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Ittle Dew Hands-on Preview at GDC

by Aaron Kaluszka - March 23, 2014, 12:42 am EDT
Total comments: 2

Good artists copy; great artists steal.

Ittle Dew might look a bit familiar. It wears its inspiration on its sleeve. And that inspiration is The Legend of Zelda. The hand-drawn artwork is what you might expect from a merger between A Link to the Past and The Wind Waker. Yet, its sassy writing reveals that it’s more of a parody than a serious adventure game.

Though she’s a girl, green-clad Ittle Dew looks remarkably like Link. She’s accompanied by a flying magical fox, who gives her tips along the adventure. If you’ve played a top-down Zelda game, you’ll know what to expect, enemies attacking from all sides, to be fended off by your sword. A shop, a castle, fields, forests, and caves. And an overabundance of block-sliding puzzles.

Despite the fluid and gorgeous drawing and humorous writing, the actual gameplay lacks some of the polish of a real a Zelda game. Small hitboxes make combat frustrating, and if you make a mistake in a puzzle room, you’ll have to exit and re-enter to start over.

As Ittle Dew makes its move from Steam and mobile to Wii U, it gains some basic map screen functionality. The game is relatively short, and designed for speed running. There’s no better home for the attractive and farcical tribute to the Legend of Zelda than on Wii U.


ShyGuyMarch 23, 2014

Well to be honest, sometimes Link looks like a girl.

KDR_11kMarch 23, 2014

It's by the people wot made Alien Carnage 3D. Also it's FAR more puzzle focused than Zelda, the puzzles are much tougher.

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Game Profile

Developer Ludosity

Worldwide Releases

na: Ittle Dew
Release May 29, 2014
RatingEveryone 10+
eu: Ittle Dew
Release Year 2014
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