The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – First Impressions

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We just received The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for free from Nintendo to play with and review. Opinions are our own.

I never played the original version of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening when it came out on the Game Boy and Game Boy color. I had a Game Boy and The original The Legend of Zelda game was one of my favorite games. I wonder why I had never played or heard of this particular Zelda game before. So, I went into this game with no pre-conceived notions or ideas about the game. This was a brand new and exciting game for me.

Immediately I felt like I was playing the original Legend of Zelda game. You start out by waking up on an island after a boat accident. You are in the home of two characters, Tarin and Marin. They nursed you back to health and managed to secure your shield. You have to go and find your sword. From there you go through a series of tasks to help the village. Link’s ultimate goal however is to gather 8 special musical instruments so that he can wake the Wind Fish. What is the Wind Fish? I am not exactly sure but Link cannot escape the island until he wakes this Wind Fish. Gameplay is fun and there are even side-scrolling parts to the game. Most is overhead view and Link has to solve a ton of puzzles but that is half the fun of a Zelda game. I’ll be doing a video walk-through of the first part of the game on my YouTube Channel later on so keep ont he lookout for that.