An inspired fan has created a retro Genshin Impact game concept video, showing how a GBA game starring a bomb-wielding Klee would play.
The tiny-but-tough Klee from Genshin Impact has been given the gift of a Game Boy Advance game mock-up made just for her by an inspired and talented fan. Genshin Impact, the free-to-play action RPG, has exploded in popularity since miHoYo released it at the end of September, making $245 million from mobile players in the US alone within its first month. As such, it’s unsurprising that there are fans willing to invest serious time into some fan creations.
Klee has been a playable character in Genshin Impact since the Sparkling Steps banner released on October 20, and she’s quickly become one of its most highly coveted. A member of the Knights of Favonius, she is an explosives expert at a young age. Even though she is still a child, she should not be underestimated on the battle field, as she is most happy when tossing bombs at her enemies. While the game is free-to-play, there are a great deal of microtransactions that have turned out to be not-so-great deals. A Genshin Impact streamer spent $2000 on Klee to illustrate how crooked the odds are and how predatory the system can be.
There are a total of twenty three characters available in Genshin Impact, but Klee is obviously one creative fan’s favorite, as they created a video of their imagining of what a game with Klee as the main character might look like on Game Boy Advance-era hardware. Yu1K0tegawa posted their video on Reddit’s Genshin Impact subreddit, and it looks like a cute pixelated game where Klee can drop bombs to kill enemies, open chests, and clear pathways. She can also collect power-ups that give her unique abilities, like leaving a Bomberman-like trail of bombs behind her as she runs. There’s even some music set to the game that is very reminiscent of the Game Boy’s era, and it corresponds with the boss battle at the end of the video.
The game that Yu1K0tegawa imagines looks like it would share a lot with older The Legend Of Zelda games, having very similar graphics and sprite animations as The Legend Of Zelda: The Minish Cap. This connection extends to the inspiration of the video, Genshin Impact, which has been justiably compared to The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. When Genshin Impact was first revealed, many dismissed it as a clone of the very successful Zelda game, and while it definitely has some things in common, Genshin Impact has proved itself to be a novel game with its own mechanics and character growth.
The fan-made video is quite impressive, showing what looks to be a real game, inspired by an endearing character from Genshin Impact. Having her main attack as a delayed-response bomb is perfect for the character, and the little, pixelated Klee proves that big things really can come in small packages.
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Genshin Impact is available on PS4, PC, iOS, and Android.
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