Since Nintendo revealed the trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Switch, there have been a number of videos uploaded to the internet comparing this remake to its original Game Boy counterpart.
If you haven't already watched enough of these, here's one more. It's about as close as we'll get to an official comparison video for now, as it's done by Kit and Krysta from Nintendo Minute. For most parts, the eight-minute clip focuses on the earlier stages of the Game Boy Color version, while pointing out the similarities it shares with the upcoming Switch release. See for yourself in the video above.
Are you excited about this remake? Do you think it will be as enjoyable as the Game Boy outings? Tell us in the comments.
I Hope this game lives up to be good.
I never was a fan of Zelda. until i tried BOTW, and had fun playing it and now want to try some of the zelda games, that i've never played. like: Majora's Mask, Ocarina of Time, Skyward Sword, and Twilight Princess. i've could never get into Wind Waker. (hopefully that will change.) might even go back to playing Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Season Gameboy that were released on the 3DS eShop.
I apologize in advance.
But I really really hate these two. Like...really hate them.
Call me old school, but those original Link's Awakening graphics are still quite charming!
Completely agreed. They are exceptionally irritating.
Public service announcment: Link's Awakening DX isn't the original Link's Awakening. In before anyone who played DX first (because Ocarina of Time got them interested in it) gets angry at this PSA.
I'm fully aware that the actual original is not currently commercially available. That doesn't change the fact that the GBC game is a big revision of the original 1993 game, having very many differences besides its colour graphics.
I really like Nintendo Minute videos, but their videos from the Mario Maker era are by far the best ones.
Sorry can't get past the art style in the new version. If only for link's soulless eyes. Urgh.
@Gauchorino The original black and white game is still available in the used market. I have the original Link's Awakening cartridge, which I have used on the Super Gameboy for Snes and it only is able to use 4 colors
I prefer the graphics on Link's Awakening DX compared to remake graphics.
@DeathScythe Of course, but Krysta and Kit can't advertise that. also, I know you meant "original green and darker green game". For now, you're forgiven.
@HatosBlack you are not alone... not alone...
I know NM is all about advertising but it would have been interesting to see them play it on an actual Game Boy.
We all do
Man I wish I had hate left to waste on two harmless acters on a video advertisement series. That would be sweet!
They do both look and sound like they've been created in a committee somewhere.
@Wavey84 I liked Phantom Hourglass too!
@Wavey84 Phantom Hourglass is in my top five Zelda games and I've played most of them, such an underated Zelda game imo. Spirit Tracks on the other-hand was a bore fest - they stripped out so much of what made PH good.
I'm loving all this links awakening attention. It's getting beyond hyped for this game!
We like Kit and Krysta in our house. They’re unabashedly vanilla, plain and overly saccharine at times. But I sense their love for all things Nintendo to be genuine. And with a ton of inappropriate personalities out there doing the same things on the web, these two are fine and appropriate for the kids to watch
@HatosBlack The fakey chemistry between them is pretty annoying. But I definitely don’t hate them for it; they’re just doing their jobs
@Wavey84 The HD version is superior, and I like Wind Waker much better now for it.
@Marchop The same eyes he had in the original game
@Antraxx777 this is a fair assessment.
@Gauchorino aside from the colorful graphics, Link's Awakening GB and Link's Awakening DX only have a handful of differences.
DX didn't exactly reinvent the wheel.
@Blitzenexx that timeless 8-bit aesthetic
Weren't they in Starfox Adventures?
Why does everyone hate these two? I find their chemistry very genuine and exactly how I talk with my friends, you tease each other back and forth. I could never understand why people seem to actually hate them.
I can’t stand them, they look completely bored and don’t even know what they’re talking about. How’d they even get this job?
I wonder if they will keep a certain cameo character in the game. Somehow I feel like nintendo abandoned that one and they will replace it with someone way more famous.
@Charlie_Girl "Close enough" is still not a justification to be called "the same." That's deception (which makes for an easy/clickbait headline, but a skeptical userbase).
@nesrocks will you take this letter to Mr. Pikachu?
@UmbreonsPapa What is fine and appropriate for kids generally isn’t what kids want to watch these days.
@Wavey84 I love both Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks! In fact I started a new Spirit Tracks playthrough today.
Phantom Hourglass is the better game overall, but I love that Zelda tags along and has an active part in the story. They even make fun of her inactivity in other games. When Link gets told to go inside the Tower she tells him that she will wait for him and that this is a family tradition 😁
@IHateTombs Actually the Treehouse staff seem like really cool people: a bunch of testers, translators and future marketers in training who you can tell enjoy each other’s company. I’ve heard stories through various Nintendo interviews how close the Treehouse is, but they’re onscreen chemistry is proof of it. Yeah, they’re there to schill, but you can easily see they love their jobs. This was very apparent during the BotW E3, and, if anything else, they’re way more fun to watch than the awkward corporate suits on stage at the conferences. Remember, Treehouse won E3 by a large margin that year (of course, it helps they were schilling a very anticipated new Zelda)
The chemistry between these two however, does feel very forced. That doesn’t mean it’s not genuine, but it sure comes off as very artificial.
@Aozz101x RPG Zelda on Game Boy? What do you mean?
