Because hacking oldschool video games to play as the female and rescue the male is all the rage right now (for the record I am 100% cool being rescued), Kenna W. hacked the original Legend of Zelda to play as Zelda and rescue Link. Fine, but hurry Zelda because it's just Gannon and I down in this dungeon and I think he wants to marry me.
Kenna used a sprite editor to pump out the mod in about four days. The editor didn't allow for changing colors, however, which is why Zelda appears in a green dress. But the game's opening and closing scrolls also have been edited to completely flip the roles--Zelda is saving Link in this playthrough. She struggled with how to include Link. "In the end, I decided he's still Link. Even though he's seemingly powerless to leave a simple room."
Honestly, I'm surprised Nintendo hasn't already released a game in the Zelda franchise where you play primarily as Zelda. I'm sorry, did I just ruin the surprise of the new WiiU game? I promised I wouldn't tell but I'm bad! Okay I just made that up but if it happens I want you to all bow before me as a clairvoyant wizard.
Hit the jump for a video of Zelda running through the game although from the back she just looks like a brown blob because of her long hair.
Thanks to Stephanie, who hacked Metroid to be able to play as Mega Man.