I've always thought the graphics of the overworld from the Legend of Zelda games on the Game Boy would make for a great replacement set of graphics for the overworld in Super Mario World, so here it is.
This is a pretty comprehensive tile set as I took a great deal of effort to get as wide and varied a selection of tiles from the source games into this resource as I felt feasible, to enable many possibilities for terrain style. Additionally, some improvements were made over the originals regarding palettes and tile overlap details since there are fewer technical limitations.
The sample overworld I've included is relatively basic (there's no events, for example) and just throws down some ideas for map areas, but I feel there is a great deal of potential in this set and I look forward to seeing the overworlds people create with this.
Fantastic work on these. Very charming and neatly organized. Definetely I can see a Zelda themed hack using it. A lot of tile variety, NPCs and stuff that can contribute to a very fun overworld. Great job!
This is pretty awesome; only gripe I have with this is Link's hat not matching up with the body animation when facing North/South, but otherwise it's pretty cool seeing this, and considering that Link's Awakening music is already in the database, I wouldn't be surprised if there is a GBZ-esque hack made using this.