The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

2003

System
GameCube
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
Nintendo EAD

9.3

Game Rating

User Ratings: 931

Our Review: 9/10

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  • News Eiji Aonuma and Satoru Takizawa on the Fate of Wind Waker 2

    It would've focused on land-based travel

    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was a controversial release for its time, though it seems that the passage of time has softened fan perception. The cel-shaded, cartoon style wasn't widely embraced, with many fans feeling betrayed after that promising Spaceworld demo. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess...

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December2014

  • Weirdness Fan Creates Wind Waker Overworld From LEGO

    Taking 'toon' to a whole new level...

    Fan projects are always something that adds to the magic of the Nintendo community, and what we have here is no exception. BrucilSprout has designed the whole overworld from GameCube's The Wind Waker, rendered in POV-ray using Lego Digital Designer software. The entire model contains around 1,900 pieces, and...

July2014

  • Poll Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?

    Hookshot your vote in

    The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo's most beloved franchises, and has arguably been responsible for some of the best video games ever created. Since the launch of the original game back in 1986, we've seen the series move from 2D to 3D with assured competence, and this year we'll see a crossover release — in the shape of...

  • News The Zeldathon Adventure Kicks Off This Week To Raise a Whole Lot of Rupees

    Link to the Cash

    While the majority of us play games simply for entertainment or perhaps because it's our biggest hobby, some groups use that passion to set world records, enter competitions or, in the case of Zeldathon, try and raise a lot of cash for charity. The Zeldathon Adventure kicks off on 10th July and will be the 12th fundraiser from the...

April2014

  • News Nendoroid Toon Link Figure Slated for August Release

    To be released only in Japan, of course

    The Nendoroid series — from Good Smile Company — certainly has a group of cool figurines set for 2014. A few months ago the company announced a Luigi figure to cap off the Year of Luigi. Today, the company has announced that it will be releasing a Toon Link Nendoroid statue in August 2014 through the Good...

March2014

  • Video Now Wind Waker Has Had the Oculus Rift Treatment

    A look through Link's eyes

    Earlier this week we showed you a video of Metroid Prime played with Oculus Rift; now it's the turn of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker to take a step into virtual reality. It is, once again, the work of YouTube user Chadtronic, and like all of these demonstrations admittedly uses slightly naughty means to bring us the

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  • Feature Celebrating Ten Years of The Wind Waker

    A decade under the ocean

    This week marked the 10th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker’s European release, a title that’s equally one of the most beloved and controversial titles in the entire Zelda franchise. Launched on the GameCube between 2002 and 2003 worldwide, The Wind Waker had a troubled launch, due largely to a backlash...

  • News Fan-Made Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker Remix Album Coming Soon

    "On the Breath of the Wind" releasing later this year

    It's amazing to think that The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker is ten years old — here at Nintendo Life Towers we still vividly recall seeing those lush cel-shaded visuals for the first time and being totally enraptured by the gameplay. To mark the occasion, a fan album is being produced which...

January2013

  • Feature Reimagining The Wind Waker on Wii U

    The possibilities are exciting

    Leaving Nintendo’s Space World presentation in 2001, few would have imagined that of all the games shown, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker would become a watershed moment for the company. Panned by some fans and critics alike for its cel-shaded look, the game has since arguably become a symbol of how to create a...

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  • News The Wild West Meets Zelda In A Fist Full of Rupees

    Amazing Hyrule and Spaghetti Western Mash-Up Hits YouTube

    There was a time when YouTube was the sole preserve of low-grade amateur videos and footage of amusing pets performing inane stunts, but with millions of dollars being pumped into original programming on the service, we're starting to see the kind of content which rivals what we're viewing on...

June2012

  • Feature The Future of GameCube on Wii U

    Including the 'Cube

    When Wii U is released, you'll be able to play games from each of Nintendo's home consoles thanks to a mixture of backwards compatibility and the Virtual Console. With one exception. No, not Virtual Boy. Currently GameCube has no place on Nintendo's first high definition console, that we know of: only games on systems up to...

October2011

  • News We Love This Origami Wind Waker Boat

    Truly the King of Red Lions

    Last week's Gamecity festival in Nottingham had a strong Zelda focus, with the city centre becoming a replica Hyrule Town for the day, but we've got something much smaller and even more awesome to share. This origami replica of Link on board the King of Red Lions from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is just about the...

October2010

  • Features Fear In Gaming

    Be afraid. Be very afraid

    Halloween is upon us. We've been celebrating Spook Month for the past thirty-one days, with reviews of frightening or fright-themed retro games every Friday and Saturday, and after a good bout of trick-or-treating or dressing up to go to Rocky Horror, we'll be sitting down to some of our favourites that make us cringe, jump...

  • Features Staff NES Stories

    Learn our shocking pasts

    To continue our celebration of 25 years of NES, the staff's gathered around the campfire to share their favourite memories of that little dream machine. Not everyone could make it to the party, unfortunately, but we're sure that those who couldn't had good reason to stay home. Join us now as we lay bare our souls to you and...

August2010

  • News Fan-Made Zelda MMO in Early Stages of Development

    Zelda World to offer what Nintendo hasn't?

    Most of the games in The Legend of Zelda series stay fairly rooted in the action-RPG genre and whilst that hasn't been detrimental to its overall quality and reputation, it does leave room for those wanting a deviation from the somewhat limited offline play for some wishful thinking. It seems a group of...

December2009

  • News Nintendo: We Don't Want To Remake Past Zelda Games

    Producer Eiji Aonuma doesn't want to break "emotional attachment" to classic titles

    In an excellent interview with IGN, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has explained why Nintendo doesn't follow the lead of other companies and remake vintage entries in the franchise: Whenever we have to think about the remake, we have to also think about the background,...

July2006

  • News Hidden Wind Waker Levels Revealed

    Destructoid's Niero reveals a bunch of hidden "beta testing" levels in the Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.

    After a bunch of rumours way back when, it seems the truth has emerged and now with video proof, Zelda testing levels remain intact on The Wind Waker. "Coders discovered ActionReplay codes that unlock trippy MonkeyBall-looking worlds that...