For me, I played my first Zelda game when I was pretty young, and at the time, I thought the game did star Princess Zelda. I figured I'd get to play as a magical battle princess that saved her kingdom. The game was fun, but I was bummed out that I never got to play as Zelda. But like I said, I'm an adult now. There's no one to stop me from eating candy before bed and there's nothing standing in the way of me creating the games I want to play.
It seems as though that there is now a trend of hacking old games to make female heroines an option. Kudos to Kenna W for producing this update to an old favorite. Check out the blog post (which describes how the patch was made). The video of the gameplay is especially interesting.