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Random The Legend of Zelda references in video games are welcome. Good job, Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!!
“Zelda: The Second Quest Begins” - Nintendo Power #1 [July/August 1988]
Till this day, I still haven’t completed the second quest in The Legend of Zelda. I actually tried doing it recently on the Nintendo 3DS, but I hit a point after level four where I found it to be too damn frustrating.
The sad thing is that I could probably look through this issue of Nintendo Power to figure out how to find level 5, but I think I’ll just retire the game in favor of playing more Darksiders II.
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Return of Ganon, by Game & Graphics
(Original graphics from Zelda II. The Adventure of Link)
Fun Fact: Similar sound effects of laughter used here for Ganon were also used in Punch-Out! for Bald Bull and Soda Popinski and the bosses in Kung-Fu.
Fun Fact Part Dos: This screen used to terrify me as a child.
Link and Princess Zelda - Japanese The Legend of Zelda Strategy Guide by Million Publishing 
It’s fun to go back and look at how different artists interpreted Link back in the day before the gurus over at Nintendo settled on his “official” look. The artwork included with the NES classic featured a young, stocky Link with a long nose, but the art-style included in a rare Japanese-only strategy guide showcases a Link and Zelda that look mostly like the current incarnations we see today.
I mean, Link’s sword definitely here doesn’t nearly compare to the Master Sword, but this is a neat start to a character that’s been redesigned multiple times throughout the years, yet has always retained a similar style (save for Wind Waker).
Sidenote: Somebody needs to get Akira Toriyama to do some sketches of the Hero of Time. Can we start a Kickstarter to make this happen? Can someone explain to me how Kickstarter works??
I’ve been trying to track down official remixes and re-arranged for lesser known Zelda tracks. This theme is a reworked dungeon theme for the original The Legend of Zelda for the NES, but for whatever reasons, it’s not something that shows up in every game like other tracks. In fact, the only other time I can recall this theme showing up is during the Royal Crypt level in The Minish Cap.
Playing through the second quest in The Legend of Zelda for the first time, and I think this comic I whipped up perfectly captures the frustration that occurs when you think you’ve found where you’re supposed to go next.
Seriously, where the fuck is the fourth dungeon at?! I’ve used all of my bombs and burned everything!!
During a Nintendo Direct presentation in late June, Reggie Fil-Aime announced that two Virtual Console games would be released through the 3DS eShop every week throughout July. Classic titles like The Legend of Zelda and Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 were revealed, but then there were some…other games listed that might not be so legendary.
Click through for entire list and release schedule.