Legend of Zelda Games That Deserve a Remake or Remaster

Over 25 years after its original release on the Game Boy, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening was given a fresh coat of paint on the Nintendo Switch. Thanks to the benefits of modern graphics and user-experience improvements, this stellar game received a well-deserved second wind.

While Link’s Awakening is the most dramatic glow-up for a Zelda game yet, Nintendo has already polished up a number of franchises previous entries. So far, we’ve received remasters of Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Wind Waker, and Twilight Princess. Here are a few more that I think are deserving of a remake or remaster!

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My Favourite Nintendo 3DS Games

Confession: I don’t like the Nintendo 3DS. Heck, I’d go as far as saying I never liked the Nintendo 3DS. Hot off the heels of the phenomenal DS Lite, it failed to capture my interest like its predecessor due to a 3D gimmick that proved pointless and a software library that was sorely underwhelming. Even before the release of the Nintendo Switch, I had largely abandoned the platform.

While Nintendo may say that the Nintendo 3DS will carry on in spite of the upcoming release of the Nintendo Switch Lite, I think that now is a great time for me to close my book on this era of handheld gaming. I may not have liked the hardware or the catalogue as a whole, but there were some incredible games that blessed the Nintendo 3DS with their presence. In no particular order, here are my favourite Nintendo 3DS games!

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GameCube Week | The Legend of Zelda Bait-and-Switch

GameCube Week begins on In Third Person! We start with the curious case of one of gaming’s most notorious bait-and-swich!

Flashback to the year 2000. At Nintendo’s now-defunct Space World show, they revealed the Nintendo GameCube. Though I had concerns with the console’s cutesy looks and its asymmetrical controller, one demo that was shown gave me hope. Little did I know the one thing I clung onto would lead to the ultimate disappointment.

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I’m Going to the Defenders of the Triforce – Real Escape Game X Legend of Zelda!

Despite not having talked about this much on the site, I’m a fan of escape rooms. They’re an awesome way to partake in a video game like experience in real life. So when I heard that Nintendo was teaming up with Real Escape Game to make a Legend of Zelda themed escape challenge, I was immediately sold.

This touring escape challenge is in my city this weekend, so my friends and family will be there to try it out. Will report back on how things went!

Learn more about the escape game at Scrap Zelda!

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Game Length and Adulthood

A few months ago, I picked up Okami for the Wii. I heard a lot of great things about the game and was looking forward to playing it. I played it for a bit, but not really enough to get a feel for the game. Before I could even give the game a fair shake, I traded it away.

Why? For one, I heard that EBGames was giving out extra credit on this game. Second (and more more importantly), I heard the game was roughly 40 hours long. In my younger days, that meant I could expect good times for a long time to come. As an adult with responsibilities, playing through a 40-hour game is a tough thought to swallow.

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Ocarina of Time: Timeless

1998 was a monumental year for gaming. Metal Gear Solid rocked the faces of Playstation One owners, while Half-Life revolutionized first-person shooters and the single-player experience on the PC. I’m sure there are other examples of gaming brilliance I can discuss, but the one I want to talk about here may be the most important game to come out of 1998. It played a major role in revolutionizing 3D gaming and to many, still stands as the gold standard of this entire medium.

I’m not here to debate its place in the pantheon of video games. What I am here to say is, the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time left an impact on me in 1998 that I still feel today.

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