Whenever I think of The Legend of Zelda, I think of the 90’s. Sure the Zelda series came to be in the 80’s but the 90’s was the decade that shaped the series into something gamers around the world came to love, especially when the 90’s saw the release of A Link to the Past, Link’s Awakening and Ocarina of Time. Continue reading Ty Anderson: A Miketendo64 Interview (Link’s Awakening 64)
Yes, you did read that correctly, it is no joke nor lie and in actual fact, this is a mod project that has been in development since last July 21st 2015. Ty Anderson has been working very hard to bring the Story of Link’s Awakening into the 3rd dimension by using the graphic set and models of Ocarina Of Time, along with a few elements from Majora’s Mask as well and also some original music as well. To recreate the world of Link’s Awakening. The game seems to be coming along nicely but it will not be released as a standalone ROM but rather as a Mod for the Ocarina Of Time ROM, as to get around copyright laws and the like. Ty has taken to his Facebook Page to thank all of his followers and Patrons and has released the first trailer for Link’s Awakening on his YouTube Channel which shows just how much the game development has progressed. You can check out the trailer below.
Ty has released several videos over time to his YouTube Channel to show just how much progress he has made to the game and has also promised to those that support him on Patreon, for $2.00 a month, there will have the opportunity to beta test the levels and provide input on them. It is surprising that this project is not more popular as it should be as a lot of Zelda fans do share a lot of love for Link’s Awakening and Ocarina Of Time. I really do hope that this Mod sees fruition, enough so that it slips under the radar of the Nintendo Hell Hounds that call themselves Lawyers so that we can all enjoy this combination of ingenuity, originality and yet extremely familiar.
Source: Ty Anderson (YouTube)
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Zelda You: Our Stories, our now bi-weekly regular feature series that is all about two things, our love for Zelda and our love for talking about Zelda. We already kicked the series off with staff stories, but now that the Miketendo64 staff have had their say, we’re sharing the stories that You have sent in to us, so what are we waiting for? It’s time to begin!
When Hyrule Warriors came out, it had a great line up of characters, but then fast forwards a couple of years and Hyrule Warriors Legends is released and with it came five new characters, who all added to both games and then Marin was announced and we were stunned.
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Zelda You: Our Stories, our now bi-weekly regular feature series that is all about two things, our love for Zelda and our love for talking about Zelda. We already kicked the series off with staff stories, but now that the Miketendo64 staff have had their say, we’re sharing the stories that You have sent in to us, so what are we waiting for? It’s time to begin! Continue reading Zelda You: Our Stories Issue #4 (10th of July 2016)
Rejoice good friends, rejoice! New dlc has finally made its way to Hyrule Warriors and Hyrule Warriors Legends, and sure the 3DS version does come with a free Fairy, a new map and all the rest, but the Wii U is not missed out.
Japan was first to confirm the date, Europe second and now with June 30th well within site, Nintendo of America have also confirmed the same date for the Link’s Awakening dlc for both versions of Hyrule Warriors and release a trailer for it as well. Continue reading Nintendo of America Confirms June 30th for Hyrule Warriors Legends DLC Release
Well we’re still missing a release date for North America, but the Link’s Awakening dlc for Hyrule Warriors and Legends is in fact coming to both Japan & Europe on the 30th of June. Confirmation came from the following tweet by Nintendo of Europe: Continue reading Link’s Awakening DLC is Confirmed for Europe June 30th
Thanks to translated details from Perfectly Nintendo regarding the new dlc for Hyrule Warriors, we now have a whole bunch of details we can go over.
Continue reading Koholint Island and Link’s Awakening DLC Translated
So yesterday I thought I would write a reminder piece regarding the dlc for both versions of Hyrule Warriors, since it is due out for both versions of next month, and what happened next? Koei Tecmo announced the dlc is due to release next week.
It was only last month Medli and the Master Wind Waker Pack came to Hyrule Warriors Legends, but the update could only last us for so long, so it’s a good thing the second lot of dlc along with Marin, is set for release next month! Continue reading Link’s Awakening Hyrule Warriors DLC Reminder
Just this month, with a new phone more storage space, so I got a bunch of new apps. Among them was Zelda Amino and already I’m having a lot of fun there, especially since you can see a lot of great content. Well recently I saw a theory posted by Dean Feller, which concerns the Twilight Princess Trio Agitha, Fanadi & Telma and their connection to the Wind Fish. Continue reading (Zelda Theories) Twilight Princess Trio Connected to the Wind Fish
Hello and welcome to the 7th edition of Let’s Talk About, a series of discussion posts and videos dedicated to all things Nintendo! Be it a singular game, a series in general, consoles or even just Nintendo’s latest actions. In today’s video piece since everyone else is doing it, Mike Scorpio and I had taken the time to share our own predictions for Nintendo at E3 this year. Will our predictions come true? Probably not, but you can find the video below and hear our predictions for yourself: Continue reading Let’s Talk About: E3 (Our Predictions)
Medli and the Master Wind Waker dlc Pack are now out for both Europe and Japan, but already there has been some confusion as to how to get the update for both devices and the dlc. Well don’t worry we’ve already been through the process and we’re on hand to explain it. Continue reading How the Medli Update & Hyrule Warriros Legends DLC Works
Hello and welcome all to our new series of regular features, Zelda You: Our Stories. This is a series all about one thing, The Legend of Zelda and our love for it and with it being the 30th anniversary, we encourage everyone to send in their Zelda stories and experiences so we can share here! We kicked off the series, with a special Team Miketendo64 Edition, and because we didn’t want to cram all of our stories down your throat in a single instance, we chose to break it up into parts. So with that in mind, this is Part 2!
