Things move far too quickly in the video game world, with any major release seemingly being instantly forgotten as soon as the next big thing comes along. Forgive us, then, as we take a step back to last month - the horror - and revisit the wonderful Zelda: Link's Awakening.
Nintendo has shared a delightful little video which gives us a tour of Koholint Island's famous landmarks. We're talking Mabe Village, Kanalet Castle, Yarna Desert and the like, all of which will be burned into the retinas of anyone who has spent the last few weeks tracking down every last Heart Piece and Seashell the game has to offer.
Interestingly, it actually features full voice-acting for Old Man Ulrira and has a nice bit of humour thrown in for good measure. We thought the whole thing was cute enough to be worth sharing, and may well help anyone who hasn't yet grabbed the game to get on it quickly. It really is rather good, you know.
Have you finished up with Link's Awakening now? Still making your way through its cute and cuddly world? Let us know how you've been getting on with it in the comments below.
Cute video. My son is going to love this game.
Sounds like a young dude trying to sound like an old dude. Come on, Nintendo, give a senior some work
@sleepinglion Makes it more whimsical to me. Adding some more charm. But I see what you mean if they wanted authentic, go with an actual old guy. It's not also guaranteed the old guy will actually sound, well, old.
Ya know what I didn't do anything with? The build your own dungeon part in Links Awakening. Has anybody messed with this? Seemed like it was more work than it was worth to learn and set up your own dungeon
@ummyeahnintendo It seems there to kill time. I'd have preferred mixing and matching dungeon tiles from previous entries in the series
@sleepinglion @ummyeahnintendo SPOILER alert - there’s an extra heart container in there if you at least do some (not all) of the challenges Dampe sets you.
I did all of the challenges, and agree it’s just padding. By the end of that I felt dungeon’d out and had no desire to try designing one of my own purely for fun.
I agree that if they’d included rooms from other games it might have had more legs. Instead it just becomes overly familiar very fast.
Still a nice game, and this vid had charm!
The best thing about the video is that it finally tells us the correct pronunciation of those locations' names! Now people won't have to argue about how to say "Mabe Village" anymore!
It's fun. It's worth the effort if you have a friend or family member you can trade off building and dungeon running with.
Yeah, for the English version. I cringed when I heard him say "Mayb" for Mabe Village. The Japanese spelling makes it clear that it's "Mey-beh," with E pronounced. Likely, even, a transliteration of German Möwe, meaning Seagull, since that's how you'd spell Möwe when transliterating German into Japanese (and as we've seen from the soundtracks, Nintendo likes using German for their international spellings of various character and regional names, like the term Hyliansche Steppe for Hyrule Field on the OoT soundtrack).
@marandahir Oh that's a good idea. Don't have anyone really interested in it to trade off with. If they added some online upload functionality I would definitely mess around with it more. Bet a lot of people could make really intricate dungeons
Honestly, I have enough fun just playing my own intricate dungeons and seeing if I cad "beat myself."
I make the most challenging dungeon I can manage for the test, as long as the dungeon is actually solvable given the restraints, and then I play it through. It's fun.
In all honesty, the most difficult parts are Wallmaster and Shadow Link (especially if you place Shadow Link in with a mini-boss or locked puzzle room and thus have no way to escape from the Shadow until solving the room's trick).
That's a charming video.
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