Happy 25th Birthday Link & Zelda!!

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  1. Frogman
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    25 years ago, on this very day, The Legend of Zelda was released in Japan. I didn’t realise it then, because I was four years old and too busy playing in the back garden, smearing my face in dirt or something, but it was the starting point of what is probably my favourite game series of all time.

    I have so many memories of Zelda. The first time I ever stayed up all night was Christmas 1992 – because I was so excited about getting my Super Nintendo, and so excited to play A Link to the Past. I remember throwing my little brother the map that came inside the box, telling him he was the ‘navigator’ so I didn’t have to share.

    I remember playing Link’s Awakening on the Game Boy, and being genuinely distrought when the world I’d spent hours playing in and engaging with turned out to be just an elaborate dream. Sob.

    I remember waiting years for Ocarina of Time. Buying every single magazine that had Zelda on the cover, scrimping for information. I remember finishing it – being interrupted by a family member constantly calling the house during the epic end sequence, and getting so wound up that I actually punched my bedroom door. It hurt. And I felt like an idiot.

    I remember the hassle of living in Japan, and having to wait weeks for my brother to send an English version of Wind Waker all the way from Scotland to Nagoya, Japan. I remember when it finally came in the post. I remember being blown away by the art direction, and bitterly disappointed by the Tri-Force fetch quest. I remember the kid with the huge boogers.

    I remember desperately trying to convince myself to fall in love with Twilight Princess, but just not quite connecting. I remember feeling a little bit sad.

    I have so many memories associated with the Zelda series – more than with any other series I can think of. Since it’s the 25th Anniversary of the game’s release, I thought this might be a good time to share some memories of the game.

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    What memories of Zelda/Link do you have??
     


  2. Elvarg

    Elvarg Zyzz™

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    i still dont get if zelda is a girl and you play as link who is a boy is zelda link?
     
  3. gifi4

    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

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    I did not understand that at all but if you mean: who is the boy? well it would be Link, and obviously the girl is Princess Zelda, hence the "Princess".
     
  4. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    Wow. Never knew this.

    Makes me feel special because Its also my fucking birthday today. [​IMG] lol
     
  5. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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    Just think Mario. Mario is the person you play, but they could have name it after the person you save/work with.


    Zelda limited edition 25th Anniversary collection anyone? [​IMG]
     
  6. Forstride

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    Holy shit. Are you going to spam for posts constantly? Why not make a post about something you actually know a thing or two about. Well, in your case, you'd have 0 posts then.
     
  7. zeromac

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  8. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    So why is it that Zelda gets no special treatment, but Mario gets a RE-Release of a limited edition game? :/
     
  9. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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    "Cause it not the main mascot. [​IMG]

    Do you see Zelda Sports Mix , Zelda golf, Zelda Tennis,Zelda kart, or Super Zelda? no [​IMG]
     
  10. CrimzonEyed

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    And lucky we are that never happend with the Zelda games.
     
  11. Fluto

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    i loled at zelda kart [​IMG]
     
  12. Varia

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  13. heartgold

    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

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    O wow, enjoy your birthday Zelda and link [​IMG]
     
  14. shakirmoledina

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    awesome image!! zelda re-release of the classics which are played less like on the nes
     
  15. 8BitWalugi

    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

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    Hooray! Now Nintendo's most popular franchises are both 25!

    I still need to finish Wind Waker.
     
  16. LightyKD

    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

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    Zelda Kart would SO pwn! Someone should take some Twilight Princess models and stick them in Mario Kart just to see the reaction. [​IMG]
     
  17. boombox

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    Yeah, that would have killed Zelda! [​IMG] haha
     
  18. Nah3DS

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    Happy birthday Link!!
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    BTW.... Error's 25th birthday is at january 14 of 2012
     
  19. SamAsh07

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    I hope you are reading this Link & Zelda (LOL @ this comment)

    Happy Silver Jubilee (or w/e it is)!!
     
  20. r3gR3t

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    Congrats Zelda [​IMG]
    We hope to see more greatness coming from our favorite elf [​IMG]
    Cheers!! [​IMG]