Nintendo celebrates Legend of Zelda silver anniversary
Happy Birthday, Link
Twenty-five years ago today, The Legend of Zelda hit shelves in Japan and one of the most popular game franchises of all time was born.
Long before a link was popularised as a clickable internet shortcut, it was also the name of a loveable character on the NES. A quarter of a century and 15 titles later, Link continues to thrive in a heavily-populated gaming culture. Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2008 claims The Legend of Zelda is the highest-rated title of all time.
What is it about rescuing princesses?
While a similar notion hasn't been announced for The Legend of Zelda, we can at least look forward to Ocarina of Time 3D coming to Nintendo's next handheld sometime this year.
Right, who's next? Metroid's birthday isn't far behind. Getting old? ®
If they ever put Link on a Mario Kart title...
... please, just please, let him run on Epona. Just for kicks, a horse that can go as fast as a kart. An unlockable, just for fun.
My coat is the one with a bow and quiver of arrows strapped in the back. Thanks.
I'm actually going through Ocarina again for about the 10th time on my old N64, although the poor old beastie is having some colour issues - I have to switch it off and on about 20 times on average until it delivers a blue sky rather than red :)
It's still a great game to play. I tried it on my old gamecube (the masters edition) but I wasn't keen on the controller.
It would be just perfect if someone ported it to my xbox and upgraded the graphics and put in some more quests.
Go gerudo valley!
This is what all true warriors strive for!
The one with the Triforce keychain, thanks.