Never played Zelda

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by jy2, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. jy2

    jy2 Advanced Member

    Aug 19, 2008
    I've never really played much of the Zelda series; and would like to start! Which ones would people recommend I start with? I'd prefer to play them on my DS (acekard + ezflash3in1 ftw!), since I don't always have access to emulators on my Wii or laptop...

    Thanks [​IMG]
  2. sylux92

    sylux92 GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 15, 2007
    United States
    First Zelda game I played was link to the past on SNES. You can get that one for GBA and play it on your DS.
  3. sonny615

    sonny615 Advanced Member

    Jan 24, 2008
    whoops, wrong topic [​IMG]
  4. 1NOOB

    1NOOB GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 9, 2006
    Inside My Head...
    i would go like this :

    a link to the past snes/gba

    oracle of season/age gbc

    minish cap gba

    EDIT: ill add four sword adventure for gamecube , i forgot it , pretty short but was great : D

    link awakning DX gbc

    zelda nes

    then i would go for the 3d one(i really didnt like zelda 2 on the nes lol ) ,

    ocarina of time n64/VC

    windwaker ngc

    twilight princess ngc/wii

    majora mask n64/VC

    Phantom Hourglass nds

    keep in mind that i dont care about chronogical order anyway im not sure of it go see this if yo ahve time ;

    btw did i miss any zelda in that , im not sure because i was about to forget windwaker and phantom hourglass lol
  5. Isabelyes

    Isabelyes GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 29, 2008
    i would go like this :

    a link to the past snes/gba

    oracle of season/age gbc

    minish cap gba


    Those games truly are THE way to go.
    I still can't believe how many good memories i've got of these gems, especially with the Oracles.
    Love them. and i'd recommend Lameboy if you want to play the Oracles on your DS.

    EDIT: Oops sorry for not quoting. something went wrong
  6. dinofan01

    dinofan01 Misses the old days...

    Jul 4, 2008
    United States
    Start phantom hourglass, then twilight priness, then link to the past, then ocarina of time. The new zelda games are alot easier and will get you use to the zelda formula (dungeons and crap) then playing the original games would.
  7. flame6753

    flame6753 Advanced Member

    Apr 9, 2009
    United States
    start with ocarina of time. If you start with this one, you'll get an accurate depiction on the series and will possibly be more inclined to play the older games. If you start with the old, you may or may not like the entry you start with s and that will fudge up your view of the series as a whole, which is a great one.
  8. Canonbeat234

    Canonbeat234 Redeemed Temper

    Sep 24, 2008
    Link to the Past is a must for a new Zelda fan. Zelda: Phantom Hourglass for second.
  9. supermodchips

    supermodchips GBAtemp Regular

    May 24, 2009
    In order of enjoyment by me

    - Link to the Past
    - Wind Waker
    - Oracle of Ages
    - Ocarina of Time
    - Oracle of Seasons
    - Majoras Mask
    - Minish Cap
    - Phantom Houglass
  10. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

    Nov 6, 2002
    Proud to be Portuguese but I am in USA.
    You should starting with NES version, SNES, GBC, N64, Gamecube then Wii.

    I finished all of them expect Zelda Majora's Mask, Wind Waker, and Twilight Princess. Three of them I didnt finished yet. I highly recommend you to starting with NES version to continue the storyline. [​IMG]
  11. jy2

    jy2 Advanced Member

    Aug 19, 2008
    Thanks guys, I just started playing Link to the Past and it's awesome. Just gotten the first pendant [​IMG]
  12. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

    Jun 23, 2009
    Minish Cap!

    The game has a great look and a great story...
  13. Law

    Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

    Aug 14, 2007
    Parallel Worlds. Romhack of Link to the Past. Excellent game.
  14. Noltron

    Noltron Member

    Jul 4, 2009
    United States
    I forget
    If youve never played zelda, then you should devote most, if not all of your video gaming time to playing zelda, and devoting most of your video game budget to zelda games. Zelda games are some of the best games out there, especially the some of the oldie 2d ones.

    I suggest first playing some of the 2D games.

    legends of zelda: a link to the past

    The best 2D zelda game (imo), and just maybe the best zelda game period. (although very disputable)
  15. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Well, I would do some of the GBC ones or SNES ones. The NES ones are not really like the series currently and honestly aren't that great. Link's Awakening, Oracle of Seasons/Ages, and A Link to the Past are all good. Phantom Hourglass is decent, but I'm not a fan of the giant eyed cartooony Link, and it has a pretty bad storyline for a Zelda game.

    But really, if you want the true Zelda experience, Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask (both for N64) and Twilight Princess are some of the best games I've played.
  16. DigitalSquirrel

    DigitalSquirrel GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 26, 2008
    United States
    Wow man, just wow. Here are my favorites and why, and I tried to do some general order:

    1.Majoras Mask- Very in-depth and full of content Zelda, by far has the most feeling and life to it, some will argue, but I don't care. I love it the most.

    2.Ocarina of Time- Its better to play this before Majora's Mask because of some SMALL backstory (it can be overlooked, but its too good to pass up) Great game, and its decently long.

    3.Link to the Past- Such a GOOOOD oldie, it has to be one of the best Zelda games ever made, its full of lfe.

    4.Minish Cap- This was a really good Zelda title, it followed the Four Swords route and took the more abstract Zelda path, but still was really good and played well. It had some really cool ideas.

    5.Windwaker- This one is worth mentioning and a MUST for playing before Phantom Hourglass, it is part 1 afterall. This is another abstract Zelda title, it isn't the most exciting, but it has some GREAT moments.
  17. em2241992

    em2241992 GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 26, 2008
    United States
    New York
    I seriously recommend Ocarina of Time, it was my first and by far my favorite. If you specifically want for a hand held system via emulator: SNES/GBA: A Link to the Past is the best way to go. You can always try Phantom Hourglass but A Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time are way better.
  18. Midna

    Midna Banned

    Apr 13, 2008
    A Link to the Past was the game that captured the essence of the series. It's the first one that I played. That's what you should try. If you like that, move on to Ocarina of Time. That will get you used to the 3D style. Then you can try all the other ones if you find that those two are to your taste.
  19. PettingZoo

    PettingZoo yesss

    Oct 5, 2008
    in the trap
    A link to the past and Ocarina of time are excellent.
  20. ZenZero

    ZenZero GBATEMP's regular arse.

    Mar 12, 2008
    Oot - best zelda ever PERIOD
    it also comes first in the overall timeline
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