Topic: Zelda Marathon

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Hi guys,

I am planning to do a Zelda marathon in 2014, beating every game in canonical order to 100% completion (just the ones on the timeline, because screw the CDi ones). I plan to start in January and try and get it done before the year is out.

I have only played a bunch of Zelda titles - Minish Cap, OoT, MM, WW, and bits of Four Swords and the original one. Is my timeframe realistic? I know that some of them are pretty lengthy, so not sure. My free time will be a little mixed. I am a teacher so I won't get much chance during the week, so I will be looking at playing Sundays and a bit on a Saturday; however, during the holidays I can put a lot more into it. I will no doubt have Smash Bros and Mario Kart to distract me, but those are games I can just dip in and out of.

Have any of you guys done anything similar? I don't want to set myself an impossible / improbable goal!




One year to complete every Zelda game is plenty of time. Even for someone with a family and a full time job. I've done something similar, but not as much. I sat and beat every Metal Gear game over one weekend (before we had our son that is) and would love to do it again. Anyhow, good luck and have fun!

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I finished Twilight princess in 2 weeks during my exams. You should be fine :+

Btw you gotta be the coolest teacher in the world lol.

Edit: I started Link's awakening DX a while ago, I think I finished it in 1,5 weeks. I played a lot in the evenings, at night and during the weekends. I didn't find 6 heart pieces though.

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Zelda II will take you a year in itself. I kid. I wish you luck.. The only franchise I could play like that often in one year would be Metroid

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LordJumpMad wrote:

The only Zelda games worth playing are the Tingle spin-offs

...That's my favorite DS game (no joke).



I'd say that's a pretty reasonable timeframe, considering they're mostly pretty easy. It should give you a little under a month to complete each game, I suppose. I'm not sure how much trouble Zelda II is going to give you, though. It has some insane difficulty spikes spread throughout.

SyntheticPerson wrote:

(just the ones on the timeline, because screw the CDi ones)

Well, even if you wanted to, a CD-i and the awful trilogy would set you back $600-1100 (Seriously)

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Undead_terror wrote:

LordJumpMad wrote:

The only Zelda games worth playing are the Tingle spin-offs

And we can't forget the best version of Balloon fight, Tingle's balloon fight!

I'm thinking about learning Japanese solely to play that third Tingle game, along with Mother 1/3...

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8BitSamurai wrote:

Well, even if you wanted to, a CD-i and the awful trilogy would set you back $600-1100 (Seriously)

Not to mention the HUGE system with the monstrous AC Adapter and the awful controllers.

Ever sense I played the GBA I saw Hyrule, saved Peach, defeated the Underworld, flew in the Arwing and went on many adventures on other consoles.

Can't wait for Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy XVI Ratchet and Clank: The Movie and PS4!


I am playing through the timeline, but not 100% completion. It has taken me longer than a year, but that is with some long breaks in between games. I only have a few left-Spirit Tracks, Four Swords, and Adventure of Link. Good luck to you. I wish I would have documented my progress so I would suggest starting a blog or You Tube channel. I would like to follow your progress.

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