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Topic: What happend to this Zelda game?

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PhillaLoup

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This footage was shown at Spaceworld back in 2000 where the GameCube was unveiled... wonder what happend to this Zelda Version...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmPaZZSdtpM

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Bass_X0

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It was a tech demo only to show off the power of the Gamecube and nothing more.

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Reala

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That wasn't a game, it was a tech demo.

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ReZon

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That was the reason people were disappointed when they saw what Wind Waker looked like.

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PhillaLoup

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Didn't know that ... It looks a lot like TP to me... and the battle ... just Ganondorf and Link ... in a small room ... no tricks, just the swords - seems really really cool to me!

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WaLuigi1982

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Still looks pretty good in 2009 if you ask me.

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Token_Girl

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I know, i remember getting super psyched for GC because that was on the interwebz. Sort of sad it never turned into a real game.

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

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If they'd released something like that instead of the toony WW it would've sold far better. They say that TP saved the series after declining sales.

Oracle of Ages/Seasons: 7.92 million
Ocarina of Time: 7.6 million
Legend of Zelda: 6.51 million
Link's Awakening: 6.05 million
Twlight Princess: 5.84 million
A Link to the Past: 4.61 million
Zelda II: 4.38 million
Phantom Hourglass: 4.13 million
Majora's Mask: 3.36 million
Wind Waker: 3.07 million
Four Swords Adventures: 225,000

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warioswoods

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I don't believe the lower sales of Wind Waker compared to TP had anything to do with the games themselves. The latter was a launch title for an enormously successful platform with a ton of hype. I actually believe WW would have sold much more than TP if it were first released on the Wii as a motion-enabled launch title.

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Strofan7

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man I really wish they would allow Game boy downloads to wiiware. I just have no interest in playing a handheld anymore but loved oracle of ages/seasons! i mean id drop $10 to download one of those on wii, im sure others would do the same..

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grenworthshero

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Really? Oracle of Ages/Seasons is the best-selling Zelda title? I don't know anyone who played Oracle of Ages/Seasons.

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Philip_J_Reed

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StarFox wrote:

They say that TP saved the series after declining sales.

It certainly saved the series from innovation.

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ReZon wrote:

That was the reason people were disappointed when they saw what Wind Waker looked like.

You speak as if everyone was disappointed. I loved the look and feel of the Wind Waker. It is a masterpiece. Famitsu gave it 40/40.

Wind Wakers art direction is up there with the very best games of all time.

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Reala

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grenworthshero wrote:

Really? Oracle of Ages/Seasons is the best-selling Zelda title? I don't know anyone who played Oracle of Ages/Seasons.

I have them both, great games, highly recommend them.

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pixelman

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I may be wrong, but didn't this become Twilight Princess? I seem to remember hearing somewhere that TP was ~9 years in development.

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Rhansley64

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What's wrong with the new ones sure it's easier then before but even i admit i prefer Toon Link over Link. Besides it's not about the graphics it's about gameplay. You just have issue.

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SwerdMurd

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Man why did FSA only sell 220ish k? I heartily enjoyed that game.

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Cool.

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

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@grenworthshero: if you combine the sales of both, it's a total of almost 8 million.

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@Swerd, probably because the best part of FSA was the multiplayer, and you have to shell out enormous craploads of cash in order to enable 4-players, because Ninty wanted to make money and thus chose to have each successive player hook up a GBA instead of a GC pad. and the single player game (while good, yes) was almost a straight rip-off of LttP. the multiplayer was the focus of that game with the single player a side note, and nobody used the multiplayer. it was also a big departure from the open, adventure filled world everybody loved about zelda games, what with the level system, and all. again, not a bad game, but it's not all that.

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