Post by Nester the Lark on Feb 20, 2011 14:23:09 GMT -5
Apparently, today is the 25th anniversary of the original Famicom Disk System release of The Legend of Zelda.
Nintendo seems to be even less prepared for that than they were for the Super Mario Bros. 25th anniversary.
However, Pat the NES Punk and Roo from Clan of the Gray Wolf will be doing a full playthrough of the NES version of the game starting at 3 pm EST/12 pm PST (or about 40 minutes from the time I've posted this), and it can be viewed from the Retroware TV website. They're also raising money for Child's Play.
And I wrote a quick and dirty article over at LVLs.
EDIT: Actually, it appears that the proper anniversary is the 21st, but Roo and Pat's logic is that the 21st in Japan is a day earlier in North America.
Post by parrothead on Feb 20, 2011 19:20:10 GMT -5
The Legend of Zelda, like Street Fighter II and DooM, took some similar ideas from some games predating it (Atari 2600's Adventure, Raiders of The Lost Ark and E. T. games, as well as Ultima, Hydlide, The Tower of Druaga, etc.) and added some originality to it while it improve its genre enough for many to appreciate it for a longer amount of time. Some incorrectly think like "In the beginning of the history of adventure video games, there was The Legend of Zelda".
I have it on good authority that Nintendo is going to do something for the anniversary later this year. With the launch of the 3DS is less than a week, NCL simply doesn't want to get any wires crossed during this important time.
They could re-release the Zelda collector's edition for the Cube, if they were feeling lazy. Of course, for the Wii they could add in Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time Master Quest and perhaps toss in the Satellaview games, but I would suspect they'd take the easy way out and reuse their earlier comp. Prove me wrong, Nintendo!
They should still have those on file. Nintendo has an extensive archive of old games and their assets, I know for a fact that they still have the assets from BS Fire Emblem, so I would assume that they still have the Zelda stuff.
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nocturnal YL: ↑ Might warrant its own thread, but I think mixing rhythm and other genres usually resuls in gameplay too difficult for many. I can't handle it well either, judging from my scores in Dedede's Drum Dash.
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nocturnal YL: ↑ For me personally, it simply hasn't been considered. It's a download-only game (until now) from a series I'm unfamiliar with and didn't feel like trying out.
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