Nintendo hid an earth-shattering optical illusion in Zelda

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
(Image credit: Nintendo)

Video game graphics have come a long way over the years, but we'll always have a soft spot for the smudgy polygons of the nineties. With the hardware limitations of the PS1 and N64, developers had to invent some ingenious world-building hacks – and some of them are only just being discovered today.

Using an emulator with a camera cheat, one gamer was able to reveal how the effect of the sky was created in N64 classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. And it turns out the sky isn't just the limit – it's also limited. (Want to experience the best graphics around today? Check out the latest PS5 restock news.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.