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A Nintendo console without Zelda?

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:45 am
by NES4Life
Been seeing so much Zelda recently due to the Wind Waker HD release on WiiU... can anyone imagine a new Nintendo console without Link? Surly he's synonymous with Nintendo now - obviously not as much as Mario but still he's unmistakeable.

Come to think of it, what was the last Nintendo console without Link? Was it the Virtual Boy or did I miss something obvious?

Re: A Nintendo console without Zelda?

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:51 am
by retrojc
trying to hit 50?

Anyway, the Zelda outings on N64 were awful.

Re: A Nintendo console without Zelda?

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:02 am
by Mootown
retrojc wrote:trying to hit 50?

Anyway, the Zelda outings on N64 were awful.
LOL

Re: A Nintendo console without Zelda?

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:44 am
by ALK
There is, its called the Virtual Boy.

Re: A Nintendo console without Zelda?

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:47 am
by speedlolita
Mootown wrote:
retrojc wrote:trying to hit 50?

Anyway, the Zelda outings on N64 were awful.
LOL
LOL indeed.

Re: A Nintendo console without Zelda?

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:15 am
by DPrinny
Those Nintendo PONG machines

Re: A Nintendo console without Zelda?

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:29 am
by NES4Life
retrojc wrote:trying to 50?
True! Well I've been an avid Retro Gamer reader for 4 years, written in and got the Star Letter once, and just been a general (although silent) part of the community. It's definitely time for me to get more involved - been more of a collector in recent years. It wasn't until my sales thread was pulled down that I realised I hadn't really been posting and was a consumer rather than contributor. I'm really active on two other forums - I'd not intentionally neglected this one!

That aside, Zelda is something that's been on my mind of late. Been obsessing over getting a CIB PAL A Zelda for NES for a few months but one has not surfaced below £80. Yesterday I bought Majora's mask, and a week ago I got a CIB copy of Zelda 2. I also got Zelda 1 for GBA (the classics series) so I could play it on the go.

Anyways, looking to start some more conversations in the areas I'm interested in. My retro interest has started to pique again so expect to hear more from me.

Re: A Nintendo console without Zelda?

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:15 am
by Alarm
ALK wrote:There is, its called the Virtual Boy.
The Pokémon mini unsurprisingly also didn't have a Zelda title.

Re: A Nintendo console without Zelda?

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:12 pm
by crotea
retrojc wrote:trying to hit 50?

Anyway, the Zelda outings on N64 were awful.
That's got to be a joke :P

Re: A Nintendo console without Zelda?

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:17 pm
by ALK
Alarm wrote:
ALK wrote:There is, its called the Virtual Boy.
The Pokémon mini unsurprisingly also didn't have a Zelda title.
Actually, there was a fan project of porting Link's Awakening to that thing. Lord knows if they ever finished it...

Re: A Nintendo console without Zelda?

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:03 pm
by Roo
While I couldn't imagine a new Nintendo console without Zelda, I'm one of those rare Nintendo fans who isn't overly fussed with the series. I suppose I can imagine a Nintendo console without Zelda as I lived it; I owned the GBA, DS, GameCube and Wii throughout their lifespans and I didn't buy nor anticipate any of the Zelda games. I eventually got some of them for cheap, but they haven't made much of an impression on me as regards to I feel about the consoles they found their way to.

Re: A Nintendo console without Zelda?

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:11 pm
by Alarm
ALK wrote:
Alarm wrote:
ALK wrote:There is, its called the Virtual Boy.
The Pokémon mini unsurprisingly also didn't have a Zelda title.
Actually, there was a fan project of porting Link's Awakening to that thing. Lord knows if they ever finished it...
I'm aware of that but I was only referring to official releases. There are mock-ups of Zelda on the Virtual Boy too.