The original Legend of Zelda on NES went on sale in Japan 25 year ago today. Link and the Zelda series continue to be among the worlds most recognized gaming icons. There has been a Legend of Zelda game on every Nintendo console (and one random other one) since the original NES. Many of those games became generation-defining experiences across each Nintendo console, including Ocarina of Time for the N64, which is often regarded as the single best game ever made. (I’m more of a Link to the Past guy, myself)
So Happy Birthday to Link, Zelda, Gannon and all of their adventures. Let’s hope Skyward Sword is your best game yet!
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As the average gamer’s age has increased, so too should the maturity of the average gaming hero… At least, that’s what the Examiner’s David Stonecipher claims when he tried to explain why he felt the urge show the world what some of gaming’s most iconic characters would look like with giant beards…
I really don’t think there’s anything else to say about this, do you?
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What could be better than playing Super Mario Bros on NES? Playing through Super Mario Bros as Mega Man! Exploding Rabbit has made the best flash game ever. In “Super Mario Bros. Crossover”, retro game fans can play through the original Super Mario Bros using iconic NES characters; the roster includes Link, Samus, Mega Man, Simon Belmont OR Bill from Contra. (Also Mario, but who wants to do that?)
At first glance, the idea might not seem that inventive. Right now, you’re probably saying; “Changing appearances? That’s not so great.” Well, in Super Mario Bros Crossover, each character has their own abilities – Mega Man can shoot and Slide, Simon Belmont can use a whip and throw axes, and so on. In other words, playing through as each character is a unique experience.
It’s awesome. Go play it.