WatchMePlay – The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Part 1
And it’s hard to argue with that statement, due to the how original and unique Link’s Awakening still is some 15 years following its debut in 1993 in a humble, 8bit, black-and-white adventure for the original Game Boy. That game would go on to win huge critical acclaim, gain a huge cult following, become one of the best-selling Game Boy games of all time and enter the hearts of many a Game Boy fan.
There are still plenty of Zelda fans and Nintendo gamers who consider Link’s Awakening to be the best Zelda game in the series. Although that game has extremely stiff competition these days, as many, many, many newer Zelda titles have wrestled with Link’s Awakening for the crown; and many other oddball titles in the series exist, such as the N64’s Majora’s Mask, and the little-known Game Boy Advance title The Minish Cap, as well as dueling, double handheld entries released by Capcom for the Game Boy Color called The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons & Ages.
In addition, Link has gone on many new portable adventures, including two on the regular DS, known as The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass & The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.
Either way you shake it though, none of those games have the majesty and majestic nature of Link’s first portable adventure. From the charming graphics, oddball villagers, entrancing music, complex dungeons, crafty puzzles, superb gameplay, incrediblely innovative storyline and fully realized world, few games can touch Link’s Awakening in sheer incomparable imaginality. IF you haven’t played the game do yourself a favor and DO IT.
It was re-released for the Game Boy Color in 1998 with an additional colorized dungeon, all-new colored visuals, and hidden photos to discover (they were printable on the black & white Game Boy Printer), and was re-released for 3DS via the eShop (which is the version I’m playing) on June 7th 2011.
Other WatchMePlayGames Installments:
* Elite Beat Agents Part 1
* Elite Beat Agents Part 2
* Kid Icarus: Uprising Part 1
* Kid Icarus Uprising Part 2
* Kid Icarus Uprising Part 3
* The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX Part 1
* Professor Layton and the Last Specter Part 1