I love The Legend of Zelda franchise. Likewise, I love Westerns. I never thought that the two would meet, but my subconscious desire has now been fulfilled thanks to a fan film.
The Game Station has taken it upon themselves to produce Fistful of Rupees. It’s the story from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, but set in a Western setting. It seems like an odd fit, but it totally works. The casting is top notch with nerd goddess Lisa Foiles taking on the role of Zelda. What really makes the genre bending work is that Link is the silent hero, just like the greatest Western heroes.
I hope the trailer wets your whistle for more Zelda Western action. The premier of Fistful of Rupees will go up on YouTube on August 7. It’s also worth noting that this is only the first in a series of three short films.
Now that Zelda has a Western adaptation, it’s time to start thinking about what’s next. I think we can all agree that a steampunk Zelda film, or game for that matter, would be about the most amazing thing that humanity could ever achieve.