventures of Lolo 2 (NES)
Adventures of Lolo 3 (NES)
Crystalis (NES)
Faria: A World of Mystery and Danger (NES)
Final Fantasy I (NES)
Final Fantasy II (NES)
Final Fantasy III (NES)
Guerilla War (NES)
Golden Axe Warrior (NES)
Golvellius (Master System)
Legend of Valkyrie (Turbografx)
Magic of Scheherazade (NES)
Neutopia Series (Turbografx)
Phantasy Star (Master System)
Radia Senki: Reimeihen (NES)
Startropics (NES)
Startropics 2 (NES)
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (Master System)
Willow (NES)
Ys (NES)
Ys II (Turbografx)
Ys III (Turbografx)

Good side-scrolling tiles:
Bucky o' Hare (NES)
Faxandu (NES)
Ghouls n' Ghosts (Master System)
Legacy of the Wizard (NES)
Little Nemo (NES)
Little Samson (NES)
Wonderboy in Monster Land (Master System)
Wonderboy III: The Dragon's Trap (Master System)

You may edit and redistribute the contents of Koten as you wish, even commercially. It is reserved under a CC-BY-SA-4.0 license.
DragonDePlatino - All tiles, SFX and palettes.