Kicking off this edition, our first story comes from Mr. Panda of both Miketendo64 and Mr. Panda’s Video Game Reviews.
Mr. Panda: “My first experience with The Legend of Zelda was Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 64. Before then, I had mostly played platformers, so I missed out on previous offerings. That made OoT even more special for me since I had never played any game with such depth before.
Although I had fond memories of games prior, OoT was the first game that invoked real emotions because of its story and characters. I felt sorrow when saying goodbye to childhood friend Saria, despair when I went to the future and found Hyrule Castle Town in ruins, friendship when I learned Epona’s Song and summoned my faithful steed for the first time, and surprise when I learned the truth behind Sheik. I also felt pure, unadulterated joy as I explored Hyrule Field, quickly learning that secrets were abound.
From then on, I would search every inch and use items anywhere I could, hoping that something special would happen and that the now-familiar “You uncovered a secret” jingle would play. I was so invested in OoT that it took me several months to complete it, but every second of it was a worthwhile investment into what would become one of my favourite series of all time.
I still love the series and have now played every entry in the franchise. Over the years, my love of Zelda has only grown fonder. I always get giddy when I enter its puzzle-filled dungeon mazes. I remain impressed by the grand scope of its bosses. I still become excited exploring every new overworld. I even enjoy all of the little side-quests and being able to help as many people as possible. My love for the Zelda series even transcends games. One of the most magical evenings for me was when I attended the Symphony of the Goddesses for the first time. Hearing orchestrated Zelda music while watching my favourite cutscenes on a gigantic screen was a breath-taking experience.
The Legend of Zelda has done so much to foster my love of gaming, and I will always be a lifelong fan of the series.”
We hope you enjoyed Mr. Panda’s tale and just like the last issue, this one will also consist of two stories and although I did intend to share my own, instead we’ll be hearing from Kuribo. Enjoy:
Jeff (Kuribo): “Surprisingly, unlike a lot of people, growing to enjoy Zelda games was a slow process for me and the thing that made me like Zelda is not what you might expect. If not for strategy guides, I would have never liked the Zelda series and missed out on many of the great games.
If you’ve played some of the old Zelda games, then you probably know how obtuse they can be. Not so much in the puzzles, but just knowing where to go next and how to advance in the game. My first Zelda game was Link’s Awakening on Game Boy and man did I struggle with it. Just figuring out what you’re supposed to do, especially when you’re a kid and have only played a few video games before is really tough. Even when I did figure it out, I remember getting stuck in dungeons because I didn’t know what to do in some rooms which made me not really enjoy the game all that much.
My next experience with Zelda was A Link to the Past when it was rereleased on Game Boy Advance and it did not go any better. I had no idea how to navigate the large world and quickly gave up on it. To this day, I’ve never really given this classic a game the fair shake it deserves. I mention this not as a complaint, but to show just how difficult of a time I was having with Zelda.
So when did it finally turn around? With what I think is absolutely one of the greatest games of all time: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. At the time, I was a loyal Nintendo Power subscriber and one of the perks when you renewed each year was choosing a Nintendo Power Player’s Guide (which were very high quality compared to the competitors). So naturally, I got an Ocarina of Time Strategy Guide and it really paid off. I immediately fell in love with many aspects of Zelda. The side quests and charming characters. The sense of character progression as you gain items and hearts. And especially the plot which, while simple, is so satisfying and fits the game perfectly. I know for sure that without a good strategy guide, the Water Temple would have whipped me mercilessly and I would have not beaten yet another Zelda game. But thankfully, the guide helped and I beat the game and truly loved it.
From then on, I kept buying guides and getting better at the games. I was able to solve dungeons on my own and now I’ve gotten good enough at solving puzzles and understanding the game’s logic that I no longer need guides for the handheld games and buy strategy guides for the console games because I want to see all the side quests and what the game has to offer. While I prefer Mario games (and action games to puzzles), Zelda has become a staple in my video game collection and other than the multiplayer games (I enjoy single player games a lot more), I have purchased every Zelda game since Link’s Awakening. Of course, this likely would have never happened without a strategy guide and I’m happy to say I have kept all of my guides and look back on them fondly.
When Zelda comes out for NX, I will be there to buy it and I know that I’ll also be picking up a strategy guide alongside it. I might be buying a guide out of nostalgia or it could be because I have a subconscious fear that I might get stuck like in the old days, but for me, when I think of Zelda, I think of strategy guides and how much more fun I had once I combined the two. It saved me from growing frustrated with the games and has turned me into a lifelong fan.”
For the rest of the Zelda stories from our staff, which includes my own, be sure to check out the final part of the Team Miketendo64 Edition, which will either be next week, or the week after that. And one last thing, be sure to let us know what you think of our new header. We made it especially! But just remember we do want to hear and share your stories too! The details to do just that can be found in the next two paragraphs:
All those willing to put their story/experience forth will be credited for it and are allowed to submit photos of the own choosing to also be used. To submit photos, be sure to visit our Facebook Page Miketendo64, where you can either post your pictures to the page, or just message them in to us. You can also tweet your photos directly to us, just send them to @miketendo64. Or go straight for the jugular and email us your photos and story by sending them to email@example.com.
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So until the next edition of Zelda You: Our Stories, till next time folks. You’re never too old to get your GAME on!