I sort of miss the two that bad during the Wii era. Gary and... Allison? I think that was her name - it's been awhile. Either way, compared to Kit and Krysta, Gary and Allison were so much funnier, and definitely more charming in their "it's so bad it's good" sort of way. They were far more irreverent - and, for the most part, I think that sort of irreverent humor worked (for instance, I loved the running Dark Gary gag). They also had what at least appeared to be some kind of genuine chemistry.
Anyway, these current two are the biggest faux-hipsters I've ever seen. They look and sound like the painfully boring people that you might see out in front of a pretentious inner city coffee house; in their Bernie shirts, soy latte in one hand, and some kind of cliched "orange man bad" type of sign in the other.
Like, I just picked a random Nintendo Week episode from ages ago, and just the very first opening minute is better than anything on Nintendo Minute. And that's before they even get into the games 😂👌 The whole episode is actually pretty great. I really miss this kinda stuff haha
@Level_Up I don't hate they, but what you said, wich they look bored sometimes is true. I watched maybe two good videos of they, but is rare I watch because most of time, are not that interesting. They look specially not interesting when compared to gary and allison from the old nintendo week in wii era. But this ones probably was not cheaper. Good professionals, bigger paids. And that one was a show with budget not just a gameplay user video. So, maybe, not a fair comparation.
I loved the original (the real original on GB), and it still is probably my favorite Zelda game. It always seemed amazing that they managed to fit as much as they did in it while giving it the SNES Zelda look and feel.
It's the same way I felt about Super Mario Land 2, it brought (the perceived) SNES experience to a the GB at a price I could get my parents to spend on me.
@Bass_X0 True to a certain degree. Doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be set guidelines and enforce them when you can. I don’t mind 5 year old watching her Shopkin unwrapping videos on YouTube. The minute she ventures into videos with inappropriate content (and she sometimes does), time is up. At the very least when we’re home, we are very cautious of on the stuff she watches. Though admittedly, she has older cousins who she spends time with and they’re parents are little more lax with what they watch. So it doesn’t always work out.
Getting so off topic here and to address Krysta and Kit and their genuineness, I’ve actually read the opposite elsewhere on how their chemistry is perceived. I’ve seen many people point out that their interactions tend to be a bit on the little too playful side, with viewers clarifying that he is married with a child. So it’s really just their rapport. Which, to me, seems genuine.
@andywitmyer I remember Gary and Allison and their chemistry was good as well. Though to be fair, their series seemed to be much more scripted and prefabbed than Nintendo Minute. Which isn’t a bad thing. As for your last paragraph, that’s a whole lot of assuming and judgement. I don’t think “hipster” ever comes to mind when I watch them. Certainly, no preconceived ideas about their political or social leanings (seeing as their are quite a few millennials I know who don’t support Bernie Sanders and did vote for Trump).
@Krisi i was talking about Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons. and i was wrong they are not RPG games. but i did like what i have played of it though.
@Gauchorino Link's Awakening DX is nearly the same as the original, what big revisions were there? A new dungeons, camera stuff, some slight difficulty tweaks, and bug fixes. None of those are big enough to be pedantic about them.
@secret333 I'd call those big, as they changed my experience of the game (and I've played through both versions several times), but to each his own. The big takeaway is that the writer of this article consistently exaggerates like this or makes mention of incredibly irrelevant topics, very clearly for clicks and/or to meet a quota. Very bad trend. Yeah, I hope he's reading this, too, and takes note.
@andywitmyer Gary and Allison were definitely a lot homelier and a lot less awkward. I think the reason is that they were actors that were actually very much needed for the new frontier of "game system internet video service", since YouTube was still in its early days then (and Nintendo was very experimental then with the Wii's features, with the Nintendo Channel, Everybody Votes Channel, etc; that sort of spirit/agenda seems to have died out mid-way into the Wii U's lifespan). Krysta and Kit, on the other hand, seem like office interns that were offered this vacancy in a far more corporate capacity: Nintendo of America seems to still think it necessary to have "personable" online advertising but seems to now believe that doing it at the lowest amount of effort possible works well enough, sadly.
So the Link in the new Link's Awakening doesn't have a yellow headband on his hat. Does this mean this remake is an alternate reality set in a different timeline?
@Aozz101x Yeah, the Oracle games are fantastic. They are among my very favorite Zelda games. You should definitely play them.
@Wavey84 i love Phantom Hourglass. Why people hates it?
@BlackenedHalo Most people hate the Temple of the Ocean King, because you have to visit it often and do the parts you've done before over and over again. That, and most puzzles being a bit too simple: most of them aren't even puzzles, the game just downright tells you what to do, and you just have to memorize/write it down and apply where needed.
I don't really consider these huge problems, I still really enjoyed the game, and it many memorable moments and creative ideas.
@Wavey84 definitely get on WW HD on WiiU. The swift sail is a big improvement on the slightly laborious sailing. You still have to get it in game by doing a side quest in the auction house on Windfall Island though. Doesn’t take long. Look it up. I liked WW on GC but love the HD remaster. It’s timeless and I know I will replay it many times. Probably my favourite Zelda... closely behind BoTW of course.
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