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Eel

Here's two more tips for the first Zelda game:

  • The whistle can take you back to dungeons you've already beaten, and it might seem a bit random, but there's actually a technique to using it; make Link face Up or Right to go up a number (from level 1 to 2, 2 to 3, and so on), make Link face Left or Down to go down a number (from level 1 to 8, 8 to 7), so you can use it to traverse Hyrule quite effectively, specially if you want to go to the Fairy Fountain or Potion Shop that are near Levels 7 and 3. It seems the game also remembers what was the last dungeon it took you to in between sessions.
  • When on the overworld, leaving one surviving enemy in a screen will prevent the rest from respawning, so it will make that screen much safer in the long run, comparing to clearing out all the enemies. This effect remains even if you save the game and exit (though from experience it seems you first need to enter a dungeon or cave for the game to properly save this data), the enemies will remain dead until you kill the last one.

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Tasuki

I was able to get one today, the last one at my local Target. I messed around with it for awhile one thing that got me was how small the screen is lol. Not a bad thing but this is what playing a GB micro must have been like.

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NintendoByNature

@Tasuki yep lol. It's pretty tiny. Links awakening plays great on it, and feels perfect as I've stated before. I still wana play the original all the way thru but it's really tiny.

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Eel

I actually thought I would be all about Links Awakening, but Zelda 1 completely took over my time with the Game and Watch! I finished my regular file on Zelda 1 some days ago, and am about halfway done with the second quest. I’m not really familiar with the second quest so it’s kinda cool giving it a try.

About the size, I compared it to the NES Classic version on the Game Boy Micro, and funnily enough, they’re actually really close in size! The G&W obviously has a taller screen, but width-wise they’re actually almost the same.

Edit: here’s a comparison pic. Yes I put a screen protector on my G&W.

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@Eel looks good. The buttons and dpad are perfect. I actually finished LA last night.

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Tasuki

@Eel Wow yeah they are pretty similar in size. I never owned a Gameboy Micro I wanted on just because but the prices of them nowadays are a bit steep, especially since I own a GBA SP and a DS Lite to play GBA games on.

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Eel

@Tasuki I love my micro. Kinda wish I had bought another one when I had the chance. I’m also looking into getting a new battery for it, since it’s original one is a bit… ancient.

The G&W being so similar size wise though, I appreciate it.

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So I started my playthrough of Zelda 1. Did the gathering of rupees, blue candle, blue ring, Magic shield, white sword, and a few heart containers. Also beat Level 1. I always forget in zelda 1, you can easily skip most of the dungeons and miss the dungeon item. I also forgot there are 2 items in the first level. I'll play some more tomorrow.

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Eel

@NintendoByNature haha yeah, I usually check online before leaving a dungeon to make sure I'm not leaving any items behind.

On the Zelda Dungeon walkthroughs, the page lists the items and things of interest in the dungeon in a separate section first, so it's easy to check quickly without feeling like I cheated too much.

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Tasuki

@Eel Where did you get the screen protectors at if you don't mind me asking, or did you make them yourself?

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Eel

@Tasuki I bought a pack of four from Amazon for about ten dollars, the brand name is Orzero. It works really well, though I'd recommend being very cautious when applying it to make sure it's absolutely perfect in one go, because removing it isn't easy.

There's also a company that sells silicone cases for the Mario model that come with one screen protector, but they haven't made one for this model yet.

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@Eel yea I do the same. Zeldadungeon gets used heavily for zelda 1 lol.

And yea, I love that feature about key items too.

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Tasuki

@Eel Sounds good. Think I will order some next time I get paid.

So.does anyone know how long a full charge lasts? Kinda wondering how long of a session I can play.

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Well, from the time it released, I've only charged it three times (counting the initial charge before I started playing the first time), and in that time I've played Zelda 1's first quest entirely (and about half of the second quest), and a little over half of Link's Awakening. So I'd say it's pretty good.

Last time I had to charge, the game actually showed me a low battery warning screen, it was pretty sudden and it actually startled me 😅

The internet says it's about 5 to 9 hours per charge depending on settings

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Tasuki

Started Zelda 2 tonight since it's the only one of the 3 I never beat. My original cartridge suffered from the crystal glitch so I could never beat my game on that version. And the only other version I had was the GameCube Zelda Collection which to be fair I did get pretty far in it before my GameCube died.

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So I was messing around with the other features on the G&W and discovered that the timer function is actually a mini game in itself, I thought that was pretty cool. I guess whatever you set the timer to you have that long to kill so many enemies in a wave progression system. Each wave the enemies get harder and harder. Not the most engaging game mind you more of a time waster but as I said pretty cool that they added that.

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Eel

@Tasuki yup you can try and go for a highscore. If you hold down A when setting a time, you also get a mode where you must kill 21 enemies as quickly as you can.

I guess it serves as practice for combat in the real game!

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Tasuki

@Eel I didn't know that will have to check that out later as I am off to work right now.

I am thinking of looking for a carrying case of some sort so I can take it with me on my commute to work and to play it on my breaks as well.

This device is well worth the money.

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Eel

@Tasuki I have a small case meant for hard drives I bought at a dollar store that fits both Game & Watches comfortably, but yes I'd also like having something more compact for just the Zelda one. The ones on amazon are a little expensive, and not exactly compact.

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@Eel I am wondering if maybe Etsy has something. Either that or I guess I can use a sock like the GB Micro.

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