While rumours of a Super Mario 35th anniversary collection continue to swell, being the Zelda fans that we are, do Zelda and Metroid not deserve the same treatment next year?

Both series debuted in 1986, hell, even Donkey Kong celebrates its 40th anniversary, we won’t say no to a new Donkey Kong Country game, would you? 2014 was years ago.

Back to Zelda however, it’s not only the original game that celebrates a big anniversary, but a few main series games, are also all celebrating milestones anniversaries and we’re going to be listing them all, right here:


Celebrating 35 Years:

The Legend of Zelda (Famicom Disk System – 1996)


Celebrating 30 Years:

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Super Nintendo Entertainment System – 1996)


Celebrating 20 Years:

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (Game Boy Color – 2001)

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Game Boy Color – 2001)


Celebrating 15 Years:

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo GameCube / Nintendo Wii U – 2006)


Celebrating 10 Years:

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo 3DS – 2011)

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition (Nintendo 3DS – 2011)

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo Wii – 2011)


Celebrating 5 Years:

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Nintendo Wii U – 2016)

Now, as great as it would be to see some of these games make a sudden appearance in 2021, honestly, we’d settle for the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Metroid Prime 4What better way to celebrate the anniversary of both franchises than to release the newest offerings for both?


Whatever the case, happy anniversary Zelda fans. 2021 is going to be interesting.


By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: contact@miketendo64.com / jack.lo@miketendo64.com Website: https://miketendo64.com/ YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyVMO4QgcniAjhLxoyc9n8Q